One more thing: I can't believe I've been forgetting to post this! For Christmas, Phill got me what is basically a portable studio--a backdrop stand, three backdrops, a brand-new tripod (because the boys demolished my other one), a remote (MAN I'm in love with that thing!), two flashes, umbrella reflectors, and light stands, another flash for my camera, and some sample gels.
Needless to say, I bawled all Christmas morning. I'm still figuring everything out, and right now I'm actually pretty awful with everything, but I know I'll have some good stuff to share soon enough! Oh--I did take a picture of him in his gift from me. He actually teared up a little when he opened it. :)
He and his friends always said they would never wear another football player's name on their backs. So his very special request was an official Green Bay Packers jersey with his name on the back and his own number. :) He never had a certain number in mind--so I got a little creative (and really corny) and picked the month and day we met. (May 2nd.) And I think he said that 52 is actually a retired number. So he's as original (and as crazy a fan) as it gets. :)