One month to go?

Secret's of a Supermommy? There are none. But to be a good mama, you have to bust some dance moves and have a dance party with your kids, let them eat cookies, say yes more, limitless hugs, and alot of understanding and allowance for alot of blunders...
Winter has been decent for us this year. Last year it went fast with the birth of Maive, this year not so much, but all in all it's been a blast. I have had more migraines, but thankfully i can predict them now, and after 8 long desperate years I found an amazing doctor back home who totally gets me and put me on imitrex... and when i pop the pill im back to living my life, dancing and being a mama and wife. I LOVE IT! I am so thankful! NO more puking, or laying in bed wishing my head would explode already,feeling guilty for having the wonderpets or Blues Clues on repeat! WOW. Anyways, I promised I'd blog more this winter, but i've been more busy during these winter months then ever. Isnt winter for curling up with a blankee and cocoa reading a book or magazine. Been designing my web site and hope it'll be done soon. It's late and while I could work on it and probably get it done, i should go to bed so i can function in the morning and be a nice mommy. Enjoy some recents of my little mugwumps! Arent the growing toooo fast! Unbelievable!


fav's from '08.. shot in "P" mode... yea.. "P" moode..

Yeah "P" mode.. what was I thinking, I missed out on so much! I recently got connected with Deb Luker of DLyndlphoto.com.. she's an amazing person, mother, wife and christian. We have fun sharing stories and she's coaching me along on using my camera in Manual mode. Now i feel so silly at how intimidated i was about it. Thanks Deb, visit her sites and send her some love, also she is on facebook! Happy stalking!


3 am epiphany///what dieing your hair does///or mid 20's crisis?

So I am a bit confused right now, my hearts a little down.
I had Shawn cancel the "backorder" of the Canon 5DMII. I totally wish it would have come 6 weeks ago. See tuesday night I died my hair.. no I don't know what i was thinking! ( mid 20's mother of three crisis? )BUT THE CHEMICALS TOTALLY SEEPED INTO MY BRAIN.. Next day I was mad at myself to think I could be so happy at a silly decision as to buy a nearly $3,000 camera, when we have 3 little mouths to feed, bills to pay. And what if I don't make it?
Last year I started feeling out the possibility of being a pro photog. I loved it. and doors & windows were opening like crazy.
But you know what.. and this is the hard part..
i now have a 12 month old baby girl, that honestly ( tears ) i didnt invest alot of memory making with. She is a super content baby and has 3 + 4 year old brother and sisters that really keep her entertained, and i took advantage of that ALOT.. way to much.
and the worse mother of the year award goes to Julie G.

for what? to get a few minutes, okay.. hours in front of this lousy computer. Learning Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, then Lightroom, even shutterfly.com to build my templates. for what?
i regret it, its a horrible feeling, and yes when i read peoples blogs or facebook status updates about their new 5DMII.. i get a twinge of jealousy, but you know what, maybe someday I'll get something spiffy like that. How imature of myself to allow my husband to show his love and belief in me to buy me such an expensive piece of technology.. I am going to earn my way, like i have all this life, im not going to cut corners or let the cart get before this horse. I mean come on. im just learning to use my XTI in Manual mode.. wow.. Yep, ive been using it in "P" mode for 1.5 years yay for me! Ok I'm done ranting, tomorrow shawn has off, we have a 1 yr old who has lot of teeth pain, and alot of memories to make, and fresh snow! Tomorrow is going to be the most beautiful day ever.. { say this every night before you fall asleep and you'll here your pillow make snap crackle poppy noises when your cheek slowly forms a peaceful hopeful smile!
living this life to love,
Julie G
PS- Dear Shawn, Please forgive me for allowing you to belive that you needed to buy me an expensive peace of technology to show your love. You dont, You believe in me and I know it, You are a great mailman, and wonderful father, and an outstanding husband. I so cherish your waking up in the middle of the night with your arms wrapped around me. You, God, and our three mugwumps are all this little woman needs!