Feb 10, 2014

Chocolate Prune Bread

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;
I made some Chocolate and Prune Bread.  So super good! I think I'm going to take the stale leftovers to make bread pudding.

Here is a link to the chocolate bread recipe. I used the one in the book that included prunes and chocolate chips.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;

Feb 9, 2014

Snow

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Lucy Snow 2014 &emdash;
It wasn't much snow. But it was a lovely soft dry snow that blew around and crunched under our feet.



Jan 31, 2014

Small World

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;
I recognized the name of one of my portrait inquiries. When I consulted my files, sure enough, it was Penn's very first pediatrician ten years ago! He was referred by his next door neighbor. Who happens to be Penn's first babysitter! That babysitter happens to also live next to a couple whose wedding I photographed.

Small world. I need to check out the rest of this street.

He and his wife and kids are all amazing and smart and kind and beautiful. This portrait was one of the most fun ever.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;



Jan 23, 2014

Cotillion

Daniel ties Penn's tie for Cotillion.
Penn finished his first cotillion. Although an ancient right of passage for many, this was a brand new experience for me. Cotillion is a six week course that teaches social graces, basic etiquette and ballroom dancing with the goal for each student to learn courtesy, poise and dignity. They have to dress up for each class and the girls have to wear gloves.

I felt like if I waited until Penn was a teenager to enroll him he would find a good excuse to not go.  But at 10 he is still maleable and open to learning new things. He said it was fun and I melted inside at the rare glimpse of all those prim children and their manners.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

Sun Prints

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;
This weekend the kids and I scoured the alley for some interesting nature shapes. We brought them back and made sun prints.  This was a really fun activity for all of us!

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;

Jan 17, 2014

The Farm, December 2013

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;
After Christmas we drove to The Farm in Oklahoma City. The Farm is a beautiful piece of family owned private property in the country filled with trails and a pond and ATV's. It is fairly off-grid and hosts a lovely house that can accommodate the MANY children in Daniel's family. One of the highlights for the kids was having the opportunity to learn about and shoot an arsenal of weapons. While I'm no fan of firearms, shooting an AK 47 is certainly an extremely rare opportunity.

There was a lot of ping pong playing in the basement and some marshmallow roasting and great weather and freezing weather. We made a field trip to Pops on Route 66 for fancy sodas. Penn bonded more with his cousins and Lucy got more familiar with her family's faces.

We all had a blast. So grateful for such a wonderful holiday break filled with all of the things that are really important.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;



CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: At the Farm December 2013 &emdash;