1. I start graduate school tomorrow. I am feeling a little intimidated. For the first half of my undergrad, I didn't work at all and for the second half, I had a very low-key part-time job. It will be interesting to see how this goes. The good thing is that I'm not caring about my GPA as much like I did before, so that takes some pressure off. Overall, I feel pretty good about this next step and I'm even a little excited about it. Bring on the midnight papers. And feedings.
2. I am feeling like I have the energy to go forward because we had a nice, relaxing break over Christmas in Long Beach, WA. We actually opened our Christmas presents at 1:30am on Christmas Eve (because when will we ever be able to do that again? Never.), slept in on Christmas morning (because that is what we love to do), got up and made a yummy breakfast, played some Mario on our Wii (my brother gave us the Mario game for Wii, which is really fun) and then we headed out to Long Beach, where we spent the next five days. We slept in every day, read books (W read Frankenstein, which was really depressing and I read Tuesdays with Morrie, which was very inspirational and touching), we worked on a puzzle, watched Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, swam in the indoor pool, watched Buffy, made food, went out to eat, went to bed when we were tired, I did yoga, we took pictures...essentially we relaxed, which was so nice and needed. It was fun to have that last little vacation together before our little guy is born.
The scenery was so pretty there, we had to do a little photo shoot with ourselves. We set up our tripod and had some fun.
3. I am finishing up the last of client photo shoots and then we aren't booking any more until I'm done with grad school (other than a few special exceptions). I'm sure I will miss it in a way but I also think it will be good to have a break from it for a while. There is no way it can fit into my life right now. I have been updating our photography site with shoots if you want to take a peek. (Many more to come - I'm very behind with posting.)
4. I still need to post about our 5th Annual Holiday Gala and how special W made Christmas for me this year. Hopefully soon.