Monday, March 1, 2010

it looked like michigan...

...or at least what michigan looks like on TV.
Elle is a lot like me-- she likes looking at the snow, even gets excited about the snow... but from the comfort of the indoors. She tolerated about 10, maybe 15 mins before she got really bored and looked miserably cold.
Maybe in 10 years when it snows like this again she'll like it a little more.
Then again, probably not.

Monday, February 15, 2010

a new beginning

Alright, folks.
First, we're alive.
Second, Jeremy just reminded me that we need to change the name of our blog, because our 4th member will be here in about a month! Suggestions welcome:)
Third, we took Eleanor to see Sesame Street Live! the other day, and let me tell you, it was b.a.d. (like the michael jackson bad, not like the bad-bad). Just to give you a hint, Elle squealed with such delight when all of the characters came out that I cried. Yes, I cried. I couldn't help it-- she was just SO happy. (and I am SO hormonal). either way, it was a fab family date. I highly recommend it. Photos below.
Fourth, Everett Ray Rhodes is scheduled to make his debut on March 26 at 10am. Counting the days!
Fifth, since our last post was almost a year ago, thought I should mention that RedBird Photography has a new website and blog. Check it out!

the count
these elmo balloons were super-cute, but they were $10 (for a BALLOON!), and unbelievably almost every child but mine got one. (who are these people? I already bought the freakin' tickets)
my loves
cookie monster in tye-dye
our FAV: abby- cadaby
p.s.- I forgot to mention that the title of this blog is the name of Lori Chafer's (of waterdeep)solo album. It's great, you should check it out.

Monday, April 20, 2009

erin's belly


i only thought working full time, getting my masters degree and having a baby was busy. i had no idea.

short update on nikki:

1. started a new job working for a counseling company that contracts with HeadStart; now I do play therapy with 3-5 year-olds.

2. I also still do contract work with MHMR's crisis team.

3. I also own/run RedBird Photography-- see my latest work here.

4. and Eleanor is awesome, as usual.

5. and Jeremy is in school, as always (and forever).

love y'all.

Friday, March 27, 2009

waco wetlands

so, my photography class took a field trip to the "waco wetlands", and elle was our model. here are the results :)
See more on the RedBird Photography blog
These were obviously not taken by me, since I am in them. Curtis, my instructor, took this one.
Gina, a classmate, took this one:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

i'm so excited, i can't even come up with a name for this post.

RedBird, "mega".

see for yourselves:

brad harris, you rule. (

Sunday, February 8, 2009


the long-awaited and much anticipated (by me :)).... Redbird Photography!
I (Nikki) am so excited and have been planning/ working on for months my own *little* (and I mean LITTLE) business, which you will see a small portion of at this link. I have been buying equipment, talking about taxes, business names, marketing, prices, mentoring, designing websites (mine is "under construction"), taking a class (SO thrilled to be taught by Curtis Callaway), and of course, taking a few photos here and there...
...and though I'm not in a technical "launching" phase, I think I'm ready to tell the blogging world:)

Here are a few new shots of elle at the dam--

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So many pictures, So little time...

ok, let's get started. First, Macy's Birthday Party on Saturday. I (Nikki) took a million pictures because I am enrolled in an advanced photography class and I had an assignment due (ie- use two light sources), so I was busy trying to kill about 17 birds with one stone that day. Results are as follows: (and all the rest of the party pics- 'cause there are a LOT) are here.


Campbell Rose


Elle was a ham, as usual.
ok, these sunglasses were TOO cute. I hope mom is ok with her being on my blog. Check here for the rest of the party pics.

Macy LOVED her mini-horse. I mean, LOVED it. It was awesome. The photos are proof.