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Saturday, January 31, 2009

2008 Goals

So while googling myself (I know... I'm lame, but it's for business purposes!!) I found my old 2008 Goal Blog. It's disabled now but I was able to find my list of goals for 2008 which read as follows:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My 2008 Goals

1. Lose 28 pounds... Get back down to my pre-pregnancies weight.

2. De-STRESS... Buy the book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

3. Time Management... Create some sort of daily schedule and stick to it!

4. Learn to Say No... I'm not superwoman, and I CAN'T do everything.

5. 4 Shoots a Month.... and STICK TO IT!! (Of course, exceptions here are time-sensitive shoots).

6. Save $$$... Cut out the frivolous spending. This means fast food, slurpees, etc. (see goal #1)

7. Me Time! ... Find some time for me (may take on the form of nightly walking/jogging).

8. Get SLEEP... no more 2am nights.

9. Photograph for fun... Not just work.

10. Slow down... take it all in.

So the only ones I was successful at were.... ok.... crap.... None.
Well now... here we are almost exactly a year later and boy did I fail! Wow, I could write the exact same list for this year... how depressing.
It's not easy being a stay at home mom, working full time running your own business, be a good wife, a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend, a good everything and still have time for me.

I'm not going to make another list, because, to be honest, I don't think I would be successful at it. Some of those things just won't come until both my babies are in school full time and a little more independent. Right now, my family needs me more than I need me and I'm pretty ok with that... after all, I have the rest of my life to lose 28 lbs, get sleep and save money. Ok... so Ted would rather that I get on that last one relatively soon! LOL

Ted renovated my upstairs bathroom this weekend with the help of my amazing father. I honestly am the luckiest girl in the world to have the two of them in my life. SO come on by and see the pretty above counter sink and fancy faucet! LOL!

Till next time! :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

First Post of 2009!!

Well it seems that I haven't followed through on my blogging resolution like I thought I would... 2009 was supposed to be a lot slower and I was supposed to be a LOT more bored than I am! LOL I have to say though, I can't complain! I have amazing clients and they keep me nice and busy! Right now, I'm booking into June and that's just CRAZY for newborn photography... I mean, who books their maternity and newborn photos at 3 months preggo?!?!? My clients apparently!

I take it as a huge compliment and I am just so thankful that this little venture that started not even two years ago has taken off so successfully... it doesn't get much better than doing what you love for a living AND being able to stay home with your kids. Don't get me wrong, life isn't all peaches and cream... it gets stressful and a delicate balance needs to be found (still searching!) but all in all, I can't complain!

So anyways, I just wanted to give all of you that aren't on Facebook a little update and say that I am going to keep this blog updated with the going ons in my life and my family's life. So here are a couple recent pics of Ash and Jake taken today and yesterday. :) Note the sweater that Jake is wearing... thanks Uncle Blair!! He LOVES IT!!!