Monday, June 23, 2008

OPHS Class of 1988 20-Year Reunion

This past Saturday, we had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with the Orange Park High School Class of 1988 at their 20 year reunion! The Jacksonville Omni Hotel was transformed to a fantastic luau and it was great to see everyone decked out in their Hawaiian clothes! Despite some unfortunate setbacks, the class officers pulled this awesome event off without a hitch and everyone had a blast -- including us! With a lot more classmates present than were anticipated, we had to switch gears with the group shot and go to our Plan B, but we think it turned out even better!

We were so happy that we could be there to capture this special event and the wonderful moments of old friends catching up! To Whitney and Jay, hats off to you for all the work you did for this - I can only hope my 20 year reunion turns out this great! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Studio Renovations Update!

With the floors in the studio complete, well except for some minor trim pieces that I'm having a really difficult time matching the color to, the studio's look is definitely making progress! In the next few weeks, the transformation will be completed and I honestly cannot wait! I'm working with an Interior Designer and the studio is going to look awesome when it's done! That paired with new flooring in the rest of the house has me so excited.

I started installing the wood floors in the living area of the house this past weekend. The whole project is taking longer than I had hoped. I'm not supposed to do a lot of lifting, hammering, etc., with my right arm, but I have to to get the projects done. So, as a result, my arm is pretty sore so I'm taking it as I am able to.

We've purposely not scheduled any sessions for the next two weeks so that we can really focus on the renovations and get everything back to normal as soon as possible. I will be dancing on cloud 9 when it's all done!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Just Us Girls

Saturday night, one of my closest friends and I decided that we both deserved a Girls' Night Out -- no hubbys, no kiddos, just she and I. It's been YEARS since she and I had a night out together...let's see, maybe 10 years? Yeah, tell me about it! Life gets crazy and you get married, have kids, and tend to forget that you need to get out once in a while! The last time was Ybor City in Tampa, in 1998? Yikes! We see each other often enough and talk on the phone nearly every day, but we just never get the chance to get away!

So, what did we do on our night out? We hit TGI Fridays for a drink or two and some appetizers then ventured over to the AMC 24 to watch Sex In the City! What a great movie especially if you watched the tv series at all! Lots of laughs and tears! Have you ever been to a movie where at certain parts of the movie, nearly everyone in the theater sighs, "Awwwww..."? It was definitely a first for me.

And since the previews for the new upcoming movies looked so great, we made a promise to each other to do it again very soon!

So, ladies, if you are thinking about going to see Sex In the City, call your girlfriends and make a great night of it, because YOU DESERVE IT!