November, the calm before black Friday
It’sÂ November! Fall has always been my favorite season. There has always been something charming about it to me. The colors of the trees, the reflections from the sometimes wet pavement, theÂ comfyÂ sweaters and knee high riding boots all just rock my world.
This November will be something a littleÂ different. The weekend after Thanksgiving Adam and I will be moving into our very first house. I’m looking at the pile of empty apple boxes that are sitting there and thinking how I really should be packing. Yea…about that. I think I’ll start after this blog. ItÂ wasn’tÂ aÂ really long process for us to find our home. We looked every weekend for about a month or so and actually got the first one we put an offer on. Â While looking at it Adam saw the dead seriousness in my face, meaning nobody better live here but us seriousness.Â Â Because of the design of the house we are able to have our own studio and meeting spot now. Meeting in coffee shops has been great, don’t get me wrong. I love how I had an excuse to always have my skinnyÂ vanilla latte butÂ usingÂ the smallÂ tablesÂ to placeÂ everythingÂ we bring to ourÂ meetingsÂ has been a chore. I’ve even so sadlyÂ splitÂ myÂ preciousÂ latte before. ItÂ wasÂ heartbreakingÂ really. BUT NOW I get to have my ownÂ designedÂ area that will be able to showcase our work and our personal style. Oh yes, I’ve been dragging Adam into the Z Gallery and Restoration Hardware every chance I get. He’s luckyÂ EthanÂ AllenÂ isn’tÂ closer to us or we would be over there on the next train stop. Not to mention I have him looking at my collection of decoration ideas on Pinterest every time I push that pin it button. I think I gave him whip lash at one point. I’ve learned over the years that Adam and I share the same taste inÂ decorating which is awesomeÂ becauseÂ my taste would have pulled the bigger stick if it came down to it. =)
November also brings other great things. BlackÂ Friday. Not that I will be going into any of the stores, I avoid that madness with everything I have. I’d rather shop online with theÂ companyÂ of my bunny Mogwai and my husband.Â Peaceful. Most holiday seasons Adam and I drive toÂ southernÂ California to see his family and spend the holidays there. This year we decided to stay home. We stillÂ haveÂ a fewÂ weddingsÂ that will be in December, we will have just moved into our new house and my mom will be gettingÂ surgery. So spending the holidays in our new home in the Bay AreaÂ justÂ feltÂ likeÂ theÂ thing to do this year. I will miss that home made fudge hisÂ auntieÂ makes.. I’ll have to get some in the mail.. wink wink. =)
So far this Fall has been a blessing. We have bought our first homeÂ and have already started booking weddings for 2013. I feel so blessed. Â Last year my new years resolution was to cook moreÂ uniqueÂ things. IÂ triedÂ oneÂ recipeÂ I found on Pinterest and decided to keep it to what I know after that,Â tacoÂ bell and chicken noodle soup. I think this yearsÂ resolutionÂ will be more about my work. And whats better to start it off then shooting my Â last wedding of the year on 12-31-12 and my first of the new year on the early morning 1-1-13? MYÂ goalsÂ this year are to push myself even harder with my photography skills and get published. I want myÂ photosÂ to be on the front page of style me pretty or 100 layer cake and some other fabulous wedding blogs. It’sÂ somethingÂ that Adam and I need. So we plan to work as hard as we can to make it happen.
I hope everyone has a great November.
LaKeela - Lovely Blog. Such exciting news and inspirational goals. Looking forward to see it all… you two will always have my continual support. Mucho Amore !
holly - Congratulations Nicole & Adam! Buying a new home is exciting and having your own studio will be fantastic. You’ll be able to showcase your amazing photography! Greg and I are so happy we’ll be able to celebrate our New Years Eve wedding with you 🙂 Happy November!