Thursday, February 5, 2009

Update from todays earlier post:

THANK YOU ALL.... you ravilalisous prayer worriers!!! You guys rock!  Yea, that's a Misty word! 

1.  Mark says that he believes the meeting went well.  He and the gentleman will remain in communication and hopefully build up a relationship and something great will come out of it.  It already did the way I see it.  For starters, I think its great this guy who came from New York took time out of his day to meet with Mark.  Thankful for the gentleman that believes in what Mark does, and made the meeting possible, while also attending the meeting between the two for introduction and ice breaker. And while letting this just be a reminder that there are people like this guy out there that Mark needs to meet and have doors open up for him and one day on GODS time it will ALL HAPPEN!  So thank you for the prayers today. I will keep you posted with any updates. 

2.  I am going to photograph for the school Father-Daughter Dance tomorrow.  I am very excited about this and am looking forward to it.  Wish me luck!!! Its just me and my camera going, so i will do my best with the light I am provided. Also, thank you all that have written in with different suggestions and helpful tips. I am surely going to look into the flash, now to figure out which one to get for my camera.  Any specifics I should get??? I want something that will give that nice natural look with out harsh shadows and or wash outs.  

This picture is of Hunter's, Mother-Son dance at his school in kindergarten. This night was a BIG night for all of us, because it was our first dance together at his school, and while we were at the dance back home was our entire family gathering.  We had a private family dinner at our house the weekend Mark and I got married.  The following night we had the dinner rehearsal and then Sunday the wedding. 

I thought about a picture captions, but then I thought of one on my own and loved it. HA! HA!

"Oh What A Night" .......

But Hunter and I do have our little song between us... its "Up to the Moon" by Kim Hill.  I have always loved that song and we sing it together.  That was our song to dance together at the wedding.  

Look how long his hair was.  This was the time period he wanted to grow his long "hockey" player hair, because he liked for it to poke out of his helmet.  Sigh!!! Finally, I couldn't bare to look at it another day and right before he wedding I had my friend Lisa take him and get it cut. They ended up cutting it WAY TOO SHORT, although it looked great.  

Hunter was on the phone crying to me, and then with all the stress of the wedding, I felt guilty I made him cut his hair, because he really didn't want cut it, and I was nervous about him during the wedding and wanted him to remember the wedding a fun time, and not be angry and blame the wedding and stuff for his haircut.  So I am at the mall, Hunter calls me crying on the phone about how short his hair was and then I start crying.  The only time I had a breakdown that whole weeding weekend. 

He ended up having a great time at wedding, and never thought about his hair cut again. Although he did lose a tooth at the wedding and everyone gave him money for it, so he went home with ching-ching in his pants!!!  Lucky boy! 

Symphony™ featuring SureLatch™ All-In-One Car Seat, North Bay

We need one for this beautiful little thing...... TODAY, NOW....more like YESTERDAY, we needed it! And crazy enough Evenflo is giving one away on February 20th.  So head on over to MomDots site and check out all the details.  

PS:  In case I do not win, does anyone have a carseat that they no longer need?  Willing to give or sale it for less than the stores charge?  Let me know, I really, really do need a carseat RIGHT NOW!!! IF... IF I do win, and someone gave me one in the mean time. If you do not want it back, I will do something really fun with it, helping another mom in need.  "PAY IT FORWARD" style!!


What does it mean to be "safe" and or just plain picky...... in my book when talking about carseats for my little offspring's --- there is no difference in the two.  Call it picky, but I call it safety-picky.  Okay not really, I just now made that word up, but I do have priority to be about TOP SAFETY when buying anything for my kids.  

Well, MomDot announced that Evenflo, is giving away a Symphony Carseat. On their site they tell why they love this brand of carseats

"MomDot likes that its a name we trust and our families grow with, that the seat is stylish, safe, and functional, and comes in a variety of patterns and colors to our own taste. Because who said safe has to be ugly? Just this past Sunday, this seat was featured on the national show Fox and Friends and today, featured on MomDot!"  -MomDot

I have to agree with them for all the above, but when browsing over the Evenflo's website on installing this carseat, I raised my eye brows and said "this is exactly what my husband needs".  Folks you were not here with me watching my husband taking almost an hour or so to install the carseat in our car for our drive to Marco Island over Christmas.  Uh, yea and I also will not repeat some of the verbiage (is that even a word?) I heard spewing out that day, as sweat ran down in arms, his face and dripped onto the seats of my car.  

This says you latch it onto the child safety latch first and then all you have to do is push the seat back into place until it is fitted tightly.  WOW!!!!  Considering this is a much needed carseat, I think Mark will be one happy hubby to see how easy it is to install.  

I like this one, and although I have yet to use one of their carseats, I have known people that have and loved it. I think they make fabulous products, and use their products often.  My friends and family circle are big advocates to buying high end things when it relates to safety. Things we can use until our kids our grow them, and then feel confident to lend them on to others and then don't even stop there. If and when it comes back around to us needed it again, we feel confident that it is still just as safe for our new addition, no matter how many years its been, and will use it again!!!!  When you can say and do that with an item, that company should smile with pride on their amazing product.  

I searched online today for carseats and I have a Babies R Us date with my BFF Lisa, who is due with her 3rd child in 11 days now.  I am searching out a carseat, but now I may have to wait until I see if I win this one first.  Seriously, how cool would that be to win THIS!!! 


  • iParenting Media Award: Greatest Product Winner
  • New! Easy to use, SureLATCH™ Connectors for easier installation— Just Click, Click, Push… And GO!  This exclusive system provides a super-fast, tight and safe installation, in a fraction of the time.
  • New! All-In-One Car Seat! 3 seats in one that fits children 5-100 pounds
  • Infinite Slide™ Harness Adjustment System simply slides to any height with no rethreading
  • Removable and washable ComfortTouch™ pad and pillows provide extreme comfort for your baby! Easily remove the pad without rethreading the harness!
  • Contains Energy Absorbing Foam liner
  • Side Impact Tested!  Meets or exceeds all applicable U.S.  Safety Standards AND Evenflo’s Side Impact Test Standard.
  • ReclineRight™ multiple-position upfront recline is easy to use and adds comfort for the child!
  • Flip-out cup holder conveniently holds drinks, or folds up out of sight!
  • 5-point harness provides security for your child
  • One-hand Adjustable Headrest makes adjusting to proper height a breeze!
  • 2-piece chest clip allows child to be put in and taken out in seconds!
  • Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard


Use & Care

  • The Symphony™ all-in-one car seat is for use rear facing with children 5 to 35 lbs, forward facing with 5-point harness with children 20 to 40 lbs, or forward facing as a belt positioning booster with children 30 to 100 lbs.
  • Read all instructions and warnings on the product, product labels, and instruction manual before use. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to determine proper placement of child restraint in your vehicle and familiarize yourself with your vehicle’s components.
  • Machine wash pad with mild detergent, cold water, and gentle cycle

Has she forgotten about me?

I know I am falling behind on my post this week. I actually just read on a blog yesterday, that in order to keep your "readers" pleased, you should post every day.  Oh boy! I will try and I hope those that do enjoy reading my blog daily know that I appreciate you and thank you for allowing me to be open and free and loved on my blog.  

I want to start with a couple of things and then I will explain the title of my post. 

1.  My honey is on his way to a meeting.  Sound normal, right?  Yes, but this particular meeting could be a career changing one for him, if the two men he is meeting with opens up BIG doors for him.  So I ask that you please take a second and say a quick prayer that Mark is able to speak the words that are needed to be heard by the listeners.  That they see his hard work, dedication and passion.  They see his ever growing talent and they see what I see in him (professionally speaking -ha!) and give him a chance to go after his dreams. He worked real hard on things last night (well actually for months now), but going over all the details last night, he didn't get in bed till late and then he couldn't sleep and was up at 3:00 AM till time to go to work. I know he will be tired tonight.  He is on his way right now to that meeting, so please say a prayer.  I feel bad and wished I had requested this last night, but its never too late for prayer.

2.  It seems as though some of the fans of Get Out Show, have gotten their request.  I will be traveling to Tahiti at the end of this month to join in with my my old roommate and close friend Lindsay Clubine, as a little reunion on the show.  Although thrilled to be doing a show or two, a little nervous about my travels.  It will be my first time ever away from Morgan.  It will be daddy's first time alone with Morgan, and it will be my first time away from my entire family in almost 3 years. I know it will be a great time, and a nice break for this mama to get away and go do what is in my blood and travel!!! Still its hard for mommy's to leave their families. Ill be doing extreme things..... maybe I will cliff dive this time, or bungee jump or free fall off a building?  I pretty much have done it all already, and I need a little rush in my system, its been awhile.  

Please pray that I have safe travels, and return to my family in one piece.  Pray that daddy and Morgan enjoy their one-on-one time together and that Morgan doesn't freak out and miss me too much. Okay, so I secretly want her to, so I know I missed, but for her sake and daddy's mental well being, I pray that she misses me, but that she doesn't freak out.  

3.  I did a post a week ago about my photo shoot with Frontgate Catalog.  It appears the client really liked me, for the booked me yesterday and now again on Saturday.  Saturday I am to be shooting water stuff (again).  And of course it is FREEZING out here in Florida this week. What is up with this Florida weather anyways? So please if you would, pray that the weather is ALOTwarmer on Saturday and that they actually heat the pool this time.  Remember last week the weather and water was about 50-degrees?  Ugh!!! It is suppose to rain here on Saturday, if it does I won't be too upset, for it would mean a delay on the shoot days and that maybe I could shoot on a day that is much warmer.  Ha!!! 

4.  Speaking of Saturday the 7th -  I was scheduled to run/walk/crawl my first 5K --EVER!! I have to be honest, I was really looking forward to that, but when work comes, I have to take it and Frontgate booked me on Saturday.  I will not be able to participate in the 5K this Saturday for Sheridan House Ministries. However, my two friends are doing it, and promised to take pictures for me.  All the monies that have been donated to my site will go to them, which all ends up in the same place.  Thank you for donating, I really appreciate it.  You still have 2 days to donate if you want to jump aboard just click on link at the top left of my blog.  Again, we are ALL making a difference in peoples lives with every little bit.  Doesn't that make you feel great? 

5.  Last but not least and the reason of that post title is this: My daughter 'Butterfly', has forgotten how to say "mama".  She was saying "dad" for the longest time, and just days before we left for our cruise she said 'mama' and said it A LOT.  I loved it.  I was proud and it became her favorite word.  She said it so much and almost sang it. However, this past week she hasn't said it once and is back to saying 'dada'.  Although she did fall back on her head the night before that, maybe causing a little brain lapse, causing her brain to have forgotten all the words she once said, like "mama".  We not have to start all over with teaching her how to say 'mama'.  Yes, I am serious that she fell back on her head pretty hard, but not so serious (at least I hope it to not be serious or the case) on why she all of the sudden refuses to say mama.  She also says "baba" = bottle, "bubu" = bubba/brother and "bye" with her cute little hand wave.  Come to think of it she hasn't said much of these either.  Anyone know what's going on?  Experience this before? I wish she would just say "mama" because for the ruff week I feel that I have had as a stay-at-home and working/traveling mom..... it sure would make my week a lot better.  Morgan...... have you forgotten about ME? 

On a different note:  I know this is a lot to keep up with, but just try alright! It was requested if I would do a regular guest post.  I thought about it and I liked the idea.  Everyone seems to be into this "blog carnival" stuff and I thought this would make a good carnival, and a very different one also.  

So, what if we did a weekly "guest post" or "shout out" post.... I will come up with a cool name for it and a cool button of course,  cant have a carnival without one of those buttons with it.  And basically this day of the week will give everyone the opportunity to share or talk about someone they know, a blog they read or share a story they heard or read that INSPIRED THEM or touched them etc.  Giving a inspired "Shout Out" to someone on their blogs, rather than talk about themselves that day or post. Now to just figure out the day in which to choose for such a carnival.  Do you guys like this carnival idea? If not....maybe it will be my own thing that I do when I have something to share, and you can just enjoy reading the ones I post and sharing them on your own. Please feel free to post a link from your blog to mine if you want to show and share with other something you read here on my blog.  I would love to have new comers come by, while at the same time feeling totally thrilled that a story that touched me is getting the chance to touch many others just by reading my blog. Let me know your thoughts: 1) Should it be a carnival or 2) Should it be a Misty thing, that you get to enjoy and share if you choose?

Oh! Oh! Before I forget, for that would be a real bummer, because then I would have to go and type up a new post and I am too hungry for that right now.  As you know I am growing in my photography and loving every minute of it.  I have recently been asked to shoot my first wedding coming up in March.  I have not given this bride my answer yet, for I want her to meet me so we can talk in more detail of what she expects or is looking for in a photographer.  I would love to shoot my first wedding, BUT..... I am just not sure if I am of that level yet folks.  Point blank it scares the crap out of me.  I am honored that she feels by what she has seen of my work so far to even considered me for it. She is a friend of a friend of mine.....but this is her WEDDING DAY!!  Bridzilla comes to mind if I where to ever not do a good enough job, and besides I would hate to ever disappoint someone on that special kind of day.  This may be a fluke and nothing will come of it, or maybe it is God opening up doors for me to explore and expand my love for photography.  

And as if that wasn't exiting enough, I just got a call today a lady that I love and considered my mom here in Florida, my BFF's Lisa's mom, Pat. She works at CB Glades Private School, and tomorrow is their annual Father -Daughter Dance.  Something has come up with the guy they normally use, and she has asked if I would come and shoot the dance.  Totally looking forward to this, but again waiting for her call to discuss the details because I am better with natural light. I am not experienced with shooting soft, nice images in the dark, or indoors like dances etc.  I do not have any cool fancy flashes.  So if  any of you professionals out there have any advice to share with muah.... please do!! Please do!!!   Ill know today if I am confirmed for the dance tomorrow night. I would love to give it awhirl. 

Speaking of photography..... did you check out my new blog header over there?  Its nothing fancy, but I did it in photoshop.  I will later on really work on putting together some kind of nice, professional header for the little bloggy over there.  Anyways, check it out! But that isn't what I mean when I said "speaking of photography"..... what I meant to go with the rest of that line is that my friend Lisa is 11 days away from having her little boy, that I will be photographing her c-section delivery of.  I can barely wait.  The same weekend, which I think is also Valentines weekend and mine and Marks 2 year anniversary. I will be traveling with kiddos to Chicago.  Hunter has a hockey tournament that weekend, and since I have never been to Chicago I thought this would be a fun trip to travel out of state with the team to experience one of Hunter's out of state hockey tournaments.  It's going to be so COLD!!!  Pray that we all do not get sick, and that we come back with a pretty TROPHY Cup instead!!!  

Well, much as I'd love to sit here and chat with you all day long, while Morgan is sleeping.  I seem to have a rumbly in my tumbly. (Pooh fans?) And I need to eat, get showered and ready to run some errands.  Honey, is coming home after his meeting today to give me a little breather.  I for some reason am having a cranky week, and  I feel like my house and kids and things are caving in on me.  I haven't had any alone time to myself in months, so I am over due.  I have no idea what I am going to do when I get to be alone, but I do have a couple of errands to run that I wouldn't mind running them in silence and alone, no baby girl in tow.  Besides its cold out and she would probably much rather stay in the warm house and hang with "DADA"....after all its the only word she will utter these days.  

PS:  Did you pray yet for my honey?  He is in his meeting now..... so say a prayer!!!  Thank guys and gals!!   

God Bless. 

I know its against blogger rules to post with out pictures...... so I just took some of Morgan sleeping, so while you are saying a prayer for hubby, Ill load them up for you and then I am off to eat.  For now though...... here is an interesting photo I took while at the zoo a couple of weeks ago with the family.  The first person to guess what it is that you are looking at in this photo, I have a surprise for you!!!!!  

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