Thursday, July 17, 2008

Welcome to my blog site! Since I am a digital photographer, I know that I should be completely up with all of the latest technology. Believe me, I have come a long way. My 16 year old knows far more than I do, and since I don't utilize any of the popular online communication sites, I thought it would be best to publish my own blog. This is where I will let you know what is going on with my family, and my business, Siders Photography.
I will introduce my family to you and let you know that I have been married for 19 years to Steve Siders. He is a true artist and has his own concrete construction business. He has the best "concrete swirls" around!  Stamping, coloring...ooh la is fun to see his creations. It is a very physically demanding job, and while he has already had one hip replacement, he continues with pouring and designing and we appreciate all he does.
Andrew is our 16 year old and is scheduled to get his driver's license next month. Am I ready?
Does it matter? Oh, I am bittersweetly excited as we all journey through another phase of life. Needless to say, lots of prayers will be going up minute by minute! Andrew is truly an artist as well as he is a sophomore in high school participating in plays, choir and being social. He is currently enrolled in Saturday morning art classes at CCAD (Columbus College of Art and Design) and he is my inspiration. He puts motivation and thoughts into my head and pushes me to be extremely creative with my photography. I hope to incorporate him into my business.
Clayton is our 13 year old and has more energy than any kid I know. He played 6 baseball games in 5 days, then started this past Monday at OSU for basketball camp. Friday and Saturday this weekend he is playing in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, along with a doubleheader baseball game Saturday afternoon! He then has about 2 weeks off and football practice begins in August. He doesn't sit still for very long and one day he came home from school in his usual fare stating that his science teacher (Mrs. Gilliland) told him he would probably own his own business someday. "Those who have lots of energy usually end up owning their own businesses",  she told him. Hmmm.....I do wonder what she was really trying to tell him!
Animals?  Oh yes, we have those too. 1 dog and 4 cats. We will get more into that later.