Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Yes, I know. It has been way too long since my last blog. My last blog talked about just starting to look at houses and we were about a month away from our trip to the Caribbean. Well a lot has happened in the last three months!

To start our trip was amazing! I truly can't believe it is already over. We were able to do a bunch of excursions which were all very enjoyable. Our first port was Cozumel, here we actually didn't do a whole lot put take millions of pictures and shop around. This port was what we called our "learning experience" and that night we signed up for excursions on every other port. The next day we went snorkeling in Belize, which reminds me we still have yet to get our underwater film printed! That will be fun to see. After that was our favorite port, Mahogany Bay, Roatan. This stop was the most beautiful place we have ever seen. We took a chairlift to a breath taking beach and spent the whole day there. Our last port was Grand Cayman, here we went to a Turtle Farm and got to hold baby turtles! No, they wouldn't let us take them home, I asked. Overall it was the most amazing trip I have ever been on. The ports were exciting and the cruise was full of fun times! We will be taking another cruise whenever we can afford it.

Our Baby Turtle                                                       

After we got back from our trip I started doing more photography. Photography is something I have always had a passion for but never thought it would get me anywhere. Well, it actually has. It started with making a facebook page, mainly for kicks and giggles, and of course to show some family picture I had taken for our close friends. From there I had my best friend make me a logo, she is just about to graduate for Graphic Design so I knew she would be good. Not to mention everything that I came up with she laughed, I guess I don't know all the "unsaid rules of graphic design." That is how SmAsh Photography came to be. Now I have done family photos for people I don't even know, and have engagements and weddings on the way!

I have to say starting up SmAsh Photography has been exciting, but not nearly as exciting as becoming home owners. Yup, I said it, HOME OWNERS! We found our house about a month ago, and fell in love. It is an older house but remolded and so "homey" feeling. We have been packing up like crazy the last few days and should be getting the keys... TODAY! We are very excited, and I am so excited to decorate and make it ours.

Well friends and family, that is my update. Hopefully I will stay more on track with this from now on. I must get back to packing now!