November.... what a month...

I've mostly been working on getting things ready for breaking tradition's launch in January... I'm leaving Dec 1st for PA for a wedding on the 6th and to visit with my family up there a little...

If you want to see sneak peaks of what we've been up to lately head on over to the breaking tradition blog...

breakingtraditionstudio.blogspot.com (become a follower while you are there!)

This is post 149 I believe and the 150th post will contain a contest or prize of some sort in there so you'll want to be sure and say tuned to the blog for details on that!

I've got a couple of JCP things to post here soon, I just figured I'd update you on what's been going on...

Last weekend the 14th-16th I went to Miami to do a trash/glam session with Liz... (sneak peaks of that on the BT blog) This weekend I jetted down to Orlando for a night and a super quick session!!! (details soon on that, Tara posted a sneak peak of that session on the BT blog, see what you miss when you aren't subscribed!) Now I've GOT to catch up on editing and head back to Orlando on the 29th for a seminar then off to PA Dec 1st to be gone for two weeks for work/vacation/visiting family....

I really hope to get some rest soon!!!


Love It!

Liz JUST posted this on myspace and it's so true... and funny... I wanted to share it with everyone!

Dear Money,

I don't like this game of hide and seek we keep playing... First you're in my wallet, then you're in my coin purse... then you're in the cup holder in my car and now you've completely disappeared. I understand all the moving around bothers you and you'd rather stay in a cold dark vault in the bank, but it cant always be this way.

Oh, and will you and Mrs. Money please start having kids because if you don't soon, you will become extinct.

Thank you.



Teaser from Miami!!

I'm still catching up on things from my trip, but I wanted to post a teaser from my trip to Miami...

This is my fav shot from the Liz' bridal session in Miami...

More to come.... someday... when and if I catch up before we leave for Pennsylvania....

P.S. the sessions from Miami will be going up on the breaking tradition blog when they are complete so to see more be sure to follow the BT blog!


Leah & Daren Sneak Peak

Sunday, the day after the longest day Tara and I have ever put in together, we drove down to Merritt Island, FL for Leah and Daren's E-Session.

Honestly this is the most fun couple I've shot in a while... Daren made faces at the camera and the two of them were playful and cute! It was worth the drive, not to mention Cocoa Village was super cute and great to shoot in for a change of pace from J-ville! :D

The shop where Daren got her ring! :D
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Leah emailed me and asked if I could make one of her sneak peak shots one her Mom could put in the news paper :D
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This one was actually THEIR IDEA!!!! well it was a joke at first, but we loved it!!! and said YEAH lets do it!!!! So fun!!!! I love it!!!!
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More to come!!!


Jax Artwalk Nov08

OK So, I've been slackin... I've been to artwalk once in the past year... until last night. I'm not sure why but I don't really think about it. I mean it's once a month and ALL my friends like to go and most of them do go every month. So why have I not done this on a regular basis? You answer is likely just as good as mine.

Lastnight I met up with Tara, Liz and Emily at artwalk... of course I got there like an hour before everyone else, and got drizzled on... but those aren't the highlights of my night...

I had a good time... but all in all... you could say it was near disaster...

Like I said I got there early, walked around a bit on my own then grabbed a seat and waited for Tara to arrive, Liz was running late too... but it was hard for me to know any of this because as I was getting ready to leave... (you know brushing my teeth and hair) My youngest baby decided she wanted to use my phone as a chew toy (we don't have human children just dogs :D) so as I'm searching for a clippie on my dresser something glowing catches my eye and it's Dot with something lit up in her mouth! It's my CELL PHONE!!!!!!!!!!! Ugh I almost lost it... this is the SECOND time they have chewed on this particular phone, like I've already replaced my Duo once!

Amazingly it still "worked" but the screen is a bit busted so I couldn't see who was calling or read half of the text messages that came through... all I could see was the first few words and that was it... Lucky for me I never got rid of my krazor so I have a back up till I can get another smart phone... maybe I should get that blackberry I've been eyeing... ugh...

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Then I get to artwalk... Try to call Liz and her phone goes straight to voicemail so I walked around to see if maybe she was there and didn't get signal... nope... no luck and Tara already told me she'd be late so I decided to walk around and it started drizzling pretty good... a lot of people closed up shop in the light rain, and I was tempted to go home but knew that everyone was on their way and if it did start to pour down rain we could just hang out in the old library...

Liz and I decided to walk to the landing and get some food while Tara went to go pick up a friend from work. I was reminded why I dislike hooters! The service is slow, wings are tiny and not as good as others... I so prefer Gators but if they were out of the question I like Dicks much more than Hooters! LOL (sorry I had to)

After wings we walked back to Tara and Emily and that's where I met this guy...
super nice guy... is a friend of Tara's from high school... Tara really does know just about everyone in this town... LOL

He was funny too I tried to take a photo of the crowd outside and he popped into it!

And here's this is for Tara... she always looks like a sex kitten! lol

And the night ended with this on my car...


I don't think so!!!! I sooo paid... and have my receipt...

one more thing to add to my loooooong to do list before Planetfest...


2008 Election

I'm glad the election is over... if I'm honest. And while I'm being honest, I stood in my little booth yesterday staring at the president category for over five minuets... I think it was a tough choice and a tight race (as far as the popular vote goes, and last time I checked) I watched the concession and acceptance speeches on youtube this morning, and WOW that was a powerful speech! Obama sure has a way with words and carisma. He says some very inspiring things and I hope that for the sake of our country that what he says is truly his heart and will be the direction he takes the country in his term as president.

Yesterday as I stood in the booth running my pen above all the bubbles I knew that the outcome had been decided long before I walked into the building to cast my vote, I've paid attention to the polls afterall... I prayed in my booth held up my finger and asked God to guide it... You know like you do in school before you christmas tree your exams... Figured it was worth a shot, lol. I really did do it but that admission was thrown in for humor sake... I made an informed decision, I believe I voted for a good man, win or lose...

I don't discuss politics and who I voted for or didn't vote for, I'm not here to debate...

I really really hope that Obama is the man the country thinks he is. Either way... I really hope that this works out well... I hope that the country does change and grow in a good way. I've seen posts this morning about people crying their eyes out in Joy lastnight, and people basically bowing down to the oh powerful Obama... and well frankly folks, that scares me a bit, I don't think that it's alltogether healthy for there to be a cult like following after the man. Singing songs of his praise, and things of that nature... He's just a man for goodness sake, and no man is perfect in the least!!

I suppose that now only time will tell how things will unfold. I'm excited to be part of history. I read in a blog today "isn't it weird to think we are alive in a time that children of the future will read about in their history books" or something of that nature. And it is exciting, I happen to really like change and I think this country needs one big time! (and no matter who was elected, we need to heal what has been broken)

However, there were record amounts of people out there voting! Which is good, that means people are being proactive about their futures!


Get out there and vote!

I voted this AM... did you??

I hope everyone exercises their right to vote today... I could care less if you vote Red, Blue, Purple, Green or wrote in Miss Piggie for President as long as you got out and voted!