As you can see, the fabulous Rita of Coffeeshop Photography, was able to complete my blog overhaul this past weekend. I had mentioned in my last post that in order to avoid having two separate blogs….one family blog and one photography blog, I was hoping to combine the two and get a blogsite.
She certainly delivered…….This layout is exactly what I had in mind and she was so fantastic to work with. Even though I have been doing my own blog design these last few months, I could have never pulled this one off. In the whole grand scheme of blog code, I know just enough to be dangerous, but nothing as sophisticated as this. If you are looking to make a change, I highly recommend her. After she finished up, she sent me all the instructions so I can make future changes. So from here on out, I will be able to do things like change the pictures in the flash header, change my papers, my logo, my fonts, and colors.
So, now that I am officially up and running, I have some serious work to do. I need to go back through and label and link all of my posts so they go to the appropriate place. I also need to create drop down boxes on my menu bar. It is going to take me a little time, so bare with me.
You may have noticed that my sidebar is gone…. well, not really….scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will see most of what was on my old sidebar. That is still a work in progress too!!
Needless to say, I am feeling a tad overwhelmed at the moment. Of course I want this all done yesterday, but that just isn’t going to happen. I have lots on my plate right now, so I am going to need to be realistic.
Last week I had my first online class and it went better than expected. A big thank you to the 5 ladies that were my first official students……they made it so easy for me and I can tell they learned so much in just one session. I have another class scheduled this Thursday night and I have a jam packed work week, so I might be kind of scarce around these parts.
So, are you wondering why I have a beach picture up there?
Last year at this time, Pat and I were at The Atlantis in the Bahamas. That is where this picture was taken. I am sad to say that we are not heading back to the Bahamas, but I am going to be heading somewhere warm and sunny!
Next Sunday, I am leaving for Scottsdale, Arizona…….. it is not the beach, but it will certainly be very hot and anywhere I can wear flip flops and capri pants works for me:) I am traveling out there on business. I have meetings for a few days, but my boss has graciously exteneded my trip so that I could get a little extra R&R before returning home. I have never been there before, but I am very excited. I am staying at The Phoenician and have heard nothing but wonderful things about it. As soon as the business meetings commence, I plan to be poolside with a nice fruity drink in my hand or visiting the resort spa.
I feel somewhat guilty leaving Pat and the kids at home…..okay, really guilty, but sometimes even us Moms need a break. My daily schedule keeps me hopping, so from time to time, a little downtime is just what the doctor ordered. Fortunately, I have an amazing husband who realizes this and is happy to pick up the slack in my absence.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
I will be here for Black and White Wednesday, but I other than that……..my next post might be from warm and sunny Arizona…..and you just never know who I might run into along the way:)