After two really horrible nights of sleep (or rather, non-sleep, since Henry let me get maybe 4 hours total), why am I still up? Well, because I found a batch of photos that I haven’t gotten around to processing, and there are a few shots I know I want to add to my archives to use for some upcoming issues of a newsletter at work. Like this one…


Okay, I seriously need to unplug now.

Catching Up

Whew! What a weekend! I apologize for my absence, but it was a busy few days. After spending my Saturday photographing the 9th Annual Wear Yellow Ride to raise money for cancer awareness and research, Steven and I headed out to spend our Sunday afternoon at the Himark Golf Course here in Lincoln to help some local Lutheran youth raise money for their mission trip to Joplin, Missouri and New Orleans, Louisiana.

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer Sunday. It was warm, sunny, and just enough of a cool breeze to keep us from sweating to death while we waited for the teams of golfers to play through our hole. We photographed each group and every single golfer participating in the scramble, and got some really great shots of everyone. Best of all, we had a blast. And, with Cadence at home spending the afternoon with Grandma, Grandpa and her cousin Odin, it was the closest thing Steven and I have had to an actual date in months! 🙂

Here’s just one of my favorite shots from the day. These guys were cracking us up…

So, now that the charity event madness is over, it’s time to get back in the groove and back on schedule. I’ve got hundreds of photos to process, an engagement session booked, Momma Dawn and Kassie coming to town for my cousin Vawn’s wedding, and a blog begging for some regular posting again.

And for now, it’s time to smear some more aloe vera on my sunburned neck and get some sleep.

The Madness Begins…

It’s going to get hectic around here very soon, and I have to admit, I’m a little bit anxious. Here are the highlights…

I’ve got two prom sessions to process for Miss Katie and my sister Whitney.

Steven, Cadence and I are going to tour a preschool tomorrow to see if we like it to enroll Cadence for the fall.

I’m in the middle of writing the copy for a website for a a good family friend who launched her own kitchen design business. And Monday I have an interview and photo shoot with a new fitness center here in Lincoln so I can write a feature article for a local magazine, deadline next week. Yea for new writing assignments!

I have my first Red Thread Session on May 2 with a family from Omaha.

I’m in the midst of designing and ordering some new marketing materials. Here’s the new bookmark I was working on today.

I donated 4 gift baskets with gift certificates for some local fundraisers and silent auctions.

On the 19th, I’m photographing a charity bike ride event for a non-profit cancer awareness organization. Then on the 20th, I’m sponsoring a hole at a fundraiser golf outing and will be photographing the participants. And somewhere in the midst of it all, I may also be doing some family and newborn photos for one of my old high school friends.

Whew! It makes me dizzy just thinking about it!

I have to admit, I had a little bit of a freak out yesterday. Just thinking about it all, and trying to figure out how I was going to get it all done was totally overwhelming me. Poor Steven had to listen to me rant and ramble, but I got it out of my system, burned some midnight (or rather some 4:00 am) oil and managed to get a pretty good start. I’m feeling a little bit more comfortable now, and I have something of a plan. But, as always, I imagine I will just keep moving forward, wading through whatever the tide will bring me, and enjoying the ride as I go.

If I can just keep myself sane in the process. I’m sure Steven and Cadence will appreciate it. 🙂

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