Archive for June, 2008

Fred is my father-in-law who I care for 24/7 in my home. After multiple strokes he is paralyzed and bed bound. After a year and a half in a nursing home, this 54 year old Vietnam Vet and former truck driver was told he would make no improvement. Well that was before he was in our home. Thanks to wonderful physical and occupational therapists (Hey Maureen and Merdad!) I was able to put a fig newton in his hand today and he was able to raise his left arm to his mouth and take a bite! I cheered like the Tigers won the Series! YAY!! Our goal by January 2009 is for Fred to be able to feed himself with his left hand and it may actually happen! I know he would be so relieved to be able to use the remote and adjust his glasses by himself.

So I posted a bit ago about raising money for a wheelchair van but then I got shy about the entire thing and decided not to do it…well I found a van for and since I desperately want to be able to send Fred to a Tigers game with Court, I am going to get unproud (LOL) and offer up these four baby announcements for $10.

Proceeds go to Fred’s van fund. Wheelchair vans are expensive, they range from 10K used to over 60K. So if you would like to help get Fred out of the house you can paypal $10 to We purchased a kick butt wheelchair for him and are also having a fundraising garage sale next weekend. I am also going to have a mini portrait event in August for this fund, so if you want a spot, email me for details.

Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 12:06 PM

HB made this drawing of me in Paint. LOL I just fund it again when I was looking through the folders. I love big bows and I cannot lie…..

Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 09:06 AM

This little sweetie is a Little Monsters superfan. She is a regular who I love to see walk through my door. She is a supermodel, she is always happy and stays put. She got to eat a ginormous cupcake yesterday at her cake smash session! Yay for Miss M!

Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 09:06 AM

in case you heard differently. :)

A client recently illegally scanned my portraits at WalMart and told the clerk I could not be reached for permission because I was dead. DEAD. D-E-A-D. DEAD. As in no longer living.

Now I know I am no supermodel, and I look tired a lot but I didn’t think I could be mistaken for dead. I am a pretty nice person and will work with most everyone to find a package that will work for you…unless you tell them I am DEAD.

Scanning and copying, right clicking and saving to your computer are all illegal. No different from stealing a purse from Macy’s. So don’t steal from Macy’s and don’t steal from me-dead or alive.

RIP client.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 02:06 PM

Boogie around the bases

Slide into Home

That is the cheer my daughter’s softball team chants, the names change but the words remain the same. Utter SoftBall Domination. They are channeling the Babe and Mickey Mantle, as well as the latest teen sensation. LOL They have ultra fashionable hot pink, black and gray uniforms. Each tee sports that girl’s nickname, from Shorty to LoJo, Mia, Banana, Kenzie, Hannie, Brandice, Slugger and my personal favorite; MADHOUSE. They are 9-10 year old softball divas. They may be cute but they will kick your butt 21-3.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 12:06 PM