We had a fun filled weekend for sure. Friday night was the ward trunk or treat and being that DJ and I both serve on the committee it was a busy little night. I had purchased all the goodies to set up a little photo corner for some fun family photo's. However, when I got all my equipment together I found out that my professional flash was not reading through the sync cord, rats! I hemmed and hawed, shed some tears (I had had a seriously horrible week that involved many tears, two minor breakdowns, one major breakdown and the first temptation to seriously just run away from it all in a couple of years) put my face into a pillow and screamed then got in the car for the fun filled night. We set everything up and I just made due with a low light lens and my on board flash. We had quite the stream of little ones, scary ones, goofy ones and even some famous ones come through that night. Here are a few of the ones I caught on film:
Saturday I got up early (like 6am early) and went to my photo shoot. Raced home from that good time to get ready for the Snow girls birthday party. I went over to help Christy and then take photos of all the kids for the picture frames they were going to make. 17 kids in one house! Oy! We had a great time though and all the kids loved getting to take a picture. Cracked me up, every girl asked to see theirs and the boys were outta there faster then I could even check to make sure their eyes were open. Christy had found this super cool business, VanGo Pottery, that comes out to your event with tons of ceramic goods and a plethora of paint. She set everything up, let the kids pick from over 20 different types of ceramics and then lets them all go to town painting away. After everyone is all done she collects the goods and takes then back to her shop where they get fired off in the oven and cured. Then in a week the kids get them back. All that for only 15$ a head! The kids had such a great time and it was so much fun to watch them get so creative with it all.
Saturday night I went over to my mom's house and made a step by step guide for Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, which will be posted tomorrow. Yummer - good eats!