I’m sure many of you are sitting on the edge of your seat hoping for an Alfie update. It’s been awhile since we talked about him on this little blog but don’t worry, there’s always lots to say.
This week has been a pretty booked week for Alfie. He got his first haircut – three baths – and he swam for the first time. He’s also had a friend over for the week – Princess Leia.
They play like crazy and then they sleep. Repeat 47 times throughout the day and night and you get two tired pup lovers wishing for a peaceful night of rest. They have definitely kept us entertained though.
So anyways, on Tuesday we decided it was time to give Alfred’s ears a trim. It was getting HOT out and he was starting to shed so we thought a trim around the face would be good. So on Wednesday morning we began the grooming process.
We took off significantly more hair than I expected and afterwards – after Alf started to dry we realized that his head was now three times too small for his big poofy body. So we decided to trim his whole body. He’s pretty happy with it I think. He’s much cooler and now he looks more like a puppy and less like a bear. I don’t have any great after pictures yet because we went to camp yesterday but I do have one of him and leia in the car. You can sort of see the difference.
So happy haircut for the Alf man. We are excited about less hair – which hopefully means less shedding.
As mentioned before, Alf also experienced the water for the first time. We were out at Westminster Woods and Mike decided to put Alfie’s feet in a little bit. After he pulled him out of the water and set him on the dock Alf jumped in all on his own! That little daredevil. He was thankfully a great swimmer.
It’s been a good week in the Jaderston household. More on that later.
A few weeks ago I got to go hang out with my friends Mel & Josh and take some pictures of them. They are unfortunately leaving this little town of Sterling soon and wanted a few pictures to remember where they started their relationship and their marriage together. These two are so wise and so much fun. I wish I could go back in time and start seeing this couple more often when I moved here. It might be something I forever regret. Anyways, they’re great and here are their photos (well my favorites). Aren’t they just beautiful? They make taking pictures easy. Trust me.
Mel and Josh, thanks so much for the opportunity to photograph you.
Happy Wednesday! I hope all is well on your end of the screen.
Be back soon,
For some reason, of all the blogging things I do, coming up with a title is the hardest. I guess there could be worse things…
Lately, well this summer – since I don’t have a real job – I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want my “career” to go. I have an accounting degree. I work as a para. I haven’t really thought of any long term goals. I don’t know what I want to be doing in five years or ten years.
I do know that at the end of the day Mike and I want to have children (I know – I’m shocking the world) and I want to stay home with those precious children.
So I guess I have one goal – be a stay at home mom.
I had a professor scare me into making goals once. We had an entire lecture by a guest speaker on the fate of people who don’t make goals – live with parents, no job, no money, no life, fat, and unhappy. So I made goals. Please note this was during my freshman year of college. I was naive and terrified of becoming fat and unhappy.
1. CPA by the time I’m 24
2. Working for the big5
3. Marriage after getting the CPA
I’m not even going to continue. I’ll be 24 in December and I have already busted all 3 of my top goals. I don’t want to get my CPA. Not a single bone in my entire body wants to work for the big5. I’m already married…
Those goals were not realistic. And now they are hilarious because those that know me would have laughed in my face back then – I’m sure all of you are laughing now.
I love learning so I was pretty good at school. I probably could have picked another major and done well and learned a lot. Accounting happened to be something I am really good at and it was easy for my to pick up. Now that I have my own finances to manage I am grateful I chose accounting. I use my degree everyday even though I’m not an accountant and I love that. Thank goodness for graduation though, I was so ready to be done.
Anyways, this post isn’t supposed to be about graduation. It’s supposed to be about my desire to make realistic goals.
I have some goals in my head. They are beginning to form the more I think about where I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 15 years. Some including the blog, my degree, my love for kids, my love for crafts, my love for photography. What I’m struggling with now is how to take steps in my life to get me moving towards those goals.
The second biggest goal in my head (besides being a stay at home mom) is the blog. The blog involves buying a domain, getting a host, getting more followers, finding inspiration. I know I want to expand these thoughts on here someday. I want to explain where my inspiration comes from – how this idea came about – why I want to make the blog a serious past time and be open with you on where I want the blog to go. It could be months or years before I really venture down this path, but it feels so good to finally have something – almost – tangible that I love. Another goal that I can strive for. Something a little more realistic than a CPA and a career driven life for this craft loving girl.
This blog holds so many memories of the first year of Mike and I’s marriage and it is a safe place for me to go when I need some “me” time. I’m excited to explore this new hobby more and more each year.
Thanks for reading. Thanks for supporting Mike and I. Thanks for being patient with me as I ramble off the many thoughts in my head and call it a “post” about goals.
Do you have goals? Goals you’ve never shared with anyone? Unrealistic goals you made 5 years ago that make you laugh now?
I hope this found you well and I hope you’re not as confused as me when it comes to setting goals.