Saturday, January 2

Happy New Year

Another year gone? It is so hard to believe. I just read my New Year Post from 2009 - I talked about picking out our new couch and hanging curtains - I honestly thought I did that 6 months ago.

For the past 3 days I have been thinking about what to write in this post. How do I categorize 2009? We had a good year. Judd landed his dream job. Charlotte blossomed into an awesome toddler. I began working part time and started C. Davis Photography. We were truly blessed to have accomplished so much in such a rough year.

I even accomplished something from my 2009 post - I improved my photography skills and took on some clients. However, I didn't lose the flab around the midsection - in fact I believe I've added to it. I also didn't post on the blog 4 times/week - but I did keep it going. As for being more patient with Judd and Charlotte -well, I guess you'll have to ask them.

What do I want to do in 2010?
1. I will turn this blog into multiple books through - one for each year. I am already almost finished with the book for 2008. I will post the results when I am finished with that project. This blog means so much to me. I would be devastated if I lost it. I want something tangible that I can hold in my hands - and one day that Charlotte will hold in her hands.
2. Take C. Davis Photography to the next level. I want to move out of building a portfolio and booking each month chock full with sessions. I have started this by creating a new blog that will allow me to expand and grow - check it out and update your bookmarks (cause I know you all have it bookmarked :) ) -
3. Embark on a daily picture project - the discovery project. Judd just laughed and rolled his eyes when I told him this. "Just what you need - something else to stress you out" But, the camera is in my hands just about every day anyway. I'm not committing to posting the pictures every day - rather every week or so. I believe posting the pictures is the stressful part - taking them is the fun, creative, wonderful part - so I want to separate those two pieces of the project. I hope you'll follow along.
4. Grow as a mother and a wife. Pick the battles that need to be fought - let the other stuff roll off of my back.

Sounds like it will be a busy year.

2010 started out wonderfully. We celebrated with the Himes family on New Year's Eve. Judd and Erin cooked a great meal - we even got to enjoy it without toddlers hanging all over us. We waited until after 8:30 pm to eat - Charlotte went to bed like a champ in the pack and play in Erin & Dave's room.

I don't think Judd, Charlotte, or I got out of our pajamas until after 3pm on New Year's Day. For the past 2 days we have just played, laughed, and hung out. Charlotte's had a couple of temper tantrums - but other than that has been so much fun to be with. I have loved every second of my time off from work.

And because posts are more fun with pictures - here is a little something I've been working on for Valentine's Day. What do you think?



Mel said...
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Mel said...

I look forward to your 365 project. I really wanted to do it last year but it became overwhelming (and a pain to have to check bags if I wanted to take my camera on business trips). I think that you are right and it is the uploading part that isn't fun so maybe I would do better uploading once a week. I decided to do a challenge that is a weekly one this year. Hoping I can stick with it and see some improvements over the year with natural light! For the daily stuff I will just live through your photos.

Al & Nina said...

It sounds like you will enjoy a busy and fulfilling year. Great picture of our blue eyes sweetie. N

Zane Hollingsworth said...

Good luck on your 365. They are very demanding and can at times drive you crazy. If you don't have a particular theme, or limit yourself to just self portraits or some other constraint maybe it'll be more fun and manageable. I tried a weekly self portrait project once and nearly drove myself crazy. Can't wait to see the images.

Meredith said...

LOVE the pic! ;)