Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Impromptu Photos Shoots and Leg Hangs

 I shot a wedding the other day and rented a great lens for it.  Because I didn't want said awesome lens to go to waste I made Porter come out for an impromptu photo shoot with me last Sunday.  We went up to Westminster College campus and took these.  I think they turned out pretty well considering I set up the shot and took the pics via remote (a fabulous christmas present from the hubster ).  Porter really likes candid shots instead of posed ones.  So I try to set up moments where we can be in a nice position to have a candid moment, wink, wink.  It's not posing, I promise.  At least he believes it's not, so that is a win!

The snow made it so bright.  After this picture I think we were both a little snow blind.
 In other pole dancing news: I can finally do leg hangs!  I went to a class the other night with a fabulous teacher and ended up having a private session.  Classes where I am the only one scare me because all the attention is on you, which a wonderful thing and an intimidating thing all at the same time.  But she was fabulous and took a lot of time with me to help me find the correct position.  By the end of the night, I was doing them all by myself.  A leg hand is where you hang by one leg and the skin of your stomach and a little arm pit.  It hurts like a mother!  But it is so worth it to conquer such a hard and beautiful move.  I've been wanting to do this one for about six months now.  Hurray for small victories!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


We celebrated our Grandma Bea's birthday in early February.  It was so fun to see her and all the family.  I LOVE spending time with all of them.  I also LOVE red velvet cake.  And because her birthday was so close to Valentine's Day I decided to make her a birthday cake of red velvet cupcakes.  She LOVED it as did everyone else, especially me!  I had seconds, and didn't regret a single crumb.  It was the last family gathering at her home as her life situation is changing and she is moving.  It was definitely a bitter-sweet gathering.  We helped move many of her belongings.  She gave us a bunch of food storage.  We are all prepared for the zombie apocalypse, just fyi.
 The cousins or more affectionately the FAMBAM.  I LOVE them.
This was the most awesome mountain man I found at Costco.  I asked to have my picture taken with him.  He told me he was 723 months old. I wish I could remember his name because it quite epic, but alas it was long and he said it very fast.  I LOVE the antlers coming out of his hat.
 The poodles threw this together for V-Day.  I must say, I went through a lot of dog treats that day.  I just can't get enough poodle kisses!  I LOVE my babies!!!
 This is me and my LOVE at the New Yorker for Valentine's Day.  We put on some fabulous clothes and got all swanky for our night on the town.  He even had us use the valet service so I didn't have to walk very far in the cold.  Seriously, I married such a gentleman, and totally a Hotty McHot Pants!  
 We dined on lobster.  It was delicious, however, I have never had the entire lobster brought to me.  Usually I just get the tail, you know the other two times I've had lobster in my life.  I didn't like all the legs and eyeballs and guts and stuff.  I had to pull all the meat out and get rid of the shell.  Creepy!!!  And I felt so bad, all I could think of was the little guys getting steamed to death so that I could have dinner.  So, was it delicious and so so soooo yummy?  Yes!  Will I get whole lobster again, probably not.  Porter did LOVE his lobster though.  And we had a grand evening out.  Hurray for LOVE.
I know many people dislike V-Day.  Some people think its silly to get all excited about one day and that we should just show love all the time.  Well, I agree.  We should show love all the time, however it's important to get excited and celebrate your love every once in a while.  It's nice to make it special.  Now, I don't care if Porter takes us out to fancy restaurants, I mean it's nice and I'm not complaining, but the fact that he remembered and made reservations, and told me to get dressed up made it fun.  I really would be fine if he was like, "Baby, we're going to Noodles!"  But I think it's important in relationships to have special days and times where you do stuff to celebrate your LOVE.  Relationships are hard.  Marriage is hard.  And man, if you can work together to put each other first and work through all the hoopla that we call life, and still like each other at the end of the day I think that is definitely something worth celebrating!  I love LOVE!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pin-up Photo Shoot

For a Valentine's present for Porter I went to a Pin-up Party Photo night and took some photos.  Here are some of our favorites.  LockBox Studios does fun Girls night parties once a month, you should totally go check them out!