. it's been busy and then a little less busy . i've enjoyed the slower time and am using the time to refocus and set some goals for this year . very excited about some new business ideas .
. i've been to vegas, twice .
. chicago, i don't know how many times .
. fell in love with and watched all of downtown abbey, most of the while with a cup of tea .
. attended wppi for the first time ever .
. moved .
. started recycling .
. really enjoying cooking with lots of fresh veggies .
. establishing family night with people in my life that might as well be my family .
. doing my best to be fully submitted to what God has for me .
. drank loads of bubble tea, mostly with my tracy friend .
. got my hair cut shorter .
. then grew it back out a bit .
. considered growing it back out all the way again, but decided to hold off because jasmine and nate both told me i had cool hair . (this is always subject to change)
. built stronger relationships with some .
. not been what i should to others, will be working on that .
. reconnected with old friends .
. having fun hanging out with these 2 every so often .
. having fun decorating the new pad .
. causing me to think about rebranding my photography, so that's in the works .
. overwhelmed by loved ones, the good kind of overwhelmed .
. enjoying that with every twist and turn in life there's always room for change and better yet, improvements .
. getting dressed up all fancy and stuff .
. for a big party, that was a bit of a let down, mainly because i'm not into the kind of parties where you have to yell in your friends ear just to chat . :) fuddy duddy, i know . getting all dressed up was my favorite part . oh and taking fun snapshots with friends .
. rang in the new year by watching and photographing a beautiful home birth .
. and then had photos from the birth make the front page of the cedar rapids gazette .
. braved getting a tattoo . i'm tougher than i thought . it says 'it is well with my soul' . always a good reminder .
. frequenting goodwill, stuff, houseworks, salvation army and all those great places to see what treasures i may find .
. i've gotten involved in a great connection group through my church, the ladies in this bible study are great knitters, i love watching them do their thing as we discuss God's word .
. i'm sure there's more, but i'm going to let that do for catching us up . hopefully more to come soon .