August 31, 2009

The Shoot - Pickle.Rae.Baby

My first shoot.

Hopefully not my last.

Maybe there will be others in the future.

I might need a better camera at some point. (There’s no might involved, I will need one.)

I am going to let the photos speak for themselves now.

Please let me know what you think. (Aren’t those two just cute?)



It’s August 31st today.

I am not a happy camper.

Last night I noticed that it is starting to get darker earlier. I get anxiety when the nights start to get shorter. It reminds of being in grade school and dreading to have to go back. I was never the kid who enjoyed school. I didn’t always hate it. I just liked summer the most. I’ve been listening to all of my friends talking about their kids starting school this week and how nervous or happy they are to let them go. It’s been hard to relate to as a mother (seeing as how I am not one) I can only sympathize with the kiddies on this one. Another reason I can’t relate is that I am so far away from that world it’s not even funny. While my friends have kids who are like 6 or 12, we have not even started that process. At times I can be sad over this but mostly I am very happy that I was able to go through my twenties (Wow! That sounds so weird to say) with out having kids. I don’t care that I will be an “older” mom. I won’t have any regrets to look back on. I also won’t (hopefully) think I need to sew any wild oats when I’m in my 40’s or 50’s because I lost out on them in my twenties. I hope I can be a mature yet very “cool” mom who is well grounded.

Tomorrow is going to be September 1st and I can’t believe how fast the summer flew by. Although this is a common statement made by millions of us this time of year I am particularly making a point of it. This summer, so many awesome things happened and some not-so-cool things have happened. The biggest and most awesome of all was getting married. I am so glad to finally have it official and over with. While at the same time we have been dealing with some rough things I can start to see the light peering in on us.

Yesterday we spent some time at my brother and sister-in-laws to see if they needed help with anything before the baby comes. It was cool to see how they’ve set up the nursery and look at all of the cute baby clothes they have for when he arrives. I can’t wait to see how this will change the dynamic of our family. He will be the first grand child. We have only dealt with adult content and dogs as a majority in our family. I think we are both nervous and excited. Nervous of the fact of how we will have to change how many “F” words fly about and out of our dirty mouths and excited as to see how he will look and grow to be as a human (that sounds so technical). In some ways it is still very surreal for us. I have to give props to my sister-in-law because she has been pretty open with her experience and very welcoming to us touching her growing tummy. My mom just loves that she lets her fondle her gut. I on the other hand have had to push through my weirdness about touching others and getting past the idea that it’s just an alien inside (wink-wink) and just going ahead and grabbing it. I have been fortunate to feel him moving inside of her and it is pretty cool. Although last time I tried talking to him and touching her he stopped moving. Either he was trying to pretend he was asleep so that I would leave him alone or he got bored real quick. I can see him already playing tricks on me considering that he is my brother’s offspring. My brother is the biggest tease of all. Of all. OF ALL. OF ALL!!!

Back to the point I was trying to make. Because she hasn’t shied away from the fornication of her gut it has let us all feel apart of the whole process that they are going through. It has definitely changed my mind about some things. I always thought that I would never let anyone touch me while I am pregnant. I think I’ll just limit it to family when the time comes. Strangers who do that shit have BALLS. Seriously what makes people think they can go up to any pregnant woman and lay their filthy hands on them? Back OFF!! It’s too weird.

As you can probably see by now the topic of babies and kids and expanding families have been on my mind a lot lately. I am also going to say (not that I am announcing anything at all) that it has been very nice to be able to discuss this situation as a husband and wife and see where we both land. We are on the same page that is all I will say. And it feels great.

August 26, 2009

The Bennett Baby Shower

The parent's to be! (any day now, I can't wait!)

She looks so beautiful. You can't even tell she is due any day.

We let the father-to-be have the first hit on the pinata. It didn't go well. He thinks he is like strong and all buff and stuff and knocked it right off of the rope in one shot. Thanks Pickle!
This is the stash I caught my dad with after we broke the pinata.

Pickle and Little Ms. Sass having a bubble war.

The "other" grandchildren.

So we went with a cowboy theme since they are having a little buckaroo. I had so much fun making the banner and the welcome sign and all of the cute little cupcake flags. It was a lot of work but turned out to be well worth it. You can't beat cupcakes & lemonade (oh wait I hate lemonade) under a big tree on a hot August Saturday with family and friends. The H.D.B. on the banner are the initials of the currently unborn child in my sister-in-law's stomach. Oh right, that would be my nephew.

Diamond B for the Bennett's. My mom just had to get a cake even though I made 70+ cupcakes that were a frickin' hit I might add.

This was the non-spiked version.

"Flick your cigarette and kiss me..." I love that line. It's so sexy. I can't get enough of that song. If you haven't heard it (you live under a rock if you haven't) check it out, Franz Ferdinand, No You Girls Don't. I have to mention that I hate smoking for obvious reasons and very personal reasons, but I had to have a cigar in honor of the fast approaching arrival of my nephew. I am so excited.
Onslo is so funny.

The Hub!

The father-to-be and my awesome bro.

Oh that's me.

He can even make a plastic cowboy hat look good.

I'm sorry I can't look at this pic for too long. That face he is pulling out of his ass just kills me.

My bestest friend in the whole wide world.

August 25, 2009

I don’t look to this town for inspiration

No I won’t

I look to the stars

Not the celebrity type

I look to the thoughts in my head

And do my best to trust in them


-Brandy-son Zen Master Flash

August 20, 2009

Dinning Room Project and Some

So this idea just kind of flew out of my behind the other day (or a month or so ago) I knew two things, that I wanted to recycle some of the crafts and things I made from my wedding and that I wanted to update the hideous picture that once hung above our dinning table. Let me tell you about this picture. Back in the day when I was going for an “Italian” style in my kitchen I found this picture at the DI and thought it would fit in perfectly. That is until I found out that it in fact was NOT Italian but was French. Not the style I was going for. And then soon after I found that a few other pictures I had in my kitchen were ALL French. This just shows how much I know about different cultures. NOTHING! I’ve had my “Italian” style kitchen for a long time and since moving in to a smaller space I decided that I needed a Re-do, so I started with our dinning room. (When I say dinning room I mean dinning room slash craft room slash hallway.)

Let me know what you think. I’m pretty sure I’ll make a few adjustments here and there but this is pretty much the final project.



The last few weeks we have also been planning a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law for this Saturday. I am way excited about it. It won’t be your average girlie get together. To go along with all of that I have been crocheting a blanket for my new nephew (they are having a boy) as well. I’m afraid it’s not going to be finished for Saturday. Hopefully it will be done before he arrives.

ALSO!! This is something I am super excited about. My brother and sister-in-law asked me to do a pregnancy photo shoot for them. I am so honored. I hope I can do a good job. I will definitely be posting about it soon unless it doesn’t turn out.

August 17, 2009

Wall Project

I've been working on this here and there for a few weeks now. I'm so glad to finally have it finished. I was really excited to see a brown wall in our bedroom when we moved in and I've been racking my brain ever since to figure out what to do with it. I took a bunch of our old black frames and painted them white and one turquoise. Most of the pictures are from our honeymoon that I took. I am also glad to find a place for my original UGLYSHEEP art piece.



Eye Candy

So I woke up this morning tired as hell. I had a night terror last night and haven't quite recuperated from it yet (it's 5:30pm). After Ty woke me up from it I could not get back to sleep and all day I've been trying to shake it off with out any luck.

But when I came across this online today I was pleasantly surprised. Kate Spades new fall collection. Yum! I want to dress like this for work every day. My head is spinning with ideas on how to pull this off on my budget. As soon as we get our finances in line I am buying some colorful tights.