Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror on the wall....why can't I see myself the way others see me??  Unless everyone is just lying to me lol then that's a whole 'nother issue! :)

I posted my 3 month progress pictures on my progress page (click link or tab above) and I really can't see a difference.  I mean....I lost 10 lbs and 8.25 inches from my last set of pictures just a month ago.  That should be a big deal...8.25 inches!  Maybe it's just me.  I do need to get some new jeans.  The ones I have now are too big.  I bought some at goodwill but they are still a size or so too small so it will be a while before I wear them.  I have to figure out what I'm going to wear when we have our photoshoot in a couple of weeks.  I'm nervous but excited at the same time.  Kristin and Aaron are amazing photographers (www.kristinbyrum.com) so I completely trust them.  Maybe I can do 2 outfits.  We haven't had our pictures done by them in 2 years or so I think.

And by the way....since I'm talking about pictures, I'm just going to step on my soapbox for a minute.  For those of you that have children especially, please please please make sure to get family pictures done at least once a year.  And those of you without children....take pictures anyway! I have just a small number of pictures of my parents when they were newly weds.  There are photographers out the wazoo now-a-days....and those that claim to be photographers who just bought a "nice" camera.  Whoever you choose, just get some pictures done (although I 100% support professional photographers!).  I look back on pictures from my childhood and I really don't have a lot of pictures of my parents and I really hate that.  Even if you think you need to lose weight before having pictures done or you're waiting on something else...whatever it may be....stop waiting!  Life is too short.  It would really suck for something to happen and you are left with no captured memories of someone you love dearly.  I would have loved to have had more pictures of my parents from when I was a little kid but my mom was either the one taking the picture or she didn't feel comfortable about herself to get in it so now I only have a handful.  You can't get those years back.  When we had our photography business, it really made me so sad to hear people who had gone 5-10 years without having family pictures made.  That's a long time.  So many changes.  I know we are in the age of iphones and such but the quality of a professional (and I emphasize professional for a reason) photographer is priceless.  You really do get what you pay for.  If you can't afford it, I know for a fact that there are great photographers everywhere that offer specials at certain times of the year because I did it myself.  Oh....and stay away from Portrait Innovations or those types of studios.  Get a lifestyle portrait photographer where you will actually have fun during the session and can incorporate things that are personal to your family.  Throw grandma and grandpa in there too.  Seriously.  Ok.....stepping down.

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  1. Dude... you could make 2 pair of jeans out of those jeans you are wearing!!! So no ownde you dont see it. :)

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    1. That's funny. I guess they are a little baggy lol I haven't worn jeans out in over a month because it's been so hot. Thanks for the push to buy some new ones lol I don't need to be any more saggy than I already am :)

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  2. Yep, time to get new jeans, because 3 months ago those jeans were tight and now they are baggy, saggy and sad. Definitely go to Goodwill or other thriftshop. I hit Goodwill up today and bought a pair of Ann Taylor jeans (size 12) for $5.99!

    And you are so right about taking photos of your children and your family. Time FLIES by and I have lots of catching up to do on my scrapbooks but at least I'm recording our history somehow. My kids may not appreciate it as much now but I *know* they will later!

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    1. I just went to goodwill a couple of weeks ago but most of the pants I got are still too small (oops!). I just need to go find a pair of "fits right now" jeans I guess. I did find a pair of Banana Republic jeans there for $5. They are a size 14 though so I have quite a way to go but I had to have them hah :)

      Scrapbooks are hard to keep up with. I'm probably going to switch to the digital version. Or...I have a friend that literally blogs everyday with pictures and stories (she has 4 kids) and each year she creates a Blurb book straight from her blog. She said it's kind of pricey and the book is large but it's the entire year documented in one book...how cool is that!

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  3. Ooooh, I keep thinking I'm going to go digital. I have one more "vacation" scrapbook to do (we did a cruise 5 years ago and I spent a TON of $$$$ on buying their scrapbook kit so it doesn't make sense not to use that stuff up) but then I SWEAR I'm going digital. I love the idea of blogging and making a book from it. Only I don't share things about my hubby or my kids. The internet is just too cray cray to put EVERYTHING out there, lol!

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