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Happy Birthday Mikale!

Mikale with Flux Capacitor Cake

Mikale’s birthday party was last weekend. I was in charge of getting his cake from my friend Heather and transporting it to the party. Eep! So much pressure! I was all worried that it would slide around in the trunk and something would smush something. Or something. I don’t know! I just didn’t want to mess up the cake. Especially since it was so cool!

Mikale is really in to Back to the Future and so our mother had a Flux Capacitor cake made for him. And it turned out really well! So neat looking!

I drove as carefully as a person can. I was still nervous because you never know what to expect with the roads in the spring. They tend to be at their bumpiest this time of year. So I was really glad that the Cruze is so smooth. Bud I’d hardly know I was driving on spring roads. Woo hoo! That, combined with my extra careful driving, meant that the Flux Capacitor cake arrived without any smushing at all. (But note my super nervous voice when I was still a little unsure about how it all went! ha!)

And Mikale loved the cake! Of course. How could he not?? Such a cool idea! We didn’t even want to cut it. But, alas, we could only look at it for so long, as there were lots of children who were much more ready to eat cake than admire it! NOMNOMNOM! 🙂

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  1. Allana says: Very Cool Cake! Bet he was happy you got there safely! on 05.3.11 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Tiffany Parrott says: LOVE that cake idea! Thankfully it got there in tact! on 05.3.11 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Sandi says: Love the cake! Very creative! on 05.4.11 @ 8:22 pm

  4. Wendy says: He's really into BTTF. I love when there are things that I've loved since I was a kid that I can share with him too! on 05.4.11 @ 8:24 pm

  5. Alexis says: Wow, driving with a cake would make me nervous too. Glad it got there safely! on 05.4.11 @ 9:56 pm

  6. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: Thanks goodness you got it there is one piece. on 05.4.11 @ 11:14 pm

Happy Birthday To Me!!

It’s my birthday! And guess what! I’m going to give away some presents! Yup, you read that right. I’m going to give you presents for *my* birthday. How awesome is that??

I came up with a few things that I really dig that I’d like to give away. There are three prizes to win, three ways to enter, and there will be three winners winning at the end!

First, the prizes:

1. Chocolatey goodness! I’m really a fan of Easter candy. It’s my absolute favorite holiday for candy. Prize one is a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs with their crunchy candy shell + a bag of pretty pastel colored Easter M&Ms.

2. Prize two is a 200 ml bottle of Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar from The Great Lakes Olive Oil Co. and a bar of dark chocolate. I highly recommend you also try this drizzled over your favorite vanilla ice cream.

3. Prize three is a sample of my favorite coffee of the moment and some dark chocolate hot cocoa mix to go with it. I love mixing them together to make my own version of a mocha. It’s not a real mocha, I know, but it makes me happy and it’s really good.

How to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this entry telling me your favorite birthday memory.

2. For an additional entry, “Like” Photography by Wendy on facebook, then come back here and leave a second comment letting me know that you did.

3. For another additional entry, post as your Facebook status: I want to win fabulous prizes from @Photography by Wendy’s birthday giveaway!

The @ should automatically link to my Facebook page when you post. Hopefully.

After you post it to your status, come back here and post the link in another separate comment.

You have until 11:59 p.m. on March 31st to get your entries in. Good luck!

Please note: This giveaway is sponsored by me and only me. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

And look! It’s newborn baby Wendy! I looked like a little alien baby, didn’t I?

  1. alej keigan says: i enjoy my birthday every year because it's the day after valentine's day so the entire week is like one big funfest in my mind. :) several years ago we went to paso robles for wine tasting and that's one of my favorite things to do because 1. it means excellent wine and food and 2. gorgeous scenery. happy birthday, wendy! on 03.21.11 @ 11:25 pm

  2. alej keigan says: "liked" your page, too. :) on 03.21.11 @ 11:28 pm

  3. Holly M. says: My favorite birthday memory...... Is it okay that I don't have one???? I love birthday dinners and every one is special :) on 03.21.11 @ 11:36 pm

  4. Holly M. says: I'm already a FAN of Photography by Wendy on FB :) on 03.21.11 @ 11:37 pm

  5. Holly M. says: I also set my status to your contest!! <3 Lastly I must say you were the whitest baby I've ever seen in my life, and very much alien-ish. :o) Cute nonetheless! on 03.21.11 @ 11:38 pm

  6. Cimmy says: Can my son's birthday count as my favourite memory? :) on 03.22.11 @ 3:46 pm

  7. Cimmy says: I'm a fan on Facebook! on 03.22.11 @ 3:46 pm

  8. Andi says: Happy Birthday! All my favorite birthday memories revolve around the cake, I think! on 03.23.11 @ 4:35 pm

  9. Lindsay Fields says: My favorite memory is when I turned 16... there was a beautiful purple car in the driveway with a huge red bow! I still have the car to this day! on 03.23.11 @ 6:07 pm

  10. Tamara says: My favorite birthday memory is from 2009. I lived in Virginia, but I drove to Michigan (on my own for the first time!). At the time, I was going through a divorce, and I really wanted to be with my "family"--my close friends. My birthday was on a Sunday, so I was able to see a lot of people and do a lot of things that weekend. On my birthday, one of my friends and her family took me out for a birthday lunch. I was flattered that most of her siblings and her parents were there. My friend's mother passed away in 2010 from a long illness. This memory is dear to me because I got to spend my birthday with a dear friend, whom I've known since the first day of high school; her amazing, hilarious, caring family; and her mother, whom I've always admired. It was a great chance to get away from the heartbreak that was happening in Virginia, enjoy time with loved ones, and feel "normal" again. on 03.27.11 @ 3:34 pm

  11. Tamara says: I posted on FB! on 03.27.11 @ 3:54 pm

  12. Firgs says: I don't remember how old I was, but I had a super killer slumber party in the second grade and my dad rented a projector and a screen so that we could have big wall sized movies to watch. :D Everyone talked about it for months!! on 03.27.11 @ 4:18 pm

  13. Jessica G says: There is nothing NOT to love about my birthday, including double negatives! It's October 31st, so every year my birthday party was a costume party too. My favorite birthday memories are the cakes my family used to make. She was always so clever, They were in the shapes of cats or ghosts or little graveyards. I took it for granted when I was little, but now I really appreciate how special they were. on 03.27.11 @ 4:50 pm

  14. Jessica G says: I also just liked your fan page on Facebook! on 03.27.11 @ 4:51 pm

  15. Stacey Potter says: My favorite birthday was when my husband surprised me with a scavenger hunt that took me through all my big memories in life. Perfect! on 03.27.11 @ 11:41 pm

Happy Birthday Mozart!

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Today a post on twitter about Mozart‘s birthday got me thinking about my own history with Mozart, and with music in general.

When I was younger, I played the piano. Over the years, it somehow gradually became less and less a part of my life. I started taking lessons when I was 8 and played until my early 20s. I had other music lessons in high school and in college, though my real love and focus was the piano. I always had a particular fondness for the Baroque and Classical period. I liked to play a lot of J.S. Bach and Mozart. The music was fun to play and I loved how it sounded.

I really find myself missing it, especially since I no longer have a piano. When I hear a piece of music that I used to play, my fingers get all twitchy and will automatically start forming the right motions, playing along on whatever surface is handy. I can’t even help it. It feels weird to not play!

It was interesting, I did take some time off for a while and then went back to it. I found that my brain knew what to do and I had the muscle memory, but I had lost a lot of the hand strength that I once had. It was frustrating to know exactly what I was supposed to be doing but to not have my hands cooperate.

I hope to have a piano again in the future. Until then, poor Mozart is in storage. Happy Birthday, Mozart! I miss you!

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  1. Tweets that mention Photography by Wendy says: [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Wendy Fisher. Wendy said: Happy Birthday Mozart! - Photography by Wendy [...] on 01.28.11 @ 1:38 pm

Birthday Party! – Saginaw Baby & Child Photographer

The adorable K recently turned 1 and I was fortunate to be invited to attend and take photos at her birthday party.  I had a great time, and so did she! Here are some of my favorites.

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my favorite 7 year old! – Saginaw Child Photographer

I love this shot.


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