Wednesday, June 30, 2010

. . . . YEE HAW . . . . Mia has started her riding lessons and she absolutely loves it! The first lesson she basically talked the ENTIRE time and asked umpteen questions. Mia's facial reaction was priceless when she learned that her horse was named Belle and she loves apples and carrots! This past week she started to trot a little and she was all giggles when she started bopping in the saddle. . When we purchased her helmet, they were out of pink so Mia asked me to add some bling bling to her helmet! After this weeks lesson, we were heading to the car, she asked me why we can't have riding lessons everyday!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Busy Little Beavers... last weekend was my BFF Joey son's Bar Mitzvah. We of course made a little weekend out of it and hit some of our old stomping grounds!! I have to say, although I love the tranquility and slower pace Florida I live in now, I REALLY enjoyed me some South FL this past weekend. The boardwalk was busy busy and we were able to have lunch at one of our favorite Greek dives on the beach. The Marlins game was a blast and Mia got to meet Billy the Marlin too. Saturday night was the big event and it was a rockin' party. Mia hardly sat down and was right in the middle of everything and couldn't be bothered with Mike or I. She sat at the kids table and thought she was hot stuff. We caught her twice going to help herself to more and more soda from the kids bar! I must say, we have a social butterfly on our hands!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Our annual 2010 Marco Island trip has come and gone and we had another great year! Mike and I have shared this tradition for many years and look forward to many more. This year we really cherished the beauty of Marco and are hoping that our little slice of heaven is spared the horrible disaster that is happening in the gulf. The beaches are so beautiful and the sand is pure white and the thought of them covered in oil makes me sick. Everytime we came across some sort of wildlife, we wondered if we would see them again next year!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Mia was chosen as the June 2010 cover girl for our local Parenting magazine! We are soooo excited! It was so cute when they were delivered to her school. I actually shot this picture and submitted it last month and then they contact me and asked if they could use it for the June issue. I don't know if I was more excited that Mia was on the cover or that my photo was chosen for the cover! We have left for our annual trip to Marco Island and are looking forward to some sun, fun and relaxation!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I took Mia to the beach to take some photos for her portfolio and to practice a little. I also took some shots of my friend's daughter who also signed with Ford. Erin and Mia were good sports despite the heat and the car load of beach toys they couldn't wait to get into. I am almost ready to share my favorite shots of family and friends that I have been taking so that I can maybe get a little side business going to help pay for all the photography gadgets on my wish list. So far so good, word of mouth seems to keep me busy and I am just waiting to take the BIG plunge.