It's Been A FULL Weekend!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Since it has been a week since my last post.... Bad bad busy me! So for my random, non-cohesive check-in, a list of things I'm reflecting on this morning:

I have just turned our heat on... Brrrr! And it smells like that unused furnace smell? Ya know? And I kinda like it... Smells like the holidays are coming and apple cider cravings... I dunno. I'm a very sensory person.

We got home from our long weekend at about 10:00 this morning, and I immediately put Noah down, so he is napping in his own crib (hooray!) and I am wasting unpack/organize/get life back on track time here, catching up and just.............being still. I like it. Whatever, luggage. Don't nag me.

I had a yummy hot chocolate on our drive home. I LOVE fall.

I have four CF cards full of photos to upload and organize and label.... and then PROOF. Ugh.

I have two, maybe three sessions this week, along with friend visits, projects to complete, and another trip back to Columbia for my friend's open house.... So life will NOT be slowing down any time soon.

I LOVED Genny's wedding. Beautiful, simple, autumnal, sincere, warm and loving..... And I LOVED being such a part of it-- snapping photos, decorating cupcakes, spending time with mutual friends and wonderful family.... Photos to come, I PROMISE.

I LOVED family time this weekend-- loud, hammy conversations with several siblings, one-on-one photo followups with Kirsti the Senior, a big birthday present opening session from Beckie (each of us got one, all at one time.), and our Thanksgiving Dinner, done now instead of a month from now so everyone could be there.... Church with everyone, late-night talks, dad's Saturday breakfast, Noah being charmed and charming everyone.... All of it, so good.

And I am feeling good. We survived the out-of-town sleep issues. We survived the stresses and frenzy. And we came out of it with smiles and good memories.

So there ya go. I'm back. Back in business. Ready to work, to be a mama, to be a photographer, to be a wife....The usual.

I also promise to be a better blogger. For real.


  1. Looks and sounds like so much fun. I have to tell you how jealous I am of your tightly-knit family. How cool is it that you get to see and talk with everyone all together? Once a week blogging is amazing to me, so don't ever feel like you have to apologize. Love you and glad you are happy happy.

  2. You are fantastic.

    I love you.


  3. that photo is awesome! and i am still cringing at your message... call me when you have time i want all the details!!!

  4. THAT is a freaking GORGEOUS photo! I can't wait to see the rest of them. That girl has some great taste in flowers!

    Also, I'm so happy for you that you managed to survive what could EASILY have been a weekend from hell. . . you are so good!

  5. Wow, Emily, I LOVE that bride photo. If you and Joe ever decide to visit Vegas will you please photo me and my family? Pretty please?

    I love the fall, too, and my favorite smell is that first heater smell when you turn it on- smells like Christmas!

  6. i love that picture! and i love fall too (or whatever version of fall we have here in socal, lol). welcome back. :)

  7. Is that a pic from Genny's wedding?'s so lovely!

  8. Great to hear from you! I LOVE that photo! Where were you when I got married? lol

  9. I'm feeling the same warm fuzzy fall feelings about now too! :)

  10. FALL IS COMING! Your post is so awesome. And the pic, you are amazing!

  11. I guess I'm just echoing everyone else's sentiments: I LOVE those flowers...please come to Oregon and take pics of me and my are pretty freakin' awesome


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