Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Favorite Toy When I Was a Boy!

You know as we walk through a adult life it truly is amazing at how caught up in our day to day that we become. I have always been someone that looks at today and looks at the future so much more than I ever look back, I just do not spend a lot of time reflecting in the future. My kids remind me of this from time to time and we stop and I start telling stories....This time while I was taking pictures early Monday morning I was just stopped dead in my tracks! I was on a shoot that included three of my favorite people in my whole world, one was one of my most favorite teachers that I would ever have, a teacher that did more shaping of my character than any other teacher ever did for me and she did it by suggestion not by command. I still love her with my whole heart... the other two were her completely gorgeous daughters one in my grade and the other in the grade above me.....lol we use to say that they were so pretty that they could make a stone statue cry! and above all they have personalities of pure gold, such great people. I say that to say was already in a nostalgic kind of mode, we were chatting and taking pictures. This was just a great time. now the oldest of the girls just had a son that was around 2 years old or less and was just so fun to be around that he really made the whole shoot fun, but I wanted to share a picture of him that I took that just totally made me stop in my tracks and think! When I was little my dad was a Fireman, and the very first Full Time Fireman that Perryton ever had. Than means that me and Mom took Dad supper every night and that meant that I had the free run of the firehouse!!!! and let me tell you that was a BLAST!!! lol I knew all the policemen, the dispatchers and other firemen and I LOVED suppertime at the firehouse!.... Perryton in those days didn't have a museum to hold all the cool old artifacts of the towns history so they were just where ever they lived in those days.....well the fire station had two. I played on those two old firetrucks like nobodies business, I would set up on that that old truck and ring the old bell with my dads hat on and just make up stories of rushing to the fire to put it out. I literally would spend hours up there just being a fireman.....And that was a great part of my childhood. :o) It still makes me smile just thinking about it and how much fun it was!!! Now we are at the museum taking these family pictures because this family has a beautiful history of this area and were of the very first families to settle this part of the country and we took pictures of their families artifacts in the background of the family pictures, they wanted to keep it casual and not formal and just playful. I wanted to get some pictures of the little guy just taking in the things at the museum and so I followed him and his dad around and then his eyes got big.... he saw those big red firetrucks! lol I understood his excitement to the extreme! his dad set him on the floor to look at it.... that didn't work for me.... his dad put him on the running board..... that still wasn't working for me.... his dad said we cant put him up on the seat there is a sign that says we can.....that didn't work for me :o) I just said I will take that sign off if it will make you feel any better... and I did and we put the little guy up on the the old fire truck and he was one happy little camper... I am still not putting up the best of the pictures because I am leaving that to the family, I will put up one that I liked and just had a lot of emotion to me. But truly what a fun thing to go to do.....I and looking forward to someday getting to take pictures of my grandchild in the very same place! to me a treasure! Be Blessed and I will talk to ya tomorrow.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Christmas was really calm and relaxing all the way around. Haha I always get tickled when I first see Elise get up. I have teased her for years and years about looking like a Schnauzer puppy when she first gets up... and that was so fun to get to see her like that again. :) Oh my things you forget about when you children move away to college....well breakfast is a big thing in the Peak family on Christmas morning we all jump in and everyone gets their favorite breakfast....I had asked Elise what she wanted and she said what she wanted was to cook breakfast......"really!" was my reaction....and when it was all said and done... I have to tell you that I was really impressed!

We opened presents, cleaned up everything and then just enjoyed the day.....cooked ate and then set....wishing we hadn't eaten that much. lol the perfect Christmas!....well almost, we get to do it all again when Colt and Marinda get here, and with all of us together then we will have the whole family together.....Sounds Good to me!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

4 little cowboys and the cutest cowgirl in Texas

Several things get to go into this day....I will start with my setting that I just had a ball with....I was pretty much to the point that I was feeling "Spent" "exhausted" "Done" I think that these were some of the words that was crossing my mind yesterday. Some people done know that I run a busy photography studio AND I run a really busy Flower Shop.... for the most part I am not in the flowershop much and I can focus on the photography.....not yesterday! we turned out over 75 arrangements yesterday in the flowershop and we were working just as hard and fast as we could.....I say all of that to show you how long I had been standing in one place and to give you al little of my attitude.... :o) it was starting to droop a little.... then the photography setting... I was thinking of postponeing it then I thought no they are going to be ready and this is a good day to get to take these pictures...... I had 4 little cowboys (cousins) ages 4,5,&6 and then the older sister.....this family just blows me away in every way....the mothers brought the kids in and I dont know when I have ever been around better kiddos! When one of the moms would say something those kids just did whatever the mother said.....now all of you people my age you say well yes... thats how it works.... but ok Get Real LOL that just doesnt happen as much now days :) it did and I was just inpressed!

Now dont take me wrong "These kids were full of it! Rowdy and full of energy and full of life, I PROMISE! they brought me back to life and just energized me...... they were just so increadible to get to work with when I was so tired that I could have fallen down! :) What a blessing!!!!! So a special Thanks to the Nicholson Family! I love you all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I have a Reason now for a Blog!

I really am excited about my blog!!! In the past I just could not see the point in just writing about all the perfect things that happen every day... lol Live just doesn't work that way, and I didn't want to put it out there like that.... so My blog is going to have some of the fun things that happen and the "OOPS!" Photos in it. I will talk a little about the day that's going on and just kinda let the chips fall where they may.
The Collinsworth family..... first I have to say how much I truly love this whole family.... I just took 5 of their families last night and they just amaze me. I really need to break out the pictures that I took of them about 15 years ago......I have come a long way baby since that day! I was a little taken back and it made me smile a lot I didn't say anything to the family at the time but I was just having so much fun with the new kids and seeing everyone grown with families of their own, my goodness I looked at one of the babies and if I stood on a box I still couldn't look him in the eye. A grand daughter walked in the room and I had to take a double take, at this point I really think I did laugh out loud she was just a cool little kid a couple of years ago when we last took her last family pictures and when she walked in the room she looked like some kind of movie star! truly she was like all elegant and beautiful and so confident..... and truthfully I think that's what I am really wanting to say about this whole family..... It all starts with mom and dad (Grandma and Grandpa) These people love their kids so much and I am seeing the 3rd generation of class! and its just being passed down from generation to generation and it truly starts at the top! what a cool legacy to pass down to your family!

Well now here on this blog I am not going to be posting the perfect pictures..... Nope this blog is made for the bloopers the fun stuff the things that kinda let everyone see whats really going on.
Enjoy and have a fun day today!