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Here are a few images taken last Sunday afternoon right before going into Winter Park. The air was full of snow and there was barely any light left. It made for some interesting images using slow speed. The very last one is of a tree all decorated with lights. It is taken on Main street in Winter Park and is just fun and happy. Enjoy!

Back in early September I was hired by Vendi Advertising to shoot some stock images for ACE Communications Group in Houston MN. It was a great pleasure to work with such professional people, both at Vendi and at ACE.

We drove around the area to capture people and places that ACE service as well as some of the employees at ACE. It was high energy and very warm, but we got our shots done and a lot of laughs along the way.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from day one. Enjoy!

Before Christmas I got a call from Carolyn. Would I want to come and photograph her family? She had seen me in “action” at a wedding I shot back in 2007. I didn’t remember her by her voice, but when I met her in person I remembered right away. She made an impression back at the wedding and I was very excited to see her again.

Her family…I don’t know where to start…they are all wonderful! Carolyn’s sister, nephew and dad were there as well. My goodness how fun it was! Grandpa was such a joy to visit with and even helped me freshen up on the very few Spanish words I know. Dad took his shirt off, with my request, to hold baby Dylan. How cool was it to see that he had a bunch of tattoos! Thanks for being game! It made the images of him and Dylan that much more sweet, in my eyes.

Adrien was really the only “challenge” I had. He is two…and a boy…those of you that have kids know what that means…NO sitting still for more than a nanosecond! We made it fun and he sat a split second longer when I handed him Bronte’s Game Boy or the TV remote.

Here are some of my favorite shots! Enjoy!

I’m trying to move forward, but have a little catching up to do from last year. Yeah, that sounds like a loooong time ago, but it’s only been about two weeks.

In 2007 I was so fortunate to be asked to document the wedding of Abbie and Zach. This fall they had a beautiful little princess, Nora. Congratulations, she is soooo sweet!

Right before Christmas Abbie’s mom called me to see if I could come over and take pictures of Nora and her eight month old cousin Dunkin. Of course! Whew! I have to admit, it was a little busy…but oh how fun. What a nice family. Grandma grabbed both great-grand kids in her arms and we did our best to make them all happy. Little Dunkin…well, that is kind of an understatement…he was such a big kid I had a hard time with the idea of him only being eight months old. I even asked if they thought he would be able to hold the baby. Needless to say…they just laughed at me. I guess it’s been a while since my babies were that little.

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

Uff da! An expression I actually never used, until I moved to Spring Grove MN. This small community of primarily Norwegian background have a love for this expression…that obviously has rubbed off on me.

It has been waaaaay too long since my last post. Kids being sick, myself being sick…and of course…Christmas in all of this made for a busy busy time. I didn’t even get my Christmas cookies baked until last weekend! It really doesn’t matter though…Christmas cookies…especially my grandmother Nelly’s gingerbread cookie recipe…is worth baking…any time. I actually have to bake some more, because I gave most of them away to the kids’ teachers. 15! boxes in all with gingerbread cookies, plain white cookies and burned almonds. The kids had a blast decorating the white ones and dipping them in colored sugar. I happened to find Christmas “take-out” boxes at Target. They were of perfect size!

So…I have a little catching up to do with my blogging. I decided to take a couple of images today and then backtrack later. I have shoots and cards to blog yet…but today…I will make it short and sweet (good luck! ha ha…) and post a shot of my oldest daughters’ old sealskin slippers. She wore them when she was about two. You can tell she wore them a lot by the worn off hair on the front of the slippers. The other thing I have really enjoyed is a pot with Paperwhite bulbs I planted the day before Christmas Eve. They are just about ready to bloom and I have enjoyed looking at their steady growth every day. I have also decided I will be buying more bulbs to plant inside. It is such a refreshing sight with plants blooming in the middle of winter.

If you look closely, you will also notice that I am in the process of changing…no, that should be CORRECTING, the spelling of my name on my blog. In the beginning I used Katrina so that everyone would pronounce it correctly. Since then I’ve really regretted that, because there is about a trillion bajillion (my son’s way of counting BIG) ways of butchering a name. I actually really like the way it was given to me and will be working on updating all my logos on all my materials.

I could go on and on now that I actually have a minute or so to blog, but I have kids coming off the bus in half an hour and I have to shop for homemade pizza for them and some friends, plus make a ton of hot chocolate. They are all coming to go sliding on Myrah Mountain after school. It is cold out there, but we dress for it and make the most of it.

Here are some of my favorite things. Enjoy!

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