go me.

so im pretty freaking terrible at blogging now. i have my reasons.
as karma would have it, after i posted about how great our business is going and humble bragged my ass off about how i get to sleep in, geoff and i thought it would be a great idea if i got a "day job" to pay for health insurance and save more money. my very awesome, funny and single friend mark got me a job at Troy Lee Designs. It was an easy job of clocking in, routine stuff, clocking out but i was literally standing on my feet all day long. shoot me. then it started getting in the way of booking more jobs so we realized that if i quit the jobs we could book would make up for TLD. so i reluctantly put in my two weeks. i really liked working there and just started making friends with some of the people there. now we are busier than ever with LPP and started offering photography services as well! But now people want us to do both film & photos and we kind of want to start slowly cutting back on how many wedding videos we book and start booking mainly photos. So we started another company: Orange Owl Photo.

other new stuff that happen:
-we are selling our house in March and moving to Costa Mesa. "Why?" you ask as if i needed any reason to move out of LE. 1. its the land of "-er's". colder. hotter. dirtier. 2. once Jolene goes on her World Race i will have none of my daily girl friends in corona anymore. Even geoff is pumped about this move so you know its a good thing. 3. its closer to the beach. 4. we have a plan to start buying a condo every 2 years and renting them out. its our retirement plan.
-we decided no babies until 2014 at the earliest.
-im turning 28 in a few weeks.
-we are planning to go to alaska, chicago, europe and possibly hawaii next year. i cant freaking contain myself. we are going to make it happen.
-i love the show Girls. (im currently watching it and thats why it made the list)
-i lost 10lbs and trying to lose another 10 more.
-geoff has finally experienced me fully drunk in all its glory so much so that i created a adjective. Tustin Ranch'd (TR'd)
-my high school reunion is this weekend. i will not be attending. maybe the next one?
-thats all i can think of right now.  

im back to staying up way too late and sleeping in until lunch time. 


Post Wedding Pic

Meant to take a pre and post wedding picture of us but since it was our first one of the year I was too stressed to remember. And now G is in his pjs on the couch and im too tired to beg him to take a picture with me.
Today was awesome. And if this wedding is any indicator of how the rest of the year is going to go, it's going to be better than last year and that I have no short term memory. I was such a airhead today.

Geoff quotes from today:
- I love the shit out of you but you worry me sometimes.
- Whenever you think about telling me you farted, just don't talk.


A Year Ago

Today i woke up "early" at 8am. Ran errands for a few hours. Went out to lunch with Geoff. Browsed Floor & Decor making a game plan for remodeling our bathroom. Met up with friends and took their picture and went out to dinner with them. Came home and started working again. This has been my routine lately.
Wake up around 10am and go to bed around 2am.

Exactly one year ago today i quit my safe, m-f, 7-4, family ran business, job.
For a long while it was like having two full time jobs. Working with Shade Tree Films was (and is) a blessing. And then starting LPP with them and eventually taking over it fully. Id come home from a long commute from yucaipa at the STF office and start working on a LPP film until midnight to wake up at 5:45am and do it all over again. Id probably be dead if it werent for Geoff and i carpooling everyday and him taking the morning shift. After a few months of that schedule i had a breakdown and cut my hours even more from STF so i could try and keep up with the backlog LPP was accumulating. Still there? Good. After Geoff got a new job at South Hills Church (another blessing) and i lost my carpooling buddy, i went commission with STF and started working from home and gained like three extra hours of sleep a day!
Ive never loved my job more than i do today. Ive never loved my life more than i do today. Ive never been so blessed and felt favor like i do today. Our business is growing and we are now partnering up with EPlove and offering photography (<--even more freaking favor on us). I freaking love photography. Hope to have as many, if not more, photo weddings as we do video.
Our marriage is in a better place than its been in a while. I think its because we both get plenty of sleep now and feel more sprightly ;) no babes in the near future. though, seeing G play and wrestle with our friends kids makes it difficult at times. He's gonna be a awesome dad.
I guess the whole point of this post is to say that a year ago i decided to not live in fear anymore. I didnt live in fear that i would fail because i didnt except us not succeeding. I wanted this really bad and ive we've worked really, really, really, hard to be here.
One year ago I chose to live in love.

Thank you for supporting me. I love you.

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