August 2012

  • The Snapshot

worst excuse for a self portrait EVER. The truth is, taking a self portrait every month isn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be. Gail Werner makes it look like a BREEZE! So no selfy this month, just some more of Bokeh Boy.  He tends to take over most any photo shoot these days. He doesn’t like not being the center of attention… especially when there is a ball in the room! He’s about 9 months now and so we’re hoping he’s full grown! But man oh man does he have some energy! We are thinking we need to revisit puppy class again in the near future!! He just hasn’t latched on to his commands like he should!

That actually leads me to my first personal goal for August:

– Practice Bokeh’s commands on a daily basis. Lets try to master the “COME” command in August. “SIT” and “STAY” are the only two that seem to stick right now but at least we’re making some progress!

– Eat out LESS… especially for lunches. We tend to think LUNCH is cheaper but they add up quickly (Chipotle is our weakness).

– Eat in MORE! This isn’t an option. It’s really horrible how much we spend on eating out and it isn’t even healthy!!

– Continue to workout… guys I’m doing it! I’d love to keep this up and see if I can last 42 days and make it an official HABIT! :)

– Continue to track calories on My Fitness Pal

– Order that honeymoon album I designed like a year ago!



Some things to look forward to:

– No double headers this month! WHEW! Those kill my feet!

– New shoes! I ordered some Gentle Souls flats and I’m hoping they are miraculous! They’ll be in soon!

– Our Cuptick group (Ministy couples group) meets this month so I have a weekend that is wedding-free!

– I have 3 weddings in August and so it’s a little bit of a break! A calm before the storm if you will (The storm being october! Man that’s going to be insane!)

– More walks with Bokeh. Michael and I love taking him out in the evenings.

– More olympic watching!!! I LOVE it!!!


Some Business goals:

– Since I’m outsourcing, I have some time to actually write the text for my bridal guide. It’s coming along… it’s just such a huge project guys. It really is moving along, slowly but surely!

– Video blog and don’t sound like a weirdo when I talk. I hate rewatching video posts. I sound so weird but I know I should do some more so that’s a good goal for August!

– Start Workshop Planning… crazy right? November will be here before we know it!! ah!

– Shoot my 3 weddings WELL and send some submissions out from early this summer!



Oh and since these posts can be somewhat boring in my opinion, here are some of Bokeh’s modeling shots….

oh my goodness! We love him so much!

** Bokeh is a Bich-Poo **
18 Comments Personal
  1. Kathryn Grace reply

    My sister has a cockapoo and he has the same red ball. :-)

  2. Elizabeth reply

    he has you so wrapped around his paws it’s not even funny…but hey that is how it is with me and my animals. he is very cute!! I love the “smiling” pic way to cute.

  3. Amy reply

    I bought 2 pair of Gentle Souls flats from Amazon last year for weddings hoping they too would be miraculous…they weren’t. :( I could wear them for a lil while but then it felt like walking on rocks! Hoping yours are more comfy than mine were! :)

  4. Annamarie reply

    Oh Katelyn, you never help my puppy fever…Every time you post pictures of Bokeh it makes me want a puppy a little more, which does not make Ryan happy! hahah…good luck with your goals this month! :)

  5. Kristina W. reply

    I think that counts as a self-portrait, it’s really cute! Good luck with your goals!

  6. Annetta reply

    I might think it the worst self-portrait but I think it’s a cute photo. Good luck on the goals.

  7. Susan Evans reply

    Bokeh is such the little POSER!! So adorable! And you’re right about Gail making it look easy.

  8. Katie Yuen reply

    He’s grown up so much!!!! I’m sure you’re going to ROCK those 3 weddings because all the ones we’ve seen this summer have been amazing!

  9. Gail reply

    HA! Oh Katelyn, if only you knew how much of a challenge my self-portrait for July was! Was supposed to be a great shot of me on the beach in Michigan, but my camera died last weekend :( So I had to improvise late tonight with what I’ve come up with! But you’re a doll…and I hope you keep it up — even if Bokeh boy becomes the star of the show! I promise, over time, you’ll be SO glad you documented your 20s this way!!!

  10. Faye Bernoulli reply

    Your blog has quickly become one of the first ones I check when I get up in the morning! Can’t wait to see the August weddings :)

  11. LeolaK reply

    Seriously…Bokeh is TOO PRECIOUS!!! Such a cutie pie! I dig your self portraits! Always a joy reading your site…good luck with your goals!

  12. Colleen Dennis reply

    That last picture of Bokeh is priceless!!!!!

  13. rachel reply

    i love your dog….
    he just looks like a teddy bear.
    and thats such a cute name for a puppy :)

  14. Caitlin Sullivan reply

    So love following Gail’s self portraits (can’t wait to give her lil man a squeeze come October!) and would love, love to try out self portraits too. You guys have inspired me to give it a go myself!

  15. Megan Lesley reply

    I am soooo clucky for a puppy! We are house-hunting at the moment and when we finally have a place I’m going to find me a puppy!!! xx

  16. Christa reply

    The Snapshot posts are my favourite! Definitely not boring….it’s like a glimpse into your monthly thought process, being a thinker, I like that :)

  17. Gina reply

    Can you connect me with the breeder for this puppy? I have been looking for a good pooch on breeder and have fallen in love with this little one!

  18. Jane reply

    Your puppy is stunning. I’ve been looking for a red poochon for ages and can’t find one. Where did you get your pup from? Can you recommend a good breader. Regards Jane

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