Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Update...LIFE - Fun Barenaked Ladies ??? WHOA!

Sooo....as in usual fashion when I get swamped blogging is the first thing I let drop. It really should not be that way but it seams to go. I would much rather let the cleaning stop and have a maid...hint hint hubby anniversary coming B hint maid good choice...good good...but seriously...

I was swamped in May in the best of ways . I was lucky enough to second shoot 3 weddings with 2 amazing photographers. First was Gail Buhler of Encore Portraits . She had two fabulous weddings with the nicest couples. Both were in churches and I was so pleased I pulled it off. Not because I don't like churches I was just REALLY worried about my light skills because almost everything I have done thus far has been with natural lighting. But I think I did it! I was please and it really did give me a boost.

The third I did was with the amaizing Julia Vandeover who has also become a dear friend. We took both our families to Telluride for this wedding and Julia has some pics posted here CLICK HERE. I will be doing my own blog post on this soon now that I know Julia had a chance to get her's up. Here is one of my favorite pics...I totally cropped it ;)
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So May was swamped and I conciously took the initative to TAKE JUNE OFF! I knew July was going to be insane with One Light and 3 or so more weddings not to mention the few portrait sessions...so I said NO to myself on anything. In usual fashion and the serendipity I am discovering is my life...my body made sure I lived up to that promise. I got SHINGLES! Yeah I didn't think that could happen to someone who is well...how do I say this nicely...my age? I mean really I know I am aging but I am still in my 30's thank you very much. So yeah that was a wake up call as the doctor said, "Most likely stress" - But but but!!! This time I was not feeling stressed! So anyways I really took the first part of this month off! I still will be working on my website (my #1 goal for this month!) and a new blog that is really incompassing all that I do.

See on the blog front... I have thought do I post about this or that? Saying to myself, "Well it is not business related should I?" I have come to the conclusion that YES I WILL!!! So expect WAY more posts. Expect fun...and a couple of little different things. My goal for the rest of the summer is NOT LET THE BLOG SLIDE. Okay now I am accountable.

Today I want to share what the family did last Saturday. You know B and I (and lil' R really) are way into music. I would say it is a MAJORITY of our lives. When we go on vacation we go see music. When we visit friends we figure out if there is a concert there for us to see or work into the visit. Many of our friends are either those we met at concerts or actually band member or what not. We don't play instruments (much to my mom's dismay after 6 years of piano) but we love music and really ahve different viewpoints on it as well. For instance I LOVE Lyrics and really cannot get into a show that is all instrumental, but B could not tell you what the words are to most of his favorite songs (he will deny this and say to me, "What are your talking about I know such and such....") but anyways. Last Saturday we went and saw an "In Store" this is where the band plays their music to a small group in usual a record store but Saturday it was done at Barnes and Noble in Boulder. The band was Barenaked Ladies. They have a new kids CD out called Snacktime. Well this instore was probably THE BEST ORGANIZED EVENT EVER. The band asked for this to be about the kids and it REALLY WAS! We got there early with wristbands (priority entry and seating) and B got a spot up front on the floor with R. I came in later with MIL (note less than 3 min later) and we got seats in the back (maybe 6 rows back). I went up and ate breakfast with B and R up front. There were kids there. Of course I had my camera ;) . Towards the start of the "first act" which was Gymboree guy and gal singing songs with the kids and blowing bubbles. They announced all adults to the back unless you are with your young child and all kids up front. They even asked the adults sitting in the first two rows of seats to give up their seats for the children! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? B left and found another place to watch and I stayed on the floor in the back row with R on my lap. The kids danced and played with the bubbles and then sat in awe as the BNL played a awesome 30 minute set. Here are a few pics:

BNR w/Kids
Bare Naked Ladies
Bare Naked Ladies

Here are a couple with R playing before. Yeah he had NO fun! ;) I love that the girl in the background has a shirt on that says cute. Totally! Yeah I planned that ;) heeehe
No Curves R

R w/ Bubbles

So it was a great family day. I saw music and captured a few pics of my favorite thing...pure fun!

Talk to you guys soon!

peace and joy love in friendship.

StacyZ

p.s. Also in the other craziness that is my life. I said take June off and the day job said, "You are going to London!" So yeah...9 days in London starting on Sunday. WHOA!

5 comments:

throwslikeagirl74 said...

BNL!?!?!?! So cool! Shingles. Not cool. So sorry. *hugs*

stacyZ said...

thank you luv! Many hugs to you! Lets meet up in late July are you free to come out and knit then? I miss ya!

Allegra said...

Wow, shingles! Ick! A friend told me about the BNL concert, sounds like fun times. Your pics as always are gorgeous. Hope to visit with you soon maybe, like August for some knitting?

stacyZ said...

Yeah we gotta meet up. I think I am free the first and last weekends in August. The 17th is R's bday if you want to come up for it! :)

Andrew said...

Sounds like things have been busy but good (except the shingles) lately. I can't wait for the workshop in a few weeks, see you then.