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In Focus
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:23:54 PM
I know I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I just couldn't get around to it. So here it is, a day late...

This is my most recent self-portrait. It was taken a few weeks ago. I hate doing self portraits. But then, I hate having my picture taken at all.



1. Who are you ? Please include self portrait and any links to other sites featuring you, like your blog, website, etc. Pimp yourself out!!

Barbie Lynn Schwartz. Married to DH for 16 years, mom to one terrific daughter who is a senior at the University of Hawaii. I love animals in general, cats in particular. I love to read, watch movies, and I am totally hooked on several TV shows Dexter, TrueBlood, Big Love, Weeds, Fringe, LOST...I'm a vampire junkie and can read an entire book from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Sookie Stackhouse series, or Dark Hunter series in one day. I love to travel, and I want to take some creative writing classes.

Both of my blogs and all of my websites can be accessed from my signature here on 2Peas.

2. What inspired you to get into photography? And when?

I received my first *real* camera as a Christmas gift from my soon-to-be first husband when I was a freshman in college. It was a Canon AE-1 Program, and it's almost completely manual. It was the first camera to have Aperture-priority and Shutter Priority settings, but the focus and film advance were still manual. I spent a lot of time in the darkroom that semester. But the photography bug didn't stick. I moved on to other things, and my Canon was rarely used. Then I discovered scrapbooking in 1997 when I saw an issue of Creaking Keepsakes. I was hooked. I had an art background already, but not enough talent to make a career out of it. But scrapbooking...well I could do that! After a few months, I was creating these wonderful page layouts. And putting mediocre --at best-- photographs on them. I decided to take a basic photography class at our local community college. Next thing I know, I was enrolled in the Visual Communications degree program, and spent the next few years taking nearly every class offered. I opened my business in January of 2002, and my first client was a friend/employee of my husband's who was about to be sent to the Iraqi war. I photographed his family before his guard unit was deployed. And never got paid. Two years later, he gives my husband a fancy computer keyboard in *payment* for the work I did. Yeah, I didn't quite get that, either.

3. What is your education? Degree? Self-taught? Workshops?

I am two classes shy of a degree in photography, and I'm trying to talk myself into going back and taking those two classes that I have been avoiding (the history of photography and portfolio practicum.) I have also been to a couple of workshops (that were a waste of money) and spent a small fortune on books. Plus, I am a member of numerous forums for both amateur and professional photographers.

4. What kind of photographer would you describe yourself as?

I don't think I can answer that because I'm constantly evolving. When I first started out, I thought I wanted to be a wedding photographer. I quickly learned that wedding photography is extremely demanding, high-pressure, and very labor-intensive. Not to mention it steals all your weekends away from your family. I still do the occasional wedding, but they are not a focal point of my business. I thought I would hate school photography, but it turns out I like it. I also like editorial work a lot more than I thought I would. I love capturing bits and pieces of my life--the things in my life--and writing about them. That's been a big reason I started my Project 365 blog.

5. What kind of equipment do you use? Not every piece you own, but your favorites or use most often.

I currently shoot with a Nikon D700. Love this camera. Seriously. The lens more often found on my camera is my Tamron 28-75 2.8. I also have the 70-200, among others. I use Alien Bee studio strobes, seamless paper, giant softboxes, and my SB800 flash off-camera.

6. What did/do you struggle with the most?

In the beginning, honestly--exposure. And believe it or not, I still can't read the in-camera meter. But once I bought a hand held light meter (Sekonic L-358) I didn't have a problem.
Now I struggle to get really sharp images with my 70-200. It's heavy, and I don't have the most steady hands.

7. What was your biggest "A-ha" moment? Cam be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.

The biggest ah-ha moment for me was learning to meter with the Sekonic. That and fill flash!

8. Biggest lesson learned? Can be either about photography, the business, yourself, etc.

I've learned that I suck at marketing, and I really need to hire a marketer.

9. What's your greatest triumph or achievement? Could be just opening your own business, to awards, to a compliment.

Being published in a book, and a few magazines. My first portrait sale over $1,000 was a pretty big moment, too.

10. What is one of the most important mistakes you made that served as a basis for your progression?

Doing business with friends. Big mistake. It's why I have very thorough and written business policies now.

11. What is it about photography that makes your heart sing and your mind race with possibilities?

The emotion that a single image can evoke.

12. Which do you like better - taking the photo or processing it? Why?

I like both equally well usually. Now, in the hot, humid summer months, I prefer the processing since it's done in my air-conditioned office, lol! But I love taking a SOOC image and making it really sing in Photoshop. It's like magic. And speaking of magic, how cool is it that we have the tools for digital dermatology and digital dieting at our fingertips? Not to mention digital dentistry? And to think I used to be a purist who swore I would never give up film...

13. What inspires you? Could be anything - other photographers, nature, art, music, people, etc.

Mostly other photographers. I don't always have the imagination to see the possibilities that they see. Once they have shown me, I can find it and interpret it on my own.

14. What is something about you that we don't know? Could be something serious or silly- your choice.

Before becoming a photographer, I was many things: a tour guide at Graceland, a daycare teacher, worked various retail jobs, including the cosmetics department at two major department stores, a Mary Kay consultant, a receptionist, a legal assistant, and administrative assistant, a medical billing specialist, an office manager for a chiropractor, a staffing manager for a staffing company, an account manager for Telecheck...all of which I hated.

And I am absolutely terrified of spiders and heights. And a little afraid of the dark, lol.

15. Can you share with us your loved ones? Especially if they have been featured in your work?

Here's the three of us at the lake a couple years ago.



This is my husband Kelly on our trip to Washington 2 years ago. This was near the marina in Gig Harbor.



My daughter Parrish, acting silly somewhere in downtown Seattle...



Parrish and Kelly in Hawaii 3years ago.



Parrish with her surfboard in Waikiki...taken by her roommate with a cheap cell phone camera.



Some more of Parrish--my favorite model because she'll do just about anything I ask her to for a photo.




My parents on my mom's 70th birthday last year.



My younger brother, Ben.



My older brother, Jim, and his wife and kids (Karen, Kendall, and Jax) at their lakeside home in Florida.



16. Can you share your top tip/technique with us?

One of my favorite processing tools is MCP's Eye Doctor and Dentist action. That, and the Image Processor.

17. Who are you picking next and why?

Heather B. (Dewey) She's sweet, and super quirky and goofy. Amazingly talented. And very different from me.

18. Please share some of your favorite works with us!!

Gosh, my favorites change constantly. But you can usually find them on my blogs and on my websites. Here's my most recent favorite:



Barbie


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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:40:12 PM
Woo hoo! I'm so glad to see this. I know you've had a lot going on in your life lately, so thank you for taking the time to write all that out.

That was a fascinating read! I love the shot of your, Kelly and Parrish at the lake. Good for you for being in the shot!

And yay, Heather is next.... I can't wait!

Anne

P.S. I'm about halfway finished with the first Sherrilyn Kenyon book....please tell me the later ones are better. This one is just a bit, well, contrived (albeit well-written, just kind of...I don't know, shallow). I have a feeling they must get better later.

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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:51:20 PM
I LOVE your self-portrait....you are a beautiful woman!!!! This was a lot of fun to read--I felt like we were having a conversation! Thanks for sharing so openly with all your Pea-friends!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:00:31 PM

P.S. I'm about halfway finished with the first Sherrilyn Kenyon book....please tell me the later ones are better. This one is just a bit, well, contrived (albeit well-written, just kind of...I don't know, shallow). I have a feeling they must get better later.


I liked the second one much better than the first. And I really like the ones about the Were-hunters. And any of them which have a lot of content on Acheron. He's a character that shows up in many of the books, and even has a book primarily about him.


Barbie


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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:01:42 PM
Oh yay!
I was so looking forward to this and I can't wait to read Heather's.

AND.... since it sounds like you are as big a vampire junkie as I am I'm totally stealing your reading list. I've been looking for a new series and now I'm super excited to get to the book store!

THanks for taking the time to do this... and for your book suggestions. You rock, girlie!


~Meg

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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:09:02 PM
This was SOO interesting! I LOVED reading and learning about you, your famiy and your love of photography!!!

Your family is beautiful! I love the photo of the three of y'all sitting together.

His,
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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:21:10 PM
Thanks so much for sharing! Your photos are just beautiful as are your family!

Very much looking forward to getting to know the rest of you!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 2:23:20 PM
Barbie, you are freaking gorgeous!!!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:09:05 PM
Thanks for sharing yourself with us, Barbie! It is so fun to learn about all the peas. I am looking forward to more!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:12:00 PM
I liked hearing about what jobs you had previous. That's always so surprising to me, to find out how photographers ended up where they are. I enjoyed seeing the shots of your family too and just an all around fun interview.

When is mine due? Gotta get busy.

I feel blessed to have met you in person


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In Focus
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:14:56 PM

When is mine due? Gotta get busy.

I feel blessed to have met you in person


Next weekend!

Girlie, meeting you in person was fantastic. You are even more wonderful IRL than you are on a MB. I just wish I could move to Colorado Springs!


Barbie


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:15:27 PM
Barbie, Thank you for sharing so much with us. Your work is fabulous, and such an inspiration to me. Can't wait to see Heather's!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:16:04 PM
THanks for sharing all abotu you Barbie. IT is womderful to see you and I love the family photo that you posted.


P.S. I'm about halfway finished with the first Sherrilyn Kenyon book....please tell me the later ones are better. This one is just a bit, well, contrived (albeit well-written, just kind of...I don't know, shallow). I have a feeling they must get better later.
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I liked the second one much better than the first. And I really like the ones about the Were-hunters. And any of them which have a lot of content on Acheron. He's a character that shows up in many of the books, and even has a book primarily about him.


Yup they get better. My favourites are the were hunters too but the Acheron book comes first. I bought it in the trade paper bakc so it is heavy and huge but it is defintiely at go back to book.
An Barbie I have to say I too love love love the BDB books. fabulous - I cant put them down!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:30:43 PM

P.S. I'm about halfway finished with the first Sherrilyn Kenyon book....please tell me the later ones are better. This one is just a bit, well, contrived (albeit well-written, just kind of...I don't know, shallow). I have a feeling they must get better later.
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I liked the second one much better than the first. And I really like the ones about the Were-hunters. And any of them which have a lot of content on Acheron. He's a character that shows up in many of the books, and even has a book primarily about him.




Good to hear! And Jodie, I didn't know you were reading BDB now....lucky you! I get jealous of people who get to read them for the first time.

Meg - READ THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD FIRST! They are a totally different vampire world than anything else.

Anne

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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:34:20 PM

Meg - READ THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD FIRST! They are a totally different vampire world than anything else.


The only down-side to that is everything else will be a disappointment in comparison!


Barbie


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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:59:52 PM
Thanks for sharing Barbie, very interesting information & I loved all the pics you posted.


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Posted: 9/13/2009 4:01:11 PM
Thank you so much Barbie!! This was PERFECT!! Exactly what I was hoping for!!

Off to update the master list and post it again!


Bec



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Posted: 9/13/2009 4:08:07 PM
This is so great, Barbie! Your self-portrait is gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us! Can't wait to learn more about Heather!!!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 4:09:01 PM
Barbie, thanks so much for sharing so much of you. You are very talented and your work is amazing.


Take time to enjoy life.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 4:29:24 PM
Barbie, my dear, you are gorgeous.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this while sipping a mug of honey/vanilla chamomile tea. (nursing a sore throat) So interesting to learn all about you. Love your family pics. Thanks so much for sharing.

Can't read to read Heather's interview!


Blessings, Rebecca





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Posted: 9/13/2009 4:32:56 PM

Good to hear! And Jodie, I didn't know you were reading BDB now....lucky you! I get jealous of people who get to read them for the first time.

I cant actually get them in town here so have to order them and wait wait wait!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 5:26:58 PM
Barbie - thank you so much for sharing of yourself - not just with this post, but your advice and input on this board. You are a very beautiful lady with a beautiful family and rocking skills. Thank you!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 5:49:52 PM
Loved reading this Barbie...it's nice to get to "know" you better. And I agree, your self-portrait is gorgeous (as is the rest of your family)!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 5:54:48 PM
Barbie, I loved reading this and learning more about you!! So much fun.

I love your work anyway, but seeing your favorites together is great.

Thanks for taking the time to do this, and I'm already looking forward to Heather's. . .


~ Karen


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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:06:24 PM
This is going to be fun to learn more about all you talented ladies! Beautiful photos, Barbie. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:37:37 PM
Barbie,
it was great getting to know you a little better! This is a great idea, can't wait to hear all about you Heather!

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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:44:26 PM
Oh Barbie! Thanks so much for your bio...you add so much to these boards, take such amazing images and seem like such a great person...it is nice to "get to know" you better! Great job!



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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:52:38 PM
You've always been great on here Barbie! I really enjoyed this interview - thanks for taking the time to share more of who you are with twopeas. Great photos too.



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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:53:30 PM
Barbie, i loved learning about you! your are so beautiful! love your self portrait! love hearing about your journey into photography.


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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:58:04 PM
Hey Barbie, like I already told you in Denver, you are absolutely beautiful And it is so nice to see pictures of your lovely family.

Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us, it was so fun and interesting to read


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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:58:57 PM
Barbie,


You are a very beautiful lady with a beautiful family and rocking skills. Thank you!


Ditto!

Thanks for taking the time to write this! I am a huge a admirer of your work!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 6:59:40 PM
Thanks, Barbie, that was interesting, fun to read, and as always, accompanied by great photos.

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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:04:10 PM
You are one beautiful talented lady Barbie! I so your work! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 8:32:00 PM
Barbie,

It was so interesting to read about your journey into photography. I have been a lurker for awhile now and just learning about the digital camera...I too started out many moons ago with a manual SLR which bit the dust about 10 yrs ago. I just got my first DSLR and am learning all over again! It's amazing how photography has evolved. I never thought I would go digital--I thought nothing would be better than film!

You & your family are beautiful! All of the photos I've seen of yours are gorgeous as well.

Thanks for all your input on this board...I have learned many new things from ALL the PhotoPeas here!

Thanks again!

Denise


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Posted: 9/13/2009 9:08:11 PM
Thank you so much for sharing all of this Barbie! I enjoyed reading through your answers. And you are so beautiful!... and you have such a beautiful family, too.


.tori.



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Posted: 9/13/2009 9:51:16 PM
Barbie what a wonderful share. So interesting to learn about your achievements and things you have learned along the way. Your family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing a personal glimpse. You are truly a gifted photographer but also a lovely person.~Jackie


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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:45:28 PM
You are REALLY good at photoshopping. REALLY good.

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Posted: 9/14/2009 12:10:31 AM
Barbie
you've always been one of my favorite photographers on the board. I love your style of photography and love to see your eye sees. Thank you for sharing your life with us just a wee bit.
After reading your BIO, I see we have alot in common. Your self portrait is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing your family also.

Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Kim


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Posted: 9/14/2009 12:14:30 AM
Gorgeous self-portrait! You have a beautiful family too! It was so nice to read a little bit about you. I too am a vampire junkie. It all started yrs ago with my first Anne Rice book. I'm going to look into those books you mentioned. All the shows you mentioned are part of my faves too and can't wait for the new season to start.

Thx for giving us a glimpse into "you"!


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EDITING: Photoshop CS5 & LR3, CALIBRATED WITH SPYDER 3 Elite



mommy2katia&karyme
The {Pea}J's Girl

PeaNut 87,750
May 2003
Posts: 5,296
Layouts: 45

Posted: 9/14/2009 12:16:25 AM

You are a very beautiful lady with a beautiful family and rocking skills. Thank you!
ditto!!!

Barbie, you are an amazingly talented photographer and this community is fortunate enough to have you be a part of us. I admire you a great deal and am happy to have learned these things about you.

marisol

p.s
You are beautiful and should not worry about having your photo taken!

myliesmom
PeaFixture

PeaNut 246,670
February 2006
Posts: 3,958
Layouts: 19
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 9/14/2009 1:06:15 AM
Barbie,
This was such fun to read! You are your daughter look a lot alike!


~Steph~

Nikon D90 | Nikon 85 mm f/1.8 | Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 | Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 | Tokina 12-24mm f/4 | Tamron 90 mm f/2.8 macro | SB-600 | PSE7 | JoTote!

Steph, the midnight crafter

Stacey B.
BucketHead

PeaNut 374,085
April 2008
Posts: 898
Layouts: 21
Loc: California

Posted: 9/14/2009 1:23:46 AM
Thank you!! You are such an asset to this board. I am inspired by you! Your workflow is seamless and I am so grateful that you have shared it with us. The image processor has literally changed my life!


Stacey
Nikon D700 ~ Nikon 24-70 2.8 ~ Nikon 60mm 2.8 Macro ~ Sigma 50mm 1.4
Learn with me on my photography blog!
My Website-still in the process

squaek
AncestralPea

PeaNut 216,945
July 2005
Posts: 4,067
Layouts: 97
Loc: Speeding on the NJTP.

Posted: 9/14/2009 6:13:19 AM
I really enjoyed reading about you...thanks so much for sharing! You have a beautiful family.


Shauna P.G.
Geologists rock!

My Stuff:
Sony a900, VG-C90AM Grip, HVL-F36AM Flash, HVL-RLAM Ring Light, 70-400G
Minolta AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, 20/2.8, 24-50/4, 28/2.8, 28-70/2.8G, 28-135/4-4.5, 50/1.4, 50/2.8 Macro, Lensbaby, 70-210/4 Beercan, 80-200/2.8G APO, 85/1.4G, 100/2.8 Macro, 100-400 APO, 135/2.8, 500/8 Reflex
CS5, Calibrated with Spyder3Pro

Body by Sony...heart by the Minds of Minolta.

LoriLeigh
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 97,944
July 2003
Posts: 5,638
Layouts: 251
Loc: Parkersburg, WV

Posted: 9/14/2009 7:52:11 AM
Barbie, thank you for sharing! It's really interesting to read.

I love the ballerina picture of your daughter!


~Lori
My blog


thistlecreek
PeaFixture

PeaNut 77,826
March 2003
Posts: 3,947
Layouts: 77
Loc: central IL

Posted: 9/14/2009 10:25:51 AM
Barbie you are so Beautiful, Thank You for sharing yourself with us!


~Michelle~
*When insPEAration calls you .. Answer it!*
~they make the weather and then they stand in the rain and say "Shit, it's raining!" ~
~Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply, Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.~

http://thistlecreekphotography.blogspot.com/

farrahc
I PEA in my big girl panties! =p

PeaNut 32,394
March 2002
Posts: 7,390
Layouts: 40
Loc: Denver, CO

Posted: 9/14/2009 10:30:50 AM
I knowing more about you! =)


The Jobling Family blog
{hats, wraps, and more}
farrah jobling photography

Mk2|24-70L|50L|85L|135L|17-40L|100 macro|430ex|CS5

Molly C
PhotograPea Enabler

PeaNut 49,752
September 2002
Posts: 15,942
Layouts: 86
Loc: Virginia, where my heart has always been

Posted: 9/14/2009 10:48:23 AM
Barbie, wonderful interview. I thought you'd been in business for much longer. I knew you went to school for photography and didn't have a full degree, but I assumed that was your original college degree; I had no idea it was so recent. So interesting!

Lovely photos, every single one of them. I've said this before, but you are very, very pretty!


Molly

Nikon D700
Nikon lenses & flash, AB400 and softbox

CMeissner
Hiking Pea

PeaNut 226,942
October 2005
Posts: 10,639
Layouts: 670
Loc: Pleasanton, CA

Posted: 9/14/2009 11:01:57 AM
Wow, thanks so much for sharing so much about yourself with us. It was terrific to learn more about you and also to see your wonderful family photos.


Corinna

Mom2Twiplets
PeaAddict

PeaNut 179,198
November 2004
Posts: 1,018
Layouts: 17
Loc: Iowa

Posted: 9/14/2009 11:16:47 AM
Thanks so much for taking the time to share part of your life with everyone. It was very interesting and you have a beautiful family.

In Focus
Wishing I was in Ireland

PeaNut 227,405
October 2005
Posts: 9,598
Layouts: 75
Loc: Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 9/14/2009 1:07:52 PM
Thank you all! I'm really looking forward to reading about other Peas--I'm sure many of them will be far more interesting than me!

Looks like I captured the attention of a troll here...ha ha.


Barbie


"All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke



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