I vow every year that I am going to blog. Blog on a regular, consistent, share every session, share bits of my life blog. But then life gets busy. (that's the best excuse I have, cuz it really does get busy with work, family and friends. And oh how I love my family and friends.) I'm embarrassed to say that my last blog was in March. (HOW DID I LET THAT HAPPEN?) It's really a disservice to all of you to not share all the amazing clients I get to work with. They really are the best!!!
So I thought long and hard how to just jump back in to sharing what I love most with all of you. I've had so many great session this past spring and summer. (and not to worry I will be sharing all of those.) But in the meantime I thought I'd share a bit of our summer with you.
Needless to say my summer didn't really go according to my grand plans. But I was lucky to have the support of family and friends and understanding of THE MOST AMAZING CLIENTS EVER!!!
Summer always kicks off with us heading down to Coos Bay OR with family to ride the dunes with our ATVs. It's so fun and this year I was even more excited since my main man got me a new quad. Long story short. I was in an accident and BROKE MY BACK!!! Who does that? ME!!! See that xray...crushed it. Needless to say I was in excruciating pain and have been pretty much all summer :( After finally going to the Dr. (yes I waited thinking I just needed rest) I was told I crushed a vertebra and three additional bone and that I'd get to wear a brace for 8-10 weeks. SAW WHAT!!!!! Not really conducive to snuggling newborn babies at the studio or chasing little ones around during a family photo session. (I can not thank everyone enough who was super patience with me during their sessions.)
While it would have been easy to focus on how my summer plans got pushed to the way side and not what I had planned or obviously expected I did have lots of fun.
I got to sport a new fashion statement. (the new waist trimmer. LOL. YOU all should be so jealous.)
I got to make so many great memories with my sidekick, nieces and nephew, family and friends. (I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many great people in my life.)
The Fourth of July. One of my favorite holiday was spent with family and friends eating crab and shrimp and all things yummy. Traditions run deep. And memories of summer start here.
We fed Yaks and Bison at the Olympic game farm, as well as saw Moose and so much more at North West Trek. If you have never done this you should!
I celebrated my 36 birthday with my closest girlfriends with a Mexican fiesta. Margaritas and tacos and of course a pinata. (now that's a site to see. Grown women swinging blind folded at a pinata. )
We vacationed with family friends at Sun Lakes Resort where my son, aka sidekick had the time of his life and gained a little bit of independence. And where the memory of him and his friend turned the hill side into a slip in side coming back to camp COVERED in mud.
My son learned to ride his bike. No training wheels at all. Just hoped on a bike and took off. While my mama heart was a little sad that he is growing so fast I'm so very PROUD of him. Seeing him be passionate about something makes me so happy. We have been the the BMX track every week since. (along with daddy and grandpa and his uncle and his cousins)
My hubby and I celebrated 6 yrs of marriage. We are so romantic that we celebrated by him working on our guest bathroom and me getting a new couch. :)
The Evergreen State Fair marks the last days of Summer and welcomes the Fall Season. The last hurrah!
I am trying to hang onto Summer as long as I can. And even though it may not have started out so great and put a few dents in my summer plans it really has been a fun summer. Forcing me to slow down and just be. Forcing me to rely on other and ask for help. Showing me that I am loved, so much by so many. Forcing me to be present and soak it all in.
I can't wait to get back to "work" and share my heart and what I love with all of you.
I am turly blessed