So today you get random blabbering from me, and if none of it makes sense you can just blame it on the cold medicine.
I figured that since I'm just starting this blog that I would introduce you a little more to my family.
I'm 33 years old and I was born and raised in Idaho. I'm a stay at home mom, which I LOVE, and I'm also a photographer on the side. I mostly sell art photography, but I also do occasional portrait sessions. I got into photography a few years ago and discovered that it's totally my "thing". I'm completely obsessed with it, and if you ask me about it I'm likely to talk your ear off about it until you wish you hadn't asked. :) I started doing it just to amuse myself but then people started asking if they could buy prints and it just sort of took off from there. It's really exciting to think that someone would want my art on their wall. I just recently sold a few pieces that are currently hanging in an office lobby somewhere in California, which is exciting to me! I also recently shot a series of photos of the baby ducks in my backyard hatching that I'm considering attempting to turn into a children's book. We'll see what happens! Aside from photography I also love to read, I'm ridiculously attached to my computer and I love spending time with my family. All of whom are sick and tired of having their picture taken by me. :)
His name is Shawn, he's 35 and he was also born and raised in Idaho. About 30 miles from where I was raised, in fact. We met at work when we were both answering phones for a company in my hometown. He's my hero and my best friend. We're one of those obnoxious couples who are kind of attached at the hip. If you see one of us, you probably see both of us. We like it that way.
Shawn is a pharmacist who manages an independent retail pharmacy not far from our house. He loves it, he's good at it and I hope that he works there forever.
Shawn loves golf, he loves to read, he's a closet Star Wars fanatic, and he's a fantastic hands on daddy. Our kids don't realize how lucky they are to have such a great dad. I, on the other hand, completely realize it and I'm thankful for it every day. I could say nice things about my husband all day long, but I will stop there. :)
Josh just turned 8 a few weeks ago. My baby is growing up! Josh is our little comedian. He thinks he's on this Earth to make people laugh and he takes his job very seriously! :) He loves to write stories, draw comics, build things with his Lego's and he's our computer whiz! He got a camera for Christmas, so lately he's been taking pictures and video and putting them to music on Windows Movie Maker and they're pretty funny to watch. I don't know what Josh is going to be when he grows up, but I have a feeling that it's going to be something pretty creative. That kid is always coming up with something new! Josh is in the second grade and he loves art, reading and music. He's a sweet kid and we're so blessed to have him in our family. He's extremely soft hearted and is always the first one to cheer people up when they're sad. That's easily my favorite thing about him. He's my little buddy and we love spending time together.
We call Matthew our little ball of sunshine. That pretty much perfectly describes him! He's been happy since the day he was born. I think he takes after his dad (thank goodness) and he inherited his easy going genes. Wherever we go and whatever we do, Matthew is just happy to be along for the ride. He makes me happy, it's pretty hard not to be around that kid. Matthew is four and will be five later in the summer. He's really into super heroes these days. He saves us all from the imaginary bad guys several times day, so thank goodness we have him around! :) He also loves books and he loves space and the planets. Ask him and he'll tell you all sorts of facts about each planet. I actually learn a lot from that kid! Matthew just graduated from preschool and is looking forward to starting Kindergarten in the fall. He's excited to get to ride on the big bus with his brother!
So there you go, there's our family. We also have two cats and a hamster that I was going to post photos and descriptions of, but then I decided that it was the cold medicine talking, so I'll refrain. I'll save those riveting stories for a day when I have nothing else to talk about. :)
So now that you know us a little better, I hope you'll check back in with us as we anxiously await the arrival of Clarissa!