Sunday, December 27, 2009

I am done...

I have officially completed all of the wedding editing that needed to happen. I have taken down all of the Christmas decorations inside of the house. I am so looking forward to just getting a grip on my house again! I look forward to spending some time with one of my sister's missionary companions this week. I am also really looking forward to starting the Book of Mormon again. What a great challenge given to us from the Relief Society! Looking forward to what 2010 will bring!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For Sale

#1: Nikon D300 Body $1100

#2: Nordic Track CX 998 Elliptical $350

If interested, please let me know! Thanks!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Before and The After

So this photo took me over 2 hours to edit, but I saw the potential in it and I love the end result. Now let's just hope that the bride does as well!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

To Shoot or Not to Shoot ... That is THE Question

As many of you know, I have 4 very young children who are very close in age. Just how close...9 months between the first two, 14 months between the next one, and 15 months between the last two. Yes you read that correctly there is not even a 2 year gap between all three of my older children. Oh and did I mention that the oldest is only 5? As you can imagine or may even know things around here can get pretty hectic and simply ridiculous at times.

Just over two years ago I took a huge leap of faith and opened my own photography business. I have loved it as it provides me with an opportunity to get out of the house and let my creativity flow. Not to mention the amazing moments that I have been involved in and the incredible people that I have the chance to meet. However, so much is going on at home from just the everyday upkeep to trying to get two kiddos ready to start kindergarten, to potty training, and so on and so on that I strongly feel that something has to give. I absolutely LOVE photography and am truly going to miss it. However, I have waited to be a mother for so long and this dream is here and is now. I do not want to regret anything in life especially when it comes to raising my children. I love them so dearly and the time is just flying by.

So I have prayed about this decision and feel that I need to let the photography go. It is so time consuming from the shoot which usually takes about 4 hours including all the preparing, driving, and the shoot itself. And then there is editing. Oh my how that can go on and on. I haven't even mentioned the "business" aspect of it all. Don't get me wrong it is all a beautiful thing but there truly is a time and a place for everything including talents and/or hobbies. Right now my time should be and needs to be devoted to my beautiful family.

Thank you all so much for your trust and support. This decision has not been an easy one but I know it is for the best right now for me and my family.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kohl's * Kohl's * Kohl's

If you need pillow Kohl's has them on sale...usually $9.99 each and they are only $3.49!