The Princesses

Since Bonnie went to a friends birthday party who had Cinderella there, MONTHS ago, she has been telling everyone when she has a party she is going to have Cinderella at her party. Fortunately for me I happen to have a niece who's a dead ringer for the princess herself. When I asked Kirsta if she would be able to come and play the part my other sweet niece Austyn jumped up and said she wanted to come be a princess too. So We had both sleeping Beauty AND Cinderella at the party. They were so sweet with the other little princesses, The took a picture with each and every princess at the party, and even some of the adults too. A big thanks to my favorite nieces! Love you girls!


Last party post tomorrow, just a few of the details that I haven't posted yet!


Sugar, Sugar, Sugar

In an effort to sugar up 17 little girls I created the cutest (if I do say so myself) dessert table ever!! Pom poms courtesy of Jamie. I created the banner and cupcake toppers in photoshop. The pixie stick scepters are topped with glitter paper and ribbons. And the part I, and my children to a much greater extent, are still enjoying are the Strawberry Malt Whoppers...YUM, and pink to boot!!


I made the mistake of making about 3 times too much of this yummy stuff, but thankfully my behind was saved by those who took my extras home!!


I didn't get to taste the yummy treats but am assured that they were delicious!


The cupcakes were my favorite part of the dessert table but the girls just seemed to like the frosting. I think I threw away 10 cupcakes licked clean of frosting!!

Now that I have hopped you up on virtual sugar you should be rejuvinated to go about the rest of your day!!

Tune in Tomorrow when I feature the Prince-i. As Terry calls them, because the plural of princess is not princesses!


Guess Who's 3

We celebrated Bonnie's 3rd birthday on Monday with the biggest and bestest Princess Birthday Bash EVER!! A big part in my absence around here over the past couple weeks was the planning and executing of this party! If you have ever been to a party thrown by yours truly then you know that I have a tendency to go overboard. It can get a bit ridiculous. I LOVE throwing parties and would have one ever other month if we could afford it. Bonnie's party was no different. After attending a princess party for a friend from church Bonnie exclaimed that she would be having a Princess Party too. And a Princess Party was had in the grandest of ways I know. In an effort to make it look like my blog is fresh with recent postings I will break up the party in to sections. The fact that Candace came to be the photographer and blew through an 8gig memory card may have given me some work to do on editing but I'll get through it! First up...the invites that were hand delivered by Bonnie herself and a little help from Colby!


Stop in tomorrow when I'll show you the details of the dessert table and table settings!


Crazy Busy=No Blogging

So much to do, not enough time to do it. I want to blog...I NEED to blog but life has gotten in the way. Don't abandon me yet! I will be back next week...hopefully!


If you post it they will come!

I have found that statement to be very true. My stats drop like Obama's poll numbers when I am not posting regularly. It has been such a busy few weeks around here. Here's what I've been up to this week...in bullet points, because I think bullets point look real official and make it seem like thinks are more important than they really are.

  • Photographed my 6th (and WEIRDEST) wedding in 6 weeks.

  • Designed, ordered, received and hand delivered invites for Bonnie's Party.

  • Planned and shopped for party supplies...the food table is gonna ROCK!!

  • Planned a primary lesson.

  • Made cupcakes for primary class

  • Scrubbed down entire house only to have it become a complete disaster an hour later.

Here are a few things that I had planned this week that just didn't get done...again in bullet points because I love them.

  • Washed, folded and put away all the laundry.

  • Blogged my Thankful Thursday and 10 on Tuesday.

  • Practiced piano with Colby.

  • Sent out e-mails with the details for our mini-sessions.

  • Made bread.

  • Cooked dinner.
  • Booked the last of our mini sessions. (grab up the last spots for your chance and half off)

In other news, the Colbster lost his first tooth, he's pretty cute with that hole in his mouth!

10.15.10 A member of the club!


Mini Sessions

We have a few spots available left for our mini sessions and we want them filled so we are having a drawing... Book by the 18th and enter to win HALF OFF YOUR MINI SESSION. Refer a friend and get a FREE 16x20 and an EXTRA entry for half off your session.



Celebrating Aunt Annie


As I mentioned in my last T on T post my Aunt Annie passed away last week. I had the opportunity to drove down to Southern California with my parents and sister to go to her funeral. It was so wonderful. The flowers were amazing.


Annie was an amazing quilter. The family had collected quilt that she had made throughout the years and had them on display. I wish I had gotten a picture of it my my cousin's 12 year old son was over lovin on one of the quilts hanging up, it was so sweet.


It was good to see lots of family, I took more of a voyeuristic approach to getting the shots because no one wanted to have their picture taken!


Annie had requested that she wanted Balloons and Peanut M&M's (because they have protein) at her funeral, I would call it more of a celebration of Life though. All 5 of Annie's children spoke during the service each of them talking about a different gospel principle that she exemplified. At the gravesite the grave was dedicated and then we did a balloon release, it was beautiful The sun was at the perfect spot to just light up the balloons as the went up.


It was great to see everyone and celebrate the life of an exceptional woman.



10 on Tuesday

1. My Aunt Annie passed away this morning. She was an amazing woman and I am so sad that I didn't get to spend more time with her. She entered the hospital a few weeks ago on Sept. 8th and was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumor. I am so bad at expressing my feelings when they are grief or sorrow but I just want to express how much she was loved and will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to the Forston's and hope you may all do the same for my family in this difficult time.

2. Chocolate is my best friend and my worst enemy all at the same time. It's like the abusive boyfriend you just can't leave because you love him! (sorry if that was offensive to anyone!!)

3. There was a time in my life when I loved a completely quiet peaceful home. I find lately though, I need to have that constant chatter of radio or audio book. I think I don't like to be alone with myself because I'm not happy with the person I am right now (wow, that's awfully deep for a 10 on Tuesday post) I need to start enjoying the silence again! I need to find peace, maybe my boyfriends Dove & Gheridelli can help me with that, probably not though! (Honestly I think they are making things worse!!)

4. So many of you may know that I have been shooting weddings like CRAZY. I have been working with Candace Simpson of Elegant Images. She is amazing and I am learning so much. Because of insurance reasons I can't post my images here on the blog but if you are interested I have them posted in a secure place and I will give you my password, just leave me a comment and I'll e-mail ya!!

5. So since you just read about the weddings I have been shooting I have found that it's time to make some changes in my gear bag if I am going to continue doing these weddings. I would love to keep this lens but it just doesn't meet my needs for weddings, it is a great everyday lens but I am finding I am needing more specialty lenses and since the bank account is looking pretty grim these days I am going to sell my 24-105mm f4.0 lens. This lens new retails for $1100, I am only asking $850 for it. It has been a really good lens for me and It will be sorely missed. It just came back from canon with a complete tune up and cleaning. These is some normal wear and tear on the lens hood, I keep it on my lens at all times, If I'm not using it as a hood, it is on backwards as protection!! If you are interested e-mail me kristinconkphotography@cox.net


6. I just did a photo shoot with that lens. One of my former Young Women's leaders called me and asked me if I would come take pictures of her young women. It was one of the FUNNEST shoots I have ever done! I will post some of the pics when I get them edited...what made it so fun? Well, lets just say there were some GIANT balloons involved!!

7. Those balloons are now residing downstairs tied to my banister. My kids are going to FREAK in the morning. I'm thinking I may need to do a birthday shoot with the Bonnie and said balloons.

8. I am now accepting credit cards with the help of this little dongle thinger that plugs into my iPad. Just one little swipe and boom! Loving it!
10.03.10 Charge It BABY!!

9. I need to find a good pair of jeans that won't make me flash people when I sit on the floor to take pictures. I have much to much junk in the trunk for low rise jeans but mom jeans are just UGLY. Got any suggestions?

10. I need a bowl of cereal so I'm gonna call it a night! Loves!


September project:365 Recap

It's been a crappy day. The End.