Archive for 2008

I Found Some Color

December 31, 2008

The leaves on this tree caught my eye while walking in the park the past two days – lovely yellow color in a white & brown winter landscape. So, I stopped to get the shot and my dog, Mully, leaps into the front seat and honks the horn at me. I thought, no problem, and then she lays on the horn and doesn’t stop until I get back into the car. I have to remember to take the keys out when the dogs are in the car. I was doing an engagement session this spring and after the couple’s dog had appeared in a couple of photos with them, they put her back in the car. When we moved to the next location, they found their dog had locked them out!

Yellow leaves picture.

Yellow leaves picture.

Second Stage of Christmas

December 26, 2008

The last few days were spent in Iowa City with more celebrating of Christmas and Nic’s 11th birthday. Here are a few of my favorite images – we are blessed to have had our family together for this much time and have laughed and laughed. The weather wasn’t the best but everybody has had safe driving, so far.

We all went to church on Christmas Eve (we filled an entire pew) and came home to Dawn’s delicious lasagna which had been already baking in the oven. We chose two different movies to go to yesterday – Marley and Me and Benjamin Button. Did you know that movie is THREE hours long? I’m glad I chose Marley & Me – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house and it made me regret saying all those bad things about poor Mully.

Nic is Eleven picture

Nic is Eleven

Erin & Jason picture

Jason picture


Christmas ham picture

Christmas ham picture

Christmas Presents picture








Christmas in Stages

December 23, 2008

This is the first of our Christmas celebration. This past weekend the whole family was together for a brief, 24-hour period. Tomorrow we will join the girls and their families in Iowa City for more partying. So, this afternoon I have a little time to finish up a couple of incomplete photo orders but I want to share a few of our photos first. The girls and their ballet show was a blast after our group photo.




Kelby in the Cherub Choir

December 18, 2008

It is SO fun to be able to add these big, beautiful photos to my blog. This is a shot from last week’s Christmas program in Iowa City. It was eventful, to say the least.


Website Update

December 17, 2008

Yeah – is working again. I still have to transfer galleries and create web pages 😉 I had no idea how complicated it was to transfer a domain name OR that I didn’t really need to do it. Oh well, I learned more in the process.

BTW – my email address is changing to

Now, if I could just decide on which Blackberry/smartphone to buy? Anybody have any suggestions? At this point, I’m learning towards a Blackberry Curve. My Verizon store still doesn’t have the Storm as there have been some bugs and updates to fix and I wasn’t very fond of my son’s when I got to try it out. I would totally choose an iPhone if AT&T had decent service where I live.

New Blog and Website Coming

December 15, 2008

Please bear with me – it’s a crazy time to be doing this but I’m in the process of switching to a new web hosting company and my blog will be located at the same address. Meanwhile, is not functioning but VERY soon I will have a new, beautiful blog.

Thanks for your patience!

Hello world!

December 10, 2008

This is the location of my new blog – a step at a time!

Look at these Seniors!

November 23, 2008

Wow, I’ve had fun working with some seniors lately. Since I’m kind of behind on this, I’m going to show the last ones to you all on one date. Not to minimize them, but just to get these great faces out there!

First comes Heather from Stockton:

Then there’s Josh from Freeport High School. He has such a great face; very expressive.

And just finished Halley today:

Sunrise over Lake Havasu

November 11, 2008

Sunrise over Lake Havasu
Originally uploaded by NmB Photography

Let’s see, this was last Saturday morning of our vacation week. I had just photographed the Grand Canyon at sunrise on Friday morning. but this was a MUCH, much warmer project. I took many photos up there, too, but I have too many backed up photography projects right now. I’ll post more later, though.

Gosh, it was wonderful to see my extended family for my sister’s 50th anniversary celebration!

Preparing for Vacation

November 2, 2008

OK, I am going to finally blog about Weight Watchers. Not very photography related except that losing weight makes me a better one – being able to bend, squat, jump up and down off of stools, etc. are all easier without so much weight holding me down.

Weight Watcher’s has an amazing set of e-tools which makes points calculating a snap. I’m utilizing the Tools for Living by creating a strategy for maintaining my 15 pound weight loss while on vacation. I’ve just been to the store, mostly to buy my favorite Ego whole wheat waffles, but also to purchase healthy snacks that I can take with me so I will be ready when I need them. I’m taking Pringles Stix that my friend Jeanne told me about – they are a two point snack and really yummy. I’m also taking single servings of light microwave popcorn, apples and 3 pt granola bars.

This is a birthday gift from my two girls and families and I spent quite a while yesterday figuring out how it works and downloading some music to pump me up when I’m out walking. It’s the Nike + iPod sensor kit. The sensor tracks your run, then sends the data to your iPod.
As you run, your iPod tells you your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. And it gives you feedback at the halfway point and in the final lead-up to your goal. You can also see the details of your workout on your iPod.

I can’t wait to try it out this afternoon – amazing to me that I’m even saying that! Mind you, I’m not to the running stage yet so I also loaded a podcast called Couch to 5K – that’s pretty much my speed right now. My girls have been super supportive during this first six weeks with Weight Watchers and I think that’s so incredibly sweet of them.