Archive for January, 2008

Aubrey Minix scores her 1,000th point

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


She scored Eight 3-pointers  and had a total of 28  points last night against Mishawaka Marian in a 65-55 win.   Congrats Aubrey, I wish you many more accomplishments in basketball and in other aspects of your life.

This is THE 1,000th point shot… odgbb-jan29_2008__80-copy.jpg

and the hug that followed…odgbb-jan29_2008__53-copy.jpg

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odgbb-jan29_2008__72-copy.jpg (another reason Aubrey is so special is the kids love her and she makes sure she takes extra time with them, she is a great roll model)

Also last night Lauren and Sarah had senior night. And the Lady Cats finished regular season at 21-0. odgbb-jan29_2008__01-copy.jpg 


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you can buy photos from here…


Tuesday, January 29th, 2008






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I am sharing a ton of these because I just loved this session.  It has been a long time since someone had me to their house to do newborn sessions and I have to tell ya it is the way to go.  Abby is one week old and if you like sleeping baby pictures (because she was barely up) this is the time to do it.  Robyn had a difficult delivery and is still pretty weak so this worked out great me coming to them.  Stay tuned and I will post a link to her online gallery and you can see how cute the nursery is too.

PS  Thanks Chris for another fun photo shoot.

Baby Emma

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I think this is my favorite shot from the session, Daddy passing his scruffy down to his daughter.  (isn’t it cute)


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Billie and Bonnie

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Yep, they are identical.  The only way I could tell them apart was Bonnie had a small scratch on her forehead that I edditted out.  I had to save the file image with their names on it so we would know later which was which.




Shambaugh & Sons Fire Protection- Chicago Div.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Holiday Party Time!  It was nice to get away for the weekend and have fun with some good friends.  My hubby’s company party is something we look forward to every year.  Here is the table I sat at.  I am not sure if this was before or after I got caught on the table cloth and spilled Jennifer’s drink. (oh and my ankle hurt the next day but is fine now just in case you were wondering)


Todd is ready to announce another door prize winner…shambaugh-2008__34-copy.jpg

And the big winner’s at my table were… Jennifer, Jan and Hank     Once Jennifer and Jan drove over 2 hours once to have me photograph their family (I think there were 3 car loads of them), they are nuts but I am so glad they did it was so much fun.


I love this shot of Mike and Debbie.  Debbie is one of my blog stalkers and one of my biggest fans, which I really appreciate.


And here is Bob and I.  Can’t remember who took this shot though.  Any one want to claim credits??  Bob looks good all dressed up doesn’t he.  Once again I had a blast and can’t wait until next year!  See ya all January 2009!


Congrats Starke Hospital Employees

Friday, January 18th, 2008

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Manager of the Year Beth Randolph  img_4873-copy.jpg

Keep an eye out for these two they will be on a billboard very soon.  Tony from Burkhart Advertising just sent me the artwook and it looks great.  They do a wonderful job over there, and Tony is so easy to work with.

Lend a Hand

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Treat people like you want to be treated.  AND  Volunteer in your community.  Two things I learned from my parents.  I think Darren Demis also learned these things from his parents.  Our neighbors are having water problems because of the flooding and I stopped by to see if they needed anything and they needed manpower.  So I told Bob and his dad Grover and they went down but I also thought of Darren.  I called him up told him the situation and he was very eager to help.  I thought I would post a couple photos of him lending a hand and hope it encourages others to do so.

Anyways, here is the sandbagging crew…

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Also want to add a poem that I first heard when I was in 4-H  thought I would share…  (I am feeling inspirational today can’t ya tell!)

The Star Fish Story 

One day a man was walking along the seashore. He noticed that during the night many seashells and starfish had washed upon the beach. Thoroughly enjoying the morning sun and cool sea air, the man walked for miles.

As he strolled along, he noticed a small figure dancing in the distance. It made him chuckle to think of someone celebrating life in such an uninhibited way. As he drew closer, however, it became apparent that the figure was not dancing. Instead, she seemed to be repeatedly performing some ritual.

He drew nearer still and noticed that the small figure was a child. She was methodically picking up starfish and tossing them into the surf. He paused for a moment, puzzled, then asked, “Why are you throwing these starfish?”

“It’s high tide,” she replied, “If I leave them on the beach, the sun will soon dry them and they will die. I am throwing them into the ocean so they can live.” The man considered her actions, impressed with the child’s thoughtfulness. Then he motioned up and down the miles of the beach. “There must be thousands of starfish along here,” he said, “you cannot possibly make a difference.”

The young girl stopped. Her face darkened. She chewed thoughtfully on her lower lip, “You’re probably right,” she said softly. She looked down at the sand. Then she leaned over, carefully picked up another starfish, pulled back and arched it gently into the sea.

With a tone of gentle defiance, she said, “But I made a difference for that one.”

Lawrence Family

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Four Generations



Conner is one of my favorite little guys to photograph.  He is my little buddy!


Em is Two, I can’t believe it

Sunday, January 13th, 2008




Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Northern Indiana is in the middle of a flood.  Here are some photos taken of our area.  (all taken within a couple miles of my home)

This is on Range Rd just alittle past Dad’s house….



The bridge at Range Rd (Robbins Ditch)  Pete and John from the Highway Dept came out to check out dad’s situation and to see how other’s were doing.


The shop at grandpa’s house….  The pumping was working the water went down in the afternoon, not sure how it will look this morning.


the view of the water from the bridge  (Brenda- I told Pete you could use another tv)


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The following shot was taken from the corn dryer at Jon’s house it is looking towards the South at the Robbins Ditch.  All the water you see is a field.


Taken at the Robbin’s ditch behind Ed Blair’s property. As you can see the water has broke over the bank.


View from the bank of the ditch looking towards Jon’s house.  It felt so strange like I was near a lake not in the middle of a field.  Special thanks to Randy Johnson for grabbing Ed’s Gator and taking me back there, I appreciate it.


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below is a home locatted farther down range rd past hwy 30, I hope they don’t end up with too much damage.


I have so many other photos, if requested I may share more.  Also depending on the situation I may be out shooting again today.  Hopefully things have improved overnight.  The sun will be up soon and we will all know.  Good luck everyone and please be very careful driving, even if there wasn’t water on a road yesterday you never know if something broke out and it is covered today.


Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

The new year started out with a bang with all the snow, it also started my new project for the year.  I will be following my father around to capture his life in 2008.  I will make sure I share the images here on my blog so keep checking back.  Today I will be headed out to take pictures of the flooding.  (2008 is going to be a crazy year I can see that already).  If you see my dad (Ed Jernas) make sure you tell him you seen his picture on my blog, I am sure he will get a kick out of it.  I am lucky that I have a great dad who is really supportive of my photography along with all the other things in my life.  He is a trooper to let me do this.





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Baby Rylie

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Very new baby Rylie came over for her first photo shoot along with her two cousins (who I take more pictures of then my own kids).  just kidding Kim!