Archive for August, 2011

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Wednesday August 17, 2011

Whoa! This is very exciting! Ingman Photography is featured on Style Me Pretty today! Thrilled to be featured on one of my favorite wedding inspiration blogs!

Jake and shot this wedding together and our friend Tia helped to design the entire wedding – it was a pretty special experience for all of us. Kate and Garnet are an amazing couple, and I am so happy their wedding was featured!

Make sure to check out the entire gallery once you get to the bottom (just like with Apartment Therapy :)!

hanging on by a thread

Sunday August 14, 2011

Well, that was pretty awful.
And when I say awful, I mean REALLY awful.

I had a virus or the flu of some sort since Tuesday and was barely functioning — four days of fevers, body aches, headaches, and nausea.
And when I say nausea I mean ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT nausea. It was terrible.

Seriously, the sight, sound, and smell of food made me nauseous.
I thought I would never eat again.
I survived on sips of ginger ale and water, slices of bananas, and saltines - from Tuesday to Saturday I lost 5 pounds! Not good.

I forced myself to eat spoonfuls of white rice and a few bites of chicken on Friday because – OH, did I forgot to mention that I had a wedding on Saturday?!  Yeah, I was freaking out! Luckily, I had started to feel better Friday and knew I needed to get some food in me in order to function the next day. I woke up even better on Saturday and everything worked out great. Jake came along and helped me carry my heavy bags — I was incredibly grateful.

Being aching from a fever is just awful. Even my toes ached!
BUT being nauseous for four days is maybe worse. I was NEVER comfortable. I would wake up in the night and groan. Whatever I tried to eat…just wouldn’t stay down. I felt like I was never going to be normal again.

I am happy to say that today I feel soooo much better. Yesterday was a miracle and I was so relived that my fever and nausea were both gone. I felt like myself but a little weak from lack of food. But again, Jake pulled through and I had a chicken salad sandwich waiting in the car for me for my trip to the reception! Isn’t he the best?

Last week I was seriously hanging on by a thread. As always Jake was amazing – slicing my bananas and getting me Advil.

But who is the next person I call?
Yup, my Mom.
Listening, offering advice, and comfort.

There is just something about feeling sick and wanting your mom — it’s still there, even at 31.

Thanks Mom!

judy and klaus

Tuesday August 9, 2011

a bit of a messy night

Tuesday August 2, 2011

I hear the desperate high pitch bark at 2:15 am and awake with a jolt.

I find Judy waiting by the front door. She needs to go outside.

She pees for like 5 minutes.

I groggily crawl back to bed — and think, “Will I ever get to sleep through the night again?”

Just as I am drifting back to sleep I hear the desperate high pitched bark again!

I take Judy outside and she goes again — this time #2.

I call her inside and she heads straight to the bedroom where Jake has waken and immediately says, “Oh no. She smells.”


I turn on the light and she runs around the bed — just as I notice the stained backside fur — OH NO. We’ve definitely got a problem!!

Jake is up. I am yelling to get Judy, turning on additional lights so we can at least see where she is heading!

She runs past me as Jake is trying to catch her and she heads straight for HER bed and lies down. NOOOOOOO.

Finally, we get her in the bathroom and she sits right down. NOOOOOOO.

Jake lifts her in the tub and washes her backside.

I run around the house wiping down contaminated surfaces.

This is soooo gross.

Poor thing. She must have had an upset tummy and was feeling desperate.

We get Judy all cleaned up and she seems to be feeling better.

We all settle back into bed around 3 am.

Just a bit of a messy night!

work in progresss

Monday August 1, 2011

I went to bed with the beginnings of a sore throat, so when I woke up around 1 am with it still feeling tender, I decided to take a look.

I got the head lamp from the junk drawer and headed to the bathroom to see what was going on.

What I saw was not pretty. Red, puffy, pussy nodule in the back right side.

I, of course, googled it right away.

I could either have the beginning stages of thyroid cancer, strep throat, or just a normal sore throat.

I haven’t been sleeping well these last few weeks (or summer) — and I am pretty sure this sore throat is stress related.

I’m still working through some fear/procrastination tendencies (which is a bummer but the truth). I don’t want to let anyone down and sometimes my fear of the mistakes, the crappy photos, the imperfection of the work — stall and scare me, and ultimately cause me to lay away at night and NOT SLEEP.

I am definitely a work in progress, and I recognize that forward movement takes effort, time, and accepting of the mistakes.

And of course, in the end I know that it’s going to be okay.

Continuing to remind myself to just breathe, keep calm, and carry on.

Just read this — amazing.