Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lately.

In Instagram pix.


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???? :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lately.

In Canon and Instagram pix (I'm finessabedoun - previously punkrockchic9).


It's been a busy, fun, crazy summer so far and is soon to become even crazier with an upcoming move (after three years of living with Ryan's parents and my mom, we're FINALLY freakin' getting our own place. I can BARELY contain my excitement!). I apologize for being a shitty blogger lately while life has taken a front seat but promise to get back to posting regularly soon. In the meantime, I'll let photos do (most) of the talking :) 

I am fortunate in that my business is starting to take off again. I took a brief hiatus during the winter but am in full swing again. I love being a momma and have no regrets whatsoever about having dedicated more than five years to motherhood alone, but in the last year I've really found something I am truly passionate about and that I really enjoy doing. I freakin' love my job! 

I love country roads. 


Hubby's homemade corned beef and cabbage. So freakin' good!

I'm up 15 lbs and more cellulite on my thighs than I'm proud of since last summer. None of my shit fits right and there's a pair of size 4 hoochie shorts from the summer I got pregnant with Harrison that I'm determined to fit over my ass again before the summer's end. C25k is no joke and it kicked my freakin' ass this evening but a new pair of running shoes paired with Skrillex in my earbuds and I kicked it's ass right back. I know I'm going to hurt SO good tomorrow and am already looking forward to dragging my husband's butt out there with me to keep me motivated. 

Zoo dates with college friends are awesome. 

My weakness. 

My littlest love FINALLY got his first much-needed haircut. He hated it but I love the end result. He looks so much less baby and so much more big boy. It makes my heart so proud but so sad at the same time. My heart tells me I'm not done having babies but my head tells me to chill the fuck out for a few years. 






The Henry Ford Museum is awesome for rainy days. 







He loves watching his dad at school. 


I take after my dad a lot in that I'm a total family person. I'm not complete unless they're with me. They often come to work with me and I love every moment of it. 


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We've pretty much lived at the beach this summer and have many plans for continued beach days. 

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Franky was pretty proud of his seashell-finding skills. He was a little disappointed when Ryan explained to him that he'd actually found a pistacchio. 

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This place is in Brighton and it is amazing! Authentic and freaking delicious!

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Harrison took full advantage of 7-11 day :)

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Two of my favorite people. This is my cousin Zefi and he is one of my absolute favorite people on earth and one of my bestest friends. No words for how much I love him! 

He's an artist and Franky was fascinated by him. 

I swear I love my little sister like she was one of my own babies. 


Greenfield Village date with cousins. 










I hope my firstborn never loses his passion or eye for art. I hope he always has this kind of creativity and imagination. He seriously blows me away. 



Shrimp Quesadilla with grilled veggies from Mi Zarape. So freakin' good! 








Have I mentioned how much I love my job? :)