Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! This weekend was a bit different for me, as I had a Friday wedding in Maryland. I actually really liked having a Friday wedding because I felt like I had a weekend. And I must say, I had a great time at Brittany and Jay’s wedding…they were such a sweet couple and their family and friends were so much fun to hang out with! And even though the drive home took nearly 4 HOURS(due to an accident), it was totally worth it! When I got back home Saturday afternoon, I was tired to say the least so we just hung out around the house. I reluctantly got in the car again that evening lol so that we could go to Mexico for dinner(one of my favorite restaurants!) After, we went to Best Buy to purchase a couple of new external hard drives to back up my files. I have since then learned that it is my actual computer(Time Machine to be exact) that is not cooperating with the hard drives. This gives me a lot of hope that the first external hard drive that I am having issues with is ok and has not failed. I plan to take a trip to the Apple store today to do a diagnostics.
Then we went to Petsmart to look at the hamsters…both Kaleigh and Carter have expressed that they would like hamsters….its been about a year since Kaleighs two hamsters(Carl and Jake) passed away and I think its safe to say that Kaleigh has mourned and moved on. At the time it was devastating. I hated to see her hurt like that and I so wish there was something I could have done to help take that pain away…BUT, that is part of growing up. We had a special burial ceremony for Carl and Jake and she hand wrote letters to each of them. It was very sweet(and sad!) From that experience, Kaleigh knows now what will eventually happen with other animals as well as people….she knows that empty feeling inside when something like that happens and when something/someone important passes away…..and she is willing to deal with it! I think that says a lot about her. And it reminds me of the quote, “It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at at all.” And, Carter is now around the same age Kaleigh was when she first got her hamsters, so the timing I think is perfect.
Ok, I wrote a lot more than I intended! So yesterday, we went over to my parents house for an awesome breakfast complete with fried eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, cinnamon rolls, and coffee….it….was…delicious! Thinking about it now makes me want it all over again! After, we went swimming! My dad got the kids snorkeling gear(in preparation for the CRUISE we are going on in three months…thats another story!) and Carter had a BLAST! He finally started going under the water again and couldnt get enough! We had to physically take him out of the pool and make him take breaks because he was going under the water more than he was actually breathing lol! I was amazed at how well he is able to swim! I know I am totally biased, but my kids constantly amaze me!
We went out to eat later that evening with Gigi and Rick(Jay’s parents), followed by a great game of putt putt. Kaleigh is really getting good…she has the hand-eye coordination down! Carter is still easily distracted and cant seem to stay in one place for more than 30 seconds lol so he did his own game of putt putt. I’d say this weekend was pretty relaxing and fun…even if I didnt get to edit or get a single thing done around the house. At times I feel completely hopeless and overwhelmed by the never ending amount of work that I have…but lately I have been hanging on to something I read….I cant remember the exact quote but it goes something like this….if you have to choose between work and the kids….choose the kids…the work will always be there tomorrow.
I apologize for the super long post…I guess I am in need of some relief. OK, lets take a look at last week’s goals….
-continue reading my book Insurgent Finished it!
-finish the birthday albums and order them!
-blog about Kaleigh and Carter’s birthdays! Happening this week!
-plan family photos
-workout Happened twice..not too bad I guess…
-do at least ONE fun thing(that is out of the ordinary) with the kids….suggestions?? we played putt putt last night…I guess that counts right??
-meet with a beautiful couple on Tuesday! -have an awesome family session on Wednesday -get ready for an amazing wedding this Friday!! SUCH a fun crowd! Thank you again Brittany and Jay! -edit portrait, bridal, and wedding photos -blog 1-2 sessions this week did one…more coming soon! -decide what I am going to do with the files I need to recover heading to the apple store today…what a pain this has been!
-back up current files(twice!) will do this once I get word back from apple
Well, many of the personal goals did not get met, but I did lots of good things with the business!
Ok, onto this week’s goal list:
-plan a play date or two with the kids and their friends
-work on the birthday albums…
-watch as much of the Olympics as I possibly can!
-take my car to the shop…it hasnt been starting recently.
-relax this weekend that I have off and try to get some cleaning done
-blog Becky and Chris’ engagement photos!
-send out client packages
-catch up on emails
-take my computer to the apple store
-back up my files(twice!)
I am positive that this week will be a good one….if you think positive, positive things will happen right??! Hope everyone has a great week!