Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Ahhh, it's Monday again and time for MckMama's blog carnival called "Not Me!" Monday and some good old free therapy.

I did not give in to my desires and buy a cool *Shey* [B] camera strap. No I would never do that, but if I had, I would be so excited waiting for it to come and checking the mail like a little kid; but like I said, I didn't do that.

I did not schedule a photo shoot on my husbands birthday and then spend 4 hours at said photo shoot. Nope not me!

If I did have a photo shoot on his birthday I would have at least asked first to be sure he didn't mind, but I did not do that!

I have not mentioned so many times in front of Allie that I want an iphone, that she now tells people that she is going to buy me one, nope not me, I am not that obsessed with a phone!

I did not post pictures over on Sialia and then worry all day today about whether or not the parents were going to like them.

Well, that's it for me, make sure you check out what everyone else didn't do this week, over at MckMama's

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cute Allie Quote

Tonight I was getting Allie to bed, I read to her from her book of children's prayers. When I was done and on my way out of her room, she said to me, "Mommy come here, I have a secret to tell you." So I went over to her bed and leaned in to her and she said, "Mommy I have Jesus in my heart." Oh, I love this little girl so much, she is so sweet!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Ahhh, it's Monday again and time for MckMama's blog carnival called "Not Me!" Monday and some good old free therapy It is amazing what a good weekend off can do for your mood and well admitting all the things that you did not do feels great to!

I did not almost by a $300 lens this weekend, because I was growing impatient of saving my pennies. Nope not me I am not that impatient!

I did not tell Matt that I wish I had a different job, because I find it so hard to teach all day and then come home and still have "good stuff" left.

I did not forget to mail my Christmas cards and find them sitting on the shelf, downstairs in our entry way!

I did not book a photo shoot next Saturday on my hubbies birthday! Oh am I going to owe him big for that, well I would if I had done that!

We did not take the kids to the mall to play in the "free" play area! I would never do that, oh but if I had the kids would have had a great time!

I have not blown two of my new years resolutions already.

That feels so good to let go of things. Give it a try and head over to MckMama's, or at least read all the things that everyone else didn't do!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

To see more from my maternity shoot this weekend, click here *grin*!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Missing in Blogland

Lately, I have been so overwhelmed that even trying to sit down and write a blog post has been too much! I think it all started back up when I went back to work after Christmas break, the last time that I felt like this was back in the fall when I went back to work from the summer off. I feel like I need a month of Sundays off to get everything done and caught up. Maybe it's because I have too much on my plate right now; being a wife, mother, teacher, housekeeper and upstart photographer. I just feel like there really isn't anything that I can cut back on and I have never been good at letting things go. I always need things to be just so and when they aren't it makes me crazy and I feel crappy.

I obviously can't cut back on being a wife or mother (nor do I want to) and I have cut back on the housekeeping a little lately and that only adds to the crappy feeling. I still have Christmas up, YIKES and it's not up because I can't part with looking at it. Yesterday I did leave school right after the buses and headed home to de-decorate and got a good amount done, now all I have left is the tree and that is such a project to get everything off, back into the right little ornament boxes and then packed back up and into the attic! But it will be done by the end of the week, I have promised myself!

I don't feel like I can cut back on my photography because I am new at it and I want to take every opportunity that comes my way and I am loving every minute of getting my new photography business going and I love meeting new people and their families. I just need more time than I have to get it all up and going. I really want to start advertising; like on Craigs List and in local businesses and coffee shops but I feel like all that is on hold until I get my website finished, which has been going slower than I had hoped.

The other thing that I hate about feeling like this is my head feels like it is spinning and I can't remember the simplest things! For instance, last Friday when I was taking the kids to my parents house to stay the weekend, because I was going to New Hampshire for a baby shower and a maternity shoot, I managed to forget: my boots, Jack's boots, my gloves, the small wooden alphabet blocks and Gerber Daisies that I wanted to use in the maternity shoot! What is wrong with me... wait don't answer that! And I forgot all that even with, making a list of what I needed to bring; can you imagine what I would have forgotten if I hadn't had a list!

Well, in a nutshell that's what's going on with me. I just can't wait until this weekend to get a ton of things squared away and back to "normal", what's that? Oh and it is a long weekend too! YIPPEE!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Well, it's Monday again and I am back to my "Not me's!" took last week off but I am back at it again! Hope your ready, because here we go...

I did not write my "Not me's!" on Sunday night so that I could schedule it to post at midnight and not tomorrow at work!

I did not tell Allie that I wouldn't read her a bedtime story tonight because she had watched an extra show, while I was putting Jack to bed. Nope, not me!

I did not wait until the last weekend of my vacation to be the most productive! Not me! I used my time off so well and got so much accomplished!

I did not tell Matt that I wanted to get RID of our dog, because he had chewed up another one of the kids toys, on top of the pocket of my new coat! No way, not me! I am way more mature than that! Oh and if I had said this, it wouldn't matter because he said no.

I did not decide to leave up our Christmas decorations for "just" one more week and then this morning realize that I have a baby shower out of town next weekend, so now we have Christmas for two more weeks. Not me, that would be tacky, right?

I did not have baby A from my photo shoot on Friday pee, TWICE, while I had him in the net, without a diaper. And if this had happened I would have definitely gotten at least some great pictures for all the effort and pee!

During, after and since the photo shoot with baby A I have not dreamt about having another baby...

This weekend I did not for a second think about buying a new 50mm F1.8 lens for my camera. Not me!

I did not look at my school calendar this morning to try and figure out when my next day off is. Nope, not me.

Oh, I could go on, but then you wouldn't be able to go over to Mck Mama's and read all about what everyone didn't do. So what are you waiting for head over there and check them out or maybe even give it a try yourself!

Friday, January 2, 2009

I Posted Over Here...

today I posted over at Sialia. I had a photo shoot today with a little angel, so if you are interested in seeing a beautiful little babe head over here to check out my newest pix.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fantasy of Lights

Going to see the Fantasy of Lights has become a family tradition for us. This year we went with my parents and brother, it was a lot of fun, well that is if you don't mind making multiply stops so that my dad and I could jump out of the truck to take pictures *grin*! Even with all the stops we all had fun and loved seeing all the beautiful lights. Hope you enjoy the pictures!