Spring

Sum Up: May

read Still as Death, The Kept

celebrated two years with Danny

grilled out a lot (Tilapia is my favorite with asparagus)

took Annabel on walks

started an art journal

celebrated Mother’s Day

started scheduling photo shoots and trying out my photography professionally

Danny ran the Tough Mudder … he’s nuts

played volleyball for hours with Danny and his family

had a going away party for Danny

helped my mom throw my cousin a bridal shower

 

 

 

 

 

catching up

Annabel enjoyed her Saturday morning news.

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And of course her and Danny had play time.

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I painted this shelf and our flowers are doing awesome.
Their scent is so strong!

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Danny’s nephews are too cute.

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We had a family party.
We played volleyball for hours.
It was pretty serious.

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This is our attempt at a family photo.

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And another shot of the pup.
She’s the best.

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goals: photography business

So, lately I’ve been taking steps to start up my own photography business. I’ve got appointments to amp up my portfolio and business ideas along with all the little aspects that go into it (stationary, pricing, website etc). I am surrounded by notes of ideas and things that must be done. Danny is so supportive and positive about it. I’m nervous as hell. He says the worst I can do is fail, or not make any money but at least it is something fun that I enjoy. And at least I won’t be sitting around thinking what if? or I should have tried.

I’ll be sure to update about it.

Cheers to a new venture! 

 

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Around Here: just a little update

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Of course Annabel is too cute.

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Danny and I ran some errands over the weekend and we got some flowers and cacti for the house.
I’m trying to brighten up the house for spring.

I also started rearranging some decorations and switching around picture frames.

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Annabel absolutely loves her Frisbee.
The whole  fetch thing is still a little difficult for her though.
She likes to pretend she’s going to give it to you then run away.

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These are photos from Mother’s Day.
I’m glad we got to see everyone and that it was so nice out!

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Personal Goal

A couple of weeks ago I created a personal goal. One that may sound a bit strange but my goal is to dress up more. And when I say “dress up” I don’t necessarily mean get all fancy and what not. I mean no longer am I allowed to roll out of bed and wear a t-shirt and a hoodie to work. There is not much of a dress code at my job. I just can’t wear skulls or swear words – common sense. I do have to dress up when I’m attending a meeting at the corporate office. But when I’m at my own building/office it’s whatever. I have noticed though that on days where I make more of an effort – I do my hair nice and pick out an outfit that’s a bit more upscale than a t-shirt – I feel better. It helps me to be in a better mood and with spring showing itself as well my happiness has been increasing lately. I think that if I stick with this goal to dress up more it will also help me to get back to being used to getting up early. I’ve been hitting my snooze button numerous times; to the point where I literally have no time to do anything but roll out of bed.

So cheers to this new/random/weird goal!

Spring Weekend

This past weekend actually felt like spring. If it was humid out I would say that it felt like summer.
I was able to wear shorts and flip flops!
Craziness!
I spent some time with my parents. My mom and I have been getting ready for my cousin’s bridal shower.

Danny and I had a date night on Saturday and he helped me pick out a gift for my dad’s birthday.
(tactical shot gun)

Sunday was even better. It was in the upper 70’s!
We did some outdoor work and some stuff around the house. Annabel played outside and she loves her new frisbee.

It was so nice to have the windows open and get some fresh air.

We ran a ton of errands. We got the last of what we needed for vacation and I even started packing.

We also rented some movies (Catching Fire Homefront).
It was great to finally catch up on some movies and stuff around the house and just having some togetherness.
We are always so busy.

It’s again 70 degrees today, but we’re supposed to drop to 35 and get snow tomorrow!!!
It’ll warm back up after that but I really, really need tomorrow to be the last of any winter weather.