Monday, November 16, 2009


Yard-saling that is, My friend Tabitha was going to yardsales Saturday and asked me to go along. I had this as one of the goals on my list so I jumped at the chance. She picked me up at 7:00 and we drove to about six or seven sales. I got a few good buys, an old suitcase, to use as a photo prop, a big stuffed shark for Henry for Christmas, a baby doll and doll stroller for Zoe, some kid bowls, and Glass light shades for the ceiling fan in Henry's room. I got to cross one more thing off my list too.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Working on the list, thoughts on life...

I finished reading my first of 5 books last night. It was "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner. It was a good book, it made me laugh and cry and I read it in 2 weeks (that's fast for me). I would definitely recommend it. I also met one of my neighbors today. He is an older man and we wave politely to eachother often but have never actually met. I was outside playing with the kids and he was raking leaves in his backyard so I decided, what the heck! We talked for a few minutes. He was very friendly and I'm glad I finally introduced myself to him. His name is Henry and his wife passed away right before we moved in the house, her name was Sarah. Coincidence? I already know the neighbor across the street and on the other side of me so now I need to decide what defines "neighbor"? Is it everyone on the street? Two houses on either side? hmmmm. I'm getting closer to having a logo. I eventually will change the logo a little but I really need something now!

Getting laid off has put a kink in my goal of walking to work once a week. I don't know whether I should call it a failure though since it was beyond my control. I guess I could still walk there once a week, the only difference is that I would just turn around and walk back home, that would be funny!

Matt is going to discuss the making of Jupiter Wind's first music video tomorrow. Seems so strange...I can't wait to hear about it when he gets home tomorrow. It would really be extra awesome if this album would be a hit, then I won't have to worry about getting another job. I'm excited to see what God has in store for them. I listened to the finished mix of the album and there are some really great songs that I know people will really like if they can just get radio stations to play them.

Didn't get much done today since Matt was working. I spent a lot of time with my kids though. I Hope to be more productive tomorrow.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Family portraits

New family portrait session up on my photo blog!
(click here)


First Band Photo Shoot

I photographed My Husband's band for their upcoming album. I'm excited about being a published photographer! And I guess I'm excited for Matt's band too...LOL! Check out some of the pictures in my new photo blog (click here)


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winning Logo

Wow! I got an overwhelming response to my post yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who voted and had good suggestions for me. Between my blog comments and my comments on Facebook I had 46 votes! Number 6 got the most votes with 26, the second place logo wasn't even close (number 3 with 6 votes) I had a lot of suggestions of how to tweak the logo to make it better and I am using those suggestions to try some different ideas. I hope to be able to have another post soon and I would appreciate it if you all could vote again! Honestly, I was surprised with the results yesterday, and did get my feelings hurt by one anonymous commenter that doesn't know the definition of "constructive criticism" which is probably why they commented anonymously. I need to get some thicker skin I guess! LOL To that person, obviously, I'm not a graphic designer but I did the best I could, that's my excuse! If you are interested to know 3 and 4 were my favorites, boy was I outvoted!! I know that ultimately it's my decision but I am glad to have the input from everyone! Stay tuned for some more logo options in the next few days!

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's logo time, help me choose!

I sat down and worked hard on my logo yesterday and I have several options. I need you all to help me to, a. give some constructive criticism (is there something I should do differently?) and b. choose your favorite.








Monday, November 2, 2009

The Lord Works in Mysterious ways

I had a very surreal experience today. I'm not even sure when it's gonna hit me. I was laid off today by my employer of 6 years. It was very sad, but I'm not worried. I know that God will take care of us. He will get us through this. With the Holidays coming I'm hoping that Matt will be able to get more hours at the Gap and I'll of course get unemployment benefits. The positive side to this is I'll be able to spend some more time with the kids and Matt. I know that God has something in store for me. I am excited to see just what it is. I am thankful that God has kept my job safe for this long. People have been getting laid off for over a year at my company and I avoided the chopping block up til now. I am hoping that I may be able to do something with my photography to earn some extra money.