Jul. 25, 2010 Our Life

What a month!

No kidding! I have had one of the most craziest months ever. It all started the second week of June when I became horribly sick with a sinus infection and bronchitis. Those who know me, I hardly ever get sick, but when I do, I go down hard. Unfortunately, I missed some work and had to cancel a client session, which I had never done before and I pray it never happens again. After I recovered, I had the opportunity to drive to Arizona for the Chicks who Click conference. I had a fantastic time in Arizona and met lots of new friends. There was tons of mentoring, learning, dancing, eating and shooting, so I will blog the real deal soon. You will understand why it has taken so long to get that blogged after you finish reading this post.  
After having an amazing time in Arizona, I made my trek home in my husband's car. I only made it to Palm Desert because the transmission decided to have some major issues with leaks and smoke all over the 10 freeway. To make a reealllyyy long story short, I will just say that I have an amazing husband who came to pick me up in the middle of the night, in the middle of the desert. We got the car fixed, and that only lasted a week. We didn't want to put a whole lot of money back into this 10 year old car that had been so good to us, so David made an executive decision to purchase a new car, which is fantastic by the way.  
Here's a sneak peek from a mini workshop with Beth Forrester, Senior Photographer Extraordinaire from West Virginia.
Wait, it gets better... 
Our kitties needed to go to the vet for an exam and shots, but when the vet said that Buzz needed to come back on Sunday to have his teeth cleaned along with some extractions, I just knew it was going to be another expensive weekend. Buzz came back home after his time at the spa aka vet and it was rough. Tinkerbell didn't want anything to do with him, so we had three days of hissing and fighting until my friend Kelli suggested putting vanilla on their noses and tales to skew their scents. It worked, and they were friends again. Thank goodness, because I lost a lot of sleep due to them not getting along.  
Nope, it gets even better. If we didn't already have enough going on with all these crazy events and expenses, our dryer almost burned our house down. Our still fairly new 5 year old dryer had a major design flaw where the lint that didn't make into the lint catcher ended up below the dryer and caught fire. We weren't willing to risk our lives, our kitties lives or our home, so we invested in a new washer and dryer.  
This past Thursday, my life finally resumed some normalcy when these beauties were delivered on our 10 year wedding anniversary. Yes, our 10 year wedding anniversary was last week and it's hard to believe that it has been that long, even though it seems like yesterday that our own wedding photographer was telling us to look at the Mickey Mouse sticker on his camera. In the 10 years that we have been married, we have survived some major life challenges. Thie things mentioned above were a series of inconveniences.  
I spent all day Friday catching up on a LOT of laundry and getting our home back in order after this crazy month. Apparently it really does occur in "three's" or "four's".
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