Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is life

I have a pile of laundry known as Mount Everest taking up my closet

I have a laundry basket almost empty that was once filled with clean clothes that never got folded.

There is a suitcase, still half-full, waiting to be emptied from our trip to Arizona this Christmas.

The list of thank-you cards I need to write and send is 2.7 miles long.

I am teaching a primary lesson tomorrow that I haven't even had a chance to read.

Life is good.

Today was the Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo, an event that takes up every spare second to plan and ends up being totally worth it every time. On top of that, I shot a wedding today. I can safely say I wasn't thinking when I let that happen, but it worked out so well because I have the best family in the world.

My dad and Geoff lent their vehicles, time and strength into hauling props back and forth
My mom took me shopping yesterday and helped me find something cute to wear
Carlie babysat Norah yesterday so Jason and I could set up our booth
Rylie babysat a sick Norah (she threw up twice) all day today
And grand prize goes to Jason who not only kept me company in my booth today, but flew solo while I photographed a wedding AND was in charge of taking down my entire booth. That folks, is love. My business may be registered as a "sole proprietorship" but if it weren't for my amazing family, Jessie Alexis Photography could not exist.

Thank you everyone who helped make today possible!!

Now let's just hope I can get that suitcase emptied so I can pack it up again next week ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012


We just returned from a wonderful 8 day trip to Arizona to spend time with our family down there. I took 437 pictures ... so it might take me a while to sort through and post some of those, but I just had to post this one from the zoo. Norah had a total blast with her cousins and we hope it won't be too long before we see them again!