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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Annie 272/365

Lucy 272/365

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Today I am thankful for 30 wonderful years of life!!!! It is weird to me that I am 30. I don't feel thirty. I have to admit, it kind of seems old to me, but I don't feel old. I know that is ridiculous because it isn't old at all. It is just bizarre because I remember turning 20 like it was just yesterday. I have been so incredibly blessed so far and I am really excited to see all of the amazing things that come in the next thirty. We didn't do much simply because I am so worn out it isn't even funny. I have travelled so much in the past few days that I can barely function any more. I think we are going to do something tomorrow, but I really didn't care about doing anything because I was so tired. It was more than enough to be back with my family.

I was beyond excited to see the girls this morning. I tried to wake Lucy up last night, but she was just too tired. My mom threatened my life if I woke up Annie when I went to peek on her, so I let her sleep. They have been very happy to have me home. I think it was better that I got home in the middle of the night because it was kind of like they just woke up and didn't even really remember that I had been gone. I was just so happy to be able to hug on them all day once we got to LR.

Remember when I mentioned my life being a complete and total whirl wind for the next little while. Yeah, that started with my trip to Grand Rapids. I got home last night at 11:15 pm. I was up with the girls by 7 and in a rush to be out of the down with my parents, the girls, and Justin by 8:30 am. We drove to Little Rock today. I had a session this afternoon. If we didn't get it done this afternoon, we were going to miss the newborn stage and we didn't want that, so we got it done and I am so thankful we did. The pictures are going to be very precious. I have another session tomorrow and then we head to Nashville where the real craziness begins. From now through the next week, I have 11 sessions and my nephew's birthday party. My brain hurts just thinking about it, but I am really excited. It is just going to be a lot of work. I started this afternoon with a dear friend's newborn and will try and get it on the La La Blog before too long. I haven't even really looked at the pictures yet, so it will be a while. More of my work from the workshop got posted last night though, so you can see that.


I apologize if this post makes no sense. I am way too tired to even proof read it.

I need to go back and update the past posts with pictures. I should get that done some time tomorrow. For now, I am off to relax just a bit for the rest of my birthday........

31 comments:

Denise said...

Happy Birthday! Even though you were exhausted, I am glad you were able to be home with your family on your special day.
I can't wait to see the pictures from all of your upcoming sessions. . . especially those of my BF Geneva and her family on Monday. Still wishing you were closer to FL so my girls could have a turn with your wonderful photography skills.

Sarah said...

Glad you are home safely!! Happy Birthday! I know the best present was having your sweet girls in your arms!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

KrisJ said...

I thought I remembered that you and my hubby share a b-day!! Happy Birthday I hope you get a great nights sleep and wake up feeling refreshed!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope you have 30 more wonderful years!

I have to admit, I'll be 31 this year, and it still hasn't hit me that I am in my 30's. :-)

Have fun celebrating!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday hunny....

i love you so much

Gina said...

Happy birthday, Kelly!

Seash the idiot said...

Kelly,

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I am so sorry for earlier today! I feel like such a shmuck. I hope you get a great night's sleep for your birthday.

You're a great sister and a wonderful mom. Thanks for all the fun we have had together; I know I can always count on you to make me laugh!

Sorry again about earlier today, I seriously feel SO bad. I love you so dearly and can't wait to see you Friday!!! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope the next 30 brings even more happiness!!!

Kate said...

Happy 30th Kelly!

mimi lam said...

Happy BD! i got goosebumps, reading about your photography adventures, with all your new learned tricks, skills, can't wait to see the pictures of the next sessions.

Norah said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthda! You are so young and have done so much! I was not even engaged when I was thirty.

Congrats again on your great business, you are a wonderful role model for your daughters.

Jennifer in Indy

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! Can't wait to see you this weekend.

NeuroMama said...

Happy birthday! And, I'm so happy for you that your business is going so well. Congrats.

Kelli said...

Happy birthday! Glad it was a great day!

LeighAnn said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the 30 club. I joined 2 months ago and it really isn't that bad. That's wonderful that you got the best gift of being with your family again. Wooh, I'm tired just reading what the next few weeks hold for you, but yet it sounds exciting. I can't wait to see all of your work. Blessings.

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see your work from the workshop. Heading over to the LaLa blog now! Hope you had a great 30th!

taran4ms@comcast.net said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
How did you like grandrapids?
It's probally cold here compaired to your nice sunny weather where you live..:(
Hope you have a good one!

Erin said...

Happy 30th! Glad you had a great time on your trip!

Kristen said...

Happy belated Birthday, Kelly!!!! I can't believe how much work you have coming up! It just goes to show people want great talent, you'll never go hungry! :p

Please take time to take care of yourself over the next week! I can't wait to see all your sessions!!!!

Amber Herlocker said...

Happy Birthday Girl!! It was SO great to meet you this past weekend! Enjoy your day!

stacey said...

Happy Birthday! Today and all year long!

Carolyn Tarpey said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful day with your girls and hubby!

That is so great about all your upcoming sessions, keep them coming!

Enjoy your day to the max! Can not wait to see the newborn session pictures...

We Choose Joy said...

Happy Birthday! I love your pictures from your workshop! I can't wait to get ours done....I wish it was December now!!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dearest Kelly! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you get a little relaxing in today. You so deserve it :)

Ronja said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And again in german:

HERZLICHEN GLĂśCKWUNSCH!

I hope this new year will bring you all you could ever wish for.

Ronja

MKH said...

Hey Happy Birthday! Only 30?? You are such a baby!! So glad you had such a successful trip and hope all goes well with the next couple of days! your shots from the workshop are just amazing. You should be beyond proud of what you have accomplished in the past couple of years-besides the most loving mom to 2 sweet babies, such amazing work with photography!! So, have a happy b day and enjoy nashville!

Susan said...

Happy 30th, Kelly! So happy you were able to celebrate with your family.

Sounds like your Nashville schedule is going to be absolutely crazy. Drop me an email when you can to let me know if we're going to be able to see you and the girls. We certainly hope we can make it happen. I can't believe the weekend is nearly here!

M said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I could be 30 again! By this time next year, you will be very famous ( you already are)!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!! I can't believe the one time I read early in the evening and saw the post from the workshop that I missed your birthday post and the chance to give you best wishes on the day itself.

THIRTY? Wow. You ARE old. Time to start shopping at Coldwater Creek and Chicos. I kid, I kid. You are such a spring chicken and I forget how much younger you are than I am. I'm not joking around when I say you have a maturity beyond your years and in a really good way. Maybe it's just because you have so much depth to you that I never thought of you as really young.

I am so happy you were born.

Liz

Brandy said...

Hey Girl!
Sorry I'm so late, but I wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday! Hope it was super!