Monday, April 21, 2014

What a week!

Oh sweet Lily had a rough week last week.  She had to go in for a small surgery that left her diapers and cones and other embarrassing things.  But like the 14 year old trooper that she is, she's perked right back up and is her usual quirky self. Oh how I love this dog!

In other news, I am booking senior sessions for the class of 2015. If your baby is a junior/about to be a senior, it's time to get them on my calendar. I can't wait to get the season going...I LOVE doing senior pictures!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello Monday!

So often, I wake up at the beginning of the school week tired and heavy. Not today. I feel great. I'm not going to question it...I'm going to embrace this fantastic feeling. It's gonna be a super awesome week. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

This day is the llamas pajamas :)

Guess what I got to do today!?! I got to hang out with super cool llamas and goats! More images to come. :) Thank you so much Touch the Earth Ranch for letting me come visit!

I am so sad that I do not get to have any farm animals where we live. I so appreciate all the friends that I have made that lets me get my fill of their animals (in a vegetarian sorta way). 

Monday, January 13, 2014


I love bunnies. Did you know this about me? We have some wild bunnies in our neighborhood and I'm always so excited to see one, with their nibbling and scrunching up of noses and dancing whiskers. Precious.
I can't get close enough to photograph the wild ones, so when a friend of ours got a bunny, I asked them to adopt me  I begged them to let me do some photos. :)
And it's a little late for this, but I'm wishing everyone a very happy new year!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Is it seriously December?

So, in the time I've been away, we've had 3 birthdays, one driver's license, one driver's permit, lots of time training behind the wheel, one minor accident, a dog who has become deaf, a million and one sessions, a major obsession with the Broncos now that Peyton Manning is on the team, college information nights (are we seriously there?! and how old am i?!!!!!! wait, don't answer that!), and a love affair with Spin Classes at Lifetime Fitness. 

Our life has been busy, full, and wonderful.
I'm so thankful.
My absence from my blog has only occurred so that life can continue with about 50% sanity. I miss my readers though. I miss communicating. 

I feel a new year's resolution coming on. :)

Here are a few images from a recent session. 

If you check in, please say hi...I need to be part of the world again. :) 
I love you all!...Cath

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


It's my favorite day of the week...TUESDAY! (just in case you couldn't remember what day it is). I love me some Tuesday. I've been up since 5am, worked out, had a billion cups of coffee (sorry honey, I'll make more I promise), and I'm editing up a storm. I can feel it, it's gonna be a great day.

Here's an image from the session I'm finishing up today...such a sweet fam!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

catch up time

So, I haven't been blogging. I forget about it actually because I rarely read blogs anymore. With the extinction of Google Reader this summer, I just don't read them. I am more on Facebook and Pinterest. 
Can anyone else relate? Or is it just me?
I feel like blogs are now just a site you go to from a link on Facebook. 
There's definitely an evolution happening in the blogging world.
Anywho...I've been around...boxing at the gym, taking a million pictures, watching Glee with our daughter, and trying to keep our flowers alive during the heat drought and hail. Normal stuff. Good stuff. 
What have YOU been doing?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Day 7 of the Art of Seeing

All of these were taken within about 30 minutes on my walk this morning (on my iPhone). :)

1. sandy path
2. dead bird (image taken with mild peril because crows were cawing at me the closer I got to the poor bird)
3. trees on my walk
4. wild flowers
5. lime refresher
6. fort
7. wild cactus family
8. a whole in a tree...just like in a cartoon!
9. wild primrose

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Day 6 of the art of seeing class

1. Lily :)
2. So happy that I found "An Illustrated Journey" by Danny Gregory as a library book for my iPad. Yay!!!!!!
3. Shoes. Always lining our diningroom 
4. a sign I made myself while I was procrastinating
5. My pendant light on my side of the bed. It makes me happy every time I see it.
6. The best yogurt. EVER.
7. More shoes (this time in the entry way)
8. finally threw away the dead peonies. But beforehand, a quick pic
9. my work binder. I hate the shiny cover, but I love having everything organized. (note to self: buy new binder...I have to look at it every day)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Day 5 of the Art of Seeing

1. Our favorite coffee
2. weeds that won't go away
3. my fav elephant bracelet
4. marigolds grown from seeds
5. de-stuffed dog toy, called a momo
6. friends playing the wii
7. first rose of the summer
8. iced soy latte
9. clean laundry

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 4 of the Art of Seeing

1. still in bed at 10am
2. library books to return
3. petunia
4. feet on hot deck
5. our window box on our front porch
6. screen
7. our Dansk dishes that we've had for 21 years
8. iced coffee 
9. hot dog

Day 3 of The art of seeing

Day 3 for me. What a day. Filled with a long walk/talk with a bestie, paying some medical bills (yay!), showering (am I the only one who feels like half their life is getting ready for the day?), working working working, and then a long drive to Denver to hear the incredible Jesh de Rox talk about photography and love until 11:30pm. Yup, that was a pretty great day. :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 2 of the Art of Seeing photo project

1. Barbell strength class today
2. one of my favorite things about this daughter is joining me in the barbell class. :)
3. Protein! (we have an egg cooker...great eggs every time. and at high altitude, that's awesome!)
4. Small nap after a bit of work.
5. magazines I have had NO time to read
6. a shot I took with my phone while waiting for a shoot to begin
7. my work shoes
8. a little nervous about the weather for my shoot
9. after my nap...with Lily. :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Day one of my class!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited about the art of seeing! The turn out is beyond what I ever dreamed...right now, we are over 200 people. Holy moly! How cool is that!? If you haven't signed up, it's not too late. Click the icon on the side of the blog and it will take you to the site (you have to sign up for a free account, then you will have access to the many courses that are offered, mine included).

For the next week or so, I will be showing what I've been doing with one of the photo projects in the class. Here is day one...

1. I need new shoes...I am literally busting out of them.
2. spin class today! The teacher is evil on a bike, but it's a great workout!
3. Iced coffee is a must after spin class...maybe 2 glasses
4. Our little lily...yes, those are her feet...she's that short.
5. the peonies have dried to a wonderful crepe paper texture. love.
6.oh how I love our coffee maker!
7. hair must be pulled back into a headband today. hair desperately wants to go 80's.
8.the before shot of how my hair dried. I'm trying not to use my CHI every day
9. work work work. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fire and farm animals

There is a huge fire going on pretty close to our house. We are safe, but I've been on information overload because I've been watching the news for like 30 hours so that I know if the evacuation boundaries have been changed (we are about a mile from the latest boundary). Thousands of people have been evacuated. The latest total on completely destroyed homes is 360. Animals are lost and scared. The community is coming together on Facebook to help find owners, to spread information (which I have to say is pretty cool...totally loving FB right now). 

I'm worried and heartbroken for the community. I'm worried about all of my friends that have horses and goats and chickens and history in their homes and on their land. 

And I'm thinking about what I would take if we needed to leave. Why do I not have all of my favorite photos on a flashdrive? And our important papers in one easy to grab folder? But when I really think about it, all I need is my family and our animals. 

So, here are some photos from a shoot a few months ago, of a few baby goats at one of the farms I'm worried for today. 

(How much do you love a goat in a sweater?!)