Sunday, November 25, 2012


Well, happy Thanksgiving to all! :) I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine. :) Mine was filled with laughter, food, games, and so much more. Here are some pictures from the past few days!

I'm back in Chicago for an entire day and then on Tuesday I GO HOME :) I will be so happy to be home. Mostly to sleep in MY comfortable bed, and probably because David comes home on Tuesday too! It will be good :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Well I'm in Chicago now ( I have been for a couple days). It has been so good for me to get away. Today I head to a suburb of Chicago and will be spending a few days with some awesome friends while my sister goes to Indiana with her family.

Here are just some pictures of the last couple of days.

Happy Wednesday to all! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November- 14 Things

It has been a rough month. I JUST finished a 3 week intensive course. And by just, I mean the deadline to send in the final case study exam is in approximately 51 minutes. Either way, that class was exhausting. It stole my weekends-- and my sleep! Now that I'm done, the most I can do is make myself get up to grab another cookie, and then I lie down again and watch more tv. Seriously, I have NO motivation today or this week. Actually, tomorrow I have a test, and it may be the first test I take without studying for it. Right now I just don't know how to care about it. Due to the fact that it has been such a rough month, I decided I didn't want to miss all the thanking and thankfulness going around on facebook and blogs. So here are 14 things I'm thankful for.

  • Coffee. Oh beautiful, comforting coffee. Seriously, these past few weeks, the only thing keeping me awake is coffee. I still mind waking up in the morning, but it's not so bad when I can drink some hot coffee. 
  • My housemates. They are fantastic don't you know? And three of them are just so adorable. 
  • Grace, and how God just covers us in it. It's aaaahmaaazing. 
  • My mom. She is so strong, intelligent, and loving. She is so great in so many ways, and I am thankful that I can talk to her about almost anything. 
  • My iPhone. This may seem really materialistic, but it is amazing. It has made my life way simpler when it comes to booking shoots, knowing my work schedule, and remembering things. 
  • My jobs. I almost feel like they are fighting over me. I got a call this morning from the FDC asking me if I would consider quitting my other job so that I could work there more. When my other job found out they told me they'd give me a raise. I'm thankful for having these jobs, especially after not really having a job this summer. 
  • My new radio in my car. Again, probably really materialistic, but I don't really like driving, and now that I have a radio that has a CD player, and a super simple way to hook up my iphone, and listen to music, it makes driving so much more enjoyable. 
  • The ability to fly-- not me personally, but that I can get on a plane, and get anywhere within a matter of hours. Although I might be more thankful if I could actually fly... ;) I am SOOOOOO excited to go to Chicago on Monday!! 
  • Internet. With David gone, it has allowed us to communicate via email and we also are able to video chat once in awhile. 
  • Photography. I am still freaked out about these upcoming weddings, but I am also really thankful to see my photography business growing. 
  • My bed. It is always so good to me even when I get up and leave it every morning. 
  • Groupon. I think I have an obsession. Seriously, I buy something off of Groupon almost every week, and then I check the mail almost every day waiting for things to arrive. 
  • Forever 21. I'm starting to think I may have a shopping problem? I don't know, but Forever 21 is fantastic. I also think they are really reasonably priced. Also, their bags have John 3:16 on them. So that's how I justify shopping so much there. And on Sunday I'm driving to Denver with a friend to go shopping there! So stoked. 
  • I am incredibly thankful for the friends that God has put in my life, and the timing has been so amazing. 
Happy mid November, people!