Jenny Hintze

"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams." – Willy Wonka

October 11th November 3, 2010

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That’s how far behind I am on putting up photos of these kids of mine. Many mornings before we do much of anything we go outside on the patio and just chill for a little while. I usually drink a cup or two of coffee while Mikey begs me to jump on the trampoline with him, and I usually decline because of the coffee and all. So this is somewhat of a typical morning at our house. Since these pictures were taken Scott has gotten a much needed bath and haircut, the cat has grown and learned to drive a real car, and the chalk has long since washed away.

I’ve got Space Center pictures to put up (which are actually from Oct.1), Children’s Museum pictures, Halloween pictures, and other random pictures. I don’t know when or if they’ll make their way to this blog or not.

But anyway, I hope you enjoy these photos from the morning of October 11th, 2010. By the way, the pictures from this post are from the same morning.


Let the chips fall where they may. October 26, 2010

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I have no idea from one week to the next, one month to the next, one day to the next how much money I will bring in. No idea. I can guess. I can plot trends. I can assume. I can pray. But really I have no idea. I may expect nothing and randomly bring in $1000 or more in a couple of days. It’s very nice when that happens, but the opposite often happens too and that’s certainly not as cool.

I no longer get my hopes up when someone says they’re going to call me for pictures. I no longer take it seriously when someone says they’ll be getting that order to me tomorrow. I no longer get giddy when someone tells me I am the perfect person for their wedding…but they just need to check with their fiance first. I just smile, nod, and hope for the best.

Sometimes I think it might be nice to go to a job, do the job, come home, and know that I’ll be getting a predictable paycheck on a predictable day. It would certainly be easier to plan for things. But for the most part I just still can’t believe that I actually get paid to photograph people. I’m able to stay home with my children. I’m able to make my own schedule and be my own boss. I’m able to take vacation whenever I want to. I can work in my pajamas.

I’m having a “let the chips fall where they may” kind of day…week…month. There are an abundance of potentially great opportunities for me right now. Potentially great or potentially nothing. Let the chips fall where they may. Because no matter which way they fall I’ll continue to do what I love to do. I’ll continue to shake my head in disbelief that I get to do it at all. I’ll continue to learn, grow, hone my craft. I’ll never quit doing this as long as God allows me to do it.

Tonight I’m going to bed with several things still up in the air. They’ll either be carried off in the wind or fall in my lap. I have no way of knowing what tomorrow might bring. And that’s more exciting than a predictable paycheck any day.


Not Me Monday! October 25, 2010

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Oh how long has it been since I’ve purged my many failures to you lovely people? Too long…much too long. So, let’s get on with it, shall we?

I did NOT wash Jackson’s ipod touch. But even if I had, it would have been his fault, not mine. It’s not my job to check my kids’ pockets before I wash clothes. Oh wait…it is my job? Well, crap! Now you tell me. Anyway, it still works somehow. Go Apple!

I also did not at a wedding this weekend make a young lady feel awkward by asking her if I could take a picture of her haircut with my iphone to show my hairdresser only to realize that I took a video instead and then I didn’t make her feel even more awkward by dragging out the whole experience and asking her if I could try again. Nope, not me! I don’t get a kick out of putting people in awkward situations.

I also did NOT ask a priest if my husband was bothering him. Nor did I take a candid shot of that same priest eating and then say…”I got you!” No…again with the making people uncomfortable thing. I don’t do that. And…I’m not that dorky.

Moving on…

My toes don’t look like this.

Gross, right? Andrea, does that color look familiar?

And I didn’t tell the church organist that the bride had just previously been dipping snuff because why would I do that?! Seriously. But if I had, she would have known I was only joking…I think so anyway. One can’t be too sure about those kinds of things.

And I’m NOT currently eating a cupcake or ten while I stay up way too late editing, blogging, and planning this week of homeschool.

Nope, not me!


Thinking about a block party October 15, 2010

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We moved to this house in June and we have met about three of our neighbors. Nobody has really gone out of their way to get to know us, but we haven’t really gone out of our way to get to know any of them either. I was thinking it might be fun to send out invites to every family in our horseshoe street and invite them over for burgers some evening. But that’s kind of a scary thing to do. Letting a bunch of complete strangers in your home is just not something that most people do on purpose. Anyway, I was just talking to Jackson about it to get his take on the idea. He said that he doesn’t like the idea of a bunch of 93 year olds all cuddled up in his bed. And as ridiculous and hilarious as that sounds, my fears of inviting psychopaths into my house who might secretly go through my panty drawer is probably equally ridiculous. So, maybe we’ll do it. It could be fun. And if a bunch of elderly people do fall asleep all cuddled up somewhere together I’ll be sure to take a picture.


Oh Mikey. October 13, 2010

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Alien Art

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I am behind on blogging. A couple of weeks or so ago..?? some friends came over to help us make space alien robots out of boxes. And here is the result of all that. Hannah, Maddie, I’m SO GLAD that you came over to help us make such awesome space aliens!!! We couldn’t have done it without you!


Just beachy October 12, 2010

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On Saturday Mikey wanted to go to the beach. So that’s just what we did.