August 2011

  • The Goals


and I can’t believe it. It’s already August 5th and I can tell that this month is going to fly by just like the last few months have! Summer is busy… it’s REALLY busy around this house! We’re just trying to enjoy our little downtime that we have and make it to the fall! It will still be busy in the fall but at least it will be cooler!! Whew! It’s been SO hott and sticky here in VA! I should have made one of my August goals to “Save the little tree in the front yard”. We have this one little tree… it’s a cute tree… but it’s shriveling up and I’m afraid it’s on its’ last leg! …. or branch… whatever.

You know what I mean, it’s about to DIE because we haven’t had sufficient rain! However, I really don’t want to put it on my “Goals” list because if it does die… I’m going to feel so unproductive!! ha! Ok anyway….  So here were the goals from JULY. I seriously can’t believe I’m already typing this out. Time is flying so fast and I DON’T KNOW HOW!! How is it AUGUST!!?? …




  • Catch up on albums! (almost completely caught up! Sydni you’re next girl!!:)
  • Shoot my July weddings well!! ( I hope I did this!)
  • Love my clients well!! (I think they loved me better than I loved them! They’re seriously awesome!)
  • Stay on top of editing!!
  • Stay on top of emails!!
  • Pre-blog when I leave for a week!!


  • Of course working out is going to stay on the list….fingers crossed – THIS MAY NEVER HAPPEN!!! ugh. So frustrated!
  • Don’t let my laundry pile to get to be the size of Mount Everest (The laundry is going now!:)
  • Watch “So You Think You Can Dance” with my awesome husband every week!
  • Start my day with a good QT and try not to be selfish with my time…. people matter more than photos (The QT part is still a struggle)
  • Post Emy’s b-day pics on Facebook

  • Work on my little project and DON’T RUSH it…. (I’m being sneaky, I know)
  • Work on my other project and get it DONE so I can start sending it out
  • Pick a workshop date and location
  • Create a MINT account for the business


  • Meet with a financial planner
  • Find a dentist, make appointment
  • Eat out less
  • Drink more water
  • Hangout with Steph and Emily! I miss them!
  • Make dinner for my husband at least once (don’t gasp… we’re not cooks, you know that by now:)

7 Comments Personal
  1. Deborah Zoe reply

    I think you should add have a fabulous trip up North;);) :)!

  2. Julie Hasinger reply

    Just thought I would share my dentist recommendation with you since I know finding one in a new area can be tough…Dr. Clinton Norris in Glen Allen, VA in Innsbrook. He’s fabulous and I have been going to him since I was little.

  3. Ashley Terry reply

    I’ll make a suggestion to help you out with one of those goals: Austin, Texas. Now I’ve picked the workshop location so all you have to do is pick the date!

  4. Anna Burke reply

    I’m glad to see you’re being realistic with goals now, missy! And my dentist is awesome – love him – Dr. Jason Lipscomb – his office is on Main St. – phone number is 648-6684. His main office is in F’burg so he’s only in Richmond Fridays and then Saturday mornings, but he’s WONDERFUL – and he’s kinda into photography! He second shot one of my weddings this year – it was a fun surprise :)

  5. Kristin reply

    Good luck with all these goals!

  6. Marissa Lynn reply

    I for one can’t wait to hear details about a workshop! I’ll fly wherever you go!! :)

  7. Erin Schrad reply

    Love my dentist, too… Dr. William Redwine (yes, seriously… that is his name!). His office is near Parham & Staples Mill on Stoneman Rd. He’s very kind and his receptionist Nancy is a sweetheart. He has put in TVs in the rooms since I’ve been going there and seems very on top of things… there’s usually some new tool or thing they do/check for each time I go in. I used to be a wimp when it came to going to the dentist… now I don’t mind!

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