Saturday, November 28, 2009

Big News...(no, I'm not pregnant!)

Okay... I haven't really told a lot of people this because I did not want to sound like I was bragging. I am sure a lot of people would have jumped on facebook and updated their status telling everyone of their new purchase. I decided this would be a much better way to tell the ones who are most important to me because they are the ones who read my blog. I have been thinking a lot lately about my future. I don't know if it is just the fact that I am getting closer to being 30, or if it is because we are done having children and our youngest is going to be 2 in the spring, but I've been dreaming. I have always thought I would go back to school when the time was right. To nursing school that is, and I still may, but there has been something else I have always wanted to do. And here it is my friends, photography. Yep, that's right. I LOVE pictures and I love taking them. So, without further ado, I am the proud owner of a Canon 7D, and beautiful brand new camera that is one of the best. I am sure many photographers would love to have this camera. It is so amazing, that I don't even know where to begin.

Obviously, I have a lot to learn. I know that I can take great shots, no biggie, but I need to know more than that to run a business. I plan to sign up for some classes, hopefully in January, and get all set up with a great computer and a website and all the things that I will need. This is so exciting for me because I have been thinking about this for quite some time. So, this is just the beginning. From now on, when you see me, you will see me and my 7D. So, keep reading because there will be a lot more on this subject to come, including a vote on the name for my business.

Last but not least, I would love to thank my amazingly supportive husband for all the help he has offered. He has spent many of days and weeks researching and giving me advice and fully supports me. We have even talked about him getting a camera maybe sometime next year and helping out with the business as well. Thank you Aaron, you are the best husband a woman could ask for.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Shy Ballerina

Yesterday was Allyson's last day of ballet class. It was a big day because it was an open night in which the parents were allowed to come watch. Well... my shy, introverted little girl would not participate. I was not too surprised, although, I was pretty disappointed. I was really hoping she would surprise us all and at least try, at best, perhaps maybe stand with the group. But, she sat on my lap the whole time, knawing on her hand. She started ballet back in late August and it was hard at first, but over the past twelve weeks, has really enjoyed it. So, here is my little ballerina. Isn't she the prettiest ballerina ever?!

Allyson is such a special child. From the moment she was born, she has proved that she is going to do what she wants. She is strong-willed, yet sweet, very outgoing, yet, shy. She has a wonderful imagination and says some of the funniest things. She is very introverted, unlike her mother, and plays best one-on-one. She spends a lot of her time pretending to be various animals. Some of her favorites are a dog, a horse or a jaguar.

Allyson is a very special child. She is different, and that's what I love about her. I think she is going to grow up to be someone with a lot of power, or maybe she will be an artist. All I know, is that I am crazy about my shy little ballerina.