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Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 41 & 42 in Pictures

Hi there!  Remember me?  I'm finally back in business now that my new laptop is here. I ordered it on Thursday evening after finding out from the computer repair guy that he could not fix my Gateway.  Well, that's not entirely true.  He could have replaced the processor.  But after spending around $300 on parts and labor, that may not have fixed the problem.  So I opted to have him not fix it and we bought a new laptop.  An ASUS.  It shipped on Friday and was delivered on Saturday!  And I didn't even pay for expedited shipping!  I was glad I didn't since it came so quickly anyway.

Of course it didn't come until around 4:05 p.m. when I was planning to leave at 4:15 to go to my friend, Laura's, for a girls' night filled with hot soups, fresh breads, games, and fun.  So I ended up leaving a few minutes late 'cuz you know I couldn't leave without at least checking it out first.  :)

I spent most of Sunday getting it ready to run.  Burning recovery discs, updating Windows, installing Photoshop Elements, etc.  It felt good to be able to edit some photos today but it took a while to get back into my normal routine.  I had to re-do a couple because I forgot a step or two.  I'm blaming that on my cold which is making my head sort of foggy.

Anyway, I hate to overload you with pictures, but since I didn't post last week's pictures, you get two week's worth in one post.

{Sunday, Oct. 7}
I had taken this for the October 14th Scavenger Hunt prompt "water drops", which I ended up not participating in because of the laptop.  Or lack thereof.

{Monday, Oct. 8}
Woke up to a foggy morning.  Glad I didn't have anywhere to go.

{Tuesday, Oct. 9}
I had the pleasure of photographing Anna at her family's beautiful farm.  We had a great time!  Here are more photos from our session, if you are interested.

{Wednesday, Oct. 10}
My not-so-great attempt at foodtography.  :)  I was excited about making homemade dinner rolls and tried to capture that.  Obviously I need more practice.

{Thursday, Oct. 11}
Alex had helped me try out a new location for photo shoots.  We took Nick's little pumpkin along since Alex's is huge.  I truly have no idea what he's doing in this picture.  I do know that we had fun though.

{Friday, Oct. 12}
My sister-in-law, Terri, had asked me if I'd take Jordan's school pictures this year since the ones you get at school aren't so great.  We had a good time.  I even managed to get Terri in a few pictures.  More from this photo shoot will be coming soon, now that I can edit again.

{Saturday, Oct. 13}
My friend, Lindsey, asked me if I'd take some family photos for her.  It was challenging but fun - trying to get four people (including a 4 year old and a 9 month old) to look at me and smile at the same time.  And I just love the color combinations she chose!  More from this shoot coming soon also.  (Yes, I will be an editing fool this week.)  :)

{Sunday, Oct. 14}
Pretty grass.

{Monday, Oct. 15}
While out running errands, I stopped at a local park to see if it would be a good place for a photo shoot.  While I was walking around, I happened upon this mama deer and her two fawns.  Notice that the mama only has three legs.  It didn't seem to slow her down though. She grunted, snorted, and stomped at me a few times but eventually ran away when she realized I wasn't going anywhere.

{Tuesday, Oct. 16}
A friend asked if I would take her daughter's senior pictures.  Natasha was so easy going and would do just about anything I asked.  This photo isn't my normal style, but I thought I'd try going for the hazy look (in camera, not in processing).  I like it.  More of Natasha's photos coming soon also.

{Wednesday, Oct. 17}
Sometimes I just walk around in my yard to see what I can see.  This day I saw this wasp.

{Thursday, Oct. 18}
Doug found another stick bug while he was cleaning out the flower beds.

{Friday, Oct. 19)
The leaves are just so pretty this fall.

{Saturday, Oct. 20}
You'd think I would have taken a photo of my new laptop since this is the day it arrived, but I didn't have time.  In fact, I didn't take any pictures this day.  I even took my camera to Laura's for girls' night but never got it out of my bag.  So instead, I give you a cheat picture of the mums Keira bought me.  I just love the soft pink/purple colors.
Chic Homeschool Mama     

If you made it this far, thanks for sticking in there with me!  Hope you have a fabulous week!  I plan to be back to my normal posting schedule soon.


Kim C. said...

Every one of these is WOW!

Rainey said...

Yay! I'm glad you're back! The pictures are spectacular, as always. I really love the one of Lindsey and family. They are an attractive group.

Rosie leavesnbloom said...

wow you sure have been busy with the portraiture for everyone. I love that hazy one with all of that glorious light - that's my style and I just love to shoot portraits at that time of day.

Thanks for joining in with ColorMe Weekly with that lovely pastel palette from the mums.

packmom said...

So many wonderful photos. I think the shot of the dinner rolls turned out great. Love the fog picture--that's hard to capture well.

Lisa Gordon said...

Each one of these is just wonderful, Kimberly, but the last one is simply gorgeous! Congratulations on your new computer. It is amazing just how much we come to depend on these little things!

karren said...

Oh....lovely...all of them. I love the macro of the flower and the beautiful color pallet. Interesting shot of the three legged deer. LOVE, love, the fog!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

SO VERY HAPPY you are back up & running. What a fiasco. I think of your situation every time I restart my computer. Probably because that same scenario happened to me before. I now do a backup of any most recent stuff before I shut the computer down. Just in case.

LOVE your images as I always do. You do the most amazing work. I'm always in awe!!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Forgot to ask- what recipe did you use for the rolls? They look exactly like what I have been searching for.

Sarah Halstead said...

Wow, wow, wow!! That is all I have to say. Your photos are amazing. Clear, colorful and beautiful. Those rolls look so yummy!