Thursday, June 23, 2011


After what seemed to be the worlds longest winter I was over joyed to have Spring arrive. Spring didn't really come. It was warm enough to not start your car 10 minutes before you leave & no need for a winter coat, but still not Spring. Then Summer was supposed to come. We caught 2 days of her with temps in the 90's & 100's. Then came the rain. I swear it has been almost every day for the last few weeks. Not only did the rain come, but today came the cold. Today was so cold in fact that we had to shut all the windows in the house & put the heat on. As I type this I am in a sweatshirt, jeans & socks. It is insanely cold! It is June 23, we should be laying on the beach right now, not dressed in winter gear.

It isn't so bad for me. It is the kids that have to summer. It isn't fun being stuck inside because the weather is awful. We spent many days out & about but today there was a lot of work that needed to be done around the house so we had to stay in. Normally on days like that I will send them in the backyard with the dogs. It's fully fenced & with the windows open I can pretty much hear them from anywhere in my house but the basement. That couldn't happen today with the rain/mist that was happening. So instead, we decided to make mustaches. I had bought stuff to buy them a month or so ago & today seemed perfect. The kids had a blast & thought it was awesome! How could you not!? They look so cute!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It is coming....

Life gets away from you & things like blogs remain untouched for a month! Eek! While I have been busy, I don't have a ton to report on. Just a lot of work actually. Lots of shoots, but that happens when summer comes. The warm weather brings clients...and weddings. I have 3 this weekend! Not only that but Sunday is also Fathers Day AND my birthday.

At 2 years old I had no idea what my life was going to be like. I think at that time I wanted to be an astronaut. lol

I will be 27 on Sunday. Man that sounds so old. I remember as a kid I was looking forward to turning 17. I thought 17 was going to be the best year! I graduated high school when I was 17. While I don't have a ton of great memories from high school I did have an amazing Senior year. I wouldn't say those were the best years of my life, but I did enjoy it. The though of being 27 never crossed my mind then when I turned 17. But, 10 years later it happened. Not quite sure how that happened. Those days of Choir & Cheerleading practice don't really seem that long ago. I am happy with my life at 27. It is different than my young self pictured. As a kid I pictured myself living in Chicago. I loved the city. I still do. I feel like a kid every time I go to Chicago. Not a kid as in I am scared in a big world but like the city is a big dream full of endless possibilities. I wanted to live there & be a set designer for shows & movies. I even went to college for Interior Design. At the end of the day though, I always loved photography & that seemed to fit my life better. So I stuck with that & that is what I have made my life about. As a kid I didn't expect to be married with two kids already. I thought for sure I wouldn't get married until I was 24-25 & have my first kid at 27. Instead I had my first kid at 22 & was married 6 months later. I also didn't expect to meet the love of my life at 19 & have him be 6 years older than me. But, you can't plan life. Life has a plan of it's own.

You know what though? I couldn't be happier where I am now. I have an amazing husband, 2 healthy beautiful kids, 2 crazy dogs & a house that we are slowly making our own. I have a job that I love. I can't even call if a job or a career. It doesn't seem like either. I get to spend my days doing something that I really truly love & I get paid for it. I am lucky. That really doesn't happen very often.

So with open arms, I welcome 27 & all that 27 has to offer. As scared as I am to get older, getting older has brought me all the things in my life that I love and all the things in my life that I wouldn't give up for anything in the world.