Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Most people know that I have a vocational degree in Photography. After the boys were born we took them to several photographers. The pictures were washed out and the children never cooperated. It was a stressful event for everyone involved. So I decided I had had ENOUGH! For years now I have taken to placing myself behind the lens again. i purchased a white background, lights and advanced lenses. The first 2 photo shoots went great. The boys LOVED being in front of the camera. They all cooperated well. Even though I was unable to get a group shot, I could always get great pictures of each individual. That was...until now! This was to be the boys Christmas Card photo shoot...it turned into something completely different! I decided to put these up here UNEDITED! I did this so everyone can see exactly how hard it is to get nice pictures of 5 STRONG WILLED children!
Well, it's 2012! That happened so fast! I mean, I swear we were just swimming in the pool and hanging out in the yard and now it's 14 degrees and there is snow on the ground. OK, the snow just fell for the first time yesterday but you get the point. We had a quiet New Years at home. My mom came over and we ate crab legs, shrimp, sushi and an array of goodies. By Midnight we were down 3 kids but that was OK. We toasted to a Happy healthy New Year and crashed in our beds!
I know, I know...worst BLOGGER EVER! I mean 2 whole months since the last time I blogged. There is no excuses. OK, in my deffense I have 5 children, 4 that are in school and one that receives services in the home. I go go go and never seem to stop. I have done everything in my power to take 5 minutes to myself but that is usually at 1 am stunned and exhausted beyond recognition. I literally fall on the couch and watch mindless television clipping coupons. Yes, I am a coupon clipper. Not at all like those obcessive woman on tv that buy 2000 tubes of toothpaste just because they get it for free. I am the buyer of bargains and the spreader of coupon joy! I do have a tiny stockpile that will sustain my family for a few weeks if tragedy ever struck but basically I coupon as a hobby. I LOVE TO GET A BARGAIN! So between my 5 kids, PTA, houswork, kid snuggling, love of reality tv, the internet and coupons I have NO time for blogging. I swear I will try harder...I PROMISE!