Blog slacker much?

My bad!
Not that I've seriously disappointed anyone by depriving them of my valuable insight.. haha
So much has been going on since May there is a lot to catch up on! I'll make it semi-brief.
1. We moved out of my mom's and are currently living with my aunt and uncle, just a few blocks away.
2. Mike lost his job that he has had pretty much his whole working life, which was really hard for him. BUT, he did get a job at US Synthetic through SOS staffing though, which is a huge blessing!
3. Milo still isn't crawling yet, which has me a bit worried, but he is sooooooo close. He can get anywhere he wants to go, but I couldn't tell you in words how he does it. It would be a combination of scooting, rolling, sliding, pushing, and pumping. haha
4. I have really kick started my goal of being a photographer. I started my own blog for my photography adventures and maybe someday I will actually make it a business. I don't feel confident enough in my ability to charge people yet. Hopefully someday I will because heaven knows we need the extra money!
5. My Grandpa Christensen had a stroke. This was really hard for me. I have always felt a disconnect from my dad's side of the family since moving out of my dad's and into my mom's when I was a kid, but lately its been really tough. Grandpa always accepted and loved me unconditionally and I felt it without a doubt. My passion for photography was largely because of his natural gift for photography. He never edited his photos and they were still calendar worthy. It is so hard to think that he may never be back to the way I remember and that he might have to be in an assisted living facility for the rest of his life. I've had such a hard time with that lately. But I know he is still the same Grandpa I love.
6. I am done with my first year of college at University of Phoenix! This is weird to me because I put school off for so long. It has been such a wild ride, but I am so glad I challenged myself to stick with it. I am trying to figure out what I want to declare as my major, because I am not as passionate about teaching Elementary school as I used to be. I took a psychology class and couldn't get enough of it! I was online studying way more than what was required, that should tell you something! Maybe I'll be a psychologist.. but how do I feel about that? :)
7. I have completely quit coke and all soda, besides diet coke. haha Hey! I have to have caffeine because I am the queen of migraines from hell. Diet coke gives me caffeine but has no sugar or calories! My goal is to still continue to lose weight (I've lost 10 pounds so far) so that I can be completely healthy before we even start to think about having another baby. And no I'm not dropping a hint about anything haha
8. I have started reading two new series of books. Yes, books!! I read on my spare time, what?? I was surprised too. I started to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is the start of a series. I have also started the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which is what the series "True Blood" is based on. I haven't read terribly far in either book, but I love them both so far. I just have to choose which one to finish first.
9. Milo's first birthday is coming up in a month! I am already starting to plan it! I am most likely going to do a cute monster theme, since he has always been our Milo monster. So the colors will be lime green, blue, and brown. I am really excited for it! :)
Here is a sample of an invitation I designed on tiny prints.
XOXO, Alecia

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