Friday, February 29, 2008

I've Moved..

to a new blog! Come on over to here:

See ya!!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I survived!

Ok that was a bit dramatic, but I did survive my gall bladder surgery. I participated in a IV Tylenol study, so I had to stay 2 nights in the hospital, with my own private room and a private nurse. It was well worth it!! I have NO idea how people go home the day of that surgery! First of all, that my surgery was at 3:00 pm and my memory after surgery and that night are pretty faded. I remember my husband kissing me on the forehead and telling me he would let me get some rest and then I remember telling the nurse I needed to watch American Idol..bahhahah... Need?? Ok so in my attempt to watch it I fell in and out of sleep through the whole thing. Then my uncle came in a brought me some funny bunny ears, but I told everyone he came the next morning. Needless to say I was pretty loopy!

I came home from the hospital on Thursday and then on Friday I had to pick up Ellie early from Daycare because she had a fever. She has had it since and basically has the flu! Bummer for my recovery. I'm not supposed to lift anything over 15 lbs... right!

Even though Ellie was sick, we filled her with Ibuprofen and headed out to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show.. now I'm not a horse person and I really know nothing about them, but it was really cool to go. They are truly magnificent and beautiful. I took my nifty new camera with me (more on that in a minute) and got some cool photos:

I got my new camera the week before my surgery. I LOVE it! I got the new Nikon D3 and it's so amazing!! I really haven't had too much time to play with it yet... but so far it's great! I definitely have a ton to learn and the camera does a ton of things! More to show soon I hope! Ok I've rambled on and on! Have a great week everyone!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


One of my best friends had a baby boy and he is so stinkin cute!! He has the most gorgeous head of hair too!! Anyway, I had the honor of photographing him... He's 4 weeks old here:

I am lagging way behind on my Photo of the Days.. I have some, but I'm lacking in time to load them up! I mean I blink my eyes and the day is gone. Anyone else feel that way? So my stomach has been bothering me big time.. so much that I went to the doctor. An ultrasound late and I have a large gall stone... yuck! So on Friday I am meeting with the surgeon.. looks like surgery will be in my near future. Someone please tell me it's not that bad :)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Holy Cow..

I'm blogging again. That makes 3 days in a row! I'm doing the happy dance because my new shootsac arrived today:

Oh and that's my photo for the day as well. Now don't faint, but I actually worked out today as well.... can you believe it? I promised my counselor at Jenny Craig that I would go at least once, and I did. To be honest, it wasn't that bad. ( I say that now, wait until tomorrow!) I am going to try and go again either tomorrow night or Wednesday night after Bunko. I keep forgetting to tell about my happiest moment of the day.... I read that you should write it down every day so that you can look back and see them. Crappy days happen to everyone, but in those days you can still find at least one happy moment. Today mine was when Ellie was dancing at the end of the movie. She dances like she is the only one is the world and it is so funny! I love it.

What was your happiest moment of the day?

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Wig shopping

So I went with my mother to pick up her wigs and it was quite the experience. I had NO idea how real those things looked.. or the many colors, cuts, etc... My mother picked out 2 wigs and I swear they look just like her real hair, even the same color. We actually had a fun time trying on the wigs, and managed to laugh quite a bit. Even Ellie tried one on too. I did also learn that I have a huge noggin! Every wig I put on basically made me look like a Q-tip. Seriously.. I looked horrible. I did manage to find this great wig that was actually a hat with some hair attached to it.. I mean could that be any better for waking up and running out on the spur of the moment to go get coffee, or whatever else you may need straight out of bed. Here is a pic of it... it was hard taking a pic of myself in the mirror. (This is straight out of the camera.. no touch ups!) It cost $120, so I decided not to get it. LOL

and here is were I look like a QT but with a red top:

And here's a look at just a few the place had to offer:

So I put the deposit down on my new Nikon D3 camera.... I can't wait for that to get in. I'm so excited!! I also bought an 85 mm 1.2 lens. It should be in next week. Everyone swears by that lens.. I'm sure it will be awesome. I can't wait to see what it does for my wedding shoots!

Today I took pictures of my friend Abby's little newborn girl Maddison. She is a huge sleep and sleeps through anything... but not today. Today she was awake and alert the whole time! Here are a couple of shots: (The second one she wasn't actually sleeping.. just closed her eyes for a sec, but I really like the photo it shows just how little she is)

So I've blogged 2 days in a row... wow. I'm really going to try and blog more. Anyway, back to work tomorrow.. have a great week!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Where to begin??

Let's start with Happy New Year! Wow it's 2008.. who can believe it? I swear it seems like people were just freaking out about the whole Y2K thing just yesterday.

On a very sad note, Jeff's mother passed away on December 16. She died way too early and I'm sure she will be missed greatly by her family.

Christmas was good, but always very hectic. We spent time with my family before everyone went out of town. Here is a little slide show of our dinner. Note: the blonde wig is my mothers.. we all had fun trying it on!

After Christmas, Jeff, Ellie and I headed out to San Jose/Morgan Hill to spend time with his family and to pick up a few things. Ellie actually did pretty well on the 12+ trip. As long as we had movies, all was good :) We stayed at his parent's house and all of us slept in a full bed. Ellie looked at her pack and play and immediately cried and said "NO".. needless to say I don't think I slept for the 3 nights we were there. We did have a great time, went to some fun place (Children's Museum and the San Juan Bautisto Mission) and we ate some wonderful food.. hello 10 lbs! On our way back we were driving through LA and we decided on a spur of the moment to check on hotel rooms to see if we could stay and go to Disneyland for New Years.. we got a room, got tickets and had a blast! Everything fell right into place. We decided to go that night, walked in and immediately had a great view of the xmas parade. Then we took the train over to New Orlean's Square and ate dinner at the Blue Bayou. It was yummy. Ellie wasn't too keen on the rides, but we had fun just walking around and shopping. The fireworks were awesome and the castle looked amazing. Here are some pics (straight off the camera)

Ellie riding the train again... just one of the many times! She loved it, but was still a little cautious and rode on dad's lap.

A small world, decorated for Christmas.. even the inside was great! For the first time that I can remember I had to wait in line for this ride.
My favorite part was seeing Sleeping Beauty's Castle all lit up.. isn't it beautiful??? Disneyland was insanely crowded for New Year's eve... it was actually sold out. The had to cancel the fireworks due to high winds, so I'm glad we had a chance to see them the night before.

Now we are back home and are slowly getting back into the swing of things. Our lights outside are down and now I need to take down our Christmas Tree. I always hate when the holidays end, but before we know it they will be back again!

Have a great year!!

Monday, December 17, 2007


You Don't Know Much About Christmas

You only got 4/10 correct

So you don't know all of the history and trivia of the holidays...
As long as you remember to put out some cookies for Santa, you're still ahead of the game.

Random Christmas fact: Only 21% of US households has a real Christmas tree each year.

I can't believe I didn't get more than that!!!