Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Waiting for baby

A dear friend of mine and her husband are embarking on a journey to parenthood, and I can't say how excited and hopeful I am for them.

They have been trying for a baby, and it just wasn't happening exactly how nature intended. They just need a little help, and they are diving in and getting that help.

I am hopeful that about the time we return from Disney World, she'll be bursting at the seams with good news.

There are some people in this world that deserve to be parents....and they are some of them. So, good luck you two.

I can't wait to go shopping for some baby stuff! :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Garage Sale Hell

This weekend we had our big town garage sale. It started out wet & rainy, but we still managed to unload a bunch and rake in a ton of dough.

It's amazing just how much money can be made. Granted, our sale also included antiques and collectibles that my parents were selling, but hubby and I made over $600 ourselves, just selling the kids outgrown clothes and toys they no longer want.

Any that didn't sell got boxed up and was dropped off at Goodwill tonight.

And of course a garage sale is not complete without someone lifting something. I still can't quite wrap my mind around stealing from a garage sale. That's just a whole different level of LOSER.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Like sands thru the hour glass....

I am losing track of time. The days are speeding by and summer is already coming to an end (not officially, just that the kids start back to school on the 16th of August).

I have been in heavy planning mode for our upcoming Disney trip. I'm a little OCD when it comes to traveling to Disney World. And by that I mean, I set up a spreadsheet and document each day's events. From what park we're going to start off in, to where and what time our dining reservations are, to what time the parade is.

It actually works really well for a place like Disney. It allows me to keep our confirmation numbers for reservations organized and gives me a general idea of when I need to get the clan moving so we can make it to dinner on time.

Besides all of that, and work and the kids, I finally took a more official leap into photography. I somewhat did this before, but I never really put myself out there. I more or less had a website where I displayed some work. That was about the extent of it. After my 1-year hosting was up, I didn't renew it.

This time I set up a facebook page along with a website (a free one, but still) and I've already gained almost 70 "fans" on facebook (okay, so I know most of them). I already did a session photographing some hair clips for a friend in Texas who has an etsy shop. And I've got a few people that are interested in me doing sessions for them. We'll see how it all goes.

All I know is that it makes me really happy when I'm behind the camera. But, I am a little nervous about taking photos for others. I know my photos are good, I'm just.....I don't know. Afraid that I won't do well enough for them.

I refuse to let fear hold me back any longer, though....that's what happened last time, and I just can't let that happen again.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th of July.

To all our service men & women: Thank You!