1.26.2010

Jack of all trades

I can do alot of things. At one time. I've perfected the art of the multitask to a T. Being at a loss this month with no computer has left me up to my own devices to occupy my time. Watching television isn't just one task for me--ask Mr. Nick if you don't believe me. I must have my main channel with at least two backups to switch to while on commercial. At the same time, I'm reading a book, balancing my checkbook, surfing through cookbooks, chatting with the buns, washing dishes and cleaning. Restful, no. They way I roll, yes.

Not having a computer for nearly three weeks has about put me over the edge businessly speaking, yet allowed me to relax and find myself after a crazy busy (and ├╝ber fantastic!) holiday season. I've caught up on all my filing and household chores which was no major feat considering the 5ft stack of cardboard taking over my kitchen and the complete absense of solid-ground-not-covered-in-paperwork in the rest of the living area. I've completed so many tasks from my honey-do list (to myself) that there is no list any more. No joke. I even managed to fix my own sink (after I broke it, but that's besides the point). Last night I read an entire book. Cover. To. Cover. Again, it's how I roll. (James Patterson totally rocks my socks off.)

All this being said, I can comfortably say I am a Jack of Most Trades, Master of none. With a clean house, organized 'office area', and a new, reliable vehicle on the way, I can pretty much say Life is Good.

Now all I need is my computer.

1.11.2010

Excited...

So, still no computer. Of my own, to speak of anyway. It's in getting revamped with even more space than before and I sincerely hope to have it back by this Friday--the work is really starting to pile up!! :-) No computer equals a somewhat lame post (meaning lack of photo) but here I am anyway. Go figure.

This weekend was super exciting for our family as my sister and her boyfriend announced their engagement!!! Could I be any more pumped for them? I think not! She called me about 10:43 p.m. Saturday screaming 'I'M ENNNGGGUUUDFBBBLAAAHP' (that's what it sounded like. No joke.) I had to ask her to tell me again before I really understood what she was talking about! :-) In true Tawna style, by mid-Sunday a date had already been set and plans were underway. I'm so excited to help her plan and to watch her, Charlie and Gavinn really start their own family together.

Dear sister--much love and happiness to you. I couldn't possibly hold more good feelings for you right now! I wish the three of you the best of love and all things imperfectly supuerb. Enjoy these months of planning, knowing the rest of your life awaits you. Love you, T.


Side note...I totally get my very own first brother-in-law!!! Sweet...2010 is turning around faster than I thought it would! :-)

1.06.2010

Misdirection in 2010

So...2010 has proved, thus far, to not be my favorite. Since the beginning of this year my car has broken down-again-, my computer crashed and I've had the 72 hour flu. And it's only January 6th. I'm thinking this might be one of those years that start at the bottom with things progressively getting better? I hope so! :-)

For the grace of good family, good friends, good humor and a somewhat healthy immune system, these issues are only minor.

Either way, my computer is out of commission for the next week or so. This means my blog posts and print orders will be non-existent until I get my baby back, restored and feeling good. (Email responses will be sketchy at best as I won't have constant computer access.) I'm SO SORRY for the wait, but, on the brighter side, I don't think I lost any information (i.e. photos!) so high-five to me for backing things up!

I'll be posting again once I get things back to normal, thanks for all your patience and here's to a healthier climb in 2010!!!

1.02.2010

all things energy and super

Jennifer contacted me for a family session and I was told by her sister, Sandy, that her boys would be a good time. (Okay, complete side note entered here: I was going to link to Sandy's family session and was backlogging to try to find it...when I realized that I haven't even blogged about it yet. Wow. I am sad--much to do in the new year! Alright, back to this post!!) Seriously, they crack me up. Not like it takes to much anyway, but still. They were awesome. Little Kaeden has the sweetest little cheeks and hilarious expressions and his brothers were not too far behind!! It's so easy to see that Jennifer and Tim enjoy being parents--extra props to her for being slightly outnumbered!!! :-)

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Seriously...I laugh *with* Treyton's expression...every...time...priceless...
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1.01.2010

little slices of heaven

There is something to be said for the candid shots during a 'routine' family session. That being said, ha, nearly none of my sessions go routine! :-) After the shoot, when I go through all the images to select the best, I always include a few not-so-perfect smiles, a couple where not everyone is looking, a select few that may not be award winning to experts, but sure are to the families who will cherish these images for years to come. These are, more often than not, my favorites.

I knew Kaden and Karson were going to be fun as soon as I came in the driveway and Karson announced 'the lady is here' then promptly fell down the outside stairs. Pulling at my heartstrings and reminding me of some of my own imperfectly perfect family, we set out wandering the yard in search for that perfectly imperfect shot. 


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