Friday, January 27, 2012

we took family pictures..

and it was AWESOME.

Seriously people, if you have really cute dogs/children/friends/cats/ferrets..WHATEVER, I highly encourage you to drop a little monies and get some professional pictures taken. Emphasis on professional because I know everyone thinks they're an award-winning photographer (including me) now that they have an iPhone. Not true.

Hate to break it to ya, but the editing and point of view magic that a pro can pull off is far beyond that of your valencia filter on instagram. Okay? Okay. AND when you hire someone else to take pictures of you, you aren't stuck taking weirdo long-arm myspace pictures of yourself.  Double win.

Please note: Ryan had the treats. There's even photographic evidence of the hand off.
I cannot even begin to say enough good things about our photographer. She was sugarsweet, infinitely patient and took approximately 4,987 pictures of us. More importantly, we didn't feel rushed or stressed, in fact, it was far the opposite. We had tilt-a-whirl amusement-park fun (not to be confused with circus fun, which is not actual fun because it's terrifying. i mean, clowns and hairy women? really?)

Belle and Riley ate a month's worth of treats, we chased them around and somehow we magically (magic = Lindsey's photography powers) got fantastic results. I can't think of a better way for our little family to finish off the year.

All this being said, I've decided to dismiss actual gifts for the next decade or so and instead just send people pictures of us in different mediums. Canvas art of my face? Check.

Clear the fridge. And maybe some wall space.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

oh how the tides have changed..

It's official. I'm taking over the world. (read: i quit my very safe, very insured, very routine and standard job to become a full-time employee at lululemon and coach Crossfit.) Also, I totally got this blog post title from my new favorite OPI color: Stranger tides. It's all very deep.

Photo found here. My manicure was less impressive.
Here's some catch up:
I've been working as a weekend warrior at lululemon since March. (That's right, I've worked seven days a week for almost a year..wha?!) BUT I drool over the company culture and adore all the girls (and few guys) that work there so it doesn't feel like work. They have amazing chemistry and love life, so needless to say, two measly days a week just wasn't enough for me.

Flashback! This is something that I put in a never-published work-in-progress post lonnnngg ago when I first started there.

"One of the best parts of the lululemon culture is the intensity with which people set and achieve goals. Thus, I've committed to setting new goals that will give me focus everyday. These aren't going to be your average, run of the mill NYE-resolution-I-gave-up-chocolate-for-Lent-unless-it's-Friday-Saturday-or-Sunday goals. I want really ambitious goals that can change lives (specifically mine). I have a goal to set goals? Pretty mucho."

Good news, it still applies! My little vida loca is on the upswing and with all this change, I've committed to setting shiny new reach-for-the-sky goals.

Here's a good one: I post to my blog once a week by February 2012.

And another: I wear heels and feel fancy once a week by March 2012. Serious heels, none of that kitten heel bull-naynay.

If I'm feeling frisky, I might even blog IN heels. 

Want to know everything there ever is to know about setting goals and being awesome? Look here: YAY GOALS!

P.S. I have two furry babies now. Pretty cute, huh?

Until next time (which will be ONE week from now at the latest), party on monkeys.