I freakin' love my job. I love the artistic freedom I have creatively, meeting new families and being able to capture their beautiful moments. I love sitting down at the end of the night with my laptop and a beer in hand and editing to my heart's content, love packaging up the finished products and sending them out in the mail. I love, love, love the feedback I get and knowing that I put a smile on someone's face. I've been really, really lucky the last few months because work has been steady, which has been a Godsend while Ryan's been in school. I have sessions booked for the next few weeks and upcoming months and I'm both grateful and ridiculously excited.
"Look, mama, I'm a picture taker like you!"
In other updates, Harrison has been saying so many words and repeats things when he ask him to say something. His favorites right now are "mine, no, doggie, stop it and dada." He is also a master climber and I'm constantly finding him on top of tables and couches. He gives me mini heart attacks on a daily basis, ha!
In other, other news (and part of the reason I've not visited this space as often as I'd like) is that...dundunDUN, drumroll please! WE FINALLY HAVE OUR OWN PLACE!!!! After three years of living with Ryan's parents and my mom, we are finally going to be on our own again. Can you feel my excitement over here? Totally happy dancing as I type :) Home buying has been a process and is more stress than I'm willing to take on right now, so we've decided to rent for a year or two. We'll be right across the street from Franky's school, so he'll get to stay in the same district he was in last year, which was our main deciding factor. We want our kids to grow up in this district because it's one of the top in the state.
I'm going to have 1300 sq ft, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a freakin' laundry room all to myself! Without anyone nagging, lecturing or micromanaging me. I won't feel like a kid anymore, I can't wait!! We move in the first week of September, so I have a lot of work ahead of me in packing and preparing for the move. And at the same time as all of that is going on, Ryan will finish school and start his new job, I will celebrate my 30th birthday (which I'm both protesting and embracing), Franky will start the first grade and Ryan and I will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Did I mention how excited I am???? :)