Oof, the last few weeks have been all over the place. I love keeping up with my Week in Review posts. I used to post five times a week, in the days long before kiddos! I try to post at least once a week now, which is normally very manageable but over the last three weeks, it just hasn’t happened. Besides life just being a bit crazy, I had the added factor of my hard drive (which literally houses every file/photo that I’ve taken for the last I-don’t-know-TEN-YEARS) falling off the desk and becoming unreadable. Lots of tears and frustration and dollars spent, but it’s back and working and praise Jesus for that! I totally just write for myself, which is the best way to blog, I think. Just me, typing on my computer at 1:09am, talking to myself… sharing memories, photos, etc. that I really do reference all of the time.
Anyways, I digress (perhaps that timestamp is why). Some highlights from the past few weeks include Donuts with Dad at Isla’s school, Milly’s Christening in Galveston, a few lunch dates with good friends, lots of working out with Monica, a number of client sessions (sharing only a few below, but have photographed fundraisers, newborns, 6 month sessions, headshots, Valentine’s photos, you name it), and lots of family time (unplugged, hanging out with no technology time which is for sure the best thing ever and makes me want to time travel to 1950!). I’m sure a ton of other fun things in between, but I’ll let the photos do the talking! I’m saving some of the cute Valentine’s photos we took this weekend for a post on Wednesday (when we’re in Paris, by the way – small detail!).
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Thank you for reading, as always! Love y’all. xo
Happy Monday! We flew back to Houston two weeks ago, then had a weird off-week trying to get back into the swing of things, then the girls’ school was canceled (and the whole city basically shut down) for two ice days last week, so I am praying that this week we can get back into a routine. Holidays + Durango + ice days = chaos for the last 6 weeks, and I’m such a routine person. I need some order restored to my life.
To make matters a smidgen worse, my hardrive that houses every single photo I’ve taken since 2010 broke on our last day in Durango, so I have been in a funk about that. I’m working on temporary drives while trying to restore it (finally taking it to a new place tomorrow), so I haven’t been taking too many pics as a result. With that said, there are quite a few below! This weekend was so fun – we saw some of our best friends, bounced a trampoline park, ate dinner with our families, and took birthday photos for Emi.
Cheers to the start of a good week and hopefully some normalcy! Ha.
Happy New Year! We’ve been on vacation in Colorado, so combine that with Christmas/holiday chaos, and I haven’t done a review post in three weeks. I think that’s the longest I’ve been behind in years. While I know nobody has been sitting at their computer, waiting for the post to go-live, I do like to stay on top of these posts – mainly because I go back and reference them all of the time. My grandmother once asked my mom what a blog was, and she told her that it was an online diary. Ha, not far from the truth!
Anyway, there are a bajillion photos below that include the week leading up to Christmas, then Christmas, and subsequently our trip to Durango. We head home at the end of this week, and I’ll be so sad to leave. We really do love it here. It is so good for your soul! I checked off all of the items that I wrote on my to-do list when we first got here, and I’m feeling ready to tackle work/life when we get back to Houston.
Without further adieu, photo galore!
What a glorious weekend! It was already a great week Monday through Saturday, but at 8:32pm on Sunday, December 17, it became the most amazing week ever because one of my best friends, Meredith, gave birth to a perfect angel, and less than two hours later, another best friend, Amanda, gave birth to another beautiful baby girl, Charlotte, right down the hall! Can you even believe it? I am so lucky to have been at the hospital and got to share some of the most joyful moments ever! I’m still on Cloud Nine from the whole thing!
This week in review is short because I need to catch up on everything else in life, but some highlights include visiting with another best friend, Brittany, photographing Piper’s closet/nursery (it’s the cutest and you’ll get to see soon!), spending quality family time this weekend – we ate lunch at the new Dish Society (it was delicious!), photographing Meg’s son’s birthday party (cutest theme – paint wars!), attending Isla’s Christmas party at school, and photographing Alex (twice!). Isla had a sleepover with her cousins and hasn’t stopped talking about it! So sweet.
It’s been quite a week at the Petrovic household. Last Tuesday night, I went into Emi’s room to turn off her little lamp and she was fast asleep in a crib covered in throw-up (unfortunately all over herself too!). I woke her, bathed her then she went back to sleep and seemed fine the next day; however, Isla stayed home from school on Wednesday because of a bad cold and cough… which she gave to Emi on Thursday. Isla still has the sniffles, but Emi is now on day five of a nasty cold – constant snot, low grade fever and a deep cough (all night long!). Is there anything worse than your babies being sick?! I hate it! Praying that everyone is fully recovered soon. We even had to miss Emi’s baby dedication at church yesterday, which I’m bummed about. We’ll get her dedicated next time though!
Since we were all sniffly, we stayed inside for Houston’s version of snowmaggedon (i.e. 0.5 in of snow on the grass!). It was exciting nonetheless!
With this said, I had four sets of photos last week, and I have lots of editing to catch up on! I’m taking party pictures tonight, then two sets tomorrow – one on Friday, then newborns on the 23rd and I’m done for 2017! Woohoo! We’ll be in Colorado for the last week of December/first week of January, and I plan on relaxing! Can’t wait.
Some highlights from the past week include:
- Visiting my recovering-from-surgery best friend, Brittany, with the girls and Amanda. We’re going again tomorrow to see her! We love our visits – Brittany is the funniest and always has us in stitches.
- Eating family dinner on Sunday at our house! One of my favorite traditions.
- Taking Meredith’s nursery photos (or Piper’s, more accurately!) – I didn’t want to reveal too much so there’s two photos below, but so much more to see – soon!
- Photographing one of my favorite ‘lifestyle’-esque family photos at The Menil. It was such a natural session and I loved the family!
- Snapping photos of the most beautiful 40th birthday party! Every detail was so perfect.
- Taking some photos for Jennifer Welker of Golden Thread at her house.
- Getting my butt kicked at Orange Theory – I was sore for days after Thursday’s class!! Mike at San Felipe is intense! Monica gave me the most GORGEOUS custom ornament (below!). I love it.
- Working on getting my craft/party closet reorganized with the help of our sweet cleaning lady, Alma and her daughter, Sarah.
- Finally working on my annual photo book – details to come soon!
I hope you’ve had a great weekend and that your week goes well!