Just click on the picture to see it bigger... Bigger is DEFINITELY better!!!! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Adventure of the Kirby Family Christmas Card

I have taken family photos for over 20 families in the past 2 months. I've done christmas cards for the majority of them and not to toot my own horn, but they looked pretty darn good.

This is THE BEST that I could get from my own kids. (And keep in mind, I said " THE BEST").

Ringing in the Holiday... Kirby STYLE!

Click on the link below!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Let it SNOW!!!

It actually snowed!! And we got a TON of it!! Ted took the kids out and sledded and built snowmen! Jakey wasn't too fond of the cold and my camera wasn't too fond of the dark so only a few pics!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Has it been THAT long?!?!

I can't believe I haven't posted anything substantial for two weeks!! Well I can't even tell you all how busy we've been! I've been crazy busy with shoots... the christmas rush is on and everyone wants their holiday family photos (so much fun!! I love it!). I also have term papers and finals due in school, christmas shopping and oh yeah... I have a family too!

In the midst of all this I had the HONOUR of photographing the birth of my client's daughter. It was truly an amazing experience and a true test of my abilities as a professional. All in all, I was with the family for 21 hours but they really are wonderful people! Go check out my photography blog for a peek at the pics.

In addition to the holiday family shoots, I've also done 6 maternity shoots in the last 4 weeks. I think all my moms are due in the next month so I'll be busy doing newborn shoots over Christmas and into the New Year (Can't wait!).

Ash is excelling in school. We have a parent teacher interview this week (I KNOW! CRAZY!) and I can't wait to hear how well she's doing. We also went to Princess's On Ice this week and she LOVED it! I'll have pics for that up in the next couple days.

Poor Jakey... all I have to say about this little guy is that he's got this awful rash that I just can't seem to figure out. Looks like I'm going to have to take him to see Dr. D. But he's just as happy and lovey as usual! LOVE THAT BOY!

Ted is busy busy busy... he's acting at work and doing his regular job. Plus he comes home and tows the line while I edit in my office. He's getting a little worn out I think, but I'll make it up to him! Have I mentioned he's the best husband/father in the world?!?!?

Blair's team that he coaches, the University of Manitoba Bisons, won the Vanier Cup this weekend in Toronto! Congrats Blair!!!! We miss him so much and can't wait to see him at Christmas. Love you Blair!!

Daddy got in a car accident last week that wrote off his truck... argh! He's sore (smashed the back window in his truck right out with the back of his head!). But on the bright side, he's getting a new vehicle so that will be nice for him.

As if I wasn't busy enough, Ted and I are hosting Christmas dinner for my dad's family this year. YIKES! I started freaking out cause I've never done a turkey dinner, let alone for 20 people. But a client of mine talked me down and said for my first dinner, I should just cheat. She gave me lots of tips!! Thanks Linda!!

So, what I'm trying to say is... life is crazy but I promise to start posting again very soon!!
Love you all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogger's Anonymous

My name is Jillian and I am a blog stalker. So much so that I wish more of my friends/family blogged so that I would have more to read. At the moment I have about 5 that I like to read on a daily basis... but it's not enough! It's like a bad addiction... I just can't get enough of it! Help me! I need help! LOL

Really, what it comes down to, is that I just love to procrastinate and reading other people's blogs gives me an easy way to avoid editing/working. Ok... off I go to blog stalk... ur... I mean edit!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Coloring fun!

So I decided to take a chance and let Jakey join Ash in some coloring. Ugh. Big mistake.

Oh isn't this cool, I can put a color on the page... look at it turn green.

Hmmm.... I wonder.....

.... I wonder if I put this in my mouth, if my TONGUE will turn green!?!?!

YES! YES IT WILL!! My tongue turns green!! Look Mom! Take a picture of THIS!!!!

Ugh. Boys!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Two More Halloween Pics!

Ted, in his usual father-of-the-year ways, rented a Shrek costume to surprise Ashleigh! He showed up on Halloween fully decked out. Freaked both Ash and Jake right out!! LOL

But Ashleigh warmed up to it VERY quickly and was so excited that her Princess Fiona costume was going to have a life size Shrek Prop. :)

They were a big hit with all the other parents and trick-or-treaters too! What a good dad!!

Jaker the Lion! Roar!

My little man did Halloween Lion style! He was the cutest Lion EVER!!!
Don't mind some of the pictures... I was walking backwards, laughing and trying to take pictures all at one time... NOT a good idea! LOL
You'll get the jist though! :)

My Little Princess Fiona!

So Ash decided to dress up as Princess Fiona from the Shrek movie for Halloween. She LOVES Princess Fiona... or maybe I should say she is OBSESSESED with Princess Fiona. Anyways, she was pretty excited to dress up like her (even though I bought her this ADORABLE ladybug costume MONTHS ago that I was excited to see her in... but ah well!). Here's some pics of my little Princess!

Oh that angel face!

She's getting pretty sick of the camera by now... can you tell?!?! lol

And I think I will get this one blown up for her princess room... too cute!
Thanks for looking!!