Last year was my first year of decorating before Thanksgiving.
I loved it
And I'm doing it again this year
I started last week
Part of my evening ritual is throwing a tennis ball for Chrissy from the den into the kitchen. (yes, this is related to decorations) And this evening was no different except that I did not take into consideration that I now have a little pup who likes to chase Chrissy every where she goes.
So I threw the tennis ball into the kitchen and they took off, collided and then slid into the little Christmas tree in the corner of the kitchen! The tree fell over and landed right on Chrissy's back....and it was pretty dang funny.
or better known as......I have more things to do and not enough time to do them!
which I know is probably true for everyone......well, for mom's that is!
There is cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, baking, Christmas shopping, wrapping, decorating, sleeping....oh wait, there's no time for sleeping!!
But it is still the most wonderful time of the year!!
We are going to see Trans Siberian tomorrow night.....and this will be our 5th year of seeing them. Such an awesome show and if you have never been, put it on your list of "to do's". That's right, just one more thing to do!!
Saturday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family...parents, sibs, inlaws, nieces, newphews, great nieces & nephews....so much family, so much food and so much loudness and fun!!
Sunday I will be doing a senior photo shoot which is my last for this year. Which is probably a good thing since I have so many other things to do!!
will post pictures of the weekend later on...when I can find some time to sit!
here's background.....I started this blog back in 2007 because I stumbled upon some blogs and thought they were cool. Some were decorating, some crafts, photography, food, parenting, etc. So what would my blog be? I love sewing and crafts....mmmm, love cooking and my passion.... my family and photography! I just didn't see how I could focus on one thing so I decided it would just be my family journal and I could include whatever I felt was blog "worthy".
Jump forward a little........turns out some people think I shoot good pictures. Actually, they think I shoot pictures good enough to pay me! So I start taking classes and learning as much as this old brain can handle. And I started doing real photo shoots!! (which still amazes me) I worried a lot in the begining about putting my work out there. I didn't want to be compared to other amatuer photographers. (and I claim to be amatuer due to my training but believe me, I'm very amatuer....still learning) But during this journey I soon realized I had my own style and I didn't need to worry about if my photos were like all of the other amatuer photographers. Yes, I edit...but I don't make people look perfect. I want them to look real, like they are. And yes, I enhance color because really, why not! But my style is unique...I am very much a "fill the frame" photographer, love great color and love playing around with black and white photos.
So I took the next step and set up a website not really knowing anything about how to do that! And it wasn't hard but wow, once you start adding to the site, the $ signs start adding too!
and now for the present day.....Every night I check my Facebook, then my photo Facebook, my website and then my blog....whew! And my website, that's costing me money and I'm not really getting anything out of it! And what I'm learning is that I don't need to have 2 outlets for my life and 2 outlets for my photo business! My photo business is a big part of my life sooooooo..........like 2 people falling in love.....my family blog and my photo website are going to combine!
I'm not sure if I can stay with blogger....might have to go to another and I'm checking all of that out now. So if anyone has suggestions on sites they use, please let me know. I'm actually thinking of going over to Wordpress....like? no like?
So please, I hope you will hang with me through all of this and continue to follow me....blogwise and life's journey!
**My mom was operated on the 27th of October for her breast cancer. She is doing wonderful....and we all continue to be amazed by her strength and attitude. What a wonder woman she is!!
**On the 29th of October I received an early Christmas present...... A PUPPY!! and she is a doll baby. She is called a Teddy Bear pup....part Bichon and part Shih Tzu and that's what she looks like...a little teddy bear. Her name is Miss Bella Boo and I just love her.
**My Chrissy girl though...not so much! Though I have caught her playing with Miss Bella but when she knows I see her, she stops.
**And speaking of my Chrissy girl......she turned 11 years old on November 1st. She's probably thinking this is the worst present she has ever received!
**I will finish up my photoshop class tomorrow. I sure did learn a lot from that class. Where I thought I knew how to do something, I only knew the tip of the iceburg! Amazing and very cool stuff......
**Halloween was fun! All of the kids came over for soup, football and CANDY! Johnny had to work a double shift so it was really nice that they were all home with me instead of being alone.
**I voted...and it always feels good
**I have been taking a lot of pictures and doing a lot of editing. Now I only have 2 more sessions scheduled for this year. I need to start getting things done for the holidays!
**yikes...it is Nov 3rd and my Halloween decorations are still up..haha
and let's close this post with a picture of my cute little teddy bear!