January 29, 2011
Everyone has been sick around here. First Lo, then Lex, then me then Kevin brought home some kind of nasty virus that has us all hacken up lungs. So far the teenager has been the lucky one. -_- I have been hit the hardest due to the fact that I can't just lay down and relax. I'm actually doing that right now. I refuse to move from the couch for at least 4 hours. Lots of fluids, rest and later on some wine and I'm sure I'll be fine. :) So until then, miss me, love me and wait for some really awesome pictures. Because there are always pictures!
Posted by * The MOM at 5:07 PM
January 13, 2011
I have been sick. The kids have been sick. We had a blizzard. We were snowed in. I lost a bunch of weight. My bras are a bit loose. My jeans are a bit loose. That makes me happy. My house is a mess. My kids made the mess. My teenager is not doing so well. More on that later. My husband has Monday off. Bad news is, I have to wake up to him. ;) I have shoveled so much my arms ache. I have more grey hair now than ever. Good news is, I have an appointment in a few weeks to see my hairdresser. I love my new camera toys. Can't stop taking pictures. But no time to upload them. There is a new Zodiac sign, well, not so new, but being added. That now makes me a Gemini. I refuse to accept that. I am a Cancer. Period. My closest friend is a Gemini. She's insane. Hot, but insane. Cancers rule. But in case I don't have a choice, I am glad I never got a tattoo of my sign. Lola finally cut her first 2 year molar. Bad news is, 3 more to go. My husband is still talking about more kids. I may actually follow trough with the home vasectomy threat. My mother is coming up tomorrow so Kevin and I can have a date night. I am not happy about this. My mother coming up, not the date night. She left a needle and thread in the throw blanket last time she was here. She's trying to kill me. Or she's trying to make me kill her. Either one. I am not cooking a real dinner tonight. Soup and sandwiches for everyone. I had my first photo shoot last weekend. I actually got paid for it. That was nice. I've been hiding from my husband and kids to write this for the past hour. Guess I should go downstairs now. I'll leave you with this......
January 5, 2011
Another year has come and gone. Time is speeding by at an incredible rate. I blinked, it's gone. 2011 will be the year for me. I'm at a point in my life where I feel like I want to do more, more than just being a Mom. I love that part, just being a Mom, because I'm not just a Mom, I'm so much more. But I want to venture out and do new things. I had already made up my mind about wanting to do something new and the very next day I was contacted by a woman I'm friends with on Facebook about a job. She has her own photography business and it's really picking up and she asked me if I'd be interested in being her second shooter. Of course I said yes, we went over a few details about pricing and such, then she asked if I'd give her a bio and a picture for the website. Of course, since I'm always the one taking the pictures, getting a picture of myself is hard. I have to do it myself. So today will be spent working with my tripod and trying to get a decent picture. :) Luckily my husband got me some new camera toys for Christmas. I got the Gary Fong Lighsphere Universal Starter Kit, the Nikon SSB-600 Speedlight, and a AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens. -insert heavy breathing here- The difference in my pictures is amazing!! He did good, real good!! I had no idea he was getting me any of that stuff either. Total surprise! :D Of course, now I've been practicing. Here are some of the pictures I've taken so far. None of them have been altered in any way.....
These are just basic pictures I've taken in the past 2 weeks. I can't wait to get a new computer with the intel processor so I can download and use Lightroom 3! People think that you just point, shoot and that's how you get great pictures. Not always. Editing is a big part of it and I love to edit! That's my friend in the last picture, Danielle. She has asked me to photograph her dance studio on Friday so she can update her website. I'm nervous. Don't ask me why, I just am. I would love to have been able to edit those pictures, but I can't really do much with what I have here, so they have to come out good! :)
So a new year, a new beginning and it's started off great so far. Once my bio is up on the photography website I'll put a link to it in my sidebar. :) And I'll post pictures of the studio once I'm done. YAY!!!!