Thursday, August 21, 2008

Busy busy busy!

If I'm still sane by the time this whole farmers market thing is over it's really going to be a miracle! I think I underestimated how much work it was going to be to get ready for it and in typical Wendy fashion I've waited until the last minute to get it all together!

I'm really excited for it, I'll be at the 8th street Farmers Market in downtown Boise this Saturday from 9-1:30. So if you're in the area, stop by and say hi! Plus if you stop by and tell me that you read my blog I'll give you a 10% discount!

I think it's going to be great, but it's sure keeping me busy getting ready for it. I've never done an art show like this before, so I'm kind of starting from scratch and there are a lot of things I need to round up by Saturday. As soon as I get Matthew off to school today I'm going to be out tracking down some last minute items. I've spent the week trying to track down a credit card imprinter and I think I've finally located one so I'll be able to take credit cards, which will come in handy. I've ordered a ton of prints, a few canvases, I'm going to have some things framed, I'll have greeting cards and hopefully a few other fun things. Now let's just hope and pray that I sell something!!

In other photography news, I don't think I mentioned it, but I actually had the opportunity to help shoot a wedding last week! My photography teacher Dirk called and asked if I wanted to be his assistant on a wedding shoot and I jumped at the chance! I've gotten pretty good at nature and still life photography, but weddings are in a whole other ballpark. It was an outdoor wedding at a really beautiful place in Star, and the bride and groom were adorable. But I'm telling you, after that day I have a whole new respect for wedding photographers! That is some seriously hard work! It was super hot and I'm not used to carrying my heavy camera around for that many hours. Dirk is used to it and it didn't really seem to phase him but I was pretty worn out by the end of the day! It was fun to watch him work though and I had a lot of fun shooting with him. It was a really great learning experience for me, wedding photography really requires you to think fast. If you miss the shot you've REALLY missed it. You can't reshoot a wedding! It was a great opportunity though, I've been lucky to be able to learn from Dirk.

So that's all my photography news for the day. For a blog that was supposed to be about adoption, there's sure a lot of photography new in it, isn't there? I can't wait for the day when adoption news is the big topic in my life. At the moment I'd love to give an update, but there just isn't one to give. We're still just waiting. Some of us more patiently (Shawn) than others (me). I've temporarily banned myself from my Korean adoption message board. Looking at all those babies just makes it harder to wait!! I want to take every last one of them home with me.

OH MY GOSH!!! Just as I was writing this it occured to me that today is the 9 month waiting mark!! We started waiting on November 21st last year, so every month on the 21st I kind of have my own little celebration that another month has passed. but in the craziness of trying to get ready for the Farmers Market I didn't even realize that today was the 21st!!! So as of today we have officially waited 9 full months and we're starting on month 10. And that means that we're officially more than halfway there!!! WOOHOO!!!!

Today while I'm out hunting for supplies for Saturday I'm going to stop and buy myself a treat for getting through another month. I wonder what Clarissa's birth mother is doing today. Does she look pregnant yet? Has she felt the baby kick? I wonder if she's had an ultrasound and has seen our sweet little Clarissa. It's strange to think that there is someone on the other side of the world who is going to be so special to me and I have no idea who she is. I'll always wish that I could meet her and say thank you, but I know that I most likely will never get that opportunity. I'll think about her today as I celebrate one more month passing. I pray that she has peace in her heart.


J said...

I just wanted to tell you that, that was a lovely post. It made me tear up at the end. I have been following your blog and really enjoy it.

Bethany said...

I bet you'll do great at the Farmer's Market!

Ami said...

That was lovely. I posted a while back that I'm expecting in January, and I think of you and Clarissa (and her birth mother) often. I bet her birth mother is feeling little kicks now and then... and she's probably looking somewhat pregnant. :) Congrats on being another month closer to having your sweet little girl in your arms. Praying for all of you!

Best of luck at the Farmer's Market this weekend!