So, I’m slow at this blogging thing, right? But that’s okay. There’s apparently such a thing as a slow blogging movement, so let’s just pretend I’m part of that. Hehe. A few months ago I showed ya’ll a sneak peek of my cousin’s 21st birthday party. And now, I have finally gotten around to showing you the rest of it!
Tyler’s party was so much fun! Super glad I got to capture some of it too! I’ve never really taken ‘party’ photos before but absolutely loved it. Tyler’s decorating made it all the more fun – especially those awesome helium balloons! Rosie LOVED those balloons. If she didn’t have one in her hands, she would just stare at them, in awe. So cute!
The lovely Rachael of Made From Scratch made the amazing cake, which sat on that stunning mirrored stand that has been in Tyler’s family (not my side) for over 50 years and it was even used at her Grandfather’s 21st birthday! I made the cupcakes, and helped Tyler set up her dessert table and backdrop. The ‘drunk’ and ‘sober’ punch dispensers were supplied by Shaye of On My Hand. Those punches? SO GOOD. I drunk from both. Taking turns. Haha.
The highlight of the night for me was Tyler and I dancing with our grandparents at midnight. It was one of those memories I will never forget and I’m so thankful that we got to share that moment.
Awesome music. Awesome food. Awesome party. Awesome memories. <3
I should be packing right now. But I can’t be bothered just yet. :P We are heading to Tauranga for a few days for a shoot. Can’t wait to see the family again! I love that I am going to be able to visit them more often now that I’m self-employed and we can take our work with us.
Anyway, that’s going a little off topic… I was curious, what do you like to see most on my blog? Should I bring back my weekly links posts? Any suggestions or requests? I’m a little undecided at the moment as to what I want to be posting. I may just do life documenting posts, but who knows! Would love your feedback!
So, it’s been less than a week into this self-employment future of mine, and I must say, it’s been wonderful. I kicked it off with a beautiful wedding (above image is from their awesome day), did two days of contract design work, and now I’m on my second day at home. I’ve been doing a mixture of wedding work, emailing, admin, helping Hook on a random project, thinking about how on earth I’m going to survive doing this diet, and relaxing.
I’m still working on my daily routine, which I think I will do a post about once I have it locked down. It involves a lot of pill taking, coconut oil, and I’m hoping it will include a lot of outdoor time too!
I also can’t wait to get back into this blogging thing. I really miss it. And I have a million photos from certain adventures to show you too. Now that I have more time, I intend to show them to you all! In the mean time, you might want to check out our A Couple Of Night Owls Facebook page to see some of our recent weddings and such. We’ve got a Summer full of weddings and other fun things coming up, which I can’t wait to get right into! :)
So. You guys. I did it. I made the jump. I handed in my letter of resignation at my full time job. In two weeks I will officially become a full-time, self-employed Night Owl! Ahhhhhh!
It’s quite terrifying. But also crazy exciting! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. Actually, I do. I’m going to be sleeping more (as in sleeping a proper amount instead of the lack of sleep I currently get), taking care of myself, relaxing, eating properly, working on our business, learning more, and of course, shooting weddings!
This decision came sooner than I thought it would, and it kind of was a split decision made over a weekend. The reason for it is, not surprisingly, my health. One of my health problems, that has plagued me since I was a teenager, is made extremely worse with stress you see. And for well over a year I had been juggling a full-time graphic design job, our A Couple Of Night Owls business, and a (not even social at all) personal life. And it really took it’s toll. I’d come home from a days work, only to have to do more work at home, and also get some quality hang time in with Hook, eat dinner, and attempt to get some sleep. It hasn’t been working very well. And because of that, my skin condition (for all those that want to know, it’s psoriasis) has gotten to an unbearable point. So, after a discussion with Hook and some number crunching, it was decided that I would leave my job now in order to get some time to relax and focus on my health before we get into the thick of wedding season.
This is definitely something that’s going to change almost everything currently going on in my life, which is going to take me a while to get my head around. But I’m pretty damn excited about how this adventure is going to play out!