1. Today is our first offical day of summer vacation. We’re spending it getting over the family-wide stomach bug we were gifted by Dayton. That town really needs to work on it’s souvenir offerings. I’d be much happier with a flattened penny.
2. Tomorrow is Sarah’s first ever ballet recital. She’s simultaneously ecstatic at the thought of wearing makeup on stage and terrified at the thought of wearing makeup on stage.
3. If you’re a Jennifer McGuire fan you might like to see this.
4. If you are a photographer of young children you might love these Lens Pets as much as I do. I will be stuffing my virtual shopping cart full of them ASAP. (Thank you Meg for pointing me in that direction!)
5. Your Trader Joe’s shopping list suggestions were AMAZING. Guess who never made it to Trader Joe’s? See number 1.
6. I have a (very small and unnecessary – no worries) MRI scheduled for this afternoon. I’d like to submit the following statement to the female incarnation of Jeff Foxworthy: “When you’re looking forward to 45 minutes of peace in an MRI machine…you might be a mother.”
7. The CS5 upgrade is currently sitting on my desk waiting to be installed. I’m nervous. As much as I love change, computer change freaks me out.
8. The Dayton Daily News did a fabulous story on Ally Barnett and her family’s fight back against Leukemia. It’s worth a read. They found some pretty shnazzy pictures to use too. =)
9. Because I have no shame and I love you I’m willing to bare my soul and allow you a sneak peek into my life before (much needed) self-awareness set in. Check out my sister’s blog here.
10. This one’s a biggie: Last week I received an email from a blog reader whose family is in an unthinkable situation. BOTH of her sons are currently battling Adrenoleukodystrophy for which there is a 15% chance of survival. Last Friday I was scheduled to photograph her with one of her sons who is awaiting a bone marrow transplant this Thursday. Then, see #1. I couldn’t be on the transplant floor with any chance of spreading illness to her already compromised family. I was devastated. I vowed to find another photographer to replace me and within 24 hours the community came through. Through the powers of Twitter and Facebook (yay for social media!) I found FOUR photographers willing to help. Christine of Krysia Photography will be heading to the hospital this evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you Christine. Would you please join me in praying for all of them?