If life wasn't crazy enough with working on our home, Ryan and I getting used to living together after having opposite schedules, trying to figure out my place in the photography world, enjoying our adorable lil' nephews Evan, Forrest, and Levi plus Vivian, our adorable niece... Ryan and I also have a puppy or at least is the size of one, Jack, who is a Jack Russell mix! How fun and YES, and a little crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Philly Bound

This weekend and coming week, I get to experience some of the perks of being Ryan’s wife, a trip to Philadelphia! Ryan’s part of an organization called ASPE, American Society of Pluming Engineers, and there annual convention is there this year. We are being put up in a classy hotel downtown, already been invited to one FABULOUS dinner party at The Down Town Club, and the other wives and I get to be tourists and see and shop everything Philly has to offer! When Ryan can get away from his seminars and lectures, he is hoping to drag me to every Philly Cheese Steak restaurant he can find! Hope they make a version that doesn’t have steak on it…

We are gone for Halloween which is a bummer… I thought it would have been so cute to have Ryan as a football player, I as a cheerleader, and Jack as a football! Yes, they do make a football dog costume! But we will have to save that idea for next year!

Hopefully, Ryan and I will get to spend some time together. These last few weeks we haven’t seen much of each other. We did watch Glee and Parenthood together this week when I got but not to much after he or I are ready for bed.

It’s been hard to come home and see that his dishes are still in the sink or pop bottles have been collecting on the counter. This week I’ve been so work focused that I have let those things slide. When I came home last night, everything was the way I left it that morning. I had washed some new kitchen items I got at IKEA but they were still sitting out drying, they were already dry!

Thank goodness for vacations! Hoping to get some great shots in Philly to post! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another one Bites the Dust

I received an email today about the opportunity to shoot a event up in Leelanau at the wineries. No go! :(
Anywho... hopefully I will some day have a chance to show people that I am my mom's daughter!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hopefully an Opportunity

A cousin suggested being friends on Facebook with group up in the Leelanau area that represents the wineries because they give a heads up to events happening at the wineries. So I did... not but a few day later I get an Facebook message sent to there "friends" looking for photographers for there next event! When I saw that I sent an email ASAP letting them know that my mom and I would be interested! To this point, the only photos I've really took have been from up there for the tables at the wedding! Keep your fingers crossed that my sample photos seal the deal and mom and I will be making a visit to Gma and Gpa's to take photos at this event! They are looking for 20 or more photos that they can use for future promotional material! In return, you and a guest get in to the event FREE! Wine and photography... can't go wrong there! Here are some of the photos I've taken this past summer from the Leelanau area! :D

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Never Enough Time in the Day

Today was my day off for the week... and I didn't really get to touch my list of things to do! I didn't realize that my extra day off during the week would be consumed with cleaning and errands. It stinks...

Jack wakes me up with a paw in the face at 9:00 a.m. because I didn't got to bed 'til 12:00 a.m. I was pretty groggy. I start by picking up whatever I see that's out of its place and before I know it its 5:00 p.m. when I'm suppose to start dinner so that it will be done for when Ryan gets home.

Have I started "thank you" cards yet... no. Have I got to put some good quality study time in to INS 22... no. Two really big things that need to happen and my day is taken up by cleaning the bathroom, bringing clothes to goodwill, and getting my extremely broken glasses fixed (hopefully for the last time). Ugh! Unfortunately, telling the people receiving thank yous and the people administrating the INS test that everyday life is a little too much right now... well that won't work!

Please can I have a day with more time in it?!? Working 10 hours a day isn't bad but it sure does take away from the "other than work" aspects of life. I know I will feel SOOO much better once "thank yous" and my test is done. But first we have to get there...

Things to get my mind off the everyday in the next 2 weeks... Chi-town with my mom and sis for a great last adventure before lil' boy Reil is around... AND Philly for a LONG weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gearing up for Tomorrow's Game...

The University of Michigan
"The Victors"

Now for a cheer they are here, triumphant!

Here they come with banners flying,

In stalwart step they're nighing,

With shouts of vict'ry crying,

We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now, Hail!


Far we their praises sing

For the glory and fame they've brought us

Loud let the bells them ring

For here they come with banners flying

Far we their praises tell

For the glory and fame they've brought us

Loud let the bells them ring

For here they come with banners flying

Here they come, Hurrah!

Hail! to the victors valiant

Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes

Hail! Hail! to Michigan

The leaders and best!

Hail! to the victors valiant

Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes

Hail! Hail! to Michigan,

The champions of the West!

We cheer them again

We cheer and cheer again

For Michigan, we cheer for Michigan

We cheer with might and main

We cheer, cheer, cheer

With might and main we cheer!

Hail! to the victors valiant

Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes

Hail! Hail! to Michigan,

The champions of the West!

One of the ways I show my "spirit"!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Almost a Month has Past

Time flies... even when you aren't planning a wedding! It's great to get back to normal life... if our life is ever really normal!

Ryan and I have been starting to get to the busy seasons at work and both plan on putting in some OT this week for starters. But when I got back... it turns out a few things had changed, the biggest for me, being offered to work 4 - 10 hour days! My day off is Monday but the hours consist of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. I haven't had my Monday off yet at this point, since I traded with another associate for Tuesdays. Hopefully next week I will get to enjoy a 3 day weekend!

The name changing has been taking a little bit... everything at this point at work still refers to me as "Julie Weaver". I still sign everything that way too! First time I had to sign my new name was for my drivers license.. haven't seen how that looks yet but I have a feeling its rough! I've got a few more small things... the credit union(s), my work badge, and my passport... which is a big one, since we are heading on a cruise out of the country in February!

Life married isn't much different... I've never questions Ryan's love or commitment for me! I know I never will either... I'm so lucky to have him as my best friend and husband!