Tuesday, January 25, 2011

If we are going to pay this much for crab it better sing and dance and introduce us to the Little Mermaid!

 Matt & I enjoyed a wonderful date night over the weekend.

And can I say 'Thank Goodness!'?
I sooooo needed it.

Motherhood is kicking my butt! Add on top of that, Matt working, and you've got one frazzled Courtney.  I think that besides sleep, the thing I miss the most is the ability to just go see a movie on a whim.  There's something about finding a sitter that is so difficult for me.  Maybe it's the time suck of having to call around- maybe it's the need to make a plan- maybe it's the possibility of people saying no.  I don't know but when Matt got called in to do a quick out and back trip last Friday the only thing I could think of was DATE NIGHT!

See, when Matt gets back from a trip he gets several hours of "rest time".  Time that he doesn't have to be 15 minutes away from the airport.  Time to not stress!

And then the planets aligned!  My very good friend Brittany called to see if I wanted to go shopping.  I, of course, jumped at the opportunity...but only in exchange for free labor! *evil laugh*

I had:
Matt available stress free for a few hours after work
A wicked sweet babysitting team (Brittany and her husband)

I needed:
A movie selection!

Season of the Witch

We originally wanted to see Tangled, but we got there 10 minutes late.  So we decided on Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage.  It was very good.  A little different than I was expecting, but then again I'm not sure what I was expecting!  It was pretty intense.  It felt like time stood still!  We both loved the twisted perspective on the black death, aka- the plague!

Stadium seating, surround sound, dimmed lights, a handsome man seated next to me, and freshly popped popcorn were the perfect therapy for a frazzled mommy!  I'm looking forward to the next time the planets align and I get to go to the movies again!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

My Christmas present finally came in today!!!

I'm sooooo excited!

Matt this year got me a studio lighting set!!  

Strobes!  I got Strobes!!!

I was able to play a little bit with them tonight.  I'm loving the results.  Grandma was so kind to pose with Ben.  Here's an example of what I'll be able to do from now on. 

 Ps. very little post editing was done!  Practically perfect straight out of the camera!
I feel sooo spiffy!

We'll be doing family photos real soon!