Saturday, April 30, 2011

Anslee's Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday Party on the Farm!

We took the kids out in the pasture to pet the baby cow!

Leland eating his cake and ice cream.

I made Anslee's outfit to match her cake!

I shot a few pictures of Anslee for her 2nd Birthday pics.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Things have been very busy around the Rooks household! Jason works odd ours and I work around the clock it seems! 4am is my new bedtime most nights. I would much rather stay up and get my work done that to stay cooped up in the house all day! I hate to make Leland stay inside when it is so pretty outside. I try my best to keep him on a routine everyday that allows him to nap around a certain time, play outside a few times a day, read his books and learn things, and he makes sure to fit in time for Mickey!

So far this week, I have mailed close to 100 items to customers in several different states. I am finally getting in a groove of production for the business. The new big machine helps out tremendously, and most days I have all 3 machines going at one time.

I have several blogs that I keep up with and friends that are in the same business as me. I always find it reassuring to read that they are having an, "I quit" day! I sincerely love what I do, but there are some days that I just need a break from the world!

It is not always easy being a full time Mommy and a one woman business. I get a lot of help from my Mother in the form of babysitting, pattern cutting, errand running, support, etc. and for that I am forever grateful. Running a one woman business has it's perks, but is definitely stressful at times! I am a secretary. a designer, the package packer, the e-mail answerer, the invoice sender, the main pattern cutter, the supply orderer, and the list goes on and on and ON and does not even begin to include my duties as a Mommy!

Sometimes, as many of my friends in this business do, I do have, "I quit" days, but who doesn't? At the end of the day, I have to Thank God for blessing me with everything in my life. When I was laid off a week before I had Leland, I was devastated and extremely worried about how things would work out. Through a lot of prayer, tears, and trying times, I couldn't be happier with how things have turned out.

I would not trade anything for my crazy life. I absolutely love staying at home to watch my baby grow into the sweetest little boy. I also love talking with all of my customers and the satisfaction of how excited they are with the products I have designed for them! I meet customers everywhere!! I recently did a Birthday outfit for a lady that was standing behind us in line to see Santa at the Bass Pro Shop last year! I also recently got a big order from the manager of the store where I purchased my Matron of Honor dress for an upcoming wedding. I take cards everywhere I go in my wallet. I have given them out at the doctor's office, Wal-mart, Target, etc.

I often get comments from my college friends that I am not even using my college degree and am still successful. Boy are they WRONG!! I use my marketing degree and skills daily!

On a side note...who is tired of all the bad weather we are having?? ME!! I hate bad weather and we have had several close calls with tornado's in the past month. I don't mind rain, but I hate storms...and so does the dog!

I believe I have posted before about how the dog freaks out when it is storming outside. You usually can put her on the couch or bed beside you and she will calm down; however, with the past few storms, the dog seriously freaks out, pants, and shakes for an hour or more. Thank goodness the Vet gave her some medicine that will hopefully calm her nerves. Unfortunately, we may get to try the new medicine tomorrow with a bad batch of storms headed our way. I do not like drugging my dog, but I don't want her to have a heart attack either!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Perfect Sunny Day!

Thank You Mickey for entertaining my child when Mommy is in desperate need of getting something done! We went to the lake Sunday because it was absolutely beautiful outside! High of 80+ and clear blue skies. The neighbors had some beautiful flowers, so we borrowed them for a few pictures!

Leland enjoyed a popsickle on the porch
and then passed out on the boat ride!
He woke up in time to enjoy the sunny day and visit with Grandma and Grandpa.
We even floated in the water!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blue jean baby......

I took Leland to Aldridge Gardens today in hopes of seeing the ducks and getting some cute Easter pictures. There are usually 30 or more ducks there, but today there were none! We also didn't get many good pics in his bunny outfit, so we'll have to try again another day!

After a quick break on a bench, I changed Leland into his jeans. Any time I take him to do pictures, I wind up taking close to 100 or more before I get a few good ones. Today was no different. I LOVE these few good pictures I got in his jeans!!
I LOVE the above picture! I am not being biased (well maybe I am), but Leland looks like a little blue jean model in this pic!!

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Jason and I were married on March 1, 2008. We are each others best friend and wouldn't trade our lives for anything! Jason was born and raised in Newnan, GA and I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where we now live. We have an awesome family that is always there for us. We had a beautiful baby boy, Leland Matthew, on July 22, 2009. He is now growing like a weed and so much fun! We have a very hectic life, but we love it! We take everything that God gives us and deal with it the best we can. We know he has a plan for our family and can't wait to see what the future brings!!