Monday, June 2, 2014

My Instalife - Recap

What a week and a half it's been! WOW! My kids Summer break is in full swing and my "vacation" is over and it's time to get back to work! Still tons going on, but if you missed it a lot has happened in the last week and a half! If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know just how busy it has been.

It all started with some extensions before officiating a friend's "Surprise" wedding…
John captured this shot of me letting them know we were ready for the flower girl to come down. The groom instantly noticed my resemblance to Lady Liberty. Makes me giggle every time I see this pic! 

My girl Tara is now married to her bestir! I can't believe I had such an awesome role in her new life! 

My sweet little angel baby, is all grown up and graduated HS! And already she is forging her way and becoming her own woman! She starts college classes in just a few weeks! The girl wastes no time! So proud!

We took a moment to remember all those who sacrificed for our country. 

We hit 100K likes on Facebook and celebrated with a 50% off sale and packed all those orders and got them out! You can see how tired I am in this photo! HA! 

We spent as much time as possible on the beach with John's parent's before they had to head back to MA. 

We did the Disney thing for a day. I captured this poor kid mid yawn. By this point half the family went back to the hotel for the night, but Nakizzle, my MIL and I stayed behind for the fireworks. 

While at Disney, the proofs for some t-shirts arrived! Who's ready?

One day at Disney and I missed my Zero. He missed me too. He was all smiles the whole ride home! 

Since my oldest was 10, she has been planning getting a tattoo. She roped her Nana into the deal and Nana agreed thinking Kat would forget. Every year on her Birthday, she would remind Nana that they had one less year to wait for that first tat. So before John's parents left, we had to go get the tattoos. Kat had wanted a version of Tinkerbell. This pic is before it was colored in. For her first tattoo, it's a pretty big one. It takes up about 1/4 of her back. Brave kid! Her Nana got her first tattoo ever and handled it like a champ. It was pretty fun to watch the process through her eyes. She was freaked out! Worried about placement and size. She wanted to be sure she could hide it, no problem. Sunday morning it was a total different story, because she couldn't show hers off. Ah yes, that all too familiar tattoo bug is starting to form. Haha! 

We planned the tattoos for the last day of their trip on purpose, but went in with our ideas and scheduled our appts at the best shop in town in advance. But even with all the planning, there were last minute changes. I have three fairies tattooed on my back already. The tattoo takes almost 1/2 my back. It was done in a sort of comic style, very simple but exactly what I wanted. Originally I figured I would put this Tinkerbell silhouette somewhere on my back, but it just wouldn't mesh well with the existing tattoo and I didn't just want it slapped on there to look like an after thought. So I started frantically trying to figure out where the heck I was going to put a Tinkerbell on my body! My neck? LOL! Not happening! The back of my bicep? Somewhere on my legs? Meh, I already have a tattoo on one thigh, so I couldn't figure out a good placement. I don't want to look like I have a ton of small tattoo's all over my body. I like more of a flow. I have wanted a tattoo on the inside of my forearm, but I like to have them more "hidden" vs being the first thing people see when they meet me. So that spot was the spot I kept coming back to.  And I for sure didn't want to make a statement of "Hey look at me! I'm super obsessed with Disney!" by having Tink so visible. But in the end, Kat wanted Tinkerbell's, so I slapped that fairy on my inner forearm. I'm glad I did, it turned out to be the perfect spot for her! I plan on adding to it in time, to make it a bit more than just a Tinkerbell tattoo. I already know exactly what I want to do and can't wait. I love the tattoo and location and  I figure, you know what? I'm almost 40, so if people want to judge me because I have a tattoo, they can fuck off.

Anyway, that wraps up the eventful semi vacation. After all that, I feel like I need to just unplug for a few days, but my life doesn't offer up that luxury. Instead I took yesterday and went and got a pedi and then layed on the couch or in bed reading The Fault In Our Stars. Kat has read it about 5 or 6 times now and said it is a must read. I fell asleep before I could finish it, but I'm hoping I can finish reading it after work tonight. I also have some reviews coming up on the blog this week too! Actually, you know what? It feels nice to be back to normal. Did I give you a chance to miss me or did you follow along on IG?

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