Catching Up: Photography, Life etc.

It’s been three-ish weeks since my last post. Life got a little busy for a minute there.
I’ve also been enjoying the busy-ness and the summer.
So Danny is gone training, which I’ve touched on before, but he will be visiting over the 4th of July weekend. So that’s awesome.

I’ve launched my small business ->

I’ve had a few session so far. They’ve been free but I wanted to build up my portfolio. And so far it has been good.
Of course I’m really enjoying it. It’s so fun trying new things and learning along the way.

I’ve been hanging with Annabel and I have seen some of my friends who I haven’t seen in months.

It’s been a good past couple weeks but I really do miss Danny and I know Annabel does too.


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23 favorite things

here are the things that made 23 great (small & large) and cheers to 24!

1. graduating college

2. danny coming home safe from deployment

3. bringing annabel into our family

4. getting engaged

5. getting a new job

6. buying a new car

7. moving in with danny

8. starting project life

9. using pinterest like crazy for wedding planning 

10. decorating the whole house for christmas

11. crafts – project life, blankets and mini books

12. seafood pasta – crab meat, angel hair pasta, butter, garlic powder and sea salt

13. my new canon printer

14. Gillian Flynn’s novels

15. printable wall art

16. dunkin donuts coffee & of course their donuts

17. curly hair + mark anthony curl booster

18. discovering and exploring my new local library + ebooks from there

19. a beautiful mess app

20. various girls nights

21. $1 bins at craft stores

22. choosing a hall for the wedding reception

23. lots of family time


Another year done – I can’t believe it.
For someone who has a bit of Triskaidekaphobia (the fear of the number 13) 2013 was actually a really good year for me.

Danny made it home safe after his deployment
(we made it through our first deployment)


I graduated from college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology


We got a sweet little puppy – Annabel


I bought a new car


Started my “big girl” job as a data analysis for an airline

Moved in with Danny and out of my parents’ house

Danny and I got engaged!!!


Enjoying the snow with Annabel.


Marine Corps Ball


First Christmas Eve and Christmas morning spent with Danny.


I’m so looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring and

all the new memories we will make as a little family together.


November Sum Up

wow, seriously – it’s December already?!

Got my own office at work

Marine Corps Ball

Danny’s new job and daytime hours (for now)

Thanksgiving with the family

Testing out new crafts

Finally beating Danny at fantasy football

Finding out Annabel loves the snow – I was so worried she wouldn’t

Decorating the house (inside and out) for Christmas

Having a four day weekend for Thanksgiving

Trying on wedding dress for the first time


catching up

This twelve day stretch is killing me.
I have begun to loose track of what day it is.
I haven’t worked this many days in a row in a very, very long time.
And I’m sure that twelve days is nothing to some people.
Work is crazy overwhelming – hectic – stressful etc.
So many things are up in the air at the moment and I have no idea what is going on some of the time.

I am so looking forward to this weekend.
Danny and I have some plans and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family.
Not to mention I am so ready to sleep in. Anything past 4:30 am would be great!

I would love to catch up on my crafts and reading as well!

around here

This weekend went by way too fast. I didn’t even really get a weekend. I ended up working both Saturday and Sunday for basically nothing. It’s a lot of overtime which is great but I really missed getting to hang out with Danny and do things that needed done around the house.

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I love these two!


His and hers entertainment.


I got Danny some crazy straws because “everything tastes better with a crazy straw”.



And now here I am back to work on Monday at 7am – in the middle of my twelve day stretch!



Reading One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

Enjoying Danny’s new schedule (we’re both on days now!)

Experimenting with new crafts

Preparing to begin Christmas shopping – both gifts and decor

On a straight hair kick

Wishing the leaves would have stayed a bit longer

Enjoying Target’s clearance section – Nate Berkus

Wearing scarfs non-stop

Working twelve days straight

Really fighting my nail biting habit

Working on drinking more water

Loving getting to park in a garage away from the snow