March Update, Me Rambling, and Sofia 365!

Hi All,

I know it seems I’ve completely dropped off earth the past few weeks, I’ve been super busy, but just wanted to do a quick update since it’s the week leading up to Sofie’s birthday.

Here’s a little of my plan for the culmination of my “Sofia 365” project, as well as what I’ve been up to lately.

Thanks for watching!

Sofia 365: Day 147

Day 147: 8.4.12

Saturday was a HOT, HOT day.

I had to get up early to drive to a wedding which was about an hour and a half away; even at 6 am it was still about 70 degrees. No joke.

I hardly realized the temperature change because I had been working inside with my bride and her bridesmaids all morning, but the instant I stepped outside of that air conditioned building the humidity and heat hit me like a brick wall. It was sweltering, all I could think about was hope that the bride wouldn’t melt in her dress! She did look absolutely fabulous though, if I say so myself!

Once I got back from my wedding I had to head straight to my studio to meet another bride for a trial session. I think I did pretty great with her as well.

Sofie kept cool in her pool at my parent’s house all day. Lucky her, wish I could have hopped in a pool!
Anyways, after that long, long day I still had to prepare to take a ferry over to my parent’s house for my wedding on Sunday because it was in Poulsbo.

You’d think that after I finished my trial session I would have been home free, but no, I somehow had managed to “lose” my car keys so I was stuck. After about an hour of freaking out, being hungry, thinking I had locked my keys in my trunk and calling Jason and having him bring out his spare keys to me, I still didn’t find my keys. They weren’t in my trunk, not in my car, not anywhere between where I had parked and my studio, which wasn’t very far at all… After some exasperation I checked inside my purse again.

(This is the part where I hit myself in the head, hard)

The keys had slipped into a pocket I didn’t even know had existed until that point, hence the whole not being able to find it part. I felt like an idiot, but all I really wanted to do was get to my parents home and sleep.

I caught the next ferry back over and finally got home around 10pm, from waking up at 5:30 am to going to bed around 11, I pulled a pretty long and eventful day.

I’m just at least glad that I could snuggle up next to Sofie at the end of it all.

Serious Face.

Sofia 365: Day 146

Day 146: 8.3.12

After getting so much done on Thursday I kind of slacked off a bit Friday and slept in. I still did have a ton of errands to run before all of my work that weekend, and found myself running all over town by the end of the day.

It was so nice out I really wished I had more time to relax, but alas, as is life, you’ve gotta work before you can play.

You know who wasn’t working and playing all day though? Sofie of course.

Looking all happy with her bread roll and shorts.


Sofia 365: Day 145

Day 145: 8.2.12

What a long weekend! Now it’s time to catch up on photos again, it’s starting to become a bit of a bad habit of mine. Another week gone by again…

Last Thursday was a long day of chores for me.
Sofie had gone to my parent’s house and I had all day to do chores and work that I had been putting off for ages. I cleaned the bathroom until it was sparkling – made a mental note to never let it get that nasty again – cleaned some of the kitchen, mopped, dusted, and organized. All before I had to head to Seattle to meet a bride for a trial session.
I hadn’t felt so efficient in ages.

Besides the whole missing Sofie thing, I did have a pretty good day, and felt pretty accomplished.
What a little straight face.

Crazy Pants.

Sofia 365: Day 144

Day 144: 8.1.12

August already! Ahh!

1 more month and summer will be pretty much over. How crazy does that seem?

Wednesday my parents came into town, and as it was convenient they took Sofie back to stay with them for the rest of the week. I have a bit of a slammed schedule this weekend and although I would have preferred her to stay with me, it just made sense that she’d get more attention over there. I actually have a wedding to do over on my parent’s side this coming Sunday so it worked out pretty perfectly.

I did miss her this week though, it’s definitely always going to be a weird feeling not waking up with her in the morning, no matter how many times I do it.

Took this picture before taking her in to meet my parents on Wednesday.

It looks like she’s sporting an innocent smile, but unbeknownst to most, she was actually signalling that she needed to go “potty”. 😉


Sofia 365: Day 143

Day 143: 7.31.12

And another week gone by, just like that! Summer is flying by at a pace that I just can’t keep up with!
No where were we?

Catching up with a couple photos tonight. I’m getting so bad at updating!

Tuesday was a fairly plain day, the weather started warming up again. Sofia and I actually spent a little time playing outside around the complex. She had fun running around, she didn’t want to go back home. I eventually was able to lure her home for a nap, the sun can really suck the energy out of you sometimes. 😉

Overall, a fairly good day. I love seeing her excitement every time we go outside. Hope she doesn’t turn out to be too much of an outdoorsy type, I’ll be totally out of my zone!

Anyways, here’s her photo from Tuesday, she got this new book from my parent’s house. It’s filled with pictures of dogs, she can’t read it, obviously, but she likes to pretend she can. 🙂

Dog Dog.

Sofia 365: Day 142

Day 142: 7.30.12

Just another slow and lazy day at the homestead yesterday. It was actually a bit chilly when we woke up, I don’t remember the sun coming out all that much. I don’t really remember doing all that much either, haha.

I was just one of those days; I feel like it’s been “one of those days” a lot lately. Must be something in the water…

Don’t know why Sofie’s feet are way more in focus than her face, oh well, she’s looking serious again… staring off into the distance (more like the tv).


Sofia 365: Day 141

Day 141: 7.29.12

Sunday was a rare day off for me (for a weekend anyways). Aside from a few errands and grocery shopping in the afternoon, it was a fairly lazy day. It was a bit hot out, but we didn’t spend much time outside.

I did some laundry.

Not that exciting…

Well, Sofie found Jason’s sunglasses and was trying to put them on. Except she had them upside down… made for a funny picture though. Threw in an extra one again too, cracks me up!

Little Goof.

Sofia 365: Day 140

Day 140: 7.28.12

I hope everybody had a great weekend! I can’t believe July is already over…

Where has this summer gone?

Anyhow, Saturday I had an unexpectedly long work day; but it was okay. What was only supposed to be a couple hour job turned into a bit longer, but oh well, I get paid and that’s all that matters.
Sofie spent most of the day at her grandma’s house, but I picked her up later in the afternoon.
We were invited to a bbq with a few other makeup artists/hairstylists so went by to hang out for a few hours. There were other kids there, although a bit older, and Sofie had a chance to be in a social setting with people she didn’t know. I think it’s good for her to be able to expand her comfort zone and be in new environments.

It was a fun night, good socializing, making new friends and just getting out of the house in general. We even made some s’mores, and we know how much Sofie loves s’mores. 🙂

Her little picture though is a bit serious, she was being a bit of a grouch all afternoon, but definitely was happier by bbq time.

Serious Face.

Sofia 365: Day 139

Day 139: 7.27.12

Yay! We’re all caught up again. It’s a good feeling.

Yesterday (Friday) was a lazy day. After all the working and running around I ‘d done the past week I just wanted a day to stay in my sweats, not worry about looking presentable or putting my makeup on. Did do a little laundry though, and spent most of the day rolling around on the floor with Sofie… Yes, really, I would say 50% of the day was spent on the floor in some form or another.

I’d gotten a little too lazy and almost forgot to take Sofie’s picture again, remembered after dinner though and was able to get a few good shots. We decked her out in beads and she also wanted to have her shoes for the photo. I thought she looked pretty fly.
Threw in an extra one today too, it’s a bit blurry, but her face is pretty fantastic.


Just Another Pajama’s Day.
The Awesomeness that is Sofie.