Dear Ice...

I hate you.

This morning I had no idea that there was ice on my car so when I walked outside I realized I had to make a quick job of removing it so that I could get to work on time.

In my haste, I put a little too much of my tubby umpphhh behind the scrapper.  What I didn't realize was that I was standing on a sheet of ice, which put my thrust equilibrium off.  Before I knew it I was on my hands and knees and someone close to me let out a terrible grunt at the same time.

I looked up only to realize that grunt was me.

Luckily I did not hurt myself.  Just my pride.

Take care, folks.  It's dangerous out there.



I am still jumping out of my skin excited over this...

Thirst Relief International put on an auction in conjunction with ShootQ.  The auction included sessions with tons of amazing photographers.  Two of my ALL TIME favorite photographers (who I follow maybe a little too closely on their blogs) were up for auction. Both of them were auctioning a one hour skype/telephone conversation where the winning bidder gets to pick their brain about whatever they want.

It would be like getting to ask Lindsey Lohan where to get the best blow. They know what they are talking about.

Ok... bad analogy.

It would be like asking Martha Stewart how to clean something, or Paula Dean how to have a heart attack, or my Mother the proper usage of any 6 syllable word.

You get the idea.

If you have not guessed yet, I won one of the auctions. I could not be happier!

The photographer I won specifically stated that she would like to mentor someone who is wanting to learning how to be a wife, mother and photographer. And although I have no news for you at the time, I can eventually see Jeff and I messing something up and having a child. :)

More than anything, the photographer is a woman with God in the center of her focus.  How refreshing. At my current job (its a silent 'j'), there is no such mentorship.

I have not been in contact with her yet, but I have been collecting questions since I heard about the auction.  Nerd alert.

Do you want to know what I am most nervous about? Sounding like a complete idiot.  Her getting off of the phone and hoping I never contact her again.  Is it strange that I feel this connection to a person simply becuase she loves Jesus, photography and does it for a living like I want to?

I guess it is.  Which is cool... I accept my creeper status.


Happy New Year!

I am excited to report that I am warm!!!

This, my dear blog readers, is no small feat. You see, over my Christmas break I got a facebook message from a coworker detailing the fact that my neighbor's father had run his van down our hill and taken out our heat pump.  Two days after Christmas... meaning DECEMBER.

So Jeff and I dug ourselves out of the foot of snow at my in-laws and trudged home in the beloved family car called the turd.  Not pleased. Not pleased at all.  After all of the idiotic things that we have happened to us due to the people we live next to, this is by far the worst.

After getting all of the insurance work done, we are finally back in the 21st century.

New Years was spent at the in-laws and I went to bed by 11:30pm.  I wish I had an impressive story about jumping a plane to Paris or a super cool party but its not so.  I have come to realize just how boring I am, and am a little saddened by the realization.

New Years Resolutions:
1. Stand up straighter
2. Clean my house before it gets out of control
3. Try to have a better story for next years blog about New Years
4. Book at least 10 weddings this year- first one is Jeff's best friend's wedding!
5. Don't get pregnant

Bed Time!  Another resolution... go to bed before midnight. :)