Sunday, June 27, 2010

soooo thankful.

Oh boy, what a busy past two weeks, I spent last week in the hospital with my hubby in Pella (he was the patient) and was grateful to be home, shot a wedding on Saturday and had a gallbladder attack early on Monday morning and had emergent surgery to remove it on Tuesday. I finally got to leave the hospital on Friday, so I'm enjoying my time at home recovering. Funny, I never really had any real symptoms of gallbladder disease, but from what I hear it was not very happy with me and was a pain to remove.

So far, this is the list of things I've missed.....

1. My husband and kids... I got to see them a lot during my hospital stay, but I was pretty sedated and I missed their VBS program which made me sad. They did come to visit me that night and sang me a song from the program which rocked!

2. My dogs... not once during my hospital stay did I wake up to a lab jumping in my bed to snuggle and my other dog wasn't there to try to steal my pillow to sleep on.

3. My co-workers, even though I work at the hospital I was in, I still missed my friends. I did get flowers and a card and a visit from a few of them, which was awesome.

4. Chinese food.. 'nuf said.

5. Camping with my friends..

6. Chinese food...

I am so thankful for...

1. My family and friends, they came and visited me, texted me, and kept me company. Thank the Good Lord for IPODs so I could connect to facebook!

2. A GREAT surgeon. He is a true angel and kept me pretty calm when I found out I had to have surgery. Surgery is something I never take lightly after losing a loved one during surgery.

3. A great hospital. The nurses were great, they helped me reschedule my testing so I could find out if I needed surgery, and they treated me with dignity and respect.

4. All the home made food I could ask for... We received a truckload of food from friends. "Betty Crocker" and her family came through for us so I didn't have to worry about our next meal.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ashley and Mike's wedding

Yesterday, Mike and Ashley got married at College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. What a beautiful wedding! When I started preparing to blog, I started with a huge folder of images and widdled it down to these images :) I still think there may be 100 or more images I could have blogged! ha ha!

I think this wedding was special because they incorporated Ashley's daughter into the wedding so much, Mike said something special to her during the wedding and she was even presented with a ring, she of course love it, she was a princess all day long!

Some details and candids

I did some cool lighting on the cake--okay--credit where credit is due--my daughter Grace held the flash for me. Mike got some $$ from the dollar dance!

Reese and the ring bearer.. The ring bearer said " I can't get my bubbles to blow!" ha ha.. Adorable adorable kids!

Reese (Ashley's daughter) was out like a light a few hours into the reception.

The rings of course.

The reception was held at the American Legion which was decorated beautifully! What a beautiful wedding!

Ashley and her dad dancing.

Mike and his mom dancing.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Lindsey is one of my Oskaloosa Senior reps. She is currently a Junior right now, but only for a few more days. She'll be out promoting and has coupons with a special offer for 2011 seniors, so if you see her and like her pictures ask her for a coupon. We'll finish up Lindsey's senior pictures this fall--we've got some great stuff planned!

Thanks Lindsey!

Megan & Joe and family...

Megan and I are coworkers at the hospital--well, not for too much longer. Megan's in the process of moving out of state :( I've taken her and her son's pictures before, so we wanted to try something different with this session and try to pull off a couch in a field idea. What an adventure! I want to say thanks to Megan and Joe for being flexible today, as we were dodging major rainfall most of the morning and then again in the evening. I kept an eye on the radar and when we had a clear moment, we headed to the field.

so handsome!

Hey Conner--show me your muscles!

Adorable--I love her freckles!

ahh, the lovebirds! :)

I have to live up to my end of the bargain. I told them if I got some good stuff, I'd let them make funny faces and I'd put them on the blog and facebook so everyone could see them :)