Thursday, September 30, 2010

This & That

Been so busy, and as a result my creative juices didn't seem to be a flowin’ much this past month. Hence the reason for very few blog posts in September, so I had to try and squeeze one more in. And what started as a simple blog post, turned into a complete blog overhaul. New pages overhead too ;)

To say the last couple of months have been crazy would be an understatement. The whole unemployment issue hit a little close to home. Husband’s job was lost, but new one found. Feeling blessed that indeed a new one was found, so many others are not as fortunate. Makes you really realize what’s really important.

With the job loss, indeed many good things came from it. He used to work the night shift, so having him home now is great. No more quick conversations in passing, we can now have a real grown up conversation, IMAGINE!

And a few perks for me …

I can make the bed now cause he’s not sleeping in it all day …
And did I mention, he built this bed. Lucky I am.


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I no longer have to rush to make dinner so he can rush off to work, so having dinner past 5:00 is something I am loving. So much more pleasure in cooking when you’re not on a time limit. And tonight, it's going to look a little like this.

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Things have certainly changed around here, and with or without a job, life is happier, life is all good.

I have this plate hanging in my bathroom, and its a nice
reminder each morning, to remember simple is better.

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It’s in their blood. When the option was presented of another six weeks of baseball, Jake and Bryan jumped at the chance. Welcome to Fall Ball.

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Gage and Jake started new schools this year, and shy they are not. They jumped in with both feet and ran with it. They ran for office. Gage for Treasurer and Jake for Ice Cream Sales. Oh and we hooked them up. A couple late nights where the family piled in and crafting overtook my dining room. Scissors were a cuttin’, stickers were being created, and posters designed.


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And ice cream breaks were mandatory.

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I heard their speeches were wonderful, and I would have been proud. Positions were not won in the end of it all, but trying and doing is already winning. Proud of you Gage and Jake. And when one of you become President and make the millions, remember your dear ole Auntie who helped you out!


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Mr Happiness is just that, Mr Happiness.
I had a afternoon free, so I lugged him along to the park with me. He wasn’t very photogenic this time around, and kept telling me “No More Pictures”, but I did manage to capture a few. Enjoy.


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My hobby and love of telling stories through my lens is now getting me some clients. I never thought this would happen so soon, but it’s fun to branch out and capture the great moments in other families beside my own. Had a shoot last week in Ashland with the lovely King-Rask family, and here's a preview.


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Fall is here, I know this cause the leaves are changing. The heat is still here though, with many of many blue skies. The brisk mornings have me curled up with the blanket and I'm in shorts and a tank top by the afternoon. I dont think summer is ready to say good bye, and I’m ok with that. Stick around all you want, you won’t hear me complaining. I {heart} the blue skies.


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And I will leave you with one last picture, hopefully to inspire you a little.
Go in search of that simple thing, that makes you happy, and enjoy.
Thanks Kate.

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enjoying these captured moments ...
Shauna

2 comments:

  1. The school campaign posters are great! The kids are so lucky to have such a loving and supportive family :-)

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