Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It's been right around 3 months since our miscarriage. I'm just now beginning to feel ready to the idea of being pregnant again. So many people handle miscarriage in so many different ways. I was never terribly devastated, "couldn't handle anything or go anywhere" etc. Don't get me wrong, I was definitely sad. bummed. frustrated. But never incapacitated.

My defense mechanism: loosing all interest. I went from reading all sorts of mommy blogs, parenting magazines, etc- just devouring it to none. I didn't want to know what kinds of food you try first with your baby, or what the best cloth diapers were anymore or anything. Slowly that interest is being peaked in me again.

Another part of my defense (distraction) has been birthing a baby of another kind.

First we got pregnant with the idea.
Then it started growing as we tried out making our first frames
Then it got a little bigger as a few of Brenda's clients ordered our frames
Then it got even bigger as I quit doing anything frame related at home
Then it hit the 9th month (figuratively) and we hired a painter
NOW we are in labor. Our Facebook fan page has grown from 200 some fans on Friday night to nearly 2,200 fans tonight- that's in FOUR measly little days, Folks!
It's a VERY hard labor, and forget hours, this one has been days and weeks on end.

Then a BABY

The nights have been late for quite some time.
Everyone is visiting to see the new baby company.
Even meals are a bit un-predictable around here.
We're learning so much every day.
It' can't be left alone, it's 24 hours-a-day care
We're both crazy exhausted.
But ecstatic beyond words!

I know I've been sparse around here, but what can I say- newborns are beautiful and VERY time consuming. Even the non-human kind are. :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

delicious, healthy and quick!

It's no secret around here that we really don't eat junk food. So how does one eat healthy and lead the crazy starting a new business life that we've been living for the past 3 months?

Just one evening a week I meal plan, we grocery shop together, and lastly I prep ALL the meals as soon as we arrive home from Whole Foods. It took me almost 3 hours just to prep all the meals for this week...but let me tell you how worth it those 3 hours were:

I came home this evening from being at the shop for almost 11 hours- opened the fridge and grabbed a few things and within 10 minutes had a delightful asian stir-fry ready that is now sitting in front of me as I type. (Jason is playing racquetball with his friends- that's why we're not eating together at the table.)

Anywho. From the fridge I grabbed:
2 eggs
2 tupperwares with chopped veggies ready for stir-fry (broccoli florets, carrots, onion, sugar snap peas, and celery)

No patience to cook real rice tonight, so I just skipped that part (I typically make this all into fried rice). I scrambled the eggs in a small skillet and steamed/stir-fried the veggies in a 2-qt. soup pot (with lid) with soy sauce, rice vinegar and my favorite- sesame seed oil. Occasionally stir the veggies while making the eggs and combine in a bowl when the veggies are somewhat tender.

There are enough veggies left I can do this another night for the both of us! Yum!! It's like going to a Japanese steakhouse, without the show and large bill at the end of the night!

Monday, October 18, 2010


My new camera came a couple weekend ago- so I just HAVE to post a few photos this morning before I run off to do my day's tasks. I still don't have Photoshop on my screen on our Mac, and I really don't have the time to transfer stuff around via email. So any photog types- bear with me as these are just SOOC. (hehe- I've always wanted to use that term, now I can! straight out of the camera that is).

Finnigan has been good practice for me as I learn more about light and how it affects faces. Again, bear with me, I don't have any cute toddlers yet running around my house to practice on!
Hi baby! He's begging for some tuna juice here :)

Vanessa caught him licking his lips the other day!

far too bright, but he's still so cute!

I should have stepped over to the right a tad to get more light on his right eye.

Brenda- he sleeps kinda like a newborn, if only I could get his legs tucked!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today is our FOURTH wedding anniversary!! Hopefully in the crazy busy lives we're currently living we'll get to spend some business/commitment/schedule- free time together tonight!
76 more to go, Sweetheart!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

en route

Brenda and I ordered my new camera...a Canon 7d...this weekend!!! I am SO SO excited!

A fresh new chapter of my life is about to be written. A chapter that's always been waiting in the wings, anxiously asking me over and over if it was ever going to be time to appear. The opportunity has finally come, it's show time!


This lady almost goes without saying around here these days- - she believes in me. and us.