Thursday, October 30, 2008

Party Party Party

My life is complete insanity. I've been working my butt off on Halloween stuff for Drew's preschool party and putting together a costumes for the kids. Usually I work for weeks on my own costume but haven't been able to think about myself in the last month probably. So, Justin and my Halloween costumes are going to bite the big one this year. Oh well...

I was going to post some sweet shots of pumpkin carving with some friends on here but my camera's card must have died. I need to go buy a new one for tomorrow.

I've been working on some stuff for "Dog Gone It Designs," a couple's night invitation for Siebke Hoyt Jewelers, their November newsletter as well, a new personal brochure for Heather Morris (a local realtor), a marketing piece for Kerry Foods, and a logo and brochure design for a casket and urn company starting up the Corridor. Nuts.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Engagement Pics

Last night I had the opportunity to photograph the future Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Croell. Engagement pictures are usually a blast, but with the frigid winds and snow, it got a little complicated. Jeremy and Nessa were such great sports. Luckily, the backdrop was fantastic. Stepdad's farm in New Hampton.

It was nice to spend the day at the farm. The actual picture taking was brutal, but what a great excuse to go up there and visit. Plus, the kids can't get enough of Grandma Cindy.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ahhhh...a success!

The Halloween party was a success. Fun was had by all.

We dunked for apples, guessed the number of Reeses Pieces in the jar, and pounded on a pinata. More like beat the crap out of it. The pinata was homemade by Drew and myself with way too much paper mache. It was indestructible. After all the kids had 2 rounds on it, the adults stepped in. By the end I just ripped the giant, black spider down and poured the candy out for the kids to fight over.

Tyler wasn't into wearing a costume, but as soon as Drew took off his "Drew-Bot" get-up, Ty really wanted to try it on.

A bunny, Alice in Wonderland, a Ninja, Iron Man, a dinosaur, a bear, 4 kids not in costume, a robot that transformed into a karate kid, and a dick in a box. Quite the mix.

Friday, October 24, 2008


I finished pictures and an announcement for a cute baby named Carie last night. Babies are the best. Taking their pictures are the most fun. I also designed a Holiday card for a local dentist, and edited some wedding pictures for my friend Dan at DKP (Dan Kempf Photography).

Gearing up for a big family friendly Halloween bash at our place tomorrow. Too bad it's suppose to be super chilly and maybe snowing. I was planning a huge outdoor event to tork-off our jerk neighbor. Plan foiled. We're moving it indoors. There's always next year. Maybe we'll have a giant block party and have the road closed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yay. I'm blogging.

Well, I am finally a blogger. Crazy. Thought it might be a good idea for friends and family to be able to see what I'm doing and how the kids are doing as well.

I'm a freelance graphic designer/photographer working out of my house so that I can spend more time with the family. It's kind of funny how I thought working at home would mean less hours and more family time when I seem to be working constantly.

I'm married to my best friend Justin and we have 3 freekin' fantastic kids together. Drew who is 4. Tyler is 2 1/2, and Jackson, or Jack just turned one. All boys. Insanity.

I've been up since 5am, running on only 4 hours of sleep and a pot of coffee, and I set up a blog when I should have been working. What a great start to the day.

I've got to get back to editing some pics, putting together a coffee table book for a wedding, and designing an online dog collar invoice. My life is sooo random. I'll post my stuff from time to time for all to see.