These past two months have brought a lot of changes for me!
One thing, I've had a lot of people ask me to do their pictures. Yay! So far I've only done one shoot and I've been paid for a newborn shoot for October. The best part? It is for TWINS!!! I'm so excited. It is for a distant relative who saw some of my other newborn pictures I put on Facebook. I don't remember if I posted but back in May I did my first wedding and since I put those pictures up three people have asked me about doing their wedding pictures next year. So I'm finally taking baby steps with my business and I haven't even advertised yet! Very exciting.
The other big news is that I've decided to try to work on a relationship with the father of my youngest two kids. There's a lot of people that aren't happy about it I'm sure, and a lot of people that just know things won't work out. But I don't care, the conversations we've had and the things that he's said and done have proven to me that he has changed. We're taking things slow, I'm not going to jump into it like I usually do, but I'm hoping that things are going to be different this time. If not, he knows that this is his last chance. I will still expect him to be there for the kids but I won't let him have my heart.
Last, I've decided that I really do want to move to Oregon. I visited the Medford area and LOVED it almost as much as the coast. And it really isn't that far away from the ocean. It reminds me a lot of Boise, only greet trees on the hills. It was so pretty. So I've decided that about the time that Jake is in school I will take my exhusband back to court so I can move out of state. The girls will be 12 and 13 so hopefully if he fights me they will be old enough to tell the judge exactly how involved he has been. Still hasn't seen them since Easter 2010. So that gives me a little time to get things organized and some money for court and moving. Maybe I can talk my parents or siblings into coming with me.