Friday, November 20, 2009

I've been a little MIA. I have been working in the Merrillville studio for over a week now and I think I'm settling in pretty well. I have my days where I think "What did I get myself into!?" BUT most of that frustration comes from the fact that it's the holidays and we are CrAzY busy. Overall, I think that I'll really like this job. On Fridays I'm reminded of the fact that I have a good PAYING job and that gets me through the insane weekends :)

Mike has been AMAZING with helping out around the house while I'm at work. So far, our schedules haven't conflicted too much. The weekends are the worst part though- when he's off on Saturdays and I have to work all day. But it's not too bad.

Tomorrow is our 1st Anniversary!! I have to work, but I think afterwards we're going to go out for dinner or something. We both agreed- no gifts. We can't afford it and we don't need anything. Yes, I know it's our first anniversary, and Mike's boss has been giving him a hard time over it, but we decided last weekend that if we would do anything we would make it meaningful. At our wedding for our wedding favors we gave money to the AGC baby center in the names of our guests. So this year for our anniversary we're doing the same thing. That's a gift that helps others. What's better than that!? And those sweet babies deserve it more than we do. If you would like to help the babies in Kenya visit

Monday, November 9, 2009

I survived!

My time in NC is almost over! I'm sitting in my hotel room by myself after a week with two terrific roommates and a hotel filled with stressed out/nervous Portrait Innovations trainees. Breakfast this morning wasn't the same with only two of us. I'm thankful that at least someone was still here though! I made some amazing friends and I'm so glad that we could all go through this program together. I know we'll all be texting each other Wednesday night after we have our first day in our own studios. I'm anxious to see how things go at the Merrillville studio and to meet everyone I'll be working with. It became so comfortable working with all the trainers and trainees this week, so now I have to do it all over again. But I'm excited.

I hope you all had a great week! I am going to enjoy having today and tomorrow off with my husband before I start work. I'm so grateful for this job. Please keep praying that we get adjusted and that I all of my other in-studio training goes well!