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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SHALYN SAN DIEGO!? AND MONTHLY GOALS! :)

7.02.2013






This photo has nothing to do with this post. I just love it. This session will be on the blog soon. Photo Credit: Love, The Nelsons

This morning at approximately 5:04 a.m. I frantically woke up from a dream, looked straight up at my ceiling and let out one of the most terrifying screams of MY LIFE. You see...to this minute, I will tell you I for a fact SAW this, BUT we haven't found any evidence of it (yet) and I would be perfectly OKAY with that if we never did.

When I looked up, I saw a HUGE, FREAKING GIGANTIC, GODZILLA SIZED (size of my hand or so haha) TARANTULA walking on my ceiling. I flew out of bed like a chicken maniac flapping my wings flabtastic arms. Drew woke up in a half-asleep drunken like stupor saying, "WHAT! WHAT! WHAT!"

"TARANTULA!!!!!!!! IT CRAWLED BACK TO THE CEILING FAN!!!!!"

Low and behold, Drew calmly got out of bed, walked to the garage, got the ladder, and crawled his way up to the ceiling fan.

Notta. It was gone. Or it was never there (Drew's thoughts) but y'all...I swear that I will never sleep the same again in our room again! ;)

This morning I had a meeting downtown and woke up, feeling fresh, got dressed, and hopped in Drew's truck. He takes my car to work most days to save on gas, so I'm usually stuck with the giant gray tank that I can't drive for the life of me CAN drive like a CHAMP. I left my purse in the car yesterday, so I was without my driver's license. Grrrreat. "Hope I don't get pulled over," I thought. I wasn't in a hurry, I was running on time, and when I pulled out of my neighborhood, I noticed a cop at the stop sign. "Grrrreat!" He creeped behind me and I KNEW that he was going to pull me over. I just had a feeling. OF COURSE HE WOULD! I didn't have my driver's license, this just seems like the perfect start to my day yaknow!?

The lights went off. I pull over. The cop comes to Drew's truck window (that doesn't roll down) so I open up the door, only to realize that my dress was hiked up REALLY short on the side (not on purpose I promise), and he says,

"Do you have insurance on your truck?"

"Yes sir, here is the card...I believe it's up to date!"

"Is this your truck?"

"Yes, well, it's my husbands!"

"Well, it's registering and saying that you don't have it, so go ahead and call them to make sure they are getting your payments! But this card is good so you're good to go!"

"Yes sir, sure thing! I'm sorry! I had no idea!"

"It's okay, just be careful! Have a nice day ma'am!"

TOTALLY dodged that bullet. He was also probably the nicest cop I've ever encountered too. (It must have been the leg I was showing on accident haha. JK. But THANK GOD he didn't ask for my driver's license. *Wiping forehead*

WHAT A MORNING YOU GUYS lol! :)

It's been awhile hasn't it? Blogging has sort of really HAD to take a back seat for the last few weeks due to my schedule being more jam-packed than an elephant in a mason jar. I miss it and I miss you guys and I have a MILLION things I want to re-cap and share but I am currently sitting here with red, burning eyes, bags under my eyes, and trying to come up for air. Wedding Season, Re-branding, Travels, Projects, Meetings, Editing, Shoots, The Move... it's just been more than one person can handle. It's go-go-go-go and there is no time for a break. I'm very thankful though, and I am feeling more blessed than ever with my job, my marriage, my house, and my friendships. Also, THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO MUCH for all the love regarding our new logo! Has it grown on you more and more? I swear I love it more each day. It just makes me so happy and I am so glad y'all love it!

THAT and it's time for Monthly Goals! :) GOSH June flew by like Superman and can't believe it's already July! WHAT!?


JUNE GOALS COMPLETED

Move back into my house
Reveal the new Love, The Nelsons LOGO (Happening THIS week!)
Photograph three weddings
Start on my portfolio
Order new business cards for LTN
Update Wedding Collections
Work on my Wedding Welcome Packages (I'm marking this halfway because I have a little!)
Celebrate my 7 years of "being together" with Drew (I'm so that girl, I know)
Have coffee with a new friend
Pay it forward



JUNE GOALS NOT COMPLETED

Go to the new Top Golf in Austin with Drew (I'm beginning to feel like this will never happen lol)
Announce new exciting venture with Amanda (TOMORROW!)
Shoot one editorial styled session
Work out three times a week


JULY GOALS

Branding Photos with Ryan Ray (Best day, ever and already DONE!)
Announce new exciting venture with Amanda (TOMORROW!)
Top Golf with Drew lol (FINGERS CROSSED!)
Shoot one wedding
VACATION and ENJOY IT! (No stress allowed)
Photograph Styled Shoot with Ellen
Plan Launch Party
Get my house back in order/unpacked
Get LTN Website Ready to Launch
Surprise a friend with a gift
Finish all my edits and weddings

Keeping it simple this month.


We are finally, FINALLY taking a much, MUCH needed and well-deserved mini-vacation tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. I'm turning off the computer, getting away from the piles of photos that need editing, getting out of our house that says, "FIX ME! UNPACK ME!" and saying "PEACE OUT!"

I need this more than you know. I just need some time to just hang out with Drew and our friends Steph & Beau, and just relax. I can't wait. Frio River, here we come!!! (CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU STEPH and MEET OAKLEY!) XOXO!

Have a happy, safe, and FUN 4th love muffins!!! See you back here tomorrow...

BECAUSE...

WELL...



I am more excited than a kid on Christmas morning. You don't want to miss it! :)


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  1. I hope y'all have an amazing time! So proud of all the strike throughs you got. I'm done with summer school tomorrow if you need a little summer assistant. Love you!!!

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  2. so lucky that he didn't ask for your license! and i hope you have a great vacation! you deserve it!

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  3. Have a great weekend!! :) I think you'll do great on your July goals.

    And if I thought I saw a tarantula in my bedroom, I would never be able to fall asleep again. HAHAHAHA!

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  4. You are one talented, beautiful lady and I am so excited the Lord brought us together!! I am so thankful you emailed me back in January sweetness!! Here's to tomorrow!!!!

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  5. you're my inspiration with keeping track of your monthly goals! i'm adding "follow up with monthly goals" to my monthly goals ;) xo

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  6. HOLY SMOKES! Whether or not that tarantula was really there or not I'd be sleeping in the truck until it was found. I'm not afraid of them but I don't want them in my house. Yikes.

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  7. Love the post! You are such a busy WOMAN.

    Can't wait for the announcement.

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  8. Can't wait for your announcement tomorrow! I would have been sweating bullets if a cop pulled me over in my hubby's truck (which I too drive like a champ)!

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  9. Umm.. my husband has seen a couple little baby tarantula's outside... like "baby" does it justice..but if I ever saw one IN my house, let alone my room, the only resolution for me would be to burn the house down and start over hahaha.. have a fun mini vaca and I hope you get workin the July goals soon! :) Happy 4th!

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