Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Scoop + Plans for 2012

Morning, friends!

I'm back with some scoop.

The fam went to Legoland on the 30th.  They do a "Snow Days" celebration each year and it was pretty cute!


Here is the 'snow' in the park.  So Cal kids in snow is quite humorous. 

No one would believe this one was born in Colorado and lived in the snow until just about a year ago.  She was FREEZING and slipping all over the place.


Wouldn't you love to know what they're talking about?

We love Legoland.  It's certainly a unique park!

Stayed for fireworks and then headed home.

I met with my super skinny, gorgeous, funny and smart boss (she makes me say this), Melissa, to make a plan of attack for 2012 Just Hatched Photography.  I've worked for her for a year now and we're totally in sync.  Loving my job.

She moved to a new studio mid-year of 2011.  It's absolutely darling......downtown San Diego.  You can see the bridge to Coronado Island and Petco Park from the parking lot.

Super funky decor.......old pieces from all over the place.

The main cool as the outside.

And, the studio.......darling.

This is where the magic happens.

Although I will never be a professional photographer, it's a ton of fun to work for one.

And, now you see where I work, kids!  Well, I'm only in the studio for special events, maybe a 1/2 dozen times a year. But, I love it when I'm there!

Kids are still out of school.  We're plowing through rooms and getting organized for 2012.  The house is looking good.


The usual.

Eat less:  I aimed to lose 30 pounds in 2011.....came close.....and gained a bit back......but I'm still down.  Will continue that ongoing challenge.

Exercise more:  See above.

Read more:  I beat my 2010 count in 2011, so I hope to keep the momentum going.

Work more:  Mom's Little Secrets has been a ton of fun and I can't wait to see what this year brings to it.  I'm learning on a daily basis and loving it.  Just Hatched Photography is just as important to me, professionally.  I'll continue to support Melissa and hopefully take on more to ease her stress.

Whine less:  I'm going to make it a daily goal to count my blessings and let the little things in life not bother me so much. 

Pray more:  I don't often discuss religion on my blog, but I am a spiritual person.  Our family has slipped at before-meal-praying and consistent bedtime prayers.  I'm going to do better there.

Explore more:  Been here for about 15 months.  So much more to see.

Spend less:  Lots of financial goals.......some we're continuing from previous years.......some we've made for 2012.

Travel more:  As always, on a budget.  If I can see Vegas for 4 days on less than $200 with 3 kids in tow, we can do it!

I think that's it! 

Off to wrangle kids.  There are currently about 12 in my house right now.


Dee Stephens said...

I would love to go to Legoland! That studio is adorable!
I'm trying to count my blessings too!

donatelli98 said...

Once again making us all look bad! We need to work on the prayer thing, that and reading the Bible. Oh and blogging - I really need to get better at that.

Pam Bowers said...

I'm so jealous you work with a photographer. Except I would want to be more of a hands on assistant learning and soaking in anything she wanted to teach me.

Kristen said...

Love your resolutions... speaking of Mom's Little Secrets... one of these days I need to email you/touch base. I want to start a new private blog for Miss Q. I have no ability to create headers or anything. Someone donated my last blog layout... so I shall require your services.

Jodee said...

Legoland looks soooo cool! Cute pictures of the fam!

That studio is just darling! I am jealous that you have a fun job. I work for stuffy attorneys -- no fun whatsoever!

Merry Mack said...

I hope to get to take Missy Mack to Legoland before she gets too old. It looks fabulous and like you guys always have fun.

That studio is a dream come true.

Great resolutions. Good luck.

Happy New Year.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Great header!!!

sandy toe

Kelly Beatty said...

You do not whine! You can cross that damn goal off your list right now. That's accomplished. I think I saw Laine's cute hoodie at Target the other day. She's getting so tall. Happy New Year!

Impulsive Addict said...

Spend less by NOT VACATIONING EVERY WEEK. But there you go again by saying travel more.

I'm not sure how to help you. I think it may be too late.

Wiz said...

LOVE Vegas. For Christmas, my husband and I didnt get each other gifts and instead are going to plan a Vegas getaway, childfree. Is it June yet? Happy New Year!

The Lenzers said...

loving the studio. we are contemplating a trip out there again this spring/summer for legoland

Kim said...

Glad you got some snow at Legoland! Love seeing the studio. Have a very happy new year!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

How great you love your job! That looks like a fun place to work too--I love the environment.

I'm trying to convince my husband we need to go to Disneyland in a couple months. Legoland would be fun too!