Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge 2017

This weekend we took part in our 4th Annual Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge.  Each year we set out on a mission to teach kids how to properly fit and show their 4H or FFA dairy projects.  It’s a day and a half event packed with washing, clipping, showing, learning, meeting new people and for many kids stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing themselves to be better than they were the year before!  Each year that we have put this on has been so different, but this year has been my favorite by far!   Continue reading

A night of fun at the Greater Othello COC Annual Banquet!

How many country songs can you think of that speak to the charm and love, the can’t get out of here fast enough, the simplicity of a slower-paced life, the impossibility of keeping a secret and the inevitability of dying famous in Small Town, USA.  Before I moved to Othello WA I used to daydream about living in a place that those songs were made of.  I’ve lived here for four years now and have learned there is a lot of truth to those lyrics. But then, Chris and I found ourselves at the Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and I learned so much more about this tiny dot on the map! Continue reading

Valentine’s Mini Sessions a Success!

So that was fun!  Two days of little children, hearts, chocolates, lots of smiles and giggles and only two almost toddler temper tantrums.  I’m going to call this a huge success! Thanks so much to all of my clients who came out to Ironworks to have a few photographs snapped!  And to Ironworks Cafe & Market, your venue was so perfect and I so appreciate how accommodating you were to me and all my camera gear!  I’ve shared a couple pics of some of the adorable faces I got to see!  Continue reading

Valentine’s Mini Sessions 2017

Red hearts and hershey kisses, happy thoughts and lovely wishes.  Who can’t resist a little bit of fun for Love Day?!  I sure can’t, and to celebrate the occasion I am offering Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions! Continue reading

Come Together 2016

Come Together 2016.  Our first ever New Years Eve event, hosted by the Othello Church of the Nazarene and sponsored by the surrounding Othello community was more than what our even planners could have hoped for.  We set out on a mission to love on our community, providing games and bouncy houses, a little face painting and a little something savory and a little something sweet to eat.   Continue reading

Ladies Christmas Tea 2016

I love traditions.  Three years ago I moved to Othello and have been blessed to be a part of a really special tradition, the Ladies Christmas Tea.  Since the 1980’s the Othello Church of the Nazarene has hosted the Ladies Christmas Tea.  It’s such a fun opportunity for women to bring out their fanciest china, get creative and decorate a table without having to cook up a meal or do the dishes when the party’s over!  Continue reading

3rd Annual Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge in the books!

Three years ago, my friend Jackie, my husband Chris and myself started a little event to teach the dairy 4H & FFA kids in our area how to fit and show their dairy projects.  It was a very long one day event that saw about twenty kids leave full of enthusiasm and joy.  Even we left the fairgrounds that day feeling completely satisfied and thrilled at what a success it turned out to be!  So we thought we would do it again, but make it last a little longer, round up some even better prizes and try to cram even more information into the eager minds that would attend.  Once again, a huge success, with even more kids in attendance and the coolest part was seeing the improvements that kids from the previous year had made!  So going for year three was a no brainer!  Continue reading

Baby Ella Louise

I just love this name, don’t you?  I think her name rings with elegance and classiness.  And then I got to spend some time with Baby Ella Louise and her mamma today and this little darling is already living up to her name at only 14 days old young !   Continue reading

Ladies Christmas Tea 2015

Last year I made my way to my first ever Ladies Christmas Tea and before the evening was over I knew that I’d be coming back to this one in 2015.  A year quickly flew along and suddenly it was the 2015 edition of this fine evening of dining with some of Othello’s classiest and served by the finest!   Continue reading

Gesa Carrousel of Dreams

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

It’s only the middle of March and already we’ve had all kinds of beautiful sun-shiny days in which you just want to be outside getting things done!  This week-end we had a couple of rainy days, so we took advantage and headed out the door to go check out the Gesa Carousel of Dreams!  Continue reading