Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Simple Thank You.

Sometimes you just need to hear it. That you’re appreciated, that you’re respected. Sometimes life can be pretty ugly, it can sneak up on you with a challenge you’ve never had to face before. So don’t forget to always say a simple, thank you.

That’s what happens after high school, a friend said to me the other day. Life happens, no matter how long you’ve been out of high school, a new challenge is always different. I was pondering to myself today why it is that people have such close relationships. Everyone gets hurt and at some point, every one does the hurting. Why bother with close relationships if life happens and you don’t have time? If people push away because they’re afraid of getting hurt? If people are alone? Why do we bother?

We bother because people are what make up life. People close to us express what love is. They show us how to take care of one another, how to be there for one another and most importantly they show us how amazing love really is. Without love we wouldn’t be who we are. Without love we wouldn’t be grateful, we wouldn’t be thankful.

….which brings me back to what I started with. There is always someone in your life to be thankful for, to appreciate. There is always someone who stands out in the crowd of everyone you know. There is always someone who will absolutely do anything for you. Acknowledge those people….love those people….thank those people.

Remember to always say….a simple thank you : )

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Every Day Life: Supermoon!

Haha so…. Last night the moon was 14% closer and 30% brighter than normal. Everyone was calling it a supermoon. And it apparently won’t happen again for another 18 years! I wanted to take some pictures of it, but it was so bright I was worried it would be overexposed and you wouldn’t be able to make it out. Luckily, one of the few things I can change on my point and shoot camera is the ISO. Set it to the lowest possible and thankfully got a clear shot. The weird thing is that the next time there’s a supermoon, I’ll be 34 years old!

~M

Diaper Cake

Last weekend, my *sister* was surprised with a baby shower! Unfortunately I had to shoot 😦 Of course I sent along all kinds of goodies with my mom, including a highchair, bowls, bibs, spoons, cups, ect. (apparently we had the whole “feeding” theme covered in our gift!) But my mom was SO excited to make this Diaper Cake for Caity. It came out so cute! (and yes those are Target’s adorable diapers). Happy Saturday!

Yes. I Took the Battery Out of the Camera.

This past weekend American Girl held their annul Fashion Show in support of Ronald McDonald House! And it was a SUCCESS! (and a VERY long weekend). Saturday was a nine hour day of shooting, with 3 shows and over 30 kids in each. Sunday was a 6 hour day with another two shows to shoot. Boy was I TIRED on Monday. But aside from being exhausted I had a great time and so did the kids!! I even found a new friend – Miss Riley (below) was my “second shooter” on Sunday. Yes, I took the battery OUT of the camera before I gave it to her. It was the only way to get her to stay still! As the girls came out Riley would tell them SMILE and as I took the shot, she “took” one too.

Thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday and Sunday! It was a great event!

American Girl/Ronald McDonald House Fashion Show!

Gina was off bright and early this morning for the American Girl/Ronald McDonald House Fashion Show! The show happens once a year in the spring as a charity event. If you’re interested in helping the sick children check out the website: http://www.ronaldmcdonaldhouse.com/

Don’t forget to look for the fashion show picture post on monday 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

~M

Every Day Life: Undecided

Alright so everyone knows what they want to do with their life. They have everything picked out, from their majors, colleges, and careers to the color of their house, what car they want and how many kids they’re having. They basically have their entire lives planned out. Meanwhile, I have no idea what I want. I don’t know what college I want to go to or what I want to be when I grow up. It’s kind of a hard decision to make–what you want to do for the rest of your life! I’m still a kid… I’m so immature still… I think I need another five years! But, that’s not gonna happen so I have to figure this stuff out… and soon!

~M

Stuck and Unstuck

It’s been one of those nights. Yes. One. of. those. nights. I’m tired and I’m hurt and I’m angry and I’m frustrated. I’m even MORE frustrated that no one can/will help me with this stupid school work. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT!! ……whew I got that out! but I still don’t feel better because the work’s not done and it’s never going to be.

I’m too tired to fight with myself and I’m too tired to fight with anyone else. I’m so exhausted that my anger is coming out in tears because I’m stuck. I’m stuck and I don’t know how to get unstuck. So, for now, I’ll shut my computer down, I’ll jump in the shower and then snuggle up in my bed. I’ll forget about it and tomorrow when the sun rises, I’ll try again. I’ll try to be less stuck and less hurt and less angry because life’s too short to waste on negativity but once in a while we just get stuck…and in that moment it’s too hard to get unstuck.

*Here’s too hoping I can be less stuck tomorrow*