Finally MOVED

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30 Day Blog Journal - Day 15

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Day 15 (August 24, 2010)

Your dream house
(images from houseplans.com)

Kind of far-fetched, but I LOVE one story homes. I'd rather have one huge 1 story house over a 2 or 3 story home.

5 Bedroom, 5.5 bath, 3 car garage  and over 5800 sq ft.


Tuesday Train 8/24

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HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE! Hi to all of my new visitors! Feel free to follow me from the Tuesday Train. Leave a comment and I'll be sure to follow you in return.
 
It's a gloomy Tuesday here in Maryland, but, I'm actually enjoying the coolness of the weather, and my windows open! Weather like this makes me wish I had a screened in porch!

Top 2 Tuesday - 8/24

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Top 2 Biggest Indulgences

 
#1 - Shopping.. anything and everything. You wont see me in high heels made by Manolo or fancy designer jeans. I'm pretty casual and I'm content with a tank top and jeans if I do my shopping, and some flip-flops ofcourse. My shopping habit lies within my kids though or within my photography business. I actually hardly by myself anything, but I am always buying new photography props and always buying my kids something. Biggest indulgence would be kids clothes! 

#2 - Disney Vacations. I like to make sure we get the best possible deal we can and that the kids get to see everything they could want to see in the period of time that we are there. I indulge myself in the planning process and what we need to bring, where we are going and at what time.

30 Day Blog Journal - Day's 12, 13 & 14

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Day 12 (August 21, 2010)

Something you are OCD about

LOL! I am a list maker. I make lists on what I need to do, what I need to pack while on vacation, etc. I like to be organized and not forget anything. I'm a huge planner.

I also feel the need to vacuum like 4 times a week. My livingroom floors have to be clear and clean at all times or I go a little nuts.


Day 13 (August 22, 2010)

A fictional book

Day 14 (August 23, 2010)

A non-fiction book 
 Totally not sure if this counts, but I don't read non-fiction. This is the best I've got, and I lived by this book during all 3 of my pregnancies!
  

Sweet baby boy

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Here are some pictures of my sweet baby boy!

Joining us for dinner


Too sweet

And from his 2 month photoshoot!

Weekend recap

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This weekend was rather busy! Friday, Willie had to go out on a jobsite, so it was just me with the 3 kids. Tristan was VERY clingy. I couldn't manage to get anything done. As soon as I'd put him down, he'd cry. I would barely get my hands from underneath of him before he'd scream. I managed to get him in the sling for an hour just to work on something for a client. On top of that, it was just an overall bad day. My fat old cat, Jada, decided she wanted to paw paint my carpets. We've been painting the girls room and since I was in their room trying to get some stuff done, Jada came in stepped in the paint and ran across the house with pink paws. I was so mad and stressed out by the time 3pm rolled around. I also tried getting a picture or two of Tristan for his 2 months but 2 months old is very difficult. I don't think I ever want to do 3wks to 5mos ever again. LOL!

Then, Friday evening, we went out to dinner with Willie's dad and sister. All 3 kids did very well. I was extremely impressed with how well it actually went. We headed to Target afterwards, but they didn't really have anything I was looking for. Came home, and played Hello Kitty Bingo. Addison won once and then Kayliana won the next game. It's so funny to see their big smiles when they win.

Saturday, we headed to Carters and I bought a few shirts for the girls and 4 outfits for Tristan. They were having a 50% off sale, plus I had a 20% off coupon. I'm a Carters addict. I love shopping there. After shopping, we ate "linner" (lunch/dinner) with Willie's Aunt Kim and cousin, Erin. Food was pretty good. Definitely recommend the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. We hung out over at Aunt Kim and Uncle Lee's until about 11:30pm. We always leave there late, but the kids love it there so much.

Sunday (today) was pretty much uneventful. I managed to get a few things done around the house and we even have the girls room back in order so they are back into their room tonight. They've been camping out in the livingroom since Wednesday night. By the weekend we will have the decals up and hopefully my sisters artwork comes in handy. After it's completely done, I'll be taking pictures. I went shopping with Tristan at Kohls this afternoon. I brought him with me since I have no bottles made, and he would have needed to be near me if he got hungry. He was an absolute ANGEL! He slept the entire time in the sling. Man, I love my sling! I have got to get myself another one so I have one inside and one for the truck when we go places.

Well that sums up our weekend. Will have to get some pics up a little later when I get them resized for the web!

Five Question Friday 8/20

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1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
Nope.. no nicknames. Even Willie calls me "Heather" most of the time. So, outside of Mommy, no nicknames for me.

2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
I'm the 3rd out of 4 kids. I have an older sister, an older brother and a younger sister.

3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?
Umm... I don't think there is ANYONE out there like Willie, especially not an actor. If I could choose someone though, it would be Channing Tatum. Yummmmm.

4. What is currently your favorite song?
I really do not have one right now. If I had to choose one, I'd probably say "Not Afraid" by Eminem.

5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
Yes, alot of my money will be going to Disney and then I am also saving up for an upgrade on a camera that I want.

30 Day Blog Journal - Day 11

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Day 11 (August 20, 2010)

 A photo of you recently
Oh gee, I hardly have any pictures of myself since I don't typically like being in front of the camera. This is from Willie's camera phone so it's crappy quality but it's one of the more recent photos of me.


2 Months

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My little man is 2 months old today! He's getting big.. fast! I want to say he's a little over 12lbs now. He goes to the doctor on the 26th and will get FOUR shots :( I'm sure it'll make me cry hearing him scream at the top of his lungs.

Willie got the 2nd coat of paint on the girls room today. Just needs the middle color and their room can go back to normal. I think it's going to look good when it's done. They'll love it atleast.

We had chicken parmegan today for dinner. We talked about forcing the kids more frequently to atleast try what we are having. Kayliana took a bite of it and ate a few more bites. But, we had to name it "Chicken Nugget Pizza" for her to eat it. I made Addison try it after encouraging a bit more and she ate it too. I am proud of them.

Yesterday when we left my mother in laws house with the girls, I told Kayliana and Addison that this weekend we were going to see Aunt Kim and Uncle Lee. She yelled with excitement "I like Uncle Lee and Aunt Kim's house. And Erin will be there too! I like Uncle Lee, and Aunt Kimmy and I really like Erin." Too cute!

Then just today, there was a picture of my niece on the night stand and out of curiosity, since it's been awhile since we've seen my brother, sister in law and niece, I asked her who it was. She said very quickly "Haley!" Then she said "That's my sister" LOL! I told her it was her cousin and she looked at me like I was crazy. Kids are so funny!

Tomorrow, I want to manage to try to get these picture orders together. Willie will be gone all day tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see how much I'm capably of getting done with 2 demanding children and a clingy baby. Looks like he'll be in the sling a lot tomorrow!

30 Day Blog Journal - Day 9 & 10

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Day 9 (August 18, 2010)

A photo you took

Easy for me since I take pictures almost every single day.  One of my fav pics of the girls


Day 10 (August 19, 2010)

A photo taken over 10 years ago of you

Must....get....sleep

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This week has been pretty busy. I had a photoshoot on Tuesday and it went pretty well but I missed the window of opportunity to get the 2 little cousins together. I had them come back today. I hate when my clients are disappointed, even if it's out of my control, so I'll do everything I can to make them happy. Today went ok. It's always hard to get 2 kids at the same time, especially when both are under 2yrs old. The mom is amazing to work with though. I really love her as a client and would love for her to come back when her daughter turns a year old since I've done her newborn and 6month portraits thus far.

After the session, we dropped the kids off at the mother in law's house and Willie and I came back to the house to paint the girls room. It's only about 30% done. We have another coat of paint to do, and then the decorating comes next. I've got decals for their room and I need to get their 16x20 prints for their room so that I can hang them up on their wall in their room.

But, I've been up earlier than I'm used to the past few days and I'm wore out. I should really be able to fall asleep much quicker than I do, but that just doesn't seem to be happening. Insomnia absolutely SUCKS! We have plans this weekend too so it's gonna be a really busy few weeks before we leave for Florida. I don't think our lives will become boring again until November.. lol! I think every week/weekend is jam packed full of stuff from now til the end of October.

Some pics to share...




Day's 20/365 through 25/365

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20/365
Had a date night with the hubby.. I drove. I don't drive very often when the two of us go somewhere. He had been on a jobsite that day and I was being nice by driving the hour to our destination. **Don't worry, I wasn't driving when this was taken

21/365
Game night! Addison chose Candy Land

22/365
Me.. absolutely exhausted from a very long tiring day.

23/365
My never-ending task! I tried catching up on laundry this day. Laundry is NEVER complete in my house. We never have less than 2 loads of laundry to do everyday. There's a boo boo on this picture. It says it's day 24 but it's day 23. Have to go back and fix that.

24/365
My strobe for my studio. Had my first photoshoot since being off of maternity leave

25/365
Started painting the girls room yellow and pink. The blue line is the tape. When it's removed, we'll paint a light pink in the middle. It's going to be one bright room, but I think once it's all together, it'll be pretty and match their bedding really well.

Wordless Wednesday

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30 Day Blog Journal - Day 8

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Day 8 (August 17, 2010)

A photo that makes you angry/sad


This picture was stolen from my mom when she posted it. This is my grandma. I miss her, so this photo makes me sad.

What a nice surprise!

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Look who actually had physical contact with Tristan today!!!

How freakin' cute is that?? I was very pleased that Addison held Tristan without freaking out. I was so ecstatic that I couldn't help but cheer for her! LOL.

I have a session tomorrow with a 6 month old, and it's had me thinking a lot about Tristan's 3mo and 6mo photoshoots and ideas I have. I can't wait! I have to get Kayliana and Addison's yearly pictures done. I need to go buy some balloons or something and take them outside in a field or beach or something cute. Florida may be the perfect place for their birthday pictures.

I think the 200 situp program and my drinking water only mostly the past few days has really helped me with this weight. I was sticking around 128-130 outside of 1 week when I went down to 126. I've been around 126 consistently lately though, and I hope that keeps up. I still have that goal to get down to 125 and stay there. Tristan's weight seems to be consistent. He tends to gain about 2lbs a month. He has his 2 month appointment next week and I'm guessing he'll be around 12 1/2lbs. That will actually be about 3lbs in 1 month. I'm so proud of myself for his weight gain! Nothing better than knowing that you are the sole reason your baby is thriving so well.

Tuesday Train 8/17

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Top 2 Tuesday - 8/17

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Top 2 Characters You Would Want To Play on a TV Show or Movie


#1 - Elizabeth Swan
Who wouldn't want to kiss Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom and run around with a bunch of pirates? One of my favorite movies with one of my favorite actors. 




#2 -Grace Connelly
Jennifer Aniston is a beautiful actress! I'd love to be her for just a day in this movie. Filming with Jim Carrey has got to be one of the funnest things to do.



30 Day Blog Journal - Day 7

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Day 7 (August 16, 2010)

A photo that makes you happy
Do you know how hard this is for a photographer, or for someone who has 3 children? I love so many pictures, and a lot of them make me happy! 


I'm going with this picture of Willie and I because my life pretty much started with him. I became a better person because of him. This is a very old picture! Nearly 12 yrs old.

30 Day Blog Journal - Day 6

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Day 6 (August 15, 2010)
20 of my favorite things

Here's my list in no particular order what-so-ever 

#1 - My 3 kids


#2 - My relationship with my husband


#3 - My camera


#4 - Florida

#5 - The beach


#6 - Our families (don't have a pic of every family member together)


#7 - Cats


#8 -Sleep




#9 - My ring sling


#10 - My wedding ring


#11 - My body pillow


#12 - My business


#13 - Sweet Tea


#14 - My laptop


#15 - My vehicles



#16 - Candles

#17 - My purse


#18 - Disney World


#19 - My Aeropostale Cami's


#20 - Shopping