Why yes, I do indeed realize that it is way past Valentine's Day, but I just haven't had the time to blog. For Valentine's Day my gift from Paige was to allow me to take pics of her :) Yep, we're at that age. The only time she likes me to take her picture is when she is surrounded by her girlfriends. So, I enjoyed this time with Paige. Here are a few of my favs...
Paige has a really bad fever, it's called "Bieber Fever". Last night, she and twenty of her best girlfriends went to dinner and got all psyched up before the ten o'clock showing of Justin Bieber's Never Say Never 3D movie. Usually I am recruited by all of the moms to go and be the photographer for the evening, but luckily, I escaped this event. I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and my lips looked like I had lip injections. Hilarious!!!
These pics were taken by Anne (thanks so much Anne!!!) and I think they certainly reflect the excitement in the air.
As an aside, I just have to say, I am sooo happy Paige has such wonderful friendships. These girls are so beautiful on the outside, but more so on the inside. Most of them have been friends since Kindergarten. Priceless!
...because it looks like we are getting more this week! I do love the excitement of school letting out or closing, playing in the snow with friends and family and curling up in a warm house with a good book.
As of now, we are looking at getting out for summer break the first week of June! That part, I don't like. My students are growing restless and so am I. I think we are all itching for spring break. Speaking of...I had to cancel our trip to the beach with friends :( I just have too much on my plate and couldn't manage. School is going great, but is keeping me sooo busy. I only pick up my camera for my own little personal project. I haven't taken a portrait of anyone in a looong time. I miss post processing and playing with actions and such, but can say the break from trying to get that "perfect" shot has been nice. As a matter of fact, I am looking at photography in a brand new way and am not sure I will go back to my old way of thinking. This is a GOOD thing :)
I have found a condo and am wheeling and dealing with my realtor to see what kind of deal we can get. It's a bit pricey, but it has been sitting a while and so I am determined to bring them down. If not, there are many others that have caught my eye.
Paige is doing well. She is a SOCIAL girl! She didn't have school today due to snow, so she and "the girls were doing lunch". Oohh la la. Time seems to be slipping away and she is growing up whether I like it or not. I have loved each and every stage with her, but I think I can honestly say that she is my very best friend. I like the person she is and is still becoming. She is sooo funny and kind and thinks of others before herself. She's a keeper, for sure! :)
That's it in a nutshell! Hope y'all are doing well!