Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Friday!

Finally a slow day at the office - well its only 10am, but so far so good! I do have a ton of editing to catch up on though. I think Alexx and I are going to spend most of the weekend resting and doing home projects - ill let you know how much we actually get done! ha I have so many ideas for my house, but just never sure how to make them happen - its overwhelming!  Tuesday, is my State Fair Mini Sessions and I am SO excited - be watching for a sneak peek of those images next week :)

Oh and only 17 more days until my CRUISE! I haven't been to excited about it until this week - I guess I just haven't thought about it to much - but now I am READY!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Head Above Water

I was planning on saving this entry for another day, but it has been consuming my brain lately and then today I was reading up on my "Brave Girl" emails (I was a little behind) and the one from Friday just seemed to describe my feelings so well. Last night I sat on my back patio for almost an hour just thinking about the last several months and thanking God for all of his blessings. I can honestly say 2010 has been the first year in over 4 years that I feel like my head is above water. 2006 was the final year of my marriage and even though it was GREAT financially/work wise - it was very difficult marriage wise - my now ex husband had a severe gambling problem and it seemed that no matter how much money I made we never had enough. Every time I tried to question where the money was going it turned into a huge argument that I eventually just became numb to it all and didn't even ask - it wasn't until my divorce that I even realized how awful it was - when I was faced with the realization that the bills I was told he had been paying were never paid. Since then, I have spent the last several years feeling like I was drowning and trying to stay afloat. I was hurt with his affair and our nasty divorce, I was trying to recover from a drastic pay decrease (thanks to the economy) along with paying my bills, keeping my house, and desperately needing a newer car. I made a decision that 2010 was going to be my year - to work on myself, to work on my finances and to build on my dreams. I can honestly say the last several months I feel a little bit closer to that goal....

So as I was saying I received this email and wanted to share - I still have hurts and insecurities and fears beyond reason, but it does get easier. I could never thank God enough for the lessons he has taught me and continues to teach me. Hope you are encouraged by the words below as much as I was ;)


Monday, October 4, 2010

October is finally here!

Can I just tell you how excited I am that Fall is finally here! I wait all year for October, November and December - now I just want it to go into slow motion from here until the end of the year ;)

Yesterday I was able to open all the windows and just use my screen door and it stayed plenty cool in my house (that is a BIG deal for Texas!ha) What is it about this weather that just gives me lots of energy?

The incredible State Fair of Texas is here! YEA!!! Sadly, my beloved Longhorns didnt win this weekend - but thats ok - we will come fighting next year! Next Tuesday I am hosting mini photo shoots at the fair - im so excited - I will post pics as soon as possible. If you would like to keep up with my other stuff then you can go to my photography blog: stephanie wilson photography

I hope to get lots of stuff caught up this week and then hopefully I can get back to blogging on a regular basis - plus I have a list a mile long of blogs I need to read! Miss yall!