Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cover Model?!!!

Here it is!!! I'm so excited and happy with the cover and dining room story. It was so fun to be photographed for the cover - a makeup artist, outfit changes, my Stella & Dot jewelry, lights, and cameras!

They did such a wonderful job highlighting the different details that pulled the entire space together. The damask plates and black lamps were the inspiration for the transformation - that was just the beginning.

Some other must haves were a wall plate display and artwork from my mom - the perfect personal touch! If you like what you see and you'd like to read the entire article then you can do so here - http://www.hendrickscomag.com. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Hoppenings

We didn't have any special plans for the day beyond our normal attendance to church, but the day turned out to be full of love, family, and joy! We went to church and then spontaneously called my parents to see if we could all meet up for lunch. We were able to do so and enjoyed each other outside of work and the other hubub that keeps us so busy.

The kids were so excited to have an Easter Egg Hunt so after lunch we came home and had our own hunt in the backyard. Wyatt was quick to fill his basket (10 was the limit!) and then quickly helped Amelia find the rest. So fun to see them excited, but to also remember the real reason we are celebrating this holiday today! Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Shooting the Photo Shoot

So, yesterday was the big day when the photographer came over and took the photos for the upcoming May/June local magazine issue. All went as planned and I was happy to have every detail complete (I was literally placing the napkin on the last plate while Amelia opened the door for the photographer).

He was in and out pretty quickly and I really didn't have to prep him on much - he is a professional after all.

I did warn him that the apples in the bowl on top of the buffet were stylized the way I wanted them, but that Wyatt wanted the apple to the right to sit on top and make a pyramid - he has been adamant about this for the last two weeks. We were going to have to work together on this in case Wyatt caught us! Amelia hung out with me and asked the photographer how many big kids, little kids, etc that he had - Amelia always has a long list of questions for anyone and everyone. Wyatt played the Wii, but happened to pop his head out just as we were saying our goodbye's to the photographer in the entryway. Wouldn't you know that he didn't even say "hi" to the photographer, but immediately asked him why the apple wasn't on top like it was supposed to be. Being the nice photographer that he was he told Wyatt that he had to move it - whew, he took the fall for me!!!!

I'm excited to see what photos they use for the article and can't wait to share it with you. In the meantime, I will take some shots of the space so that you are able to see the final reveal prior to the magazine articles publication.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break - Really?

This week is Spring Break for Wyatt so we decided to all go to a Pacer's game together since we aren't able to get away for an official vacation. This was Wyatt's second game in one week and mom catalogued his first outing here. You'll want to check it out!

It was great for us all to do something fun together and see the kids excitement when we bumped into one of the mascots named Bowser.

Bowser tried pulling off Wyatt's Titans jersey and in doing so scared Amelia really good! Wyatt had no problem holding his ground and was all smiles through the whole fun adventure.

Wyatt loves to color and made sure to make a "poster" earlier in the day to take along with us - here they are sporting it for us! And yes, Amelia was either eating, drinking, or dancing the entire game. It is hard for her to sit still and luckily our seats were in the first row of an upper section so we didn't have anyone in front of us for Amelia to continually bump into!

Whew - here we are at the end of the night. Ready to go home, but so thankful we were able to enjoy some fun family time together with the kids.