Tuesday, August 31, 2010

day 212 | feel like death

i have spent most of today feeling like death. :( not only have i had a sore throat and stupid cough since sunday - now i have a queasy stomach on top of it. very irritating indeed. all i can say is it better start changing soon!!!! going to bed early this evening since we will have an EARLY morning here at the pichette house! kindergarten!! yay!! :)

on the other hand - this little boy couldn't be any cuter. cade is THREE and he was having a blast feeding the fish at lunda park - french fries. yes, i say FRENCH FRIES. these are not your normal fish - they are psycho french fry eating fish. it was crazy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

day 211 | kindergarten orientation

tonight we had kindergarten orientation and tegan got to meet his new teacher. he has been a little unsure and reserved about going to school again - especially after the whole summer school "incident." however, once he saw that the computers in his class - he was all psyched for going! i am sooooo glad they had those front and center lol! of course i didn't tell him that they most likely didn't have club pogo on there - so he wouldn't be playing any canasta - but all the same - he's excited for now!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

day 210 | back to school

this morning we decided it was time to get another picture of the boys as they got ready to head back to school on wednesday - this time as kindergartener's. the picture got a little crazier when we added in the rest of the kids - but thankfully we got 1 fairly decent one out of about 50 shots. lol. tonight the rauvola's hosted the "back to school" party for the boys. we had a great time and now i am offiicially ready for school to start!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

day 209 | pink prom dress

what do you do when you have a pink prom dress & a vintage car? we create the picture of the day! taiya wanted to created a senior portfolio based on her life and the things that meant the most to her. the car was her uncle's and she definitely wanted to use it. with the vintage already there, we took her pink prom dress and added a modern flair!

Friday, August 27, 2010

day 208 | football season

bring on fall. bring on football. :) it is almost time for my favorite two months of the year!!!!! today i am exhausted as i have shot 10 seniors in three different towns in two weeks. it was a blast, but thankfully it has come to an end this afternoon. now i am just hoping to get caught up on some editing. there is something i love about today's picture of the day ... it looks tough and vintage and yes, he's supposed to be blurry lol.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

day 207 | the jungle gym

i spent the morning playing at the lemonweir playground with tegan, sawyer, & tatum. jadee and i are preparing tegan & sawyer to be kings of the jungle gym when school starts next week! haha. today's picture of the day comes courtesy of another tomah senior i took pictures of this afternoon. cody was awesome to work with!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

day 206 | peace

i had a blast today. my mom and i took a trip to neillsvile to get some pictures of taiya who is a senior. there were so many pictures to choose from - it's unbelievable - and i really thought the picture of the day would involve a pink prom dress that was amazing on this horse. however, something just keeps bringing me back to this picture. the pure peacefulness of it all!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

day 205 | ickiness

there has been general ickiness going through our house. it all started on sunday with tegan and his runny nose and pukeyness ... and slowly it has made it's way through the house. hopefully it will be short-lived because i have two out of town sessions this week.

i do feel bad putting this senior in a "ickiness" title - because it's exactly the opposite. it was fun to have a different "sport" to shoot. i did make sure the gun was empty before shooting this shot lol.

Monday, August 23, 2010

day 204 | furniture reevaluation

yay! carpets are clean!!!! it looks like we just got brand new carpet in our downstairs. tyson and i get looking at this carpet and we realize that we need a new recliner. off to the furniture store. somehow we totally bypassed the recliners and started looking at new couches - which led to sectionals - which led to us coming home with a new sectional.

note to self - carpet cleaning should only be done once every ten years or so. lol. today's picture of the day would be from my senior, thomas. i haven't got a lot of editing done this afternoon because we didn't have my computer all day (because of the carpet cleaning) ... BUT when i saw this picture it made me think of eminem. and he really looks NOTHING like eminem ... see day 200!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

day 203 | furniture relocation

today i had the day off from taking picture - BUT we hosted the speaker and now we are moving ALL the furniture out of our carpeted areas on the main floor of our house. fresh clean carpet in less than 12 hours. :)

here's a picture from my 14 person group ... what a fun group session!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

day 202 | st louis cardinals

today i spent the afternoon taking senior pictures of my cousin, courtney, who drove 300 miles to come and get her senior pictures done. we had a blast and got a TON of pictures. if you are raised or married into the siverly family (my mom's side) ... you are or will be forced to become an avid st. louis cardinals fan ... thus the st. louis cardinals uniform. thankfully courtney was up for anything and everything ... so we stuck in her in lake tomah.

Friday, August 20, 2010

day 201 | newborn matthew

adorable baby matthew - today's picture of the day. he was an awesome newobrn to work with. that boy is going to be an early ... everything. at six weeks he is already ahead of the game. here's a complete original - no editing on this picture except for the studio logo!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

day 200 | milestones

another miletone - 200 days!! today's picture of the day - thomas. a north carolina senior. i'll let you figure out how he came here ;)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

day 199 | two for one

today is a two for one day. since we've actually made it 199 days ... you get a two for one day. plus, i shot two seniors today and i couldn't decide which picture i liked the best. so, we are using them both ... kristen & jacob ... both from sparta high.

hmmm ... what to do for day 200. the challenge presents itself. i do have a senior tomorrow ... and i still have my 14 person group shot from yesterday ... or something totally off course.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

day 198 | schneebeli family

spent most of my day on the road or taking pictures and thankfully made it back just in time for the meeting ... at which, i had a talk. the entire day ran so smooth and i had a blast with the schneebeli family. this has to be the best family picture ever ... some fun with some oh my goodness i am NOT related to these people. :) this was just one part of the 14 person group!

tegan & tatum are having their first sleepover tonight ... sam. surprisingly everyone is sound asleep.

Monday, August 16, 2010

day 197 | pears

today's picture of the day takes us back to the edge of the lawn and day 78. pears! we have a plethora of pears ... in fact, so many pears we had to cut branches off to avoid having pears in the pool.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

day 196 | bleu cheese

most people who meet me initially assume i am a picky eater. i am picky in these aspects ... a) i do not like my food to touch; b) i do not like sauces {a.k.a. teriyaki sauce, sweet and sour sauce - except mcdonalds sweet and sour because ... ummm ... it's fake, most bbq sauce, etc.}; c) i do not like chinese food because it has stupid sauces - see section b; and d) even though i love hamburgers and spicy food - i have a stupid pancreas which doesn't allow me to eat those things.

despite those minor things - i actually LOVE vegetables {raw vegetables} and i HEART salad! give me a salad bar with some bleu cheese dressing and ranch ... or a ground round cesaer salad ... or pretty much any cesaer salad and i am set for every single meal. so today's picture of the day is courtesy of my typical sunday lunch ... a yummy pizones salad :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

day 195 | lazy day

today was a nice lazy day. no pictures. no dj'ing. very rare for a saturday! so today's picture of the day {since i have been separated it from it for a whole week} ... our dj set-up. man, oh man, do i wish i had a picture stored on my computer of our original set-up 8.75 years ago. it would be HILARIOUS to see! thankfully we have come a looooonnnng ways!

enjoying my evening off ... and tomorrow off ... and monday off ... but then it's ALL pictures ALL week from there! hopefully i'll be caught up before six sessions coming this week ... although i can't wait - they are all exciting sessions!! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

day 194 | despicable me

tornado sirens are not a good thing to wake up to ... especially when you're daughter comes in screaming "HURRY the town is going to be wrecked!" so off to the basement we went! thankfully it was just a little rain - okay maybe a lot of rain - but it didn't last long.

tyson is home all weekend - so we decided to kick off the weekend by taking tegan & tatum to playland and then seeing the movie dispicable me. i was actually quite surprised at how funny it was.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

day 193 | holy hotness

today we were outside taking pictures for katelyn. it was 96° and full blazing sun - but we made it happen! of course, we didn't turn off the cars because it was nice to get in the air conditioning between locations.

this week couldn't get much better! we refinanced our house at a 2% interest rate ... tyson got a new job which includes half day fridays and NO weekends! AND tegan & sawyer got assigned the same kindergarten teacher. now we're just waiting to find out who aiden gets and hopefully they'll all be together again this year!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

day 192 | strike a pose

this morning tegan was waiting for his eyes to dialate and he was striking poses left and right. then we spent the rest of the afternoon out in the pool. it was glorious! tomorrow it's back to taking pictures and then we have a whole weekend off - with nothing to do. it's amazing!!! tyson is off work. i have nothing scheduled. possibly we will get something done around the house!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

day 191 | mayo clinic elevator

i am VERY familiar with the mayo clinic elevator as of this afternoon! turns out they give you those little pieces of paper with a reminder of where you parked for a reason! we were running late and i ran right past where i should have picked one of these reminders up. oops #1. then my mom and i got to talking and i by the time we got back to the parking ramp ... i couldn't remember for the life of me where we parked. oops #2.

started out on floor number two because i knew we seemed up high ... went to floor three, four, five, six, seven, and then decided to go back and try one. turns out we were parked on the first floor. oops!

Monday, August 9, 2010

day 190 | humidity

humidity is NOT my friend! in fact, i would venture to say we are enemies! ugh. good thing the pool was at a wonderful 82ยบ! today's picture of the day is from my viroqua session. you would think they were looking at something interesting - even the dog had to check it out!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

day 189 | muscles

little white streaks running through our front yard with no shirts on ... decided to give us a show of their muscles!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

day 188 | kelley wedding

this evening we dj'd a wedding in wisconsin dells at the chula vista resort. once again, it was another amazing venue. gorgeous waterfront with glass windows overlooking the dancefloor. tonight's picture of the day ... the groom dancing with his sister.

Friday, August 6, 2010

day 187 | more babies

found some more baby birds - they're definitely kind of a creepy looking wonder - but a wonder nonetheless! today was a very FULL day! got tegan into a different dentist who was able to fill his tooth - but the new dentist doesn't think the filling will hold for long. he thinks my old dentist should have filled the tooth a LONG time ago because now tegan will either have to have a root canal on a baby tooth or get the tooth pulled and put a spacer in. i'm voting for just pulling the tooth because a root canal sounds horrible!

since we were close to viroqua, we headed on over to cheese corner to get some awesome food. that's the one place i HAVE to visit when i go home. i think they need to go global!! :) met up with my buddy kim who couldn't stay long because she had to ... do something with hay?!? whatever that means.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

day 186 | phineas and ferb

school shopping. thankfully kindergarten is not overly hard to shop for - except when you HAVE to find phineas and ferb school supplies, then it gets a tad bit more difficult. school supplies - $37.23. backpack - $10. school shoes - $24.99. having a very happy, phineas and ferb crazed kindergartener - priceless!

after spending the day in la crosse, i was able to get a ton of editing done and i can officially say - i am caught up. now for the uploading. today's picture of the day - bret's collage!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

day 185 | basketball

today's picture of the day is from my senior session earlier this morning. although i haven't had a chance to edit much of the session, i fell in love with this picture. almost as if he's going for the shot - the intense look in his eye. we had a lot of fun!

then it was time for my dreaded six week grocery shopping. ugh - i hate grocery shopping. i need to hire a personal shopper. and a cook. thankfully after spending all my time and money doing that junk - i got to spend the rest of the afternoon in the pool! it's these hot, humid, august days that make having a pool worth all the time and effort!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

day 184 | dentist offices

today i am crabby. i do not like heat and more specifically, i hate humidity! combine those two things with the rather distrubing visit tegan had at the dentist - and it makes me quite crabby! i need someone to explain to me this ... the dentist puts a filling in your childs mouth ... the filling falls out ... and the dentist can't seem to find it in his schedule to fix it for SIX WEEKS.

SIX WEEKS!!! so my rather stubborn child who is picky about food anyway is freaking out because it hurts to eat. and we still have another four weeks to go.

Monday, August 2, 2010

day 183 | rain doesn't stop us

even a little rain doesn't stop us! as you can see by the picture, there are raindrops coming down - but these four little boys were all smiles. i'll admit, i was a little nervous going into a photo session with four boys all aged 3, 4, 5, and 6 consecutively. however, these boys did AWESOME! i was very impressed!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

day 182 | more lake zurich

lake zurich also made it in the top 10 list for fullest dancefloor. this dancefloor was INSANELY full and no matter what song came up next, they were ready to move! we all had a blast and in the end, it was an awesome night! rather than come home, we stayed in arlington heights and decided to hit up ikea in schaumburg. BIG mistake. i am now officially broke!

picture of the day - courtesy of the black eyed peas "i gotta feeling"