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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{Kendall} Getting to know you...

This post is really just a place holder... I am hurriedly finishing up some wedding invitations for a client that is picking them up tomorrow. I should be done in an hour or so and will post my real post then. Until that time, here's an answer to a question no one asked... What shows do you have on your dvr that are a must watch? Young and the Restless, Glee, Army Wives, Grey's Anatomy, and Jersey Shore (but don't tell anyone).

So here is my real, updated post!

I was thinking this week's color was a little boring, until I found the PERFECT subjects.

This is my Department 56 replica of Graceland!  In case you didn't know (have you been living in a bomb shelter?) this was the home of Elvis Presley...whom I love.  I have often thought I was born in the wrong era because Elvis and the Beatles are tops to me.  I have introduced my children to the Beatles, thanks to The Beatles Rock Band game and they love them and can pick out one of their songs any time they hear it.  Makes me proud.  Elvis is next on my list to introduce to them, but I am not sure they will appreciate his music as much.  But who doesn't love a little Burnin' Love?!?

Here is my second find, which actually sits directly next to Graceland.
This was my great-grandma's phone.  Her name was Clara and oh how I loved her.  If I had a daughter her name would be Clara.  Makes me tear up thinking about it.  Anyway, I spent hours and hours playing with this phone as a child.  It sat on my grandma's desk and I would pretend I was spelling things out on it...apparently I knew texting would be a phenomenon in the future.  I attribute my ability to text on a regular phone to this phone, which taught me what letters correspond with what numbers.  Even now when I look at this, I am always tempted to spin the dial around.  I love the noise it makes.

Now to the questions!

Scrappy Grams asked if I had a studio in my home.  I WISH!  I usually just make my own little faux studio here for shots of inanimate objects.  And all of my portraits, at this time, are taken in natural light.

Cindy from WyTography asked how often I washed my hair!?!  When I first read the question I laughed out loud because on that particular day, I was actually on day 3.  And I have never before gone three days without washing my hair...well at least not when I planned to be seen in public.  But now, I am pretty much a solid every other day hair washer.  My hair is longer than it has ever been in my life and I enjoy NOT having to dry it every single day. 

Cat @ No Wooden Spoons asked what one of my favorite dates with my husband was.  Well, this is going way 11 years ago.  We flew to Houston, Texas to go to an event.  Now don't laugh...we went to a WWF wrestling match.  The Rock was supposed to be there and he was our fave.  It was the first time as young adults we had travelled alone and the first time my husband had been on a plane.  It was a great time.  And now you know that I used to love the WWF.  We haven't watched it in years, with the exception of the night The Rock came back on.  I have two boys who DO NOT need to learn those kind of wrestling moves.  They have enough of their own.

Side by Side asked when I first started snapping photos and what kind of camera it was.  I was about 7 and it was a Kodak 110.  I was obsessed with Cabbage Patch Kids and took my babies with me everywhere.  Most of the pictures I took were of my babies with various people.  One year, I took pictures of two of my babies with my my Grandma and my Great-Grandma and then made them picture frames with a picture of them and my babies in it.  I think their heads were half cut off and I wrote "To the world's gaetest Grandma," but I know they loved them.  My great-grandma had hers framed.  I have it somewhere but can't find it at the moment to post a picture.  Thank goodness I have come a LONG way from those photography days!

I am glad this is all the questions that were posted or you might be reading for an HOUR!  I was going to post random facts about myself too, like Brooke did, but think I will save that for next week.

Happy snapping.  And have a fabulous week!


  1. Mum's the word with me, Kendall!

  2. Y&R? Oh, Kendall, I'm scheduling an intervention soon. I asked you a question...why are you dodging mine? LOL!

  3. I love your post! I do love your stories about your Great Grand Mother!

  4. I love that phone photo...missing my grandmother-she had a black phone that was even older-and made lots of noise when you turned the number dial. Imagine!

  5. I can't wait for your ramdom facts next week! I just love your phone photo, just stunning!

  6. I instilled a love of Elvis and The Beatles in my kids too! You just can't top that genre. Thanks for sharing the tidbits about yourself. It really personalizes the meme for us.