Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's all about....

Maxie! Shocked? I doubt it! She is my furry baby and I would not have it any other way!

I received an email from Shutterfly a couple of weeks ago that said I qualified for a free 8x8 photobook! Yippie! I wanted to do something with Maxie's European Adventures and this was the perfect opportunity! I started working on the book! The email said I got the book and 20 pages free. Of course, I could not stop with 20 pages! The book ended up with 46 pages of pure cuteness! I wish everyone could see it! It is perfect! It is really the cutest thing I have ever seen! The book is written from Maxie's point of view!

If you are really interested in what it says, let me know and I will send a link!

Also, I heard about an offer for a free photo canvas and wanted to give it a try! It was totally free, well except for the $14.99 shipping! I was very impressed with the quality and loved how it turned out. You, too, can get a free canvas at the following link!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Year in Review!

What a life changing, busy, complicated, scary, emotional, crazy, expensive year 2009 has been. As I sit and think about what all I have been through, done, experienced, etc. I begin to realize why I am so tired!

This year started off by making decisions, picking out the stuff, planning for, and building this:
We lost a member of our family, Max. We miss you everyday, sweet boy!
As I went back and browsed through old posts from this year, I would say about 99.9% of my time over 2009 was spent focusing on the move back to the good ole US of A.

I left this.....
And repatriated back to this...
God Bless America!

It sounds so simple....I moved. People do it all the time. It is not an unheard of thing, you know. Moving from another country, building a house, starting a new type of job, spending more money that I have ever spent at one time in my life times 3....I think that was a full year. I survived and that is saying something.

My travels sort of halted (for obvious reasons), but I did manage to get one last (and very awesome) adventure in a couple of weeks before the big move....South Africa and.....

That was such an incredible experience!!! I still cannot believe I saw the pyramids! Wow!

I arrived home, moved in, unpacked, and did some of this...
Should have done that more often!

But then, I suppose I got bored and started tip-toeing in a new little hobby and shot my first wedding! More of that to come in 2010!
This blog world has blessed me so tremendously. I had the opportunity to meet some of my bloggy friends! Oh how I love them!
I even tried another little something I had never done before....painting!
To wrap up this transition year....a friend of mine said it best: I am thankful for God's continued love and faithfulness in 2009 and excited about His purpose and assignment for 2010. It is a new year, peeps! Do it big and do it with God! Happy New Year! Be blessed!

It was one heck of a year and we made it! I am so looking forward to 2010 and the new chapters opening up for me. I am not going to take this year sitting down....

I hope you will come along for the ride!