I was lookin’ at our blog title and banner this morning, and thinking it would be fun to explain some of the photos involved. Some of the stories behind them are humorous.
This first photo is of myself obviously. I had just gotten a killer awesome haircut by my girl Angie, and I wanted to take a picture of it so it could be reproduced many times over. Everyone has had the perfect haircut at some point, and then found it difficult to ever replicate it. Or have you seen a random girl at the Dairy Queen or gas station, and wanted desperately to ask her if you could take a picture of her hair?? Well on this day, I was vein enough to feel this way about my own hair, ok? And had many successful very similar haircuts because of it! However currently, I’m growing out my strangely textured hair so I can have it in a ponytail this summer when it’s oppressively hot, my appendages are swollen, and I just want my hair off my neck. But back to the photo, I took about 20 of them… but inexplicably loved this particular one. And after doing some edits in Picasa, thought it looked pretty darn cool! Kinda whispy and ethereal. That’s all.
The next photo was taken immediately after our wedding ceremony… in a bar. That’s right. And it was an awesome bar, with great architectural details and woodwork, exposed brick walls. And I was wearing my leather hooker boots because it was raining AND snowing at the same time, and I didn’t want my dress to get too nasty going from church to bar. (“Church to bar” just doesn’t sound right, eh?) But I love the special element my boots bring to the picture. (you can click on the pics to see them larger) That, and my husband looks like a GQ model. I just love this picture in general. It’s not often the hubs and I have a great picture together because of our 14 inch height difference. This photo was taken by Hannah Goering!
Next up is our girls’ very first photoshoot. We think they’re super cute.
Read our infertility story here.
And here we have this very statuesque picture of Nick staring off into the distance, looking all ruddy and masculine . The truth is that we were in Sports Authority checking out their snowboarding goods, and Nick took it upon himself to try on some overpriced beanie stocking hats while I photographed him in different mannequin poses for the purposes of hilarity. We did not purchase the hat. I just thought it turned out to be a pretty sexy picture. It’s ok if you find my husband to be abnormally attractive, because we all know it to be true. So long as you don’t act on these feelings.
There is no story behind this picture of Reuben. Except that it’s a miracle
that I haven’t killed him with my bare hands that he stayed still for two seconds to allow me to photograph him. I didn’t do a very good job either, because his eyes are cut off a bit. But that’s ok, because it’s just Reuben.
And finally, the picture of our homestead. This photo was taken the first week we moved into our house back in 2009. I loved the way the sun was making the front of our house glow, and I just could believe we could be the owners of 5 acres and such a beautiful house. It’s been so much fun making it our own! Can’t wait to see my girls laughing and playing in the yard. Only then will it truly be home.