Monday, February 25, 2013

February In a Nutshell

Just a quick photo update of the things of life this past month. Two times blogging in ONE month!! I think I'm becoming a pro at this! ....not.

 Trigger's favorite part of the day is morning cuddle time.

Blaze figured out something that was even more than the playing in the water bowl.... thank goodness he doesn't know how to flush it!

I gave in and got a "trendy" shirt here for Tuscaloosa. Tuskwear is like THE stuff to wear, next to The Shirt Shop. It was too cute to pass up! AND super comfy! However I will not be wearing it for public events with tights and boots. You can go on campus if you want to see that, no need to wear it anywhere else like that.

Videos that have been going viral are these Harlem Shake videos. TONS of people have been doing them and its a clean fun thing to do. Someone organized one on the quad for UA and Alyssa and I decided to go. I wore my haloween costume for it. You can see how it went here: UA Harlem Shake Fail Regardless, I still got my first picture with Big Al!

My wonderful furry family. I know it may seem silly, but these guys are the best comfort on lonely rainy nights.  They have unparalleled snuggling abilities!

And as of this week/once I get all the paperwork done, Devin and I will be the proud owner of a new to us vehicle. Our friend Paul wanted to make the MPG friendly upgrade so we bought his truck. This will be Devin's new toy when he gets back, HOWEVER I will have everyone know that on paper... it's mine! ;) 
And one event that we got ZERO pictures from was my wonderful friend Kim coming to visit for a few days last week! She and I have known each other since 6th grade! Through awkward stages and crappy relationships we stayed in touch and are both now married and adjusting to new lifestyles. It was great to have her here and see where I am at and just share time with her. That means so much to me! BUT we got no pictures... well of the two of us anyway.

Well that is it, short and sweet! I'm awful with remembering to take pictures, so that will be a goal to get better at for next month. Love you all!!!
Love Always,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Exciting, Excited, and Swamped?

As February has begun I have realized a few things.
1) My husband comes home in about 3 months. THREE MONTHS!!!!!!!! :)
2) I am wayyy behind on home projects before he gets home.
3) My goal of being Wifey 2.0 has turned to Wifey 2.Forgot
4) I love learning my camera.

Three months can still sound like a long time. As Devin put it, its the same amount of time that he was at Basic training for, which seemed like forever! But when I break it down, it sounds so soon! February, is a short month. I also have one of my best friends from Illinois coming to see me at the end of the month! I have known Kim since the 6th grade, have stayed close ever since, and I even had the honor of singing at her wedding this past summer. March, will be slow around the beginning of the month, but come Spring Break my parents are planning to come for over a week and also spending Easter with me! This will be the time when many of the home projects actually get done. April, it will officially be warming up and staying warm consistently. Why is that important? Because spring is tied with Summer for my favorite season, and it means more walks/runs in the great outdoors with my pooch! Then May, when DEVIN COMES HOME!!!! No official date has been given yet, and we have no idea how long they will keep the boys to debrief;  all I do know is that my husband will be back on US soil and on his way home!

Home projects. Yeahhhh about that. I have a headboard to finish once I can paint outside and it not get below 50 degrees. A trip to Ikea to make. A whole bunch of wall hangings to make/hang. A dresser to completely redo, short of cutting the wood and nailing it all together. Hanging up curtains. patching walls up with paint. Aye! What all these projects are missing? Time. It is slowly coming and I am inching away at a few of these, but some of these cannot be done with inching.

Wifey 2.0 was a concept I came up with right after Devin left, of all the things I wanted to do for me. How to become a better me, so in turn he would have an improved version of the wife he left at home. Welllllllll I wont say I'm the same by any means, and I think the greatest improvements haven't even been outward ones, but still nowhere near the dream I had in my head. If anything these goals made me realize how much I suck at follow through and conjuring up motivation. Seriously I suck! But I have always been a bit of a procrastinator, so with the last few months having snuck up on me, February has started the month of getting my butt in gear. Literally and figuratively. (I'm being vague on details because he reads this, and there has to be some sort of surprise element when he gets home!)

The past month has been exciting, and I am so excited for the months to come. Although it may get a bit crazy, I have found that crazy is becoming my norm. Enough of the typing. Pictures!!!!

While waiting on my sister to pop out her second little girl, it snowed at my parents house. Jack frost visited the windows and so did I!

THIS is my wonderful, beautiful niece number two! Lena Mae Fuller. You can check out my sister's facebook for other pictures. This little girl was my first subject for a newborn photo shoot. Really I was just using as nice camera to take picture because I have SOOO much to learn still. This is one of the good ones.

My two nieces and I. Also, my new hair coloring. The red has now faded to pink.

In my first real big person portrait session I got to shoot my beautiful roommate Alyssa!! She was a great model, and very patient with my noviceness. I can't reveal them all but here is a nice one.
I am still learning lots with my camera, but it is so fun! I also have to tackle the monster of an editing software. Eeek! But I am so thankful for the camera that my wonderful husband got me so I can learn all this!
More updates to come as the months pass :)
Love Always,