Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall already?

The weather is cool and the leaves have almost all fallen. I usually am not a huge fan of the fall season but this year I am really enjoying the crisp weather. I think this is the first year I have really noticed the beauty of the season. I really feel as though fall has crept up on us and now the Christmas season is fast aproaching. Just this afternoon Cassidy asked how many sleeps until Christmas.

Things here are busy and hate the fact I haven't taken many pictures of the kiddos lately.

Last weekend I headed to Minneapolis, MN with my mom and my aunts to a Woman of Faith conference. We left early friday morning and came back late sunday night. We had lots of fun, the conference was great and we heard alot of great speakers and musicians. We also did lots of shopping at Mall of America, Ikea and the outlet Mall in Albertville. Although we did alot of sitting in the conference, our legs were sore from walking around the malls for hours on end. I completed the rest of my christmas shopping on this trip and it feels so good to be done! Steve and the kids survived at home and the house was still in tact when I arrived.

I have been quite busy with photoshoots, my photoblog is up and going and unfortuantly, I have spent more time posting on it then this one. I hope things start to slow down once winter comes, but for now the money is good!

Now that it is almost November, all three kids have adjusted well to school. Aidan still gets very tired going everyday and Cassidy wishes she could go everyday. Liam is also enjoying preschool and I am finding it is helping him in his speech development. Aidan is getting better with his reading skills but is still struggling. I am finding it very difficult to sit down with him to read his readers and practise his site words since his attention span is so very short and he is so easily distracted. He will begin his speech therapy at school again which will allow him extra one on one time.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Birthday party and other news

I had hoped to post about Cassidy's big birthday party sooner, the week just got ahead of me!
Last saturday we had 19 kids at our house to celebrate her special day. She got WAY to much stuff and I have already been starting to get rid of stuff she doesn't play with. I was overwhelmed with the how much stuff she got, I can't even imagine how she must have felt. She was very excited not to have school on monday so I could open all her things and she could play with them.

At her party the kids decorated cupcakes and cookies. They had so much fun and the whole group did great!

I am so glad her birthday is done and we don't have to focus on another birthday for a while. This week has been busy and will even get busier as the next week rolls in. I have been busy with photoshoots and I have also been doing alot of christmas card custom orders.
This next week is very busy but I am assuming it will slow down a bit once the cold weather sets in.
These have become very popular. I also have increased my prices a bit. I have had several people tell me I am not charging enough, I just have a hard time knowing where to start.
Some other business news is I have become a member of an organization called 'Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep If you are curious about it, check out my photography blog where I have explained about it alot more.
This is an organization I had heard about from other photographers and have been researching since the news over the summer and the anniversary of Levi.
They are having some seminars in the states and are coming to Vancouver in November. If I had the extra $$ I would love to attend it.
Next weekend I am off to Minneapolis with my mom and my aunts to the Woman of Faith Conference. I am sure it will be quite the crazy trip and I think they hope I can keep up with them!
Last but not least, Steve may have a position change at work, but we are just waiting to see.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

More blogging..

I am getting a photography blog up and going. I am working on a link for my splash page that lets you go into my photography blog and my website.
The photography blog will allow clients a sneek peek at there photos.
Check it out here
Now I just hope I can stay on top of both of the blogs!