on the magazine thing. i don't mean to come across as self-indulgent or vain about this...it's just a big thing for me, and something that may or may not ever happen again, so i'm trying to soak it in and enjoy it for now. i stopped by the world herald ad office yesterday, and holly and jen were so sweet! they loaded 3 BOXES of the magazines up on a dolly, and walked down with me, and loaded them in my trunk! they have been wonderful to work with. soooo, pretty much everyone i know is going to get a copy! if you live in the area and would like a copy, let me know! i'm pleased with the portion of the article about me (other than the fact that they published my age! i thought that was confidential! eek.) and there was one thing i noticed that i need to clarify....it quotes that "i don't do traditional weddings", which i'm sure i said, BUT, i just wanted to make it clear that i shoot traditional type weddings, just not in a traditional manner....no lined up at the altar shots. hope that makes sense. i'm not sure if you'll be able to read the fine print, but since my interview wasn't up on the website, here it is-
i've never advertised before, so this was a first too-
i love the quirkiness of the photo and the simplicity of the ad. oh and the cute couple too : )
i went to bagels directly after picking up the mags and i have to say it was fun to share my excitement and see my friends excited for and with me! plus, it was perfect timing for katie (who is the bride in the ad) to be there and get her copy too!
the magazine will be on barnes & noble shelves (and around the area) around august 15. seriously, if you would like a copy, let me know! it is really well-done.
it felt good to do some of the routine things that have been overlooked or done on the fly lately too. i went to my favorite inspiration shop, camera shop, whole foods and target. so refreshing. and then when i got home, i had a pool-full of some of my favorite peeps.
oh and the pups were poolside the whole time.
jared and beth were sweet to offer to take all 3 kiddos for the afternoon, so that brooke could have a few hours of her own. the baby is due in about a month, so it was great timing.
payton is diving routinely now....and even has about 4 different versions. i don't know how he dives with a lifejacket on, but i'm glad he doesn't even question it.
g swims so hard, that when he climbs out of the pool, he can barely keep his eyes open. and what about those eyelashes? right before i took this shot, we were all talking about the new baby, and i told them that i hope he looks like griffin, because since payton and harper look alike, g needs his own twin....he smiled SO big. then we talked about how g and jared looked alike as babies. so i guess if the new babe looks like payton and harper, g has jared. i have to admit, i'm getting a little impatient to meet baby boy.
i hope i don't get in trouble with beth for posting this...but i think it's my new favorite pool shot. if i had beth's body, i'd be thrilled with this shot!
i was talking with a friend this morning, who is going through tough times, and although life is really good for me right now, i know it's only by the grace of God. i also know that when a person is in a peaceful, good season, you need to enjoy and appreciate it, but at the same time, be aware that it may not always be this way. i know that only a portion of this season is due to good choices. i also know that without good choices, a person isn't likely to have a time of peace. i told my friend, that i recognize that right now, i'm able to hold her up and encourage her, but tomorrow our roles could be reversed. so whatever season you are in right now, know that it isn't permanant. life is always changing. and that is why i cling to my faith, whether i'm in good times or not. the Lord is the only unchanging, stable *thing* in life. hebrews 13:8.
i hope you have peace today and that God blesses you!