May 31, 2011

Souris Valley Photography Club: May

Our photography group met again this month to finish watching the second half of the Jay Maisel video and to share our top three photos for the theme: BLACK & WHITE.
Here are my submissions!


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Coco is on the MOVE!

May 30, 2011

May 29, 2011

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A lovely TEA PARTY shower for the sweetest friend.  It was so nice to celebrate Kendra today as she gets ready to marry Kevin (in July).  I have known Kendra for almost 10 years and in the past few we have grown to be good friends.  I look forward to their summer wedding...just weeks away.

Here's a handful of photos from the event...it was so fun to capture all the unique ways guests like to hold their tea cups!

May 28, 2011

Souris Valley Photography Club Spring Photo Walk



Our first Photo Walk as a club was so much FUN!  We had a touch of clouds, rain and sun...covered all the aspects of spring weather in this small town.  We plan on submitting our work as a club to the Town of Oxbow to use for tourism, brochures, ads, websites, etc.  You can check out a cool video look at our walk on Jason's blog.  Here's a peek at the images I captured.

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The big day has arrived...Scarlett's dance recital.  Her class danced to Puff The Magic Dragon.  Her class did so well, magnificent performance!

Merceded, Sadie & Scarlett were all smiles after their performance.
So proud of Scarlett and her performance at recital tonight.  I am amazed at her confidence on stage.  I let her decide how long we would stay to watch the rest of the show...it was so well done, like going to a city ballet.  She made it to the third last performance and then my little ballerina couldn't keep her eyes open.

May 27, 2011

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Full dress rehearsal today for Scarlett.  Snapped this of all the little ballerinas were lined up to go on stage.

May 26, 2011

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Scarlett is so excited for her dance recital this weekend.  Today was dance practice on stage...love watching her dance!

May 25, 2011

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Found this treat (from our trip to the US) in my purse that hit the spot on the first of four days of consecutive days of driving to Estevan for dance before Saturday's recital.

May 24, 2011

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Scarlett at her Tuesday afternoon baseball practice.

May 23, 2011

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Tonight we celebrated coming together to support a wonderful friend!  The three of us {photographers} collaborated during the Fight For Fonstad Foto Shoots and it was great to get together with Jocelyn, Jason and their families for a BBQ.
We just had to snap a few cheesy shots...we're photographers afterall!
 It was so nice of Megan's daughters, Kaybree & Olivia (below) and husband James to join us this evening.  We look forward to next time when Megan is feeling 100% to join us too!

May 22, 2011

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When a friend suggested this book, I thought I'd try it on our trip...well I couldn't put it down!!!  This book is changing my life page by page.  Who knew Kelly Cutrone (a fashion publicist who started her career in NYC) could define things so clearly for me and be so relate-able!

May 21, 2011

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The U2 Concert in Denver tonight was EPIC for me!
I remember standing there memorizing the moment...just something I will never forget, aweinspiring.  Being able to share this with two great friends & Cory was so special.  U2 is my favorite band and this concert just went to #1 in my list of top concerts I've been to (U2 Popmart just got bumped to the #2 spot).

Before the concert, our friends Scott & Rachelle arranged for a limo to take us downtown to The Capital Grille restaurant where we celebrated Rachelle's birthday.  
 Every song was magnificent...my favorite of the night was 'Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own'.
A quick photo of my hot pink kitten heels from Obviously Chic at the concert.
 After the concert we headed to a pub to finish off this amazing evening...during our walk we came across this yarn bombing art, I had to snap a photo for my friend Dee-Ann!

May 20, 2011

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Landed safely in Denver this morning.  Our gracious friends Rachelle & Scott, picked us up from the airport, we did some shopping & lunch all while catching up, it's been 5 years since we saw these guys.  Met their adorable daughter Charlize (really made me miss our own kiddos).  She is great, such a little lady.  Rachelle & I went for a quick pedi followed by a visit to the market grocery store, where I zonned in on some artichoke photos.  Scott smoked ribs for supper and we dined and visited into the night.

May 19, 2011

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Tonight after work, we dropped off the kids with my parents and jetted off on a trip, just the two of us. We began our weekend with dinner in Minot, ND...asking for a table for TWO was very unusual for us.  We had a relaxing time and headed to our hotel after to realize they had upgraded us to their presidential suite.  In the morning we're off to Denver, CO.

May 18, 2011

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Scarlett all dressed up in her recital costume for portraits.  I couldn't help but gush at how adorable she looks!
 Dancing friends: Sadie, Scarlett & Mercedes

May 17, 2011

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Second photoshoot at Obviously Chic today.  I'm excited to work with them on photographing items for their new website set to launch very soon.  Today I spent the day setting up and taking shots of jewelry & purses...a girls dream.

May 16, 2011

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I stumbled upon these blooming buds today...lovely!

May 14, 2011

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Another installment of Mom dressing the kids the same...their ducky pjs are so cute!

May 13, 2011

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Went out for an ice cream treat this Friday evening.

May 12, 2011

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Scarlett's Pre-K Graduation today...so proud of her!

May 11, 2011

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WATER!  There are many affected by the massive amounts of water in the area...we're thinking of those affected by the nearby flooding.

May 10, 2011

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Briefly visited Ace's school today and captured him off to computer class.

May 07, 2011

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Had a fabulous time at the Scrap Away Retreat put on by sisters Missy & Lachalle this weekend.  Cory took the kids for down to Minot so I was able to have some time to myself and craft the hours away.

Check out the sweets table...yum!
This is the second annual retreat...already looking forward to next year.
My favorite childhood candy.
Such a cute paper flower arrangement made by Lachalle.
Crafted this Mother's Day card to give away to a special Mom tomorrow.

May 06, 2011

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Spent the day photographing the lovely wedding of Adam & Alanna in Regina.  It was a classy event held at the Floral Conservatory where they were surrounded by these beautiful hydrangea flowers.

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