Posts Tagged ‘austin

01
Sep
08

Hanging out in Austin

In a nut shell – my mom and I drove 10 hours yesterday, only to make it as far as College Station (home of Texas A&M).  I had already reserved three nights at the Radisson in Austin, so I had to call and cancel last night just because of crap traffic with the entire southern State of Lousiana evacuating.  Around 1.9 million people to be exact – or at least that’s the count they’ve given on national news – biggest evac ever for Louisiana I think…

Anyway, I hope everyone is okay!  I know Gustav has really surprised us all.  Adam and my dad stayed to weather it out with our two great danes and just jumped back and forth between our two houses (we’re right next door) and when I talked to him tonight, he said it was all fine.  However, my grandparents evacuated to Alexandria in their motor home days ago and they really got the worst of it up there – I think it’s STILL hammering down on them now!  I hope they’re safe.

Mom and I got up this morning, had our “continental breakfast” at the Comfort Suites – which was quite delicious, I might add – and finished out our trip down 290 to Austin.  We stopped once along the way to walk around for a sec – and while she checked out a little shop, I walked and took some pictures – by myself – and just because.  🙂  I haven’t done that in forever!  I only did for about 10 minutes, but had fun!  I’m blogging from my laptop, so I have no CLUE what the colors really look like…  just thought I’d share.

Moi in the mirror. 

Going down 105 and meeting 290, we found ourselves in Brenham.  We both got really excited when we saw the BlueBell Icecream factory!!!  We just had to stop for a sec…

Gorgeous place, eh?  So pretty!

The infamous little girl and her cow.  This moved Mom to tears.  I have no clue why, but it cracked me up.  She was just too excited.

Well, guys, I’d love to know where YOU are, if you just happen to have an internet connection and are checking this!  Kat – thanks for the update!  I’m glad to hear y’all are safe!  We are as well.  Austin is just absolutely gorgeous and our hotel is in downtown Austin with an amazing view of the river, which we are overlooking.  Now that we’re here, it’s just gorgeous and we’re making the most of it.  But, Mom, being the counselor of SMCS school and me having a wedding this weekend in Liberty, we need to get back as soon as we can, but we know getting back may just be as bad as getting away…

Leave me a comment and tell me where YOU evacuated to!  🙂

21
Feb
08

Little Austin’s BIG post (I can’t help it – he’s so cute!)

So I’m FINALLY blogging just SOME of my favs from Austin’s session a few weeks back.

Some ask, “Lindsey – what’s your idea of a perfect mom with her toddler for a session?”

Actually, no one has yet to ask that. 😉 But, IF I were ever really asked, I would say, “Any session with a laid back momma and “Nanna” like little Austin had.” 🙂

It rained that day. I take it back – it kind of POURED that day. I called, suggesting (and basically totally assuming) that we needed to cancel and re-schedule because Mrs. Janet had requested an outside session. Knowing everything would be wet & “icky”, she was absolutely fine with keeping it, as long as the rain subsided by the time our session began.

To be honest, I was not looking forward to this. I just knew, as any mother – including myself – would be completely and totally paranoid and constantly concerned about the “attire” their child would be playing in and that he would TOTALLY get muddy and everything would be utterly and completely a ruin and waste for pictures.

Well, I forgot that Mrs. Janet is AWESOME. When I let her know that Austin’s little clothes would most probably become muddy, she replied, “That’s what being a little boy is all about.” 😀

Just a few shots in the studio….

“Where’s your belly button?”

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And then outside…

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Funniest shot – I CRACK UP every single time I look at it… reminds me of an ostrich with it’s head in the ground “hiding”. (I’m sorry – I’m still laughing.)

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“You hear the airplane? Where is it?” I love moms.

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SO so cute. 🙂

06
Feb
08

Little Austin – just one for today!

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I had the pleasure of hanging out with a previous client of mine, the wonderful Mrs. Janet, who I met about two years ago for her daughter’s senior pictures.  It was so great seeing her again, but this time, she arrived with THE most precious grandson of hers, two years old, Mr. Austin.  This is a picture I came across while getting our entire session narrowed down and I thought for just a second to delete it because (obviously), Austin has his back to us. 

But look at that bear!  Doesn’t the little sparkle in the bear’s eyes and his plush little fur just make YOU want to squeaze and hug him, too?!  Okay, so maybe that’s going a little TOO far, but still!

I just couldn’t resist – I had to keep it – and edit it – and now blog the cuddle-ness and cuteness of a little boy and a fluffy bear.

Okay, I’m done.  😛  ANYWAY – more coming soon!

For the first time in several several nights, I’m going to bed before midnight (or 1, for that matter…yawn.) 

Goodnight.    🙂




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