Monday, March 2, 2009

Here is all the that is going on with ME!

~Karen Marie~
One of my dearest friends, Karen, has begun to live her dream. I met Karen working at the hospital I work at still, where she was the youngest LVN at the time working there. She at times would talk about "how photography was a love" of hers. She worked through the years and every once in a while I would catch wind again her saying that same phrase. She married and soon baby #1 was coming. She found a woman who took belly shots. Well, let's just say that seed was planted in my darling friend! Karen was soon taking photos of her friends whom were pregnant. Yes, you heard right, she was taking photos right out of her home. Black drapes and all! And then she interned for a photography studio where she fine tuned her god-given skills.

Well, things turned for her once she went to work at a Ultrasound Clinic (where they did 3-D U/S's), and soon I found out she was taking photos know as getting paid. Karen then moved from there and formed her own photography studio! I can't tell you how very proud of her I am! Someone who is living her dream! Karen I love you girlie! And I am always here for you and will never let your dream fail! You are such inspiration to me and Jim and we love you and family very much! Thanks for making things beautiful!

Karen has two sites that you can visit! One is under construction but will be open soon! It is her newest business venture!
Belly Beautiful Portraits

Starlet Photography

The above pic above is the cover of a local parenting magazine ~ Karen did the cover and photo shoot! Once I get the mag, I will share with you the photo shoot! Love it!

For anyone who lives in the Sacramento area or greater surrounding areas, I highly encourage you to look Karen up as your photographer where she can capture you going through one of your most beautiful times....pregnancy and on through ~! And if you want a fun, sassy photo of yourself for a loved one or heck just for you...then become a Starlet! Ladies...she creates MAGIC! In future days I will become a Starlet and I will share with all of you!

The Scrapbook Addict closed for good!
This is the sad part of this dear friends, Helen & Sarah, had to shut the doors to their dream! The Scrapbook Addict became another victim of the encomy. It was a sad day for alot of us who came there to find solace and hang with these beautiful women! My heart and prayers go out to my friends! I love you both!

A Day with Hubby ~ Pro Bass Shop ~ Manteca,CA
Now, I am not a hunter or fisherman but I have to say this was overwhelming to saw the least! Now, I know my friend Suzanne will have a heart attack from the Suze...close your eyes, doll! This store is huge, they have a huge fish tank with big mouth bass, striper, catfish,strugen (sp?) all the fish were HUGE! And you should have seem them when feeding them...WOWSERS! Impressive! They have a archery lane where you can try out bows, that was fun. They have a mock shooting gallery (a pocket of quarters a must)...but still beat hubby! It is a scientfic fact that women are better shots! It is proven over and over!

Museum Day in Sacramento
Adrien had a great idea ~ to do Sacramento's Free Museum Day! What a great idea. Now, we have done most of the museum's in SacTown but can you believe I have never done our Governor's Mansion?! It was so beautiful inside and out.

All the furniture is the orginal, and fresh flowers everywhere! And the bedrooms were just glorious! I know there are few women on here that would certainly be jealous! The Pink bedroom was Adrien and I's favorite! I highly suggest this for everyone. If you plan it right you can take shuttles to and fro from the museums. And there are so many great eatries around town! Put this on your to do list!

The Super Bowl Party!
Well are finally the photos of the Super Bowl Party! Not as many as people I was expecting and poor hubby got mandated that day, so couldn't come and play with us! And eat some of my famous hot wings! Baby, next year!

During the 3-D part of the Super Bowl...did you all have your glasses! I pinch your head!!! Pinch...Pinch!

All interested in the TV, hoping and praying that the underdog Cardinals would make close, yet so far!

BF...totally chilling and saying PEACE OUT!
With renewed faith,


just bob said...

Welcome Back Robyn!

Josh said...

welcome back! grats for your friend, sorry for you other friends, and double grats for you!

Junie Moon said...

So many good things to discover today on your blog (as well as the sad news). Also, congratulations to your friend's photography dream come true -- and what a wonderful bit of news during this month of "Women's History Month".

Scrappy Jessi said...

you have had allot going on.
that museum is awesome.
your friends pics are so fab! i love pin up shots.
what fun. glad you are back doll.

Naturegirl said...

Great job your friend did with her photso! I wish her much success!
Loved the museum photos

Walker said...

Finding your dream job and lving it is special and the ones who loose their dreams jobs could at least say they experienced doing what they always wanted.
Yup Susanne is going to have a kaniption LOL

Rosemary said...

Hi Robyn,
Missed you too!!
I have been really busy lately, just trying to keep up with the blogs. Glad you came to visit me.
Let's chat again soon,

Mr. Shife said...

Well it sure is nice to see you back out here Robyn, and a great post. Congrats to your friend Karen. I wish she lived closer because I would have loved to have her take some belly shots of Mrs. Shife. And sorry to hear about your friends scrapbook store. Looks like you had a great time with the hubby and the Super Bowl looked fantastic. Hope you are well. Take care.

Cece said...

Nathan loved the "snow wolf" picture. And the old mansion was beautiful. Thanks for catching us all up on things. We have missed you!

Fish Whisperer said...

Long time since I have been around. My humblest apologies. I have had a lot on my plate. As you have also. Glad to see you back and still swinging. The pin ups are great. I really like the bass pro shops part. One of my favorite places to shop online. I don't think I ever mentioned this but I spent part of my childhood in Sacto. My brother was born there also. Small world we live in with lots of people.
Great to hear from you and I will keep up with you more.
When I think about you and your strength it reminds me of something my grandmother used to say to us as kids.
Stand up on you legs
Just like two fried eggs
Let your sunny side show.

Take care

Leah said...

Hi Robyn! I totally wish I could get a pin-up pic done, those look awesome.


Lori said...

i just looked through all of the pics on your friends site, and they are gorgeous!!! she really does beautiful work!!!

paige said...

hey friend!!!
sounds like loads of fab things going on....congrats on your friends new endeavors
SO glad you're doing well

Natalie said...

Robyn, Your blog is very cool! I think you should come for a visit. We would love to have you and I just know we'd have fun. Looking at your different pictures, I was thinking to myself how I would have taken a photo like that. LOL Made me laugh!
I also love the photo's you put on your sidebar.

Love Ya,

Suzanne said...

Hi baby, beautiful. I'll come back later. For now I'm looking for that damn "Hugs" video for Bob. Where is it babe? Page 3? 4? 5? Damn.

Skeeter said...

Hi Robyn,

Glad you're back and finding silver linings in the rain clouds. It's a tough economy out there for sure. So happy that you're smiling :-)

Best wishes,


~Kristen~ said...

Missed ya girlie! Glad to see you back to posting! And a fabulous post it is!!!


glad yer back at it!!! yer photog friend indeed has a knack! look forward to reading more of your posts...

Julie said...

Loved reading about your friend following her dream. Come by for a visit soon..

Suzanne said...

Wow, I finally came back and officially read this post. Awesome!!!! I'm visiting the Gov's Mansion. Totally beautiful. I absolutely love "what's her names" dress on the left and the pink classical wall paper behind her. I'd look good in that dress surrounded by that wall paper. I could also wear that dining room!!! Gorgeous! And the architecture...forgive me...


I love you baby and I'm so glad to see you happy once again. You have one of the greatest attitudes of anyone I've ever known and it's an honor to have you as a friend and to come to this blog and smile.

You'll laugh, but when I came to the sports shop I saw all the antlers and thought "I hope no deer died for that!" Then read what you wrote. You know me so well. It's just too damn funny. It's a beautiful shop, but with a bit too many dead animals for me. But really, I understand, so I'm going to cut you some slack.

Okay, now for official business. I've tagged you. Shut up! I think this is my first tag ever and I damn well expect you to participate. So get your imagination in order and shuffle your ass on over to my blog for the unofficial rules beautiful. Go to Leah's or Megan's for the official. Yes, it's true, I still suck at all the details! Oh, then page down and read the "HUGS" post. Yes darling, it's still cherished and being passed along.

I love you very much,

1) If Karen drops by, please welcome her with open arms. She's a gem.
2) I love you. Oh, right, I said that.
3) Your Karen's photos are beautiful. I'm thinking about calling her. What a wonderful 50th birthday present to self!
4) So sorry to hear about Scrapebook Addict. Very sad what's happening everywhere.

I love you baby.

Sandy said...

Hi Robyn,
Great post! Welcome back. Love that magazine cover ~ the pics are awesome.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Natalie said...

Robyn, I just love your new look. Did you do it yourself????


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Hi Robyn, looks like you had a great party. The mansion is beautiful.

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