Monday, May 30, 2011

05.30.11 Two cute kids

and a cat named Chet.

05.29.11 cooking at home

Carter whipped up this healthful meal with my love for Mediterranean tastes in mind. It included: roasted brussels sprouts, chicken thighs marinated with his concoction of lemon juice, olive oil and other flavors and couscous with cukes, tomatoes, mint, lime roasted red peppers and more.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

05.24.11 Kindergarten graduate

It's hard to believe the school year is over already. This day doesn't seem like it was that long ago.

05.23.11 Joplin

This was one of the few bright spots of the day. This woman was thrilled to find a portrait of her daughters that used to hang in the hallway of their home. She and her three children survived the tornado in their basement.

Here's an interview I did with CNN earlier in the day.

05.22.11 Joplin tornado

We were in Joplin, Missouri shooting a wedding when this happened.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

05.21.11 Memorial Auditorium

The Mudbugs were there to play for a wedding and the place looked beautiful.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

05.14.11 ballet weekend

My favorite ballet mom and ballerina.

05.13.11 plate licker

plate licker, noun - One who loves the meal so much that she/he licks the plates clean. Named after the great Erin Craddock who loves her some of CRG's Indian cooking.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

05.06.11 Psyched to be painting!

She could not be more stoked about the masterpiece she created for her mama. She has always loved being artistic at my place. I'm sure the colorful walls inspire her.

Friday, May 6, 2011

05.05.11 the birthday boy

We had fun sitting on the patio of Old Chicago celebrating CRG's birthday and trying to recreate this picture I took in 2008.

Sadly, he has to wait three more weeks until he gets his surprise present from me. It's worth the wait.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

05.03.11 homemade bierock, fattoush salad and roasted veggies

Ever have that dream that you have to go back to high school for some strange reason? I have it a few times a year. If the lunches at my high school were half as good as the one I had yesterday at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, I just might consider it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

05.02.11 rally

Sadly, the ration of rally attendees to journalists was 1:1 at this event. I did photograph a larger motorcycle rally earlier in the day which was really fun for me because I got to cruise around town on one.