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Thursday, March 19, 2009


We have been recent victims of identity theft (or something like it) so I've decided to deactivate my Facebook account. (It'll probably free up HOURS of my day too LOL)

If you have to get a hold of me email me!! :)

Thanks guys.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Baby's First Dance Recital!!!

Today Ash had her very first Dance Recital!! She's just the cutest little ballerina ever and flittering around acting like a princess in a tutu is right up her alley! I decided to go with her and be a backstage mom and boy am I glad I did!! She had a serious nerves meltdown right before they were called to go on and I had to talk her down... she was so panicky, I'm not sure that someone else's mom could have done it. But we worked it out and she went on stage and she was a star!! Honestly, it was probably one of my most proud moments of a parent... I had no idea that I would cry like a baby watching her out there (from the side stage)... but I was a mess!!

So proud of her!!

Here's some shots of my girl:

Here are the four girls in her group before the show... we had to be there 1.5 hours early and they just sat backstage and watched movies and colored... little angels, they were!

Here they are lined up to leave the green room and go backstage to do their dance... they were so nervous... I WAS SO NERVOUS!

This is backstage... they're going on next and they're watching the group before them dance on stage... it was intimidating... it was dark and there were big bright lights shinging down... Ash looks so scared!! LOL

But, they went on... here they are standing in the dark on the stage waiting for the music to start.

And when the lights did finally come on, they went to work and they all did fantastic!!! :)

My mom said she was the only one that smiled the whole show... I think it's because during our "pep talk" before the show, I told her that when I get nervous to do anything in front of people, I just picture them all in their underwear! Well, that's all she needed to hear and she was good as new and couldn't wait to get on that stage to check out everyone's underwear!! LOL

When they were done, she ran off the stage and right when everything was dead silent she yelled "Mommy, Daddy was wearing purple underwear with blue polka dots!!!".. HILARIOUS!!

Here they are all together after the show! SOOOOOO CUTE!!! The two on either side of Ash are her good little friends Megan and Tessa. I'm so glad she has them! When she goes to her new school in September, it will be so nice that she will have them. They are both just the sweetest little girls ever.

So proud of you Ash!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Random Things

I got tagged by a fellow photog friend of mine... and while I love doing/reading these, I doubt my clients want to read it... so I'll post it here! LOL

Copy this list and place a YES by all the things you’ve done and a NO from the ones you have not. Then tag your friends. This is for your entire life!

Been to Europe - No

Been on a cruise - No

Gone on a blind date -No

Skipped school - Yes

Watched someone die - No

Been to Canada - Yes

Been to Mexico - No

Been to Florida - No

Been on a plane - yes, only as of 5 years ago!!

Climbed a lighthouse - No

Swam in the ocean - yes

Cried yourself to sleep - yes

Seen the Cherry Blossoms in Washington , D.C. - No... but I think the ones here are much better!

Played cops and robbers - yes

Flown a plane - No!!

Owned a boat - No... buy my in-laws just bought one!!

Watched grandchildren grow - No! But hopefully one day!

Recently colored with crayons - yes

Been to the Kentucky Derby -No

Been to Key West -No

Been to a rodeo - yes

Sang Karaoke - Yes... oh geeze.

Paid for a meal with coins only - No

Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? - Yes... so very often now that I'm a mom.

Made prank phone calls - yes

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose - oh yeah

Caught a snowflake on your tongue - yes

Danced in the rain - yes

Written a letter to Santa Claus - yes

Been kissed under the mistletoe - yes

Watched the sunrise with someone - yes

Seen the green flash at sunset - no

Blown bubbles - yes

Gone ice-skating - Yes

Gone to the movies - yes

Owned a convertible - Nope... does a sunroof count??

Been to Hawaii -No

Been to Marrakesh-No

Been to Bali - No

Been to Colombia- No ... ok these "Been to" questions are starting to depress me.

Eaten just cookies for dinner - No... but I've eaten just cookie DOUGH for dinner!

Been on TV - Yep

Steal any traffic sign -No

Any nickname? Yes... LOTS

Body Piercing? Yes

How much do you love your job? THIS MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birthplace? Murrayville, BC

Ever been in a car accident? Yep

Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door

Favorite number? 12

Favorite movie? hmmm.... Hitch.

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite dessert? True Homeade pie

Favorite food? Chocolate

Favorite day of the week? Friday

Favorite smell? Cinnamon, coffee, vanilla (these were my friend's answers... but I like them too!)

How do you relax? Sleep

Been to Japan? No... here we go again.

Been to India? No.