Sunday, November 29, 2009

finally coming up for air

I'm down to roughly eight sessions left to edit. And a wedding. (At this rate, life will be back to "normal" by the first of the year.) While it's been a blast being able to work with so many different families, kids, and seniors - I've learned a thing or two about scheduling. And workflow. And deadlines.

Needless to say, I'll be making a few changes as to how I do things next year.

In the blur, I nearly forgot to share these:

first communion class

Ren made his First Communion earlier this month.

pastor ryan



After the service, we had family over for a little celebration.

party animals

the boy

And Ren received his long-sought-after Snuggie.


Life is now complete :)

I hope to post some Thanksgiving Day pictures soon. (As you can see, I'm a bit behind.) Getting ready for a scrapbooking retreat (i.e. eating all of the candy which should be going into the treat bags) and finishing up some order and prize drawing loose ends. Also had a couple of other quick things to share:

1. THIS BOOK. Yes, I know... I share it every year at this time. It's that good.
2. Looking for something different to do over the holidays? Be sure to check out Village Holidays at Dakota City the first two weekends in December. Details are HERE.
3. Perhaps you heard me raving about my latest lens rentals. The place to go is West Photo. (For those outside of the Twin Cities metro area, you might want to look into online lens rental.)
4. Chocolatey Triple Delight... TO DIE FOR.
5. A cute Valentine's Day mini album on clearance for $8.00!
6. Great decorating ideas for the holidays HERE and HERE.
7. This sweet advent calendar made from mismatched little socks.
8. Love these adorable wrist warmers. Know how to knit? Then you could make your own using the pattern HERE. Oh, how I wish I could knit.
9. And my new favorite toy photo prop store... HERE.
10. If I had one of THESE, I might cook a little more.

Have a great night!

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Tanya said...

Ahhh! I knew you'd been busy or something, with the less-often blogs! Missed ya! I look every day!

Tanya said...

Hey, one more thing that I think you'll LOVE! Murphy's Landing in Shakopee does 'Folkways of the Holidays' every Christmas time, & it's just wonderful. Miah & I did it a few yrs back. All the houses are decorated with different Christmas customs,there's horse-drawn carriages, events, hot chocolate, etc. And it's very inexpensive! Google it! :)

Tina Vega said...

Thanks for the Murphy's Landing tip, I've been wanting to check that out as well - great idea!!!

Everyone is anxious to have their pics for Christmas cards and the processing part has super time-consuming. (Backing up the images, converting them because I shoot RAW, edits, creating a sneak peek, resizing & sharpening the images because they've been resized... to load into a gallery on my website, and finally - burning them to disc. The session itself is the least time-consuming part!)

Thanks for hanging in there, Tanya :) I miss the blogging and hope to be making a regular appearance soon.

Anonymous said...

WOW, look at that platter of bars!!


Cathy said...

Love the aprons they are so cute (I don't wear them or own one) but ehy sure don't look anything like the ones my mom wore when I was young.

Striving Green said...

Tina - great list. Thanks for the book suggestion,it is now on my "to-read" virtual shelf!

Jan said...

Love the wrist warmers too! Maybe we should take a knitting class! Hope you can find some peace soon!