Monday Musings

Happy Monday, y’all! Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Saturday here was a soggy, rainy day. I don’t think it really ever stopped dropping water from the sky. It was definitely one of those days that makes you want to nap.

 Rainy day nap - awwwwww he looks like my Breton!!  :)

I wish I could say I was that dog on Saturday, but I was actually working the early morning shift at my gym – psst, not sure if I mentioned on here yet that I took on a part-time job there as the opener. It’s basically just for extra spending money {upcoming vacays and such}, plus I no longer have to pay for my gym membership. Also, being at the gym from 4:30am-8am makes it easy for me to stay and get a workout in before I leave. I’m still in lax mode with my 8:30-5 job, probably until April, so I don’t really have to be at the office. I’ve been working out 8am-9am on the days I work at the gym in the morning.

Saturday night, Jake and I got to go out on a date. We went and saw Safe Haven with Josh Duhamel {yum} and Julianne Hough. It was a really sweet movie. I love that Nicholas Sparks, I tell you.

Sunday was a much better day than Saturday in terms of weather. It was high 60s/low 70s and sunny. I took the boys to the beach.

 
Did any of y’all catch the Oscars last night? I really think that for the most part, my favorite stars looked really great. There were some questionable characters, but that’s what makes it interesting, right? I do have to say, this couple in particular was glowing:
85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Jenna Dewan Tatum is simply stunning, and she is no exception while pregnant. I must say I am a tiny bit jealous because I think I join the majority girls in wishing I was carrying Channing Tatum’s baby…just sayin’. {But I love you, Hubby!} Channing looks so happy to become a daddy; they are both so sweet.

Well, I hope y’all have a wonderful week! xoxo

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Downtown Family Photoshoot: In Full

Warning: The following post contains many pics of my family…if this isn’t the type of post you normally like to see here, then by all means skip it, but I hope you’ll be back…and if this is something you like to see, I hope you enjoy! 

We got all of our family pictures back from the photographer. I have since created our Christmas card  – waiting for it to arrive so I can send it – I think due to shipping time it will be just in the nick of time…and I also ordered a bunch of prints to fill the white photo frames I’ve been collecting…so I can finally fill some blank walls ’round here!

Without further adieu, here they are {please let me know what you think in the comments!}:

Overall, I’m happy with the turnout and I love the colors I chose for our clothes…can’t go wrong with blues and browns. Can’t wait to have these on display…and also to get more done in the spring!

I know this isn’t the norm for post around here, but I thank you for taking the time to look through. xoxo

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Downtown Charleston: 2012 Family Photoshoot {Sneak Peek}

Last Sunday, I got my family together for a heinously overdue family portrait session. I chose downtown Charleston for the location because I thought the brick buildings and cobblestone streets would provide a fall/winter feel as well as a beautiful backdrop. I am still waiting to see the rest – the photographer should have them all to me by early next week {and I will of course share my faves with you}, but here is a sneak peek she sent me the other day…I’m excited about them, though a little nervous to see the rest, as my boys were not so cooperative for the majority of the shoot. {Ugh, boys. What are you gonna do?}
I found our photographer on Craigslist…she is new to the Charleston area and was looking to gain clientele, so she offered a great deal…I know that’s taking a risk, but from what I see so far, I think she did a great job. And she was a sweetheart to work with. Her name is Hannah Hamilton, and her business is Once Upon A Time Portraits. If you’re in the Charleston area, give her a shout, she’s got a good price!
Anyway, here you go:

The first thing I thought when I saw these was “damn, I have a GOOD-looking husband.” LOL. I’m sorry, I may be bias, but I don’t think so. He’s one attractive man, and he’s all mine. I love seeing all of my beautiful guys looking their best together. Poor Breckin must have had allergies because his eyes were watering and nose was running throughout the shoot. Thank God for PhotoShop.
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