Monday, December 21, 2009

Gingerbread Men!

Click the link below to read my latest entry on Pennlive about baking gingerbread men with the kiddos!

You Don't Have to Run as Fast as You Can...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ellie is FOUR!

Well, she's actually four plus a week. :) Here's the link to my Pennlive post about the celebration.

Ellie is FOUR!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A "Sober-ing" Challenge

When my friend, Shauna Sober, called and asked me to take a family picture for their Christmas card this year, I agreed without hesitation! We decided that since her hubby, Ken, spends every waking moment at the family tree lot in New Cumberland, we would just take the rest of the family to him! Besides, what better location for a holiday picture than amongst tons of Christmas trees?!?

I love these next two shots of the girls and their ornaments.
Here's Morgan, 2 and 1/2...

...and Lauren, 5 and 3/4. (Note to self: Wear a less obtrusive color when photographing child holding shiny silver ornament:-)

The sisters were goofin' together while waiting for Daddy to finish up with a customer. One or both of them is always singing or dancing. :-)

And here's where my "challenge" began. It seems that Little Miss Morgan is not a very good "camera-looker-atter" unless, of course, it suits her. Never mind that everyone else is ready! You should see the outtakes I have! It's a good thing she's still cute from the side! :-)

And here's my favorite! I think it's just so darn "small town cute." And I think Shauna and Ken like it too... :-)

All in all, I think we did pretty well. The Sobers got a family pic for cards, and I learned a lot while battling Morgan for some "face time." Just like anything else in life, it's amazing how much more you learn by actually doing!

Merry Christmas to All! ...and if you're in the Harrisburg area and need a tree, there just so happens to be a super cute family-owned lot right in downtown New Cumberland. Just look for the big red sign!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Costello Family

The weekend after Thanksgiving, I met with the Costello Family for pictures of the kids. Mom had initially been planning this as a surprise for her hubby, but then she broke down and told him. This gave me the opportunity to convince them to let me get some family shots too. I'm so glad they agreed! Have you ever seen so many BLUE eyes in one picture before?!? (Click on the image to enlarge.)

As I was uploading these to my blog, I realized that I have a lot of b&w favorites from this shoot. Dunno why...

LOVE this one! What happy faces.

Who needs a Christmas tree? Just decorate the kids!

Dad is one of the football coaches at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High. Mom had wanted to surprise him with pics of the kids in the stadium...then she realized we needed his keys in order for us to get INTO the stadium. :-) I really like the way this edit turned out. Sorta' reminds me of an antique athletic photo you might find at a flea market.

What dad wouldn't be proud to have this one on his desk? :-)

Go 'cats!

'One of the last shots of the afternoon. Soon after this, all four kids turned into pumpkins. :-)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Baker's Dozen of Randomness

It's been over a week since I've posted! Yikes! This time of year, Life just feels like it's whirling out of control in the Weaver House.

Come check out my latest Pennlive entry!

A Baker's Dozen of Randomness