Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thinking about a givaway

So I am at 92 followers. And I am thinking I would love to have a giveaway when I reach 100 followers. But it makes me nervous! What if nobody

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011


=Have I ever told you I LOVE ME SOME BABY FEET?!

I heed any parents who hire me for their children.  I LOVE ME SOME BABY FEET!

They are just so stinkin cute! It takes all my effort not to just spend an hour photographing all the little ins and outs of their tiny tootsies!

(not my baby)

Sweet Shot Day


I am hopefully going to start linking up to things again! I can't wait! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

getting caught up!

I am so excited! I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! My to do list has stopped growing a mile a day! This makes me happy! I am continuously reading the bible every day! I have been finishing editing my photo sessions on time! I feel great! I am able to blog more! I have been getting on the treadmill more often! Now none of these am I able to do for as long as I would like, but I am making HUGE strides in my daily activities I want to accomplish! I feel great that I am still making my vegetable juice in the morning, the consistancy of me making it went down a little, but I am back on track, and I feel great about it!!

 I just got word that my sister ovulated this month!! That is HUGE for me and my sister who are infertile turtles!!! She is taking a fertility drug, but her doctor didn't think it would work, and I believe its weaker than clomid?? ( I could totally be off? Its call femera) but either way! She got a natural cycle and that is all either one of us could ask for! Is a CHANCE to getting pregnant! And it just so happens last month I think I may have ovulated too!!! I didn't get pregnant, but I did get a natural period, (sorry if its TMI) and that hasn't happened in a year!! My hope is that this wasn't a fluke (sometimes people who don't get there cycles can randomly get a cycle and not ovulate, or ovulate and get a cycle, but could still only happen once a year) and it coincides with my diet change and the same thing will happen this month!  I hope! Today is an awesome day to get the great news about my sister getting her natural cycle!

Today my goals are:
94 ounces of water (3 of my water bottles)
get at least 10 minutes of exercise in
clean my juice machine and get ready for it to make juice tomorrow
make a banana, strawberry, blueberry spinach smoothie
read the bible
watch biggest loser :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday

Is this little girl not the cutest thing ever? I took this while doing a photo shoot and she got mad when she had to come sit for a "nice family picture" And this is what she did! I couldn't stop laughing! This little girl was such a hoot! (Ok, I know, I am totally nerdy for using that word) 

Just thought I would brighten up your Monday mornings with this darling picture! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Why do I struggle with my weight?  Why do I struggle with consistency? I have the best of intentions. I really do.

My husband is one of those guys that if he says he isn't going to eat any more sugar. he actually does NOT eat any more sugar. Then there is his wife, when I say I am never going to eat any more sugar, I go and buy a box of oreos 10 minutes later. I say I am going to read the bible in 90 days, 9 months later, I am still reading the bible. My husband read the bible in 93 days. I have the best of intentions, but man do I struggle. Husband? Not so much. He seems to keep schedules, and do things with no struggle. So why do I struggle with my weight ?Why do I have such a hard time being patient? Why do I struggle with staying consistant? I don't understand. Is it because I am lazy? I don't feel lazy at all. I am actually a very busy person. Is that why, am I too busy? (don't ask my husband this, hehe)

Sometimes I think maybe I rely too much on how I am feeling. It is hard to make myself do something when I am tired or just dont want to do it. Or I feel like sitting and watching TV all night. Then of course I wake up and regret the decisions I made the day before. Why didn't I make myself drink 64 ounces of water? Why did I eat 6 oreos Why didn't I go on a walk for 30 minutes? Why didn't I do some sit ups while sitting there on my couch eating bon bons? Why didn't I wake up 30 minutes earlier to do morning yoga?

I think making a list of ONLY one or two things ( I usually make a daily list of 15-20 things) and force myself to do them before I go to bed at night. The other night I was ready to go to bed, and I said to myself "you have wanted to sweep and mop those floors for far too long, just do it, at least sweep and mop tomorrow" and you know what I did? I SWEPT AND MOPPED! and I felt really good, that even though I didn't go on an 8 hour cleaning frenzy, I cleaned, made my house look nice, and got some things accomplished that have been on my list for a while.

MY GOAL: make a list of only one or two things, check them off as done before 10pm.

Friday, November 11, 2011

3 minutes... 10 things.

10 things I can do in 3 minutes

1. embarass myself
2. come up with 3 truths and a lie
3. give my dog 50 kisses
4.tire Porkchop out
5. snuggle my husband
6. eat 5 pieces of candy.
7. slice my finger on a cling wrap box
8. dump water all over the floor while 3 people are watching me
9. dream of my whole photography career blowing up (ya know in a good way), getting on airplanes to travel across United states for interviews and features in magazines and me dressed all nice and my hair did all nice...  it all sounds so much better in my head when I envision it then when I write it out here. That is for sure
10. Count my many blessings God has given me and my family.

Taken by me, My sisters weddingSeptember  2010.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Did you know...

if you spell busyness wrong... like I did... it spells business. get it business... and bus-i-ness.

fun fact for today. :)


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yep. I am "one of those"

So in a previous post I talked "juicing" when I told someone that I started juicing they said " the first think I think of is that you are breastfeeding" LOL! I decided that I am trying the hallelujah diet. Which is basically vegan, and all natural diet. I really feel like this could jump start my hormones and start making them function properly. I met this girl at work and we got to talking and I found out that she had cervical cancer, and the doctors wanted to do surgery to remove it, the surgery would not allow her to ever be able to have kids,  she went online and started researching, and found this hallelujah diet. Her doctor told her that he would allow her 4 months to "try other options." she went on this diet, and she went back in and the voila the cancer was gone! And now she is pregnant!


 So that is how I heard about it.

I know I can't follow it 100% because well lets face it... who follows a diet 100%. but so far I have started juicing, and eating vegan, with the exception of sour cream yesterday. I am really feeling energized! It took a little bit longer than I thought to start feeling the energy come back, but I have been juicing consistently for probably about a week now. And eating vegan for almost a week. And the energy is really starting to flow through me! I am so excited for this journey and to see where it leads me!

Right now my favorite things to eat are...

Raw almonds
pita bread, hummus & baby spinach
peanut butter

I am trying to really stay away from carb things, even if its all natural. The diet really wants you to focus on fruits and vegetables, so I have been trying to do that. The other day I made a banana, strawberry and (a small amount) baby spinach smoothie! It was really good! I made too much, but it was mighty tasty!

  I drink the veggie juice about twice a day. I try to make 20 ounces a day, so 2 10 ounce glasses. I think i want to up it to 24 so 3 8 ounce glasses a day. I really feel energized after drinking that. My juice is carrots, baby spinach (or celery) and an apple. I will be honest. I liked it at first (because I envisioned that it would be the most disgusting thing ever) and now I am getting sick of it. but it makes me feel good drinking it, so I will continue on, and I think after time I will enjoy it! I know I enjoy the energy from it! That is for sure! I normally ALWAYS nap after work, well yesterday after work I wasn't really tired, but I just felt like i wanted to nap so  I laid down wide awake, and eventually napped for only like 45 minutes, which is really good for me! And I woke up full of energy. I am thoroghly enjoying this so far!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Saturdays.. enjoying my 2nd of 3 saturdays this week

 Today is my second of 3 saturdays this week!! I love time off!  It has been beyond wonderful! I am thinking of asking my husband if I can work part time forever. (A girl can dream) :) Here is what I worked on yesterday!

now onto my next sessions! :)