I want to do everything. I realize I have a problem. I love learning and think I can do anything (even though a lot of times my wonderful projects/ideas fail miserably). Two of my New Year resolutions will be to learn to sew and to work on my photography skills. Why wait until January you may ask? Why I have just too much going on to try and learn a skill! Work has been crazy and Lindsay's birthday party has developed a life of its own. Lindsay's cheese stroller costume was supposed to be sewn but was hot glued instead. Sewing is alot more difficult than it looks. I really thought you just put a roll of thread (didn't even realize they were called a spool or a bobbin!) into the machine, put some fabric under the needle and magically you would be able to sew. Ummmm....yeah.
Photography definitely comes more naturally for me. I have always loved taking pictures. My father always had a camera with him, even before it was cheap and cool. I can't imagine taking pictures without the help of digital edit or the crispness of my multiple pixel Canon. Granted I'm not that young and I do remember impatiently waiting for rolls of film to be developed at Wal-Mart and then only getting one or two good shots in the whole bunch. That was way before I had kids though and I think my picture taking has quadrupled since then! I want to really learn how to frame a picture though and how to use Photoshop. First I need to purchase Photoshop (Christmas HINT honey!). One random Saturday though I got a wild hair up my derriere and decided to conduct a photo shoot in my backyard. Imagine my husbands surprise when he came home to this in the backyard :). He was a trooper though and helped with holding my subjects since I quickly learned that placing a 10-month-old on top of a bunch of wobbly mattresses and blankets is not exactly something you should do. Hello mother-of-the-year award! Oh well, the last shot is my favorite. My little princess!