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Very exciting things are afoot for my little family. B and I hosted my father and brother in law for a few days so they could go house hunting in our area, and eat some yummy Texas BBQ while they were at it. After much Internet researching, open house viewing, model home stalking, and several days later, they picked a brand new development about a mile from my house! Now they just have to sell their homes in California, then build their new Texas homes. Should take awhile, but it's awesome they are starting on the road to moving out here. It will be wonderful to have family out this way. Billy especially has missed his family like crazy. They are really close, so it's been hard for him not to be able to see them regularly. Now he has a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and can have a lighter heart knowing they will be out here soon. If all goes according to plan, that is. Never know what life can throw at you. But we're staying optimistic.
Julie Wilhite Photography, hair and makeup by Revelry Beauty (me!!)
Wedding season is in full swing, with a busy summer ahead. It's not 45 weddings crazy like last year, but it's busy enough for me. I am traveling a whole lot more this year for weddings, which takes up more time and resources. I am so thrilled to know I will be a part of some of my friends' weddings that I otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to.I'm looking at heading back to CA in June and again in July, Detroit, MI area in August, and Atlanta, Georgia in September. I've never been to Michigan, and it's been over twenty years since I visited Atlanta, so I am really looking forward to my brief moments of traveling to those locations.
I am still feverishly searching for a great vacation deal to somewhere warm with a nice beach that stays in budget. I kind of wish Austin had a larger airport, because the flight options are on the poor side, and require multiple connections or very expensive tickets to make it to the destinations I am researching. If you know of something affordable, warm, and beachy, let me know! I am literally open to anything  that hits those requirements, from South Texas along the Gulf, Florida, anything in the Caribbean, and Mexico. Cruises, too! All inclusive resorts are ideal, but if they price is right, I don't even care about that.
I've had some fun creative stuff going on lately, too. I teamed up with AzulOx Visuals for a dark Victorian shoot yesterday. Josh even shot some video of the shoot, which you can see below. It was really cool to work on something outside the normal bridal realm for a change. Josh definitely challenges me to think outside my boxes, which I appreciate! He's an amazing photographer, for weddings especially, so if you are in the Austin area and need photos, he's your guy.

Other than work stuff, I have been going strong on the Tone It Up Bikini Series, having lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks. It is so nice to see the real-time results, which keeps me motivated. I am struggling, though. I learned the importance of  a proper schedule and getting enough sleep. While family was in town, my sleep was little, and all over the place. That made me really tired and not want to work out. Being tired made me crave sweets and carbs for quick energy, and made it hard to get everything I needed to do and eat in, while encouraging laziness. Now that family has gone home, I need to work on getting myself back on a proper sleep schedule, and hit those workouts hard, since I only have 3 weeks of the program left. I can power through this and see even better results.

I was talking about what I will do once the program is over, and I decided to just restart it , or at least one of the other TIU free programs, so I can keep up a schedule and have something to guide me. I know myself. I would just flail and falter once the program was over and I no longer had a schedule or specific workouts to work for. I don't want to undo 8 weeks of hard work.

So what's new with you? Are you vacationing anywhere this summer? How about work, anything new or exciting going on?


  1. Hurrah we made the blog! :)
    This isn't exactly beachy but the little trailer place I was telling you about in Marfa-it looks so cute - http://elcosmico.com/stay/shelter

  2. Looks like you've been a busy girl! I have been busy on the home front ticking off more renovations from the epic to do list .... really hoping to finish the house this year and then celebrate with a trip to the USA next year :)


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