Archive for 2008

Handmade Holidays

December 17th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

This year I wanted to make most of our Christmas gifts. That didn’t happen. I did make one thing for my sister-in-law, a purse that I am very jealous over. I love it and want to keep it now. But I won’t. I also had my annual baked goods extravaganza. Where I made four different cookies and fudge barred one fudge incident it went over well and I sent out some yummy treats take a look at it all.

The right side of the purse. I used Erin Michael’s new fabric pattern Lush and I love these fabrics.

The left side of the fabric. I used the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern. It was easy and fun.

The inside.

The cookie package. The ginger cookies are so awesome. It was the first time I made them and they are so on the list for the future.

Merry Christmas!


Nephews and flowers

December 8th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

Yesterday I spent the after hanging out with Ricks family in the hill country. It was a blast. My nephews are great fun. I thought I’d share some of those cool photos.

My youngest nephew decided that riding his tricycle around the kitchen was fun.

My nephew made a monster face at Rick so he thought he’d make one back. Of course this was followed by a chorus of “again, do it again!”

My nephew went to see Santa and Santa gave him reindeer food, really just corn, and he had to go feed the deer. It was fun to watch.

Today I want shopping at Central Market for some special stuff for my holiday baking and was greeted by one of my favorite flowers, Peonies.

They were on sale and so I couldn’t pass them up. They made cleaning out the kitchen cabinets a lot more enjoyable.


San Antonio Wedding :: Jenny + Aaron Daniel

December 4th, 2008  |  Posted in weddings

First of all I would like to say how awesome it was to shoot this wedding in November. Jenny, you and Aaron Daniel are two very special people. I knew I would like them the first time I talked to Jenny on the phone. She has been in theater and dance all of her life and Aaron Daniel is an accomplished vocalist. These things shone through in their wedding.

First, I think Jenny needs to go into the wedding planning business. When I asked for a rundown on the wedding events I was greeted with a multi-page packet of information, including illustrated stage directions for the ceremony. Jenny you really are amazing. Jenny made a packet for each of the wedding participants which made the wedding run smoothly and it was a great help to me. You rock!

Secondly came the very cool reception. My assistant Bobby made a comment that I found very true. He said he laughed at movies when people would break out into perfect choreography. That just doesn’t happen in real life. He was proven wrong after the reception. Thanks to a crowd of dancers there were numerous times when whole dance floor synced up into prefect choreography. Amazing!

Aaron Daniel at the guys breakfast the morning of the wedding. Who can help but smile at Magnolia Pancake Haus.

Jenny getting ready. I love the light in this one and the girls fixing the train in the background.

The bridal party plus mom in the elevator.

The Menger Hotel had some beautiful places for portraits.

I love this father daughter shot. He looks so proud and happy.

Choreography 101.

I love this leaving shot. It looks like something from the forties or fifties to me.

Lastly, Jenny and Aaron Daniel never stopped smiling from the guys breakfast to leaving the reception. Congratulations you two! God bless you both. It was a pleasure working with you.


Happy Birthday Mommy!

December 1st, 2008  |  Posted in personal

Today is my mom’s 60th birthday! I already called her and sang her the birthday song. I don’t know if people get tried of my horrible singing of the birthday song but I love doing so they will have to suffer a little more. Yeah! So this year I decided to make my mom’s gift. She loves Christmas decorations and she will have a crowd at the house this year. So, I thought what better way to celebrate her birthday than making her a Christmas quilt. I started it before Labor Day thinking it would be plenty of time. I finished it on Thanksgiving. I always underestimate the time it takes me to make stuff. This was my second quilt and the first one I pieced. It was a blast and she loves it. Take a peek, forgive the messy garage.

This isn’t quite my taste in fabric but I thought my mom would love it.

I also think it looks cool from the back, almost like stained glass.


Turkey Day!

November 27th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am very thankful this year. I give thanks to God for my family and friends, my wonderful business partner Denise, my crazy dogs and so much more. I feel very blessed. Rick and I have had a crazy few weeks but we are still very thankful them even if they have been stressful good things are to come. But I think I might be most thankful that we are not still living in the 1980′s. My friends had an 80′s party and Rick and I and our friend Kim dressed up. I think that is the biggest I’ve ever had my hair.

My friend Bobby Arispe took these fun photos thanks! (Kim, Rick, and Me!)

My socks with heels. Thanks Sandy for the styling, you rock.

Happy thanksgiving to all and I am send you all hand turkeys in my mind.