they love me.

Sadly, it has nothing to do with me,

Β and everything to do with my iphone.

Annie might have been a bit sad to say goodbye the last evening I was there, as she padded off to bed. But she quickly got over it, ran back down the stairs and asked, “can I take your phone to bed with me?”


I have lots and lots and lots to share not only from my time in Oregon with Karen Russell but a wealth of family stuff from before I left. As soon as I dig myself out of this pile I’ll get right on it!


Has anyone seen my phone?

ellen pattonApril 23, 2010 - 11:01 am

I did a double take when I saw those kids on your blog and then I remembered you went to the wild, wild west!

martha hernandezApril 23, 2010 - 11:04 am

haha, I did a double take too! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

AnonymousApril 23, 2010 - 11:33 am

The pictures you took of Annie are adorable! i saw them on karen’s blog, which is how I found your blog earlier this year when I was taking Karen’s class. Sounds like you had a blast. Can’t wait to see your pics. Can you share our editing techniques you taught??!!!

adminApril 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

It’s funny to see another blogger’s kids on the wrong blog, isn’t it?!

Anon, I have something in the works. I’ll be a few months though. It has to be perfect! =)

nickiApril 23, 2010 - 12:59 pm

Can’t wait to see and hear more! πŸ˜‰
i LOVE that blue chair. I noticed it in Karen’s post too.

AnonymousApril 23, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Of course they loved you πŸ™‚
Excited for you to share more… but I understand the “pile” you’re under! Welcome home… LOL
I’m SOO excited for you to share your techniques!!

JackiApril 23, 2010 - 2:18 pm

opps.. I didn’t mean to be anonymous.

LaurenApril 23, 2010 - 2:38 pm

Looks like everyone had a blast! Can’t wait to hear more about it and see more pictures ~ and also some editing tips!
On a different note…I really like your dropshadow on all of your pictures. I see you use a ProPhoto Theme. I have a ProPhoto theme as well, but I just have a border around my pictures. Can you tell me how to add that dropshadow? I love that! Thanks!

KelliApril 23, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Karen said maybe you would be doing an editing class for her or something like that. Whatever is, sign me up!

AmyApril 23, 2010 - 5:17 pm

I love to read Karen’s blog, and I will be subscribing to your blog too. I love your pictures! It sounds like you had a really nice visit! I can’t wait to see your tips for editing you shared with Karen!!!!

tara pollard pakostaApril 23, 2010 - 5:31 pm

what a GREAT picture!
can’t wait to see more pix
and hear of your time w/ karen!
you both are awesome and FUNNY>!

adminApril 23, 2010 - 5:55 pm

Thanks you guys!

Lauren, it’s a plug-in I installed called “Image Shadow”. If you have a blog you should be able to get it. I like it too!

Carrie DavisApril 23, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Looks like an awesome time. flipped over to Karen’s blog and the pictures are gorgeous as usual. How does one get you to come teach them in person? πŸ™‚ I’d love to know how.

LaurenApril 23, 2010 - 6:56 pm

Thanks tons Erin! I just installed the plug-in and it works beautifully!! I appreciate your help! Now I just need your photography tips! Have a great night!

LoriApril 23, 2010 - 7:06 pm

Fall editing tutorial might be in the work??? that would be awesome! I would definitely buy this from you! I love how crisp your pictures are – I’m glad you had a great time w/ Karen!!!

StaciApril 23, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Hey Erin, Looks like you guys had a blast! I think I might be the one that told Karen about you??….I was in her class a little over a year ago and told her of some of my favorite photogs…you being #1! Super excited to see the stuff you guys did together!!! πŸ™‚

TracyApril 23, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Any chance of you coming to Houston?!?!?! πŸ™‚

AlissaApril 24, 2010 - 5:14 am

I’m so jealous that the two of you were together. I {heart} your work and I took Karen’s class about a year or so ago and I {heart} her too.

I can’t wait to see more!

GretchenApril 24, 2010 - 8:45 am

love, LOVE your pictures of Annie!!! I would love it if you would share some tips on how you edit~so pretty!!

AnonymousApril 24, 2010 - 10:14 am

those kids are so cute.

MelanieApril 26, 2010 - 7:20 pm

I can’t wait to hear and see all about it. I am taking Karen’s class and I adore her. I am a semi-stalker of hers. I feel about her like she feels about you.

Can’t wait until you show us your pictures.

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