Friday, January 30, 2009

~Memories in the Making ... Photography by Wendy Kortus~

In Dec. of last year I launched a new career in wedding photography and photojournalism. I have been taking pictures for a long time and had been thinking for awhile about pursuing it as a career. I was approached by my great friend Jamie who asked me to photograph her sister Brooke's wedding. After my first shot, I had found my passion. I am excited about this adventure and am excited to learn more about myself, and to give something to others that will last forever.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Get Me Out Of This Cold And Put Me In A Swimming Pool! Here We Come Great Wolf Lodge!!

After a very long and hectic couple of months, Pat and I decided that we needed to get out of town and have some fun with our kids. So for Christmas, we gave them a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. We had the most relaxing great time. It was so much fun! We love going in the middle of winter to get away from the awful weather! This present was mainly for Briegan who is our fish and ALWAYS wearing her swimsuit and complaining about not ever going swimming

Is It Really 2009 Already?

Because we had so much going on in Dec. we decided to have Brayli's friend birthday party in Jan. after she got back into school so she could invite all of her classmates. We had a great time at our house and all of them are really good friends and have so much fun together. They all have so much energy! I so appreciate Brayli's teacher even more now!

Yes We Still Exist!! What Happened in Dec. 2008

Tyler has his 7th grade strings concert
It's Christmas time again! This year we had Christmas Eve at our house. After pizza and a program around the piano we did our pudding tradition. Since we were at our house my dad passed the honor of dishing out the pudding and hiding the nickel in one of the bowls to Pat.
My baby sister Ashley and boyfriend Darin. We were so excited to have them here for Christmas since we didn't have them for Thanksgiving. And this is always my Briegan!
Brayli had the nickel this year and got the prize!
Brayli turns 7!!
Thanks alot Grandpa for the endless bowl of cheese balls!

On Brayli's birthday, we went over to Kortus' for Christmas Dinner. All of the family was there except Pat's sister Rose and her husband Larry. It had been a long time since we had all been together and it was alot of fun. We were able to get a picture of all the grandkids and great grandkids. There's alot!!
This year for New Year's Eve we all got together since Ashley was in town at my mom and dad's. We ate alot of yummy food and played some fun games that my dad had put together. One was the infamous sack game and we had so much fun playing against eachother. My dad rewarded the winners with money!!