Running from the Law: Kicking the Cloud to the Curb

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kicking the Cloud to the Curb

Well folks, true to form, here I am a few days later in much better spirits.  I told you I would be.  Thank you all for your kind words and understanding.  And thanks to my husband for that bottle of vodka he brought home earlier this week.  :)  Both were contributing forces in removing that nasty-ass rain-cloud that has been hanging over my head this month.  I'm sure it'll be back, but I'm enjoying the metaphorical good weather while it lasts.  So, while I'm in a decent mood and not contemplating murdering everyone that speaks to me, I thought I'd share some things about my weekend...some really really good things.

I'm pretty excited about my Saturday plans.  I'm going to be spending the day (and I do mean all day), helping out Jodie and Kim of Fresh Art Photography during their Spring mini sessions.  They are going to be photographing 27 families tomorrow, in 20 minute intervals!  TWENTY-SEVEN FAMILIES!  Talk about ambitious!  All the money raised is going to help a very amazing and worthy family adopt a new baby.  I don't even know them, but I'm beyond thrilled to be able to help out and honored to be a part of this. 

Jodie is allowing me to sit in on the sessions and mentor me on how she takes such incredible pictures.  I'm so excited to see how she styles the families, uses lighting, backdrops and props, poses everyone, talks to and interacts with her clients, etc.  I get to help with everything and ask her any questions I have about photography, working with kids/babies/families, camera settings, lighting, etc.  I really think I'm going to learn a TON.  I cannot wait.

As if that wasn't enough (and it's not a done deal yet), but on Sunday, Ryan and I are driving across the state to meet this tiny little ball of fluff. 
Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen in your whole life?  Did you just die of cuteness overload? 

If all goes well, we'll be bringing her home with us.  Eeeeekk!!  I'm so excited I doubt I'll be able to sleep the next few nights.  I'm already madly in love with her and I haven't even met her yet.  I can't wait to meet her and bring her home to meet her new sisters.  I hope Mally handles it well - anyone have any advice on or experience with introducing a puppy to an older (only-child-spoiled-rotten-prissy-princess) dog?

I cannot wait to get my camera on this one! 

A million more pictures to come next week!

Until then, we'll be thinking of a good puppy name and dreaming about our new family member.

Hope you have a great weekend planned too!


  1. Golden Retrievers are the best! (Besides Mally, of course) That is so exciting! A puppy will surely keep those dark clouds at bay!

  2. PUPPY!!! Oh my goodness how exciting! Look at her asking you to scratch her tummy! You'll have to take a billion photos of her so I can squeal here in front of my computer, ok?

    Glad you're in better spirits. Vodka and puppies - what a cure-all. The photography class sounds awesome. I'm going to have to pay you next time you take photos of Lia!

  3. I'm happy to hear you are feeling better!! That pup is adorable, can't wait to hear more about the little guy!

  4. glad for fun photography opportunities, new furry friends and getting out of the funk! Nice to see you here again. :-)

  5. That looks like a handful! Looking forward to hearing how things go on Saturday. Jeff & I are hopefully starting the adoption process this summer -- so, I know how helpful this will be for the family!

  6. That puppy is the cutest stinkin' thing I've ever seen!!! How much fun is that? And sounds like an amazing photography opportunity--can't wait to see the great pics you get!

  7. How fun to help out on the photography shoot! I'm sure you'll come home with some awesome tips & skills. And that pup is too sweet! Beyond cute. Hope Mally is ready for a little puppy ball of energy! How fun!

  8. Sara, I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better! Also, I'm not surprised about your photography opportunities. I can't wait to see more pictures of the uber cute puppy!

  9. Um, cutest puppy ever! Congrats. Although I'm convinced our Aussie must have been darn adorable as a little fluffball, but she was 2 when we adopted her so we'll never know.

  10. Ahhhhh cannot wait to see your work from this weekend!!!

    And YEAH PUPPY!!!! What a precious ball of fluff!

  11. Oh my goodness - that puppy is PRECIOUS. I want one!