Happenings…

It’s been months since I posted here on my personal blog. As they say, “Life takes over.” And it has. My business is moving along and I’m looking forward to all the amazing people I’m going to be able to meet because of it! (I do so love people!)

I recently, for the first time since I was engaged, took a Myers-Briggs type of personality test. I discovered I’m an ENFJ, most of which was not a surprise at all. But the description I found here made me feel good that starting a business is perfectly in-line with  my personality type and that we are sort of… made for it. That was an uplifting and enlightening read!

In all the busyness of working for a busy wedding photography company for the past few years I had somehow neglected to take more formal portraits of my boys. I remedied that last week! Some of you old faithful followers will probably freak out at how big they are now. They’re all gettin’ to be long-legged guitar pickin’ men! (Shameless Johnny Cash & June Carter reference.)

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I’m working on amping up my photo gear as I head into more weddings and hopefully births (CANNOT WAIT!) So I enter about every contest I can find online. While I’ll willingly pay for the good stuff when I’m able, I never turn my nose up at the possibility of winning stuff since I did, after all, win an iPad! (Seriously!)Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway! I sure hope I win!

I’ve been keeping busy with taking photos, finishing off our homeschool year, every now and then writing a quiz for my sweet friend, The Pioneer Woman, training my silly puppy dog who is getting quite large these days, exercising more, juicing and just doing all the normal mom stuff that keeps every last one of us so busy we can hardly see straight. I type this while still in my pajamas, I must point out. They are pink with black and white polka dots, if you needed to know.

What’s keeping you busy these days? What are your plans for the summer?

On the subject of Over-Sharing

I read a post this week about over-sharing on the internet. It was convicting. I also read another post warning us to not feel pressured to share pictures of Jesus and kitties just in case we are afraid we will show a lack of love or respect for those things if we don’t. Furthermore, sharing these images and liking these pages can be a really bad idea anyways. It’s okay, Jesus knows you love him even if you don’t share his pictures on Facebook. And the kitties don’t mind either.

Let’s just say I was inspired.

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Meatloaf says you shouldn’t share dumb pictures on Facebook because you are afraid that if you don’t people will doubt your faith or your love for kitties.

We all need to heed Meatloaf’s words of wisdom when it comes to sharing posts, pages and pictures on Facebook and other social media sites.

Whelp.

Whelp, I did it.

Wait a minute. First, let me say that I hate it when people say the word, “whelp.” Unless of course they are discussing bitches giving birth.

PEOPLE! Calm down. I’m talking about dogs. It’s okay to say it when you’re talking about dogs! (Did I just lose you? Come back. You like puppies, right?)

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See, you can’t be mad at me anymore. That right there is that word for which you almost unfriended me. Poor things. They get such a bad rap with that name! (Oh, and that right there? She is mine. Oh yes, she is mine.)

Anyways. That is the only time I am okay with people using the word whelp. When a female dog (see, I try to be sensitive) is whelping. {PUPPIES!} I just broke that most sacred of rules and now therefore I am a living paradox. I think I will go look at myself in the mirror with my eyes closed.

Where was I?

WHELP (sorry!), I did it. I started my own photography business.

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It is sudden and unexpected and I don’t doubt for a minute that, though the process in discovering that this journey was meant to start now has been and continues to be a bumpy one, God is in it. God knows what He’s doing. God is not leaving me to flop on the seashore like a fish that found its way accidentally onto land.

No, He is leading me. He is gracious and good and kind and my heart, though confused at times, is singing, “Blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be His glorious name.”

So go check out my new little part of the internet world. I like it quite a lot so far. I would love to know that you all are praying for and supporting me on this journey!

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