Thursday, September 30, 2010

before and after

So, I’m loving my new job so far!  But I’m off today.  Being off gives me a little free time to play on the computer… so I figured I would participate in the Before and After Blog Hop at Pixel Perfect.  (click the link to see many other before and after shots)





I used a Canon Rebel XSI to shoot the image and CS3 to edit!

Monday, September 27, 2010

the end of an era

Since probably February or March, maybe earlier, I have been looking forward to this day.  Today was my last day working at the preschool.  I am so happy that my days there are finished.  I will absolutely miss some of my co-teachers and some of my kiddos, but overall… I’m thrilled!

One of the sweetest little guys came today with the perfect gift for me.  A yummy smelling candle.  How did his mommy know I’m a candle person?

I have this candle burning right now, and it’s smell mixed with the smell of freshly cut grass coming in the open windows is perfection.  (I forgot to mention that the weather today could not be any better.  It is our first little glimpse of fall.  And we are loving it!  I really hope it sticks around for a while.)

Tomorrow I start a new job.  I will be nannying for a precious young family with a 3 month old baby boy named Hudson. I am super excited about this… and a little nervous.  This is the job I have been praying for, and I am so very thankful.  I think it will be really great.


Other things I’m looking forward to this week:  seeing my sister and Ava, date night with my honey, and my BIRTHDAY! 

My birthday is Saturday… cannot wait!  I have no idea what we will do to celebrate, but I am ready!  Justin has given me zero clues about what he has for me, so I’m a little anxious/excited to open my gifts :)  Yay for birthdays!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time is flying by…..

Well it’s half way through September.. guess it’s about time I blog.

I really dislike that I don’t blog anymore.  I want to be able to look back on this blog one day and remember all the little things that went on.  Kinda like a scrapbook or whatever.  I’m really thinking it will pick back up whenever we find out we are expecting our little miracle.

For now, though, I’ll just do another one of my update posts.

First of all—photography.  It seems like the business is starting to pick up a tiny bit.  By tiny bit I mean I had zero sessions in August and have three this month.  Not great progress, but I’ll take it. 

I recently did a session for the newest member of my extended family, Khloee Londyn.  Her mommy is my cousin, Cassie.  She was adorable with a head full of dark hair.  She wasn’t crazy about my camera, but I still got some precious shots of her tiny self.

I’m also excited to have a maternity session this weekend.  I haven’t had a chance to do many of those yet.. so it will be great experience.  Hopefully I’ll remember to post some after I get them finished.

Besides newborns and photography, I have a few other new “loves” in my life.

1- My new custom art piece created by the fabulous Lacey Herring to match my new living room.  I love the colors and love that it includes a tiny bit of Truth.  Justin and I love to have things with meaning around the home.  Scripture verses are a great way to do that in my opinion.


2- My new candle.  I have been loving the candles from Bath and Body Works lately.  Right now I’m burning (and loving) Peach Bellini.  Yum-O.


3- I won’t be needing these candles for too much longer, though.  I just placed an order for my first Scentsy warmer!  I’m excited to get it in!  It’s some sort of special candle wax that melts over the heat of a low watt light bulb.  There are tons of amazing scents to choose from.  I’m really hoping this will be a cheap alternative to all of my candle buying.  Ha!  :)  This is the one I chose.. called “hope”….

4- It’s halfway through September!!! That means a few things.  My birthday is in 2 weeks!  Fall weather should be here soon!  The holidays will be here before we know it!  Many, many, many girls I know are going to be having babies within the next 6 months or so.  I can’t wait to see all the new little ones!  There is one little one that is on it’s way that I’m extra-specially excited about.  Can’t post details yet.. but coming soon!  :)