first of all i promise never to take such a hiatus from blogging, MY WORD, its been a while! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and an even better first two days of 2010! I am slightly back, as in my house is nothing short of a disaster full of toys from mimi’s, toys from gammy’s, luggage and bags full of clothes, shoot there may even be some sugar cookies hanging around somewhere, oh and did i mentions TOYS! remember the playroom pic people?! i am trying to figure out what in the world we are going to do since daddy cheeks has shot down the idea of simply making another playroom, heehee….no really, we are going on toy detox and we are going to be going through and picking out toys to donate, toys to put away for later and toys that are clearly ready for the trash. but for now my house is seriously a disaster and all i can do is giggle and dream about the fun few weeks we have had….
so lots of new things to come that i havent even really gotten completely together but i am seriously busting at the seams to show yall, plus i have had a new website started since july but havent gotten around to finishing it, i know call me lame! but with all that is awaiting me and a FULL january of shooting, i have to admit the beginning of the new year puts me in one of those moods…ya know those sappy, high on life, warm fuzzy, stop and breathe moods…
first i have to tell you about my new year’s resolution (apparently if you tell someone it increases your chances of sticking with it). So my NYR is to put my own kidlets on my calendar every month for their very own shoot! I know it sounds silly but honestly i have so many fab places i have taken your kids but have never taken my own. Now dont get all raised eyebrows on me, their lives have been documented quite well, i have a hubby who is the self proclamied king of photo flip books! Yep, he proudly proclaimed to me the other day that “we” (i use the term loosely) take on avg 200 pics a month! nope not a joke….anyhoo so thats it, the thing is i started doing a family yearbook this year (its a layflat coffee table book full of this years pics and a nice little summary of everyone’s doing’s from this past year) so this will make next years last few pages super easy, heehee…look for the cheeks girls first shoot later month it will be my way of launching one of my big new ideas for 2010.
second, its time to come out of hiding people….i get a stat count on you weekly and i am pretty much addicted to where yall are from, how you got to me, where you go when you leave me, etc….yea i have had it since the beginning so you only thought you were being sneaky, lol!!! anyway the point is, this little ol’ blog gets about 300 or so hits a day, makes me kind of blush….anyhoo WHO ARE YOU?!?!? leave a comment, i always return comments and i always answer questions, i get tons of these too…ask me anything, lenses, camera bodies, NEWBORN SHOOTING TIPS,the weather in houston?! i dont care but please comment and i will hit ya right back or at least we can add eachother to our google readers so i know to check in on ya once in a while.
third, my holiday in a nutshell…shot a handgun for the first time ever, def not a sharp shooter…welcomed triple-icious into our home (more about him later)…read two whole books front to back (awwww how i miss having time to read)…got a new camera bag a crumpler and i la la love it…sat and listened to sister giggles while drinking hot chocolate and enjoying a warm fire…(here comes that sappy mood) gave thanks that i have discovered my passion, found someone who is truly proud of me doing it, and get to wake up to two little angels every day.
and since this post turned into blah blah blah i am peacin’ out now but of course a photo is a must….so here are a few more from the cheeks family shoot….images taken by kim mckown photography edited by yours truly