Sorry I've been so MIA lately! November was an intense month.
I had two absolutely gorgeous weddings to shoot. I'm working on those photos now and am, unfortunately, behind in my progress. I was also hired to shoot a corporate Christmas party, which was so much fun! Lots of photos, lots of editing, never enough time!
The end of the month brought tons of ups and downs. First, David threw me an amazing surprise 25th birthday party! It was so much fun and friends from college as well as church here in Lakeland came over and made my week! Best of all was Anisha, who came while on vacation from school in South Carolina.
The Gainesville peeps, after the party:
The next day was one of the November weddings. My parents drove down from Tallahassee to watch Tova, but my Grandmother was having medical issues, so David's parents came over so they could drive back. Grandma went into ICU that day and passed away on Tuesday. It was more abrupt than we had expected. She was supposed to have her back fixed and her pain was supposed to be relieved and she would be walking pain free again. But it ended up that Grandma's weak heart wasn't pumping enough blood to her body and that what was thought to be complications with surgeries was actually dead organs. Her siblings died in a similar manner. She was a good, strong woman of God and will be missed greatly. Please continue to pray for my mother, as she was Grandma's primary caregiver. This is a difficult change for her. But overall, we rejoice in knowing that Grandma Jo is now complete and knows fully the joy, love, and health that come from her Lord. We love you, Grandma.
Well, David got off of work that morning and we packed up and headed to Tallahassee a day early. That day and the next weren't the best, but Thanksgiving (and my real birthday) helped the mood get a little lighter. We had a nice time and had (have) much to be thankful for. David drove back home for the new work week and I stayed a full week. Being away from home for so long started stressing me out because I have so much work to get done! Though...being home hasn't made the stress dissipate much! :/
While in Tallahassee, I found out that my best friend from college and maid of honor in my wedding, KATIE, got ENGAGED to ALEX! I am still so giddy about this!!! We knew Alex in college, but they didn't start dating until, well, not too many months ago! They are SO perfect for each other and I couldn't be happier about two wonderful friends getting MARRIED!!! I am incredibly honored and excited to be a bridesmaid in the wedding and to completely enjoy their big day! It will be so lovely to be engaged in their wedding and not working - a first in a long time! So I have recommended my FAVE photographers to Katie. We will see...! :)
UF lost their first game since T was born. Thankfully we were with family and friends and had a nice night anyway.
This past weekend, we had the best time at our good friends, the Kelso's, ugly Christmas sweater party. The pictures are amazing and hilarious - and stolen from facebook, so the quality is pretty rough!
Lastly, we sent out our Christmas cards (limited funds = limited supply). They are based off of this photo, taken in 1985:
This is Kallie with her parents.
And here is our version in Christmas card format (Kallie's design):
Yes, that's the same dress. :)
And some hilarious take-outs:
Wedding teaser photos to come!
Thank you so much for your support. We greatly appreciate our friends, family, and friendly internet strangers. Hopefully you're enjoying the holidays!