First, let me share my FAVORITE sweatshirt! It’s one that Bret got while in the Marines. I love wearing it because it makes me think about all the times he wore it while serving. I’m not sure if he would have worn it while in Iraq…just a little unnecessary…but I do imagine he would wear it while talking to me on the phone in those early days. Ah, such good times. Let me tell you, only having the phone and email to get to know someone is amazing. Not being able to hug them really stinks….but I would say that one of the top reasons that Bret and I have such a strong marriage is because we were forced to have top notch communication skills.
Second, I have been feeling really bad about something. I have been pretty faithful with this blog. There have been a few times where I have to catch up on a few days (like today!) But for the most part, I’m pretty good at blogging every day. I think that I’ve accomplished my “goals” for the blog….which is sharing things about our marriage, our photography business and just general info so you can get to know us. Recently though, I feel like I’ve been slacking. I finally got an iPhone, which I LOVE and can’t believe I lived without it! But, I’ve noticed that when I need a picture for the blog, I take a picture with the iPhone, toss an Instagram filter on it, write up a little blurb and call it a day. I could sit here and blame that on the busy state of my life…and it has been very busy. Since Thursday, I’ve had 2 meetings with booked couples to either finalize their wedding details or have the “get to know you” session. I’ve had 4 consults (including one tonight). I attended a Mary Kay party. I attended a photographer networking event. I spent several hours at K&B Bridals before TWO of those consults. I’ve served at church. It’s been crazy busy. Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE it! I love being busy, especially when it’s busy with my business. I love everything about it. Truly. I love learning about all aspects of the job, from marketing to shooting. I love the administration side….all of my client folders are SO organized now! I actually even like the finance side…logging payments and expenses. I love “to do” lists. I love having an empty inbox. I love having a ton of Outlook reminders and deleting them when they’re done. So, don’t think that I’m complaining!
The bottom line is this….you aren’t getting my best! So, I am going to make more of an effort to do this! Now….we’re house sitting this weekend, so you’ll probably get iPhone pictures instead of real camera pictures!
Thanks to all my readers either way though! I love you all and am so thankful to have friends on this journey through marriage. 🙂