Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This little girl is so incredibly cute. We went out to Edmundson park and took a ton of pictures.. I think she looks like Reese Witherspoon a lot in #2! LOL.. Told you she was cute.. I had a heck of a time choosing what to even post on the blog!

Isnt the one of her pounting just the cutest thing !!

Edit: 10-2-08
Ashley, I'm adding one more picture for you to look at. I'm finished with your proofs, and I should be getting them soon. I'll call you when I get them in and we'll look them over. I seriously can't wait!

Edit: 10-10-08
Ashley, there's a gallery on my website with Reese in it. She's just too adorable.
Here's a link.
Link to www.foreverphotographybykelly.com

I can't wait to see what you figure out for pics! I always have a favorite and I can't decide this time!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Adventure Land.

Oh yeah.. it lived up to it's name alright....
Today was Pella Corp day at Adventure Land.. We headed up the trek to Des Moines, and got there about 11 a.m. We rode a few rides like the ferris wheel... which was an adventure because Austin decided he didn't want to get on a ride that was a wheel (no idea what that was about) but he decided he liked it afterwards. Terry (my hubby) and his brother Mark, and his girlfriend, Marie decided to ride the gallion... Here they are.. Terry's in the red shirt they wanted to ride in the back of the boat..


We were having an overall great day.. :) Then Terry decided he wanted to ride the Silly Silo... So Grace and Austin went with him, I stayed out with Justyce. When Grace got off she was pale and told us.. "that ride makes me feel like I'm gonna puke" We laughed.. And she puked!!!!!

Ever had this happen? You have to let me know if this has happened to you.. Seriously...!

After puking 4 times.. yes, 4 times!!!! We left.. To the dismay of her brothers... No more Silly Silo, Grace!!!


Meet my second cousin Tanner. He came down for a football game against New Sharon last night and I got some pics of him and his team. I think I got some good stuff..
Let me put up this disclaimer, I know nothing about football at all.. but I hate to admit this in a public forum.. but it was sort of an interstesting game! I've already told my husband that this doesn't mean I'll spend every weekend watching football... but I might watch a few more games now..

Edit 10-2-2008: Tanner, I added more pictures to my website, there's a gallery there with your name on it. Hope you enjoy, can't wait to do your senior pics in a few weeks

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Under Construction

My website is currently under construction. I've also learned a ton of new photoshopping skills and am trying to make a consistent tone for my images and also need to do some organization to my website... The website should be up and running sooner rather than later!

I'm still booking sessions, so feel free to call me if you want to book a session.

Thank you for being understanding during the construction.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Park Pictures

Over the next few days, I'll be debuting a few more from my playground series..

I plan to make these into one of my packages. These are seriously the most fun EVER!

This is my oldest son, Austin!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dad's brick

It's been awhile since I've posted. I had camera issues.. but they're taken care of now and I have a new camera in my hands! It was a bad case of withdrawl, let me tell you!

It's almost the 5th anniversary of my dad's passing (Sept 24th). We purchased this brick shortly after his passing and it's finally installed in the Hero walkway at the Elementary..

It looks so great.. I just HAD to take pictures!

Oh.. I promise my next post will not be a sad one!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reasons to have a new family picture

Hey everyone :) Just thought I'd blog a minute with you and share this great poem I found online, I can't take the credit, it's a compilation of other thoughts but it's great!

You might need a new family picture if....

Last time you had your family picture taken it's from your wedding day, 25 years ago

Your family portrait is missing at least 1 child

All the pictures on your wall were taken with film

Guests to your home ask you who the skinny person is, and it's you.

The newborn in the picture is a high school senior this year

The groom in the picture isn't the one you're currently married to.

Your high schooler is embarrased because her kindergarten picture is still on the wall in the living room.

Your parents look the same age as you currently do.

You completed all 13 ovals on the school pictures frame.

If any of these apply to you, it's time for a new family picture. Now's a great time to book an outdoor family session.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Hope everyone had a great labor day! We went to Ottumwa and fed the ducks, played on the playground equipment by the pond, and just relaxed! We used the fire pit one night also, we made the best smores! yummo! We even tried a new smore with a reese's peanut butter cup instead of a hershey bar... fantastic.

I got a new lens on Friday and I've been playing with it a lot! Here are some close up pictures of the kids.