Thursday, November 17, 2016
But today I am back for a quick post, that I pretty much wrote in my head this morning while trying to do house chores.
If you aren't a parent yet, or work outside the house, and your time at home with the kids involves another adult there with you, you probably look at work from home/stay at home mom in confusion when their house is a mess.
"You are home all day" you think to yourself, and "Doing the dishes only takes a few mins every couples days".
And this my friend is where my blog is going today.
How dish-washing goes when you have a toddler, and no one else around to watch them.
Step 1: Walk into Kitchen, no you won't be doing this alone, so do expect your young child to be at your heels as you walk in.
Step 2: Open Dishwasher. Just to realize the dishes you washed last week are still siting in there. So open up cupboards to put said dishes away.
Step 3: Pick up all the dishes that were in those cupboards, because as you were putting away other dishes, your toddler has managed to pull out every pot, pan, baking sheet, and serving utensil you own.
Step 4: Once your clean dishes are put away, start pre-washing the dishes in your sink. But its of course not that simple, you must locate yourself about 2 feet away from the sink and lean over to do this, as your toddler will obviously need to park themselves directly at your feet.
Step 5: Begin to load your dirty dishes into the washer. But do them one at a time closing the washer door between each dish. Because although your toddler thinks they are helping, it really is more of a pain than anything else.
Step 6: Move your kid to the couch and run back to the Kitchen so you can add knifes into the silverware, pour in soap, and start the washer without the toddler in the room.
Now if you think that doing this chore still isn't a big deal and should be done more often, you probably are clinically insane. Sure I can wait until they are in bed....but lets get real this isn't the only chore that needs done around the house and all of them involve 3-4 time the effort it would for a normal person, and frankly by the time the kids are in bed, you only have the mental capacity to ZONE OUT and drink wine.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Clothing Size: 2t pants, but going into 3t shirts
Personality: You are still the funny guy!! You make me laugh all the time!! But you are so sweet and caring too!! You are starting to say so many words and I swear you learn at least a new word each day!!
Things I Could Do Without: The temper tantrums that are beginning, and when you yell when Kyra wants to play and you don't.
Item/Toy We Love The Most: Forward Facing car seat, you love seeing us and being able to look outside and see more than the sky!!
Item/Toy You Love The Most: Books, Cars, and Trains!! You love your Truck book and the Color book from the library.
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: You learning so many new words, and watching you just explore. You are always learning and trying new things!!!
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Running around, Climbing anything you can, Looking at animals and bugs, Cuddling with mom and dad!!!
Saturday, July 2, 2016
As you all know Moment in Paradise Photography has been doing really well here in Killeen and I have love love loved meeting all the amazing clients, many of whom come back for sessions regularly. I am very sad in that sense that 2017 will be only a half year here. As Dustin and I have come to decision that moving the kids and I next summer to Oregon early will be best for everyone, so Kyra can start her school year there and not have to move right in the middle. So I will only be booking sessions in Texas through May.
The beginning of 2017 will bring a few changes to how Moment in Paradise is run. For people here in Killeen you will see a price increase to be able to cover a little bit more of the expenses I put out for props, and accessories to make your sessions great!!! But I will still continue while in Texas to just do Shoot&Burn (aka digital downloads). So with that being said any previous clients who see this I will allow you to book sessions at this years rate if you book them before the end of the year. I will announce this one more time in October on my Facebook page too!
When we move to Oregon, obviously I will need to take a month or two break to get everything set up in Oregon. A new studio, new marketing, and all the taxes and formalities also. But once I am all set up there I am excited to start focusing my business more on Maternity and Newborn, with Milestones and Family on the side.
I will also start doing In Person-Sales. Which is a huge step for my business, but where I really want it to be. I want be able to provide my service from an original in person meet up, design sessions to fit families perfect, have great sessions everyone is prepared for, and than finish them up with helping families make decision on what images they want to print, providing them beautiful products and allowing them to see how their images will look and feel!! I want each session to be an amazing experience they look forward to, and tell all their friends about!
I know I am excited to see where it takes me. And I am so glad that you are all here supporting me along the way, your likes and comments on pictures I post are always so encouraging, and make me feel truly cherished!!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Nicknames: Kyra Bug
Clothing size: 4t-5t
Personality: Well I suppose it comes with the age, she has become a very independent and bratty little thing!! She intentionally doesn't listen, talks back, and does things when she is told not to. But over all she is pretty sweet. She loves her brother and plays for large amounts of time together!!
Things I Could Do Without: your attitude.....I fear for high school if you are starting this young.
Item/Toy We Love The Most: Puzzles, coloring books, and paint keeps you busy.
Item/Toy You Love The Most: Monkeys, and My Little Ponies
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: Some of the super sweet things you say. Even when you are being an absolute terror you come back and say things that are just too sweet!
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Riding your new bike, movies, bubbles, and running around!!