I just wanted to take a moment to send through a little update, and to let you all know that I am so sorry if things get a little postponed over here – especially to my clients who are waiting so patiently for their images to be showcased on the blog. I promise you, they’re coming.
Things are a little heavy over here on the Gulf Coast. I ended up changing my flight recently to be here with my parents – my dad specifically – while we await some nerve-wracking test results to confirm if in fact, my dad’s cancer has spread throughout his body. His health has been depleting, so these results will give us an idea as to what is exactly going on, and where we go from here.
So as you can imagine, I unfortunately won’t be able to blog every day, as my family will be the main focus. I will be posting here and there, and hope that you’ll continue to follow along with me as I do. As far as emails go, I will be doing my best to stay on top of them, but again, my family will be coming first, so please allow me a several days to get back to you. I promise you that I will.
Lately, I’ve been craving more and more a simple kind of lifestyle. Now, that’s not to say that our life is built around chaos and centers around materialism. It doesn’t. Sure, we have things that we like looking at, items that make our home feel extra cozy, clothes that keep us warm and layered, etc, etc. But perhaps it’s a chapter kind of thing. Certain chapters in our lives call for certain surroundings. As of right now, this chapter is a little complex. Things are going extremely well on the business front, I’m happily in love with my guy and completely connected to my friends. I’m preparing for a long get away to the Florida beaches, and I have a healthy little puppy who keeps me laughing. My heat travels nicely throughout my loft, my toes are (usually) kept warm, I have hot water, endless types of tea to choose from, and electricity to heat up my crock pot for those hearty and winter-filled stews. But, on the other hand, my mind is filled with worry and concern for my dad’s health. Things are bumpy in that area, and while I try my best to carry myself with ease and sort of glide through every day, I can feel the stress in my temples, in my bones, in my back even. I can feel my mind become cluttered a little quicker than usual. Things that generally held a place in my home that left me feeling cozy, now leave me feeling a little bit stressed. Continue reading →
Before I begin this week’s weekend links series, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the life of one of the world’s greatest human beings – Nelson Mandela. Here are some of my favorite statements by such a kind man who constantly gave peace and hope to a nation in need of reminders such as these:
I will go ahead and say that one of my problematic areas when it comes to Christmas shopping has always been keeping the gifts neat and organized as they are bought or delivered, and staying within budget. It’s so easy to just buy, buy, buy.. and then realize that you’ve creeped into your “safety net” budget that’s really only meant for rainy days. Or maybe you spent over “x” amount of dollars on this person, but the others have gotten significantly less. For me, I generally try to keep it even – (Trent and I discuss a dollar amount that fits us both comfortably) and I’ve done so by following my own little Christmas shopping guide below: Continue reading →
Lynn and Joe have been long time clients of mine – beginning with her maternity session, Jack’s newborn session, Jack’s six month session.. and now, their holiday family session (with a cake smash that happened after all of this cuteness – I will show that soon!) I was so excited to spend time with this sweet and cozy family – and you better believe I was there with all the bells and whistles. Actually, I was there with a mistletoe, a blanket, and a Christmas banner ;)