first off, last night my sister and their men came by for nibbles and laughs. i have to say, when the polleti women get together it is always-without-a-doubt...fun and interesting!!! we feel so blessed to be able to spend so much time here. leaving florida is never easy, but after adjusting, we do make wonderful memories while we are here. what a great weekend!!!
today, my sister and i went to visit grandpa, adore him, for a while. ate some fried chicken, listened to some gaither brothers (he's into church music this week), and listened to war stories.
afterward, we drove by an antique store that has been calling heather's name for a few a years. so, we decided to take a peek (for no more than 15 minutes) and it was DIVINE. filled to the brim with trinkets, tins, signs, flour sacks, silver, music, books, lace doilies, vintage pepsi-cola bottles (the real ones), old mason jars, beveled mirrors, jewels...
heather is lovin' on this chair and the black and white checked floor made me happy!
...TWO hours later and our purses a few bucks lighter, we headed home.
i was on a vintage-treasure-finding high as we drove home. quickly, heather and i called people to share our excitement over our purchases which were for me...
circa 1940 and 1950 handmade hankies. yes, i said hankies. they are beautiful and when i take them out of hiding (they are currently hiding safely in my stow & go...HOLLA...great perk of the town and country mini-van!!!!!) i'm pretty sure i will be tucking one in peyton's new school bag...a little reminder of home and a soft place to wipe her little nose if she needs it. why not? back in the day...men and women alike used hankies instead of tissue! so kathleen kelly (you've got mail...watch it if you haven't. you'll see what i mean:)
i also scored an old recipe book compiled by a bunch of women who attended the same church in 1946...the cover is linen and worn and it is filled with lots of goodies i want to try and make.
lastly, i found an old, old, old silver plated butter dish, an english sugar bowl with a scuttle. it is beautiful and different and i was told by the shop lady that it was originally 15 pounds...she had me at 'pounds!' i spent mere pennies for it.
what a great day!
however, it was rivaled only by the AWESOME families i photographed this weekend. they were equally divine and i am still amazed at how much fun i had. one of the things that i love about my new gig...is meeting new people. talking to strangers to make meeting arrangements, answer questions about clothing, times, dates,...
and let's face it...photo shoots are exciting!!! dressing up, make-up, hair,...it's like prom but without the curfews, wrist corsages, and a 10 car caravan. it's nice to be the center of attention for a minute. capturing moments of life. they are frozen in time. i think that's pretty darn cool!
i tell them i can't wait to meet to them which is soooo true and then it happens...i become a tad nervous before each shoot at which point a) i call my fellow photog bestie and before i even say a word, she answers, "you're gonna rock it, baby! i know it. you're gonna rock it out!" b) i can't reach my fellow photog bestie and i decide to chant those same sentiments to myself. c) i blare some feel good song and start singing it at the top of my voice (it helps people). d) i think to myself..."how bad can i really mess it up!??" i answer back..."probably pretty bad, but do your best anyway!" (cracking up)
i can't thank troy and his girls enough for letting me take some beautiful pictures yesterday...
thank you to my lovely assistant and sister, heather, for helping me! you rock! xoxo
kaitlyn, raquel, and taylor...you girls are amazing. beautiful inside and out.
angie, sophia, and jay are next and to say this was anything less than an adventure would be a major understatement. we did these at my house. with my kids inside wanting to come out and play. they screamed only..the entire hour i was shooting. "mommy, i want a photoshoot!!!!" (sobbing, tears, screams) yes, it was great!
angie and i are old friends and i love her family so much. we had a great time and even had a chance to let the kiddies play afterward!!! such a sweet and beautiful family!
on another note: peyton has decided on a few costumes halloween. i informed her that she has about a week to decide on one costume, but she was good about just keeping her list down to a few goodies...
marie antoinette (yes, you read it correctly)
and a witch with fairy wings!!!!
i love her so much. she just makes me laugh.
batman with a sword!
a couple of pics from evergreen. becks is a tad scared in the one, i think he heard a noise, but i love how he holds peyton's hand to make himself feel better!