(Alternately titled, "What I did on my Summer Vacation")
Today is my first official Family Photo Session since July 6th. Almost two months. TWO MONTHS. And, it's with this CUTE little guy. If the rain would hold off until about 6:30pm that would be awesome. It's his first birthday this weekend, we have things to celebrate.
As I have mentioned before, I had surgery and had to take some time off. No hoisting kiddos, no chasing down toddlers. I did some freelance work, reconnected with friends, baked a lot, swam laps, read some books. Oh, and I watched a lot of TV. A lot of really bad TV. I should probably be ashamed of the TV I watched…but I'm not. Basically, everything on BRAVO. Especially, the Millionaire Matchmaker. She's funny, and a little cooky, and REALLY entertaining.
I tried to watch Dance Moms. Whoa! Didn't get past the first 10 minutes. Hello cray cray! If anyone talked to me or my girls that way punches would be thrown and I would be in jail. I don't watch that one anymore. It's wasn't good for me.
I baked. That was fabulous. Don't wanna brag, but I make some MEAN triple chip M&M cookies.
From the business-end taking the time off was good. I needed a mental break before the intensity Fall brings. I had to turn down some work, which is always hard and feels VERY counterintuitive. But, it was nice to step back and sit down. I had time to update my website banners (check 'em out…they are new), develop and implement a new pricing structure and connect with some super-cool local business moms (and their super-cool business).
I write this from a really good place. I am psyched about the Fall. I cannot wait to get families in front of my lens again. My year is starting anew and it feels like the best place in the world to be.
My last summer hoorah included American Flag Tiki Torches and a fire pit. In all honestly, I should not be trusted with a fire pit when wine and sharp hangers are involved. Eh, live and learn, right?