Jack is in the middle of his first week of Third Grade, and loving every bit of it. Before school started, we took one last family trip… this time, to the Modern in Fort Worth! It’s one of my all-time favorite museums. Dorothy spent most of her time outside running around with Daddy, but Jack and I got to walk through the entire gallery. I LOVED talking to him about what he saw in each piece of art, and giving him time to sit and sketch out some of what we saw. He’s such a good kid… so smart and insightful… I look forward to going again with him, and hearing how his views change as he grows up!
We were also lucky enough to visit on a day the Lone Star Film Society was showing a few kid-friendly short films at the museum. We went to the “ages 12 and up” showings, because that’s what time we were there, but the three short films we saw were totally up Jack’s alley. Truth be told? I loved them too! Each was so different, and beautifully conceived… I’d seek out each of them to watch again. If you want to check them out, here are the links:
Defective Detective (hilarious)
The Lost Thing (gorgeous and kind of heart-breaking)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (my favorite!!)
I was so thankful that Mack took on the Dottie-wrangling duties that day so I could spend this time with Jack! I also took some pictures of my phone, because even though I felt like “strung out tired kinda chubby” Mama that day, it’s important to capture these times…
Now, for a little bit of housekeeping… a word about the 2012 schedule!
It looks like I’m going to go over our “limit” again in 2012. We’re still sticking to our philosophy that it’s better to send clients to another photographer than work with someone we don’t “click” with… we’re just meeting lots of incredible people lately! 🙂 I figure our “limit” was 25… right now we have 22. But one of those is one of my besties, and another is a fabulous destination gig, so I’m arguing that neither of those really count toward the “limit”, right? Right? 🙂
Either way, we’re getting super close to having a full year. November & December 2012 are still wide open, and there are some sparse free weekends here and there throughout the year. The main reason for this update, though, is to say we still have January & February availability! I know the Icepocalypse this year probably scared a few people off of winter weddings, but we had FABULOUS weather for all of our January & February gigs this year, and I’d love to add one or two more to our calendar.
We have one wedding already booked for January 14th, but we’ll take one other, on any of the other weekends.
We’re also available Feb. 4th or 11th… we won’t take both, but we want to book one of those dates!
So if you, or someone you know, is getting married this January / February and needs a fabulous photographer, drop us a line! We’d love to see if we’re a right fit! 🙂
Love the pictures of Jack contemplating the art, and the one of you two together is priceless. Love you guys!
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a Bill Joyce creation. He wrote my favorite book as a kid, Dinosaur Bob and lives just around the corner from us (he of course has no idea who we are!) I think it’s so cool that ya’ll are fans of his work! (See also Rolie Polie Olie and Meet the Robinsons)
I LOVE the FW Modern Art Museum! Love the first pic of him with the ladder. And hooray for Jan 14, we can’t wait!!
Creativity Central! The Modern looks so cool! Props to Jack for becoming a cultured gentleman. 🙂
Ooooh I love the collage, perfect for a museum day! The three pics on the top row are so visionary/arty, LOVE THEM!
And that Fantastic Flying Books thing looked aaaaaaawesome from the preview! 🙂
Glad to see business booming for McG, y’all keep up the good work! <3
Wish I was getting married in Jan/Feb, grumble grumble… 😉
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