Jun. 21st, 2010 11:37 pm
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Hello, LJ world!
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Is there anything particularly poignant which I have missed in my absence about which I should know? Tell me!

Otherwise, how is your day?

I exist.

Jul. 15th, 2009 02:34 pm
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Just thought I'd mention! I have been neglecting you, dear lj readers. It's been a long time since I've known what I should (or what was safe) to write about. Needless to say there is a lot of shaking out left to go in the whole life department but I think despite the mighty mighty speed bumps things are moving in a healthier direction.

I feel like myself again. I'm loving watching, and hopefully helping, Ewan grow up. I think my work is improving and there is a lot of it coming up. I've been spending a lot of time in the last year soul searching and rediscovering myself. Turns out I actually do like me, and have missed me a lot. I've lost a ton of weight and still going (emotional baggage much?), and thinkin' I look pretty good! That's a big deal for me and I hope it keeps up.

I participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program and raised over $3,000 for cancer research and patient support, produced my first concert (as a fundraiser), have made some great friends through the hiking, and am definitely feeling healthier. I also cleared a 3,200 ft gain in pretty decent time and am looking forward to climbing some mountains in the future. I'm off my training schedule now that I'm done with the actual program but still keeping active and health conscious.

Ewan and I go hiking (egads, is he heavy, though!) on a regular basis. He really seems to enjoy it. He says, "Go in backpack. Waterfall. Road." We sing and bounce and point out big rocks while hiking. I think he likes seeing the snow everytime (yes I go up at least a 1,000 ft with him every time, though haven't cleared 1,500 with him yet). He's so with it, smart, and really funny! He makes me melt. I wish he'd get back to sleeping through the night, but childhood development literature seems to suggest that should be happening again soon. I've been taking a class (last one tonight) which has been pretty interesting and thought provoking on that front. I can get quite impassioned! :p But it's great debate and great to get some further perspective on parenting. I know this is definitely the biggest thing I will ever do.

Otherwise, I'm ever working on the balance between trying to work as much as I need to and make it, and making sure Ewan gets as much time with me and enrichment as possible. It's a tough one. I'm not sure what direction things will go, but I'm still hoping to keep him out of day care as long as possible. Preschool is just around the corner though! Oh. my. gawds. How did that happen? He'll be 2 years old in less than two months! Where did my baby go?!

Anyway... for all of your facebooky types that aren't on there with me yet please check out my photography page and fan me up! I'm hoping to hit 1,000 and get a username for it (nerd much?). Either way - I always appreciate the support, referrals, and general art love. I will be posting more of the art and less of the "paid gig" stuff soon. I'm a little buried in Photoshop at present but catching up!

I'm also now an Area Coordinator for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, and have been for a few months. So, definitely no shortage of volunteering going on and I'm constantly amazed by the people/photographers/families/hospital staff that I meet through this work. I'm working on a documentary project focusing on public education - reteaching our backward, avoidant western culture and hopefully making the world a better place. I hope to do a lot more of that in big and little ways during my life time. How lofty am I?! I think we all should - heal the world (as the late MJ would say), love your neighbor, love the planet, love the love. I'm all about the love these days - it makes everything else a learning experience instead of a tragedy and there is something to be said for that.

Anyway - peace and love to all of your around the world. I hope you're well even if I haven't done a good job of keeping in touch. Now feel free to scrape off the hippie and say hi. I miss ya'll. :)

Big things on the horizon, I'm sure.

eniarelocin: (Callainas Sunset Sillouette)
Am not dead. Am far too friendly with Facebook and having major life... stuff.

Done with uni for the summer. Happily booking and shooting - Wedding Season! - and am generally spending all energy on Ewan and photography.

Poggs coming soon. Wooo!

Perhaps I should update more? Hmm...

Ciao ciao.
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I haven't been updating. I mean to but just haven't. I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I can assure that shameless plugging is on the way.

In the meantime... you get a shameless plug. For me. Watch. Love. Enjoy. Fan me up on Facebook.

Don't worry- there is no sound and I'm pretty sure it's WS.

Tell me what you think. This was made for someone specific but that's what you get today. Ta-Da!
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I've been a bad updater again. Life seems to be in the way, these days. However, as a proper update is forthcoming, I will win the meantime leave you with this:

Whining and screaming: If your 15-month-old has started sounding like a hyena or worse, you're experiencing his intense desire to interact with you.

He's actually just ridiculously adorable, but these things do creep into the mix occasionally.

Today Ewan had his first tractor ride of 2009 and got to drive.

Oh Noes!

Jan. 15th, 2009 01:55 am
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I've just noticed that my website says recently and 2007 in the same sentence!

Argh... time for major updating again. Hope someone is feeling nice enough to help me access my site... and you know who you are. *bats eyes* I know that doesn't work, but something will have to.
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The ghosts of Christmas past are just crawling out of the woodwork today!

I wonder who will be next...
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Kevbo-2008Holiday-1000, originally uploaded by NicoleRaine.

Special present for [ profile] andyravensable. I give you [ profile] kevbonium!

It is the spectacular beard.

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Peter [Poggs] says:
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Kemp Carport Damage-1009, originally uploaded by NicoleRaine.

Did I mention it's been snowy here for a while? The carport fell down this week.

No cars were harmed in the making of this film.

eniarelocin: (Shoe Romance Alaska)
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If I had to choose I'd choose ocean. However, seeing as I've grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I never want to have to choose because I love living with both of them together. This is one of the number one reasons I loved Alaska, why I love Fjords, why I love the Outter Hebrides, and any other place with a bit of both. Perhaps for this reason I would likely fancy Hawaii as well. Maybe some day I'll even have the opportunity to find out.

But! As I have the option of going NO WHERE right now, not without Ewan anyway which means I go nowhere, I will just have to bask in the beauty of the land in which I live and try to get the rest of the world to come to me. :)
eniarelocin: (Ewan and Mama)

Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Thank you, [ profile] blackfaerie for being photographer the day this was taken back in August. She did a lovely shoot for us which resulted in proof that I exist as Ewan's mama... So we have pictures of us!


There are even some of him without his hand in his mouth, but this is what you get for now. :)

Isn't he the most adorable little monkey ever?! I think he has my eyes.

eniarelocin: (uber | RaR)

Approximately 19,000 miles. Runs beautifully. Mostly stock. Great, reliable bike, and a lot of fun.

Contact Me for more info.

More to be posted soon.

I would not sell it if I didn't have to.
eniarelocin: (Andy's Loo)
I just got a thank you email from my state Senator! How awesome is that?!
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Ewan did actually wear a Bee costume for about 10 minutes (maybe 15?) on Halloween... sans trousers. His little stinger wiggled behind him and it really was quite cute. No, I did not get proper pictures as everything was dismantled, but I think Mom may have gotten some fuzzy phone-pics.

Sadly no trick-or-treating this year. It's a bit nippy to be toddling without ones trousers at this time of the year so we decided to stay in. Maybe next year when he's a bit bigger for it, but we have a fun little midget, albeit short, stay-in-Halloween-party after going out.

... I shocked all by wearing NO EYELINER at all and looking resoundingly normal in blue jeans and hiking shoes. There you have it. Couldn't get to the corsets this year, sadly.
eniarelocin: (Ewan and Mama)

My sweet Babboo and I, and Darryl and Alice, all went to pumpkin patch today.
Photography Nerding, Food Sharing, Vroom Vroom Sounds, Hay Rids, Pumpkins, Bouncy Castles, and More! )

Other things of note today:
- Today is the first day that Ewan his tried to actually comb his own hair instead of trying to eat the comb!

- He has figured out how to push the button on his bus to make it go, and also wanted to put people in to the bus.

- When Alice took the bus he put the driver in his truck.

- He has taken to screaming bloody murder, like he's being killed, when you take away things he wants to have. Oh boy.

See more photos here.
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These are the best sounds in the world! I keep grinning like an idiot every time I play this again.

Video compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Vish
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I'm at work tonight so I had to find a live stream in order to see this - and I'm sharing it with you, interwebs:

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