hello, 2010.

January 4, 2010

I come to you all with another blog post that doesn’t include a wedding or a senior or a family – just a little bit of jibba jabba.

I’m back in Lubbock, and it’s been an AWESOME vacation, and I hope you all can say the same about your time off. We recently spend the past 4 days with friends in Ingram, Texas, staying in a house on the river, and it was the most relaxing, enjoyable time we’ve had in a while. It was filled with ladder balls, dance parties, deep conversations, kayaking, game playing… and the list goes on and on. One really special thing about our time is that our friend Dillon was in town for Christmas before he went back to Ranger training. He graced us with his stories and experiences, and we got to pray with him before he left. But man… I was just pleasantly overwhelmed with some good, quality friend time. I’m SO thankful.

And then to top it all off, we went to the Alamo Bowl and cheered on Texas Tech to WIN! It was an awesome game, and I actually decided to enjoy the game from the stands instead of taking pictures… it was fun for a change :) Go Red Raiders.

Well, I think I’ve reached the point in my blog post where I feel somewhat obligated to list some New Years resolutions. I mean, it’s not something I religiously do every year or anything, but I’m particularly excited about them this year… so here goes…

1. Read one book every month this year. I LOVE to read. But it’s something I rarely make time for. So that will change :)

2. Be more consistent and intentional about using photography for the good of Lubbock, Texas. I love being able to give back to the community, because God has given me a unique gift to be able to use in unique situations. This past year, I took pictures for The Bridge and YoungLife, and I loved getting to help out in such a small way. So this year, more opportunities like that will most definitely be pursued.

3. Learn how to do a hand stand. Call me lame if you want to, but after we broke out into an hour long session of trying to do hand stands, with little success, I knew it would become a new goal of mine.

4. Recycle. There’s no reason it shouldn’t happen, other than the fact that I’m lazy.

5. Record music with my hubby. Some of you might not know this about me, but I used to play and sing and stuff. Jordan and I would play at coffeeshops and whatnot, and it was something that we both really enjoyed. Well, sad to say, when life gets a little crazy, things like music somehow find the cracks and slip away. Of course there are random nights that turn into a little sing-a-long time, but for the most part, we cut it out. So yes, we are going to at least record the stuff we used to play, and maybe that will turn into something we do more often? Who knows. If you want to have a little chuckle, you can check out our ghetto myspace pages from back in the day… hahaha. Here’s mine, and his. Enjoy laughing your butt off.

So there you have it, folks. Feel free to hold me accountable on those things, except maybe don’t expect me to show you my hand stand at a wedding or something. And thanks to all my awesome clients and supporters who have made 2009 a wonderful year!

And just because it’s weird to post without including a photo, here is our silly dog playing in the snow.


Jordan posted the following on January 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm.

four things I can think of for you to use your awesome skillz for (you said to keep you accountable :) :

1) gua-te-ma-la!
2) pictures for prayer cards of couples wanting to go overseas from our little church. :)
3) pics for the kid area.
4) class for RMP folks.

I’ve got more…but those are the big ones. love you and your work!

Juliaaaaa posted the following on January 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm.


I just had to comment…I found your cd that you made me before GoTell in the 8th grade!! You wrote “brit’s diddys” on it and I remember that was all I listened to for like a month!

Love you :)

shari posted the following on January 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm.

those are great resolutions!

can’t wait to hear some of that music!

kristen posted the following on January 7, 2010 at 10:13 am.

i heard you guys had so much fun!!! it sounded like a fantastic weekend!!! and my parents and jeffs LOVED the pics!! and my friends have been calling to tell me how amazing you are and how amazing our photos are!! by the truck load!! they all can see how much talent God has given you and how amazingly you use it!! my mother in law wants you to come to dallas to do all the grandkids hahahha!!! thank you so much for everything!!!

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