Monday, September 19, 2011

Laggin' Behind

Alright, I'm starting to feel pretty motivated about getting "out there" and improving my photography skills.  I'm actually pretty excited about it.  Hopefully, this weekend, I'll have the opportunity to shoot one of my best friends since middle school and her baby girl on our first trip to the coast since moving out here!

In other news, my daughter received another "Care Package" from Grandma JuJu.  She was pretty stinkin' ecstatic (and cute)!

She was asleep when her package arrived.

Didn't take much to motivate her to tearing into her box!

So excited to see what's inside!

Yay, shoes!

Daddy helps put on her new instant-favorite pair :)

She LOVES her new coat!

Ready to put together the GRAND FINALE!

Momma had to get in there and finish the job....

Slightly damaged in the process (Daddy underestimates his own strength sometimes!)

Happily playing ^_^

Friday, September 16, 2011

Up and Running...?

I've been busy trying to create a Facebook page for my photography... trying to follow the technological advancing trends of advertising... And what better advertising than doing it for free?  Sometimes I wonder if that's what the Internet is all about.  Getting the crap you want, as fast as you can, for as close to "free" as possible.  Take this blog for example.  Free.  Facebook?  Free (mostly). E-mail?  Free.  We're pretty stinkin' spoiled this day & age!  I mean, sure we have to pay for the equipment usually, but there are ways around that too, like utilizing a library.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

About Me & What I Do

Though we currently reside on the other side of the country, California will probably always be the place I call "home".  It's where most of our family still lives.  It's where we "grew up".  It's where we went to school.  And if we can afford it, it's probably where we're going to retire.  My husband, our daughter, and myself were all born there.  And of course, home to Disneyland, "the happiest place on earth" ... outside the politics, I truly do miss everything Cali has to offer, including my family and friends.

Currently jobless since our move across the states from one coast to the other on my husband's orders; a special "thank you" to our darling government for the hiring freeze.  I'm hopeful to land some sort of income soon.  As much as I love spending more time with our daughter, I'm not the SAHM sort.  I stay at home, and most of my time (when not entertaining the toddler) is spent surfing the net or playing video games.  I'd rather pull my weight "working the field", not just handling the chores at home.  I like working.  I enjoy helping others, working on projects, providing leadership... granted, I do that as Mom, but it's nice working with adults, too, ya know.

So, I figured, while I'm out of a job, I can hone in my photography skills some.  I read various sites, books, & magazines, and *hope* for better equipment one day, but for now I utilize what I have and make the most of it and my "creative" ideas, and see where it takes me, yes?  And one of my favorite subjects would be our daughter, of course :)

Saying "goodbye" to the Golden Coast

Playing with the lighting when the power was out