Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photo Shoots

Here is some of my artistry from the last couple of weeks. I think we have decided that we aren't using any of these (I hope so, considering I'm going "public" with them.) These are shots from our second trip out.
This little toot is absolutely too cute. Her mom has been showing some of these around and others are asking if I will take pictures of their families and kids. I don't think so. Haleigh is a dream to work with and up for anything.

I can also tell her when something isn't working and why....I'm not so sure I could be myself with just anybody. Today, we got her alterations done on her dress and cocktail dress and interview skirt. It must be hard to be a double zero.

I certainly wouldn't know. We are going to do one more photo shoot on Thursday. While we were able to make plenty of head shots out of what we did, we never concentrated on just that. After thinking about it more, we realized that is probably what we needed. SO, we will give it one more try.

Hopefully I won't take 787 pictures this time. It gets to be a little overwhelming especially since the majority of her pictures are GREAT.

Now, I'm looking forward to the flowers blooming (which they are starting to do) so I can take my own kids out and get some new pictures of them. The ones hanging in my office are three years old and look nothing like them anymore.

Thanks Haleigh for all of your patience with me. I had a great time both days! (These are only pictures from the second day.)

I still can't move pictures around. Maybe someday that feature will return. For now, I just have to load them in and go with the flow.

It's Spring Break around here. Tomorrow, I have to take Savannah to see an Orthopedic doctor. I spoke with my doctor this past week at my check up and he said we needed to go ahead and schedule an appointment with a Pediatric Rheumatologist for her. She has swelling in both ankles and one knee and periodically her elbows. She also complains of stiffness in her neck frequently.

He said while there may not be anything to it, given her family history (ME) and the involvement of multiple joints, it was better to be safe than sorry. I'm sure you can imagine, the lump in my throat when he put into words what I already suspected. There is only ONE pediatric rheumatologist in Memphis. SO, the appointment is 4 months away.

In the meantime, we are going to see an Orthopedic doctor to see if we can go ahead and get started on NSAID's. She is staying active and playing a lot of soccer but by the end of her games or conditioning practices, she starts limping and we have to ice her at night. She's tough, but it is breaking my heart.

My eyes are doing better, but not great. I am tapering off the OmniPred and I will try a different contact later this week. I'm still in these glasses. They were able to adjust them so they didn't hurt my ears anymore. Now they just slide down my nose all the time, but I don't care. At least I didn't have to buy a new pair yet. We have a couple of options of contacts that are apparently Uveitis friendly (at least for part time use). I hope one works. I DESPISE my glasses. I don't know about you, but I prefer peripheral vision.

We are mainly hanging around the crib for Spring Break. We booked our trip to Florida for June. Jeff is off all week and I'm trying to keep my schedule pretty open for whatever. I definitely want to get my kitchen painted and the washer and dryer moved to my craft room. We are converting the utility closet into a pantry and my craft room into a craft/utility/closet room. That will make such a big difference for us. Jeff plans to take the kids to the Aquatic Center in Tunica with a couple of friends one day. I think we are going to spend a night or two down there in one of the casino hotels. The kids always like doing that and since I have a gambling man, we have a few nights comped.
I decided yesterday I had hit an all time low. Ya'll know I'm not shy so just endure with me....Last year I bought a one piece bathing suit. I never wore it but I had it just in case (actually I think I wore it once, not much considering we had a pool). To date, the purchase of the one piece suit was one of the lowest points in my life. I topped it yesterday. I actually loaded a calorie counting app on my phone. Even though the app is really cool and has a lot of information, the mere fact that I have to count a calorie is just NO GOOD. I weighed in at a whopping 166 pounds at my check up. THANKS A LOT PREDNISONE. When I was diagnosed a year and a half ago, I weighed 131 pounds. Mrs. Rotundo is just not good with me. I've always thought that a tan helped the big girls out a lot. Oh sunshine, where are you? I need your help. I am now one of the aforementioned BIG GIRLS. My dear husband even went so far as to tell me that he didn't think I could be that "little" girl anymore. Humm, it's too bad he's a fat ass, too. (Sorry to offend...just sayin')
Well Savy and I are headed to the gym tonight. I need to figure out how to fit it back into my schedule. I had some pretty good results with it last time I went. The hardest part is making the time. I figure this is as good a week as any.
Hope you all have a great week. I'll try to keep you up to date with all of our fun this week.


Ashley said...

You did an incredible job!! love the pictures--Today I bought the kids the cutest outfits I've ever seen- I even bought them both ties-I need to dress them up and have u follow us around--Nash is sporting a green linen shirt with a vest and tie--LOVE IT--Can't wait for you to see them!! Love u!! GREAT JOB !!!!!!

Maria Lane said...

GREAT JOB!!!! Bradley told me you were doing that!!! You did awesome!! would love you to take some family pics of the four of us and some of the girls when you have time! My sis said she could and will..but you are awesome I must say!
love you!