Well, I am not proud of how I have neglected this poor little blog spot! However... our little family has been staying quite busy! I feel like I've been playing catch-up today with more than just blogging... laundry & vacuuming & cleaning bathrooms for instance. I also got Westin in for a (much) over-due check-up. So, I am starting off my Monday in a productive manner and hoping it will set a good tone for the rest of the week!
That being said, here's what we've been up to:
Kreg's birthday was October 5th. We celebrated the week before by going to the Rockies game up in Denver. It was so much fun! Westin was getting excited as we were driving towards the stadium and he could see all the lights! He kept saying, "oh, WOW! oh, WOW!" It was precious. He was excited the whole game and even stayed awake the ENTIRE time. My camera was dead when I got there, which for me, is pretty devastating, but I didn't let it get me down! And thankfully, Taylor was there with her camera!
Then, we had dinner at our house the day of his birthday-- I told him we were going to celebrate southern style :) It was high time for a little "taste of home." I pulled out the "Curtis Cookbook" and we had grilled chicken marinated in "oriental marinade," cream corn, mashed potatoes, a veggie salad and a fruit salad, and homemade rolls. Then, for dessert (which we served immediately after dinner, which MUST be a southern thing because here in Colorado we wait at least 45 min to an hour) we had "almost no-chocolate chocolate pie" (with a little extra chocolate...) and white cake with white icing (I did use this as an excuse to practice my marshmallow fondant, which in my opinion, is getting better & better!). It was a Kreg meal :) and I thoroughly enjoyed it myself! We had my immediate family and Cole over to help us eat!
The major thing that has been occupying my time has been my little business :) Those of you who have known me a long time know that I have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit in me. I giggle now as I look back and remember the "preschool" I ran from age 10-12-- I had three little students twice a week and I made over $100 a month... that was a big deal at that age! Then, I taught piano lessons from 12-14 and had 11 students and made about $500 a month. I also babysat through all of those years :) Then, at age 14 I started working for State Farm and never looked back until May of this year! I love being a stay-at-home mom more than anything I have ever done! I would be perfectly content to do nothing besides this for the rest of forever. BUT... somehow, I snuck myself into a little photography business which has taken off with a vengeance. It really is perfect for me because I can set my own "hours," work from home, and it's an awesome creative outlet for me. My mom and my sisters and I "own" our little business called "it'sALLgood" (Good, being my maiden name and all of their last names). We are doing mostly photography but our dream is to expand it a little bit to encompass design and event planning. We've done a little bit of home-staging and are currently working on a logo for a local business. Included in our dream is it will be something that will allow us some flexible extra income as my sisters both want to stay home and be a wife & mommy like me some day! It's been fun-- the last few weeks have had 7 photoshoots and 1 wedding! It's kept me busy, in a good way!
Well, there you have it... the reason for my blogging absence. I do have every intention of getting back to a more regular posting routine!