Friday, October 13, 2006

Lots to post today! =)

Well, Miss Tina has tagged me to list 5 weird things about myself. =) It's hard to list them because I know I have a ton of odd things that I do, but I think it's normal KWIM? I'm sure you all will think I really need therapy after you read them! LOL!!

1. I vaccum my house every Wednesdays and Sundays! It never fails...it has to be those days. And if for some reason I don't do it....I feel weird about it. LOL!!

2. I honestly think that I can sing! You all have seen those people on American Idol that try out and the judges have this complete dumb-founded look on their face like "what on earth are they smokin"?" That's me....I sound good to myself but to others, I sound like a bandsaw! =)

3. I cannot...I stress cannot sleep with socks on! =)

4. I'm a list maker freak....I write to-do lists all the time...I write a to-do list to write a to-do list! LOL!!

5. I LOVE peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwichs! Hmm Hmm GOOD! =)

So, now you guys know I'm a complusive/obessive person! Please send money to my paypal account so I can afford to go to a doctor and get some help! LOL!! =)

Now...hmmm, who am I going to tag? I think:
Frederique
Alisha
Jennifer
Amy
Julie

Now, I can't post without posting photos! =) We got Gracie's Sam Squaredance skirt in the mail the other day and I LOVE it! I want one.....I picture myself vaccuming on Wednesdays and Sundays wearing it! LOL!! Just call me Mrs. Cleaver! =)

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And...drumroll please! All you guys that asked for a self-portrait about a decade ago (ok,maybe not that long)...well here ya go! The best I can do...it's hard to set up and do all that stuff and then run in front of the camera! =)

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And of course...Gracie got in on the action! =)

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Notice how SMALL they are....HEE-HEE! =)

Everyone have a wonderful weekend! =)
Bren

38 Comments:

Anonymous frederique said...

Ha, brenda, I love the pictures of you and miss G. How did you manage to get focus? All my attempts were blurry. What f-stop did you use?
Oh and thanks for...tagging me..and for your comment on my blog!!!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Tracey Kendall said...

these are so amazing. I love that shirt and the colour is perfect. love the picture of you and the one and only Miss Gracie. Never can get enough of seeing your work. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us all.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

thanks for the photos!! love the one of you and gracie kissing... love your work!!!!!!!!!!!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Kathy P said...

i'm luvin' that skirt too! too cute!
i'm curious about the self portrait shot too? mine are usually blurry as well!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Hi Brenda...just wondering if you can share how you set-up your backgrounds. your white and black backgrounds always look so good. i am wondering what they look like before you ps them and what you do in ps to get the so black/white. Any help for this newbie would be appreciated.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Tori Faulkner said...

Brenda...are you joking me? YOU ARE STUNNING!!!! Now I can see you..What a great group of photos..I love them...

3:03 PM  
Blogger Phoenixdoula said...

Brenda
Did you order directly through the Sam Squaredance website, or did you order through that ebay seller listed on ILP? I want one, but not a rainbow one, trying to figure out where is the best (read: cheapest) place to get one.

Jeanette
http://crunchyphotoblog.blogsome.com

3:28 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh my gosh. How cute are you Brenda. Glad to finally see your face.
I can see where Gracie gets her looks.

3:40 PM  
Blogger amy m said...

Love the interesting facts about you. I wouldn't say you are OCD at all. Just a little eccentric...HA! You're absolutely beautiful and your gracie looks so much like you. I should have already known what you looked like. Of course it's so nice to put a face with your photos.

Not sure if you tagged me since I know there is another amy that comments, but I will take it as me and answer away.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Brenda your pictures are wonderful as ever! Thanks for everything. If you allow me to tell you, you look like Angelina Jolie on that picture! whats the word? wholesomely sultry! love it. Miss Gracie is gorgeous, as usual.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Love, LOVE, the pics of you and Gracie. I tried a maternity self portrait the other day and I pale in comparison. It's hard to focus, pose and click in front of the camera!!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Kate Thaete said...

*cat call* hot stuff!! ;)

thanks for indulging us!!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

lol, I LOVE pbj&b sandwhiches too! yumm....

Great pictures, fun blog today!!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous maggie Holmes said...

love these - you are so cute!!
i am also wondering about your self-portrait tips and about your black and white backgrounds. what are you using? they look great!!! thanks!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger jsbebe said...

Your blog is so fun! I LOVE that skirt! Where did you get it! It's great!! Your pictures are so great and I am super greatful that you share them with all of us!
sharon

7:52 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

i am loving the photos of you and little miss gracie! it's so nice to put a face with your work. :) i can see where gracie gets her cuteness! gracie's skirt is too fun!! and...i'm with the other amy...not sure which one of us you tagged, but we'll both play along, just for fun. :)

8:09 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Love your pics and reading your funny quirks. I've got to add mine to my blog and tag some people. I'm a little out of sorts as we just tried to get my husbands whole side of the family's pictures taken - and Savannah was HORRIBLE! I put her in the car, buckled up, and lectured her the whole way home about ruining the family pictures. I HATE getting my pictures taken - but you look great!!!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

you look totally different to how I imagined! Im not sure what I pictured you to look like but its the opposite of what you do, you look great by the way :-)

Oh and I cant sleep with my socks on either! why is that!?!

4:53 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Nice to see you! LOVE the skirt - I gotsta get me one of them!!!

I love the shot of you and Gracie facing the camera - you pull the exact same face! ;)

7:45 AM  
Blogger tara said...

you are gorgeous!
wow!!! i see where your dd gets her cuteness!
love love love it!
thanks for sharing!
t

9:16 AM  
Blogger D.Lauren said...

Just love these...I always do! Your photos just make me smile. I'm having a better day if I see new photos from you. Oh...and I can't sleep w/socks on either.lol.

3:49 PM  
Blogger D.Lauren said...

Oh...gosh, forgot to add...thanks so much for that help!!! You're the greatest Brenda!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Lanne said...

can not beleive you managed to get that photo of you and G - HOW COOL!

Love the skirt.. super fun!

I dont think your crazy..sadly it was a lil mirror like for me..LOL. I used to clean our house top to bottom on a Thursday night. and then pick up and bathrooms on Sunday night. (this way.. I would get up and go to work friday and come home to a perfect house for the weeekend. :) no jobs! and looking good if anyone dropped in. Now I clean Wednesdays and Sundays (most days in between) and vac at least twice a week (I am cutting back from daily)

6:16 PM  
Blogger AnneMarie said...

the one of you 2 kissing is adorable! I just love it!!!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Brenda, You're gorgeous!!!

8:33 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

i don't know why you're so shy about sharing pics of you - you're really pretty, girl!

you gotta share where you got the skirt..you KNOW i need one for ally now. ;)

are you tagging ME?? not sure if there's another amy wandering about here ;)

9:03 PM  
Blogger samcousins said...

AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!
I must have missed where you got the skirt...but i have got to get one. Can you let me know???
thanks!
sam

10:21 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

You COMPLETELY crack me up!!!!!!! See how small they are...ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):)

You are just too BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I see where Gracie gets her personality from:)

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:43 AM  
Blogger Julie C Butler said...

These pictures are gorgeous! I love the skirt too ~ but have no one to put it on!!! I only have a DS and nephews (don't think they would be to happy about the skirt)!
It's so nice to put a face to you Brenda! You are gorgeous.. Love your self shots! That is great that you could get some of you and Gracie. They really turned out great!
I think it was me that you tagged!!! I will play ~ this was a fun Post...

Look forward to seing more of your work! I hope for new stuff everyday (You inspire me ~ I am sure I am not the only one)

Talk later

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Wow...a friend linked your blog to me to check out your amazing photography and she was SO right! Awesome pictures! Love your blog! ;)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

OK...SEEEEEE how RETARDED I am...ROFLMAO!!!!!!!! I see you 'TAGGED ME'...haha!!! GREAT!!!!!!!!:):):) Well I better start thinking:):)

By the way....I hope you're feeling better!!!! :(

1:59 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you so much everyone! You guys are the greatest! =)

Hopefully you all won't think I'm completely off my rocker and stuff....as Amy put it...eccentric is a nice word! =) LOL!!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

I'm a list freak too!!!

And you are such a cutie! I see where Gracie gets that cuteness from. Well I am sure dad is cute too...haha, but I haven't seen him.

How do you take pics with glasses? I couldn't do that. LOL!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Terry McKaig said...

Brenda,
I LOVE seeing the pics of you and your daughter. Having a face with a name is nice! I also was wondering how you were doing, missing your comments! I hope you are feeling better and I love your blog. Your writing is very down to earth....I love that! Thank you for the inspiration that you give to me and so many photographers. You are a blessing.
Terry

3:47 PM  
Blogger lambie-pie said...

You look like Jennifer Garner, defined arms and all!
lambie-pie.blogspot.com

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Nadia said...

Had to edit my comment. I mean how do actually see and look through the camera eye piece to take the pics while wearing glasses. Kind of sounded like I didn't know why you wearing glasses for your self-portraits. LOL! Didn't mean that.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Nadia...LOL!! I know what you meant...I actually take them off, I can't do it. It's a surprise that I get anything decent at all...when I went to the eye doctor she pretty much laughed at me and asked me how on earth I functioned everyday...my eyes are really bad. =( And I refuse to wear contacts...they freak me out! LOL!

Lambie,
OK...you're the 3rd person that has said that...that's so cool! I wish I could kick some butt like she can though! =)

Terry,
Thank you so much...that was awfully sweet too say! =)

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Love your self portraits.. beautifully done..

7:52 PM  

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