Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I have a quiet moment this Thanksgiving Eve and thought I would sit and reflect on the things that I am thankful for. Let's just say that at this time in my life, it has been hard to see the good things, and I need to do this more often. (As I write, Maddy is hacking, wheezing, and whimpering in my bed after three days of fever, xrays, steroids, breathing treatments, and antibiotics. )

-I am so grateful for my three amazing, beautiful, smart, hilarious, sensitive, precious children. They make all obstacles and hard times worth every single moment. If they were all I had in this life, they would be enough.

-I am so grateful for this business. While I do complain quite a bit about the hours and the exhaustion, if I have to work, good LORD...I have got it made. I am here to kiss my baby's boo-boos and can meet them for school lunches and pick them up from school. I also am able to fully support myself and my children. We are so very blessed.

-I am so thankful for all of my incredible friends, both new and old. Friends who travel with me, friends who take me out for fabulous girls' nights, friends who pray for me, friends who reach out to me for help, friends who have my children over so I can work, friends who force me to get out of my house to decompress even though I don't want to, new friends who have taken me under their wing and make me laugh, and Suzanne and Colleen who assist me in so many more ways than work, they have been like sisters to me and I don't think they could possibly know how important they have been and are to me.

-I am grateful for all of my immediate family. All live close and help me out in so many ways I can't begin to name.

-Finally, I am grateful to be alive, healthy, and aware. God has shown me that I am strong (why He KEEPS having to show me, I don't know) and I can get through anything that comes my way.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last One

One more sneak before my break:

We're shutting down the office (I finally get to see my children again!!) :) and I'll be back in the office Monday Dec. 1 and Tuesday Dec. 2nd, then I'm off to New York for more sessions and fun! I wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your families!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh Baby, I'm in Love

Just editing this session and dying over this one, must share:

Edited: had to add this one...must. smooch. BABY!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Recent Work Schmorgasborg

Are you ready for sneak peek overload?

Except that only one set of these is an actual sneak peek as most of these have not only seen their galleries but ordered from them, but that is beside the point.

Here are some of my faves from the past few weeks and the reason I have been working til 3am every night since October (you can understand why blogging fell by the wayside):

If you haven't ordered yet you might want to start moseyin' those over to us, as we will not be working next week AND because after Friday, anything needed in time for the holidays will be charged a 50% rush fee.

(This doesn't include those who haven't received their galleries yet--I'm working on finishing everyone tonight and tomorrow night)

What's that ahead??? Is it the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel??? Could it be???

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Important Dates

I'm sure I've lost all (two) of my blog readers by now :), but in case you are a client checking in I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline to order in time for Holiday Delivery is Nov. 20th.

Also some upcoming dates to remember:

Nov. 24-29 Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec. 3rd-6th New York Sessions
Dec. 19th-Jan. 12 Closed for the holidays

I do still have a few sessions available in December, please call ASAP to snag one!

Still cranking it out over here and trying to keep my sanity. Stay tuned!!


Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Just a quick note: If you're reading this, God bless you for hanging in there with me.

If you're waiting on pictures, I have finished mini sessions and working on full sessions now for the month of October. I am buckling down the next 3 days and plan to be back to my normal turnaround times by Monday.

Orders are pouring into the office and Suzanne is staying on top of that department.

I'm so grateful for your patience if you are waiting on my attention. Aside from all the illness in our home, I've undergone an incredibly difficult personal situation over the past several months that has affected me greatly and also placed additional pressure on my already hectic schedule. I have been so blessed with seriously, the BEST clients ever, and it has helped so much have your understanding!!!

I'm really proud of the sessions I am currently editing and can't WAIT to share them with you all. Just feeling the pressure (albeit, all self-inflicted as usual!) to check in.

Can you believe it's NOVEMBER??? The kids and I heard Christmas music being played this weekend!!

More soon!