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Oh, the things we do from our sickbeds...
(especially when we're sufficiantly BORED with being sick all the time!)


2014: New Year, New Stuff

The holidays were lovely, yet filled with weeks & weeks of illness.  Something about oxygen & my lungs' addiction to it -- hard to explain, but I really like breathing.  So fingers-crossed that this passes soon & my addiction can continue.  :)

A great help in the health department was the fact that LatchKey Photography was closed for a majority of the month of December.  Technically, it doesn't reopen until tomorrow.  Doesn't mean I don't have plenty of work to do, but I learned this year that my family needs to be my top priority, along with my health, and if I'm not allowing time in the schedule to devote to both then the stress will overcome all aspects of life.  Frankly it'll lead to misery.  So this year will bring big changes to how we run LatchKey Photography.  Kinda relieved about them & secretly celebrating them!

I'm also excited by the fact that with 2014 comes a new One-Word focus for me.  Though I probably should have chosen NO for my new word, the one I've selected has been heavy on my mind for a couple months now, so it seems only appropriate that it be my new mantra.

My new word is: P R A Y.
In all things, PRAY.
The companion scripture I've selected for this year is Alma 37:37 "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."  

It's practically perfect (for me) in every way!

Our stake has chosen a new them for this year as well: "Centering our daily lives on Christ."  Lovely theme, in the spirit of which, I've decided to participate in the #BofM365 project on Instagram.  If you're interested in reading the Book of Mormon by December 31st, 2014 then you should check it out!  In the past I've struggled with feeling like I don't have the kind of time I'd like to pour into my scripture study; the thought of which overwhelms me so I usually give up.  (But studying slow & steady beats sporadic studying, or no studying for that matter.)  However with this project simple reading prompts, of a few verses to a couple chapters, pop up in my Instagram feed daily.  And since it's right at my fingertips with either my smart phone or tablet, just one swipe over are my scriptures as well.  Management + access = a win win! 

In addition to a new word & new scripture project, I have new callings at church as well.  Though I miss my YW, I'm looking forward to a refreshing new adventure.  I'm now handling our ward bulletin, managing & updating our missionary bulletin board, and co-teaching the 6 & 7 year olds in Primary.  (My co-teacher is Mr LKP's aunt whom I adore very much!)  Seems like a lot, but really as long as systems are in place, it will all be quite manageable. Oh how I love systems & protocol!  <3 p="">
Considering my OCD leanings, I felt I needed to clean our ward bulletin up, to streamline it really.  Plus with all the technological changes that have come about in the past few years (ex: no more printed ward directories every year) added to many new ward members, it seemed important to at least have phone numbers for leadership & other important points of contact in the ward.  So in order to meet all of our needs,  I went to Pinterest for inspiration (which there is a surprising lack of), then I turned to Excel & went to work.  If anyone's interested or looking for a fresh & clean approach to their Ward Bulletin, I'm happy to show what works for me.  Message me here if you'd like a copy of the Excel file emailed to you. :)

Happy 2014 everyone!


Doctor WHO S.O.S.


If you were a body pillow (aka Christmas present) for a 16-year-old *ultimate* Doctor WHO fan (aka Minu-Me), which custom fabric (from would YOU rather be covered in? 

....and shhhhhh! Remember, it's Mini-Me's Christmas present. Thanks in advance for your help! ;)

(All fabric patterns found at: )


With All My Heart

I hope my daughter, as well as all the Young Women I teach (and HAVE taught, and WILL teach) understand this about themselves.... And not only do I hope they watch & hear this video, but that it's truth penetrates their hearts and understanding of themselves.... That it transcends any untruth about themselves that they have accepted until now.... That the message is ingrained in their being, and that it is reawakened within so as to catapult them forward to the realization & fruition of their great & divine potential.... 


"We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. We will “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:

Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
and Virtue

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation."

#whoyouare #iamawesome 


In Case Any of You Have Been Wondering What We've Been Up to......

...the answer is OODLES & OODLES of LatchKey shooting + editing + editing + editing + editing + MORE editing! (With MORE shooting on the calendar, it just might be time to consider outsourcing that blasted editing, just saying.)

Isn't Mini-Me a doll?!

With what little time that's fallen outside of the above explanation being eaten up by LKP's radio gig at the big ol' bi-county fair, Back-to-School stuff galore, High School Booster Club swinging right back into session, 2015 parent fundraising committee picking up where it left off, switching Mini-Me over from Volleyball to her first year of Cross Country, getting prepped for Mini-Me's college schedule to kick in, Young Women/Mutual, finding Mini-Me's first car, barely sleeping and preparing for THIS:

Also have new simplified pricing in place now, specifically for our senior shoots (complete WITH a stylist!!!):

As well as some "What to Wear" info in a few places:

LatchKeyPhotography on POLYVORE.COM


If you know of any 2014 Seniors in the Mid-Columbia (Eastern WA) who could use some quick & affordable Senior Pic options, pass the LatchKey Photography 10-IN-20 event info above along won't ya please?  They'll want to schedule ASAP as 9/28 will be here soon, and appointments are limited that day. 'Tis the season & yearbook deadlines will be here before we know it!

Now, with that,  gonna take a deep breath and get back after it.  If you don't hear from us in a while & notice smoke rising from this corner of the interwebs know that it's just LKP editing away!  TOODLES & L♥VE!!!  ::hugs::

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