Since having kids my spontaneity has tamed quite a bit. Pre-kids, I was the girl who was up for anything;
"Hey Linz, wanna get a tattoo after work tonight? Why? Because we're 18. Sure!"
"Hey Ryan I bought tickets for 2 Counting Crows shows; one's in Columbus, Ohio the other is in Nashville, TN. I guess we're taking a road trip." (this seriously happened )
Being compulsive, spontaneous is fun, and the second you welcome a baby it kind of gets syphoned out. It's just not practical bringing a newborn into the tattoo parlour, ya know? haaaa. :)
Last night I had taken a bath, read a few chapters from my (very boring) book ("Lone Wolf" by Jodi Picoult- such a disappointment) and had snuggled into bed with my laptop. I had a load of "stuff" to do; photography madness as usual, blogging about thankfulness and such...editing a few etsy listings. My mood candles were burning, headphones in and then I saw the flood of comments coming through on facebook. "BREAKING DAWN PART TWO STARTING IN 30 MINUTES!" "SO EXCITED TO SEE BREAKING DAWN!" etc. etc. etc.
Long story short. I logged onto epic.com, purchased one, solo ticket to the 10:00 showing, threw on a sweat suit and uggs, and emerged from the bedroom.
"Ryan I have to do this. I have to go see this movie. Now. By myself." He rolled his eyes, asking if I was okay and if I was serious. I showed him my printed ticket. I was serious.
And off I went. On the drive over, I went through it in my head; listing the reasons why I should feel guilty for completely bailing. I almost turned around 300 times, saying I'd save my ticket for a date night...
At the theater it was wild with a twilight frenzy; I loved it. It instantly assured me I had made the right decision.
The line easily snaked around the (giant) theater. Groups (of okay...mostly teens) were huddled together, giddy with excitement. I went to take my place at the end of the line when I heard "ASHLEY! ASHLEY!" In that instant I was crazy embarrassed; thinking for sure, it was one of my 10 year old gymnasts I teach or something... but it wasn't. It was my cousin Halley, her husband, sister and brother in law. I hugged her like I hadn't seen her for years (even though I had just shot her wedding a few weeks ago and she lives 30 minutes from me). Their group embraced me, merging me into the front of the line (um. heck yes.) and my heartbeat picked up; this was spontaneity. And I loved it.
End of the story; Breaking Dawn was amazing. I won't say anything more. No spoilers here. But the whole incident did interfere significantly with my blogging/photography/etsy plans last night. As in, nothing got done.
So here's me catching up (and being thankful to my photog girls for understanding why I like... left in a hot second).
DAY 15: Thankful
Today (and everyday:) I am thankful for this little bugger face.
You are pretty much 5 babies wrapped up into one. Dadda and I are fairly certain you're insane. (insane in a cute way:)
I love your curls and I love when you back your hiney up to take a seat on my lap. You know you're the baby of this family (for now ;) and you milk it. This is why I call you Emily #2. (you're sooooo much like your auntie em)
My sweet love bug, we are so thankful for you!!!
Remember The Dream Jar Post?
I entered y'all into the good ol' number generator because picking a dream isn't possible. Each of you are worthy of so much goodness and the hugest, grandest dreams. So....
Number SIX... which would be Elizabeth Valente (who also happens to have a really sweet blog; and guess what- she blogs every.single.day. - click HERE to read the adorable stories of miss Abby ;)
Elizabeth, if you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping info, you will very soon have jar of St. Augustine, Florida sand with a bit of glitter, and a lot of room for dreams.
And for those who want their own dream jar kit... well...have no fear; because as someone suggested, this is the newest item added to my hodgepodge etsy shop :) And because I love you blog readers so,so much... use code "IDREAM" for 20% off :) Click HERE to view and/or purchase ;)
And that's it for me tonight!
MUAHHHH to you all :)