Hello! Happy New Year!
It's time for my obligatory "what I did last year" and my top 10 posts of the year (to be posted tomorrow.) Unfortunately, I didn't post very often this year. To say it was a little hectic is putting it mildly!
In January, I started (and failed!) a new 365 project. I made it through a few weeks only. (don't worry-- this year, I'll do better!) The year also started out with a touch of sadness-- my little bird, Pegleg, passed away.
February started off really well. My photography partner and I had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest newborn and family ever. G and I took a super fun long weekend trip to San Antonio and Austin, TX.
March was quiet. I'm sure I was planning wedding stuffs (not!)
In April, we suffered another little sadness. My other bird, Scooter, passed away to the great big birdcage in the sky. It wasn't all sadness in April, however. It was my turn to be the in front of the camera for our big engagement photo shoot. It was so different being on the other side of the camera, what an experience!
May was a tough month. My grandma fell twice in one day and was rushed to the hospital. She spent a few weeks in the hospital recovering (she hit her head pretty badly, hurt her wrists, and twisted her knee) She was transferred to a rehab facility in early June.
June and July was spent mostly going to the rehab place every day to spend time with grandma to make sure she would eat at least one meal a day. She had a really really difficult time adjusting to being in the rehab facility (we all had a difficult time adjusting!) Oh, and I was still trying to plan a wedding somewhere in the middle of that mess.
We were able to photograph another awesome family in August. I also made my third trip to Texas for work as an Art Director for a few product video shoots. That was an incredibly cool experience. And I got to see my friend Robert and his wife, Vickie, once again. If you ever get a flat tire, Vickie is the babe to change it for you!
And the highlight of the year? September, for sure. I got married! (3 1/2 months later and it still seems strange to write that...) We had a lovely small ceremony and reception. It was perfect. (Almost) exactly what I wanted. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We left the next day for Maui and had an amazing time. (omg! I want to go back!)
October was spent getting settled into married life (still sounds weird to say that!) We also did a super fun Wizard of Oz themed Halloween photo shoot with the world's most photographed little girl. November was nice and quiet. Spent Thanksgiving morning with my mom and G's dad for breakfast. Spent some time with Grandma at the nursing home in the afternoon, and had dinner with G's mom.
December honestly flew by. We had a maternity photo shoot early in the month (seriously, this job is so easy when the family is so good looking!) The rest of the month was spent being crazy busy at the real job and obtaining the perfect gifts for the families! And here we are! 2013 already!