Let’s Catch Up, Shall We?

A whirlwind has occurred around here, oh my goodness. It’s like one day I was sitting on the couch eating bon bons and then BAM, ya know? I am once again vowing to not miss this season. The next 2 months are hands down my favorite time of the year. Gonna live in the moment and say NO to that which does not make me scream like a little girl with excitement. That’s my plan. There is SO much I want to do.

I could not be more blessed as I celebrate the first six months with Green Jeans Photography. I’ve had the awesome opportunity to shoot it all from weddings, to newborns, to seniors, and everything in between. I am swamped this season. I love love LOVE what I am doing. I look forward to 2013 and what is to come. So many opportunities.

I began Insanity on Monday, a nine week commitment that will conveniently end on Dec 30th, just in time for New Year’s Resolutions. I have done two days and I am so sore. I am sore in places that I didn’t know I had places. That guy, Shaun T, is crazy. This program speaks my love language. It’s an all or nothing deal. I usually love the bells, whistles, and fluff. I can be swayed by it in a heartbeat, BUT this time, this hardcore, bare bones, grueling and mildly annoying workout complete with music that makes you want to gouge your eyes out, is my choice. After a year at the same weight, I am ready to kick it up ten notches and get this weight loss thing finished. I’d like to live in maintenance land. I haven’t been there in a while. This just fits. It’s what I need right now.

The beautiful thing about how long this weight loss gig is taking me, is that I have been saving money to go on a shopping spree when I am in a healthy BMI range. Let’s just say I have a chunk of change saved up and I will be re enacting that scene from Pretty Woman. You know the one, right? I might even sing the song.

Speaking of weight loss, we just went to Apple Hill for the first time. Oh, the treats.

Apple Hill. The Land of Gum Drops and Ponies. My word. I could live there. We visit multiple times each fall. Multiple apple orchards, like 55 of them or something.

My husband and I often talk about what it would be like to buy land like that and open a pumpkin, crafty, Christmas tree wonderland where we work all year to entertain families all fall. I kinda think that would be a little bit of heaven. As long as I had a wrap around porch, my family, Chipotle, and a Hobby Lobby near by~it’d be near perfect.

We have been getting through the basics of our school day right on track, but without a whole lot of frills, over the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow is teacher inservice day. This means that the kids will be left will a couple of independent assignments and the principal. I am off to spend the day planning for quarter two and to sneak in a pedicure and a hair apt. #homeschoolteacherperks

Did you know that there is just 55 sleeps left until Christmas? Look who was a client of mine last week? Holla.




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4 Responses to Let’s Catch Up, Shall We?
  1. Rochelle
    November 1, 2012 | 3:34 am

    Weight loss. How can two little words mean so much? Between my medication & menopause, it’s like my body is in neutral…won’t go anywhere without a push! LOL! :p Praying that you’ll pull it off 🙂 I love your photo shoots! How fun to do something you enjoy!

  2. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    November 1, 2012 | 6:58 pm

    Hope you like your haircut and pedicure! Fun!

  3. Amy G
    November 1, 2012 | 9:16 pm

    Insanity . . . you go girl! I did P90X with my husband last year. Serious business. I hated it. 🙂
    Happy 6 month anniversary! What a blessing!!
    I just told my hubbie about your teacher inservice day.
    I think I need to schedule one of those days too!

  4. Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy
    November 1, 2012 | 10:04 pm


    We never made it to Apple Hill before our move. It looks like your family had a wonderful time. An annual trip we would make and I totally miss is one to Bishop’s in Wheatland. I have yet to find a pumpkin patch/farm like that one where we now live.

    Congratulations on the success of your business. When it comes to exercise, then I guess a little bit of insanity is alright.

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