Just Checking In…

Hey there! I’m dropping in to say hello and fill you in on what’s going on in my world these days…

•As I predicted, I’ve been MIA with getting all things ready for our home closing in October.  It’s been an intense couple of weeks, but you know what? I’m really enjoying it! My Type-A personality has come in very handy and I feel like we have a good handle on things so far, though we did hit a slight bump in the road this week. We’re just hoping everything works itself out and it doesn’t cause a major setback. Kleber and I have shifted from being so nervous about the the big changes to wishing things were moving along faster than they already are.

•Kleber celebrated his 29th birthday this weekend! We usually treat ourselves to special concerts or events for our fall birthdays, but we decided to forgo any gifts this year to save up for the home improvement projects we have in mind. But with the help of his sisters, we still managed to have a sweet little surprise celebration complete with friends, drinks, food and cake in his honor. He wasn’t expecting it making it all the more special. It was a great way to start another exciting year.

•I have a family session scheduled next week in NYC which I’m super psyched about! Because I’ve been so preoccupied with all the personal changes in my life, I haven’t been proactive with getting the word out on fall sessions. But I do welcome the opportunity to step away from  all the moving and packing to create some beautiful art. So if you or anyone you know is looking for family/senior/engagement/maternity photos for this season, please contact me.

And because today is Around the World Tuesday at Communal Global, here’s a picture of Kleber’s super cool birthday cake made by his sister Priscilla of Cake, Bliss and Treats. I forgot to take a picture of the cake, but luckily Pris took a shot of it with her camera phone.  We’re deep in soccer season in my house and this cake with his favorite team’s jersey (Liverpool) couldn’t have  been a better fit – thanks Pris!!  

Left: The official Liverpool jersey.  Right: Kleber’s birthday cake.

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September 27, 2011 - 8:16 am

Life with Kaishon - I think of you every day : ) You are going to rock out being home owners…You always have so many great and creative ideas. I am SUPER happy about the washing machine. EEEK!

September 27, 2011 - 9:12 am

Mindy - that cake looks great! happy bday to Kleber…keeping you guys in my thoughts during your home buying journey :)

September 27, 2011 - 9:22 am

emily - Wow. That is an excellent and delicious looking cake!

September 27, 2011 - 9:36 am

Sarah - Dodeline Design - Oh my goodness, his sister is so talented! That cake is awesome! So glad you checked in. I hope you’ll blog about the new house and your improvement projects, I bet that’s going to be so much fun to make your own mark on the new place!

September 27, 2011 - 10:44 am

Haute World - Very cool cake! Happy birthday to your hubs and hope he had a good one. Are you saying you love moving? If so, I’ll give you a call when I eventually move again in a few months ;-)

September 27, 2011 - 11:35 am

Nadette - You and I are of the same minds, when the going gets busy, the blogging gets sparce. Super excited for the both of us and our moves, and happy belated to Kleber! I can’t wait for all the craziness to be over :)

September 27, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Camila Faria - I’m glad you’re enjoying those intense days. I’m sure you and Kleber must feel really anxious about the big move! Love the cake!

September 28, 2011 - 8:57 am

Angelia Sims - What a gorgeous cake! And super kicking! Heh.

You are going to love having a house. There is a different feeling inside and out. I lived in an apartment for 17 years. Love my house. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. :-)

September 28, 2011 - 10:20 am

Buckeroomama - I think you blogged about a cake your SIL made and I immediately thought of her when I saw this cake!

Such an exciting time getting ready to close on the house and planning for home improvement projects! We just finished remodeling our kitchen and much as I hated the dirt and noise while it was being done, I’m loving it now. :)

September 29, 2011 - 12:25 am

Maegan - Congrats on the new house! It’s stressful and exciting at the same time! Can’t wait to see pics and hear all about it :)

September 29, 2011 - 7:56 am

Amy - Thank you so for popping in for an update … the suspense was killing me! :)

September 29, 2011 - 8:12 am

Audrey Allure - That’s a really cool cake!

September 29, 2011 - 8:33 am

Piper - That’s the coolest cake! I’ve always wanted to have a cake made like that. And btw…congrats on the move!!!! :)

September 29, 2011 - 8:38 am

Cafe Fashionista - Gah! What an incredible cake – it’s almost too pretty to eat. If you notice, I said *almost*. :P

September 29, 2011 - 9:09 am

Christina Lee - So suuper exciting on the home and photography front!!! That cake is a work of art!

September 29, 2011 - 10:53 am

Sabine - Such exciting times. I can just see you whirling away, Maddy, creating your dream home. Kleber’s b-day cake is beautiful and very unique.

September 29, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Kristin - Here’s to you crackin’ open a bottle o’ bubbly and celebrating in your new pad very soon!

September 29, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Elle sees - Whew! Glad you’re ok. I get nervous when you’ve not written in a few (although I love and appreciate your comments!)

October 2, 2011 - 1:03 am

katrina - reading about what’s going on in your life is exciting… and invigorating! i’m happy for you both. and, happy happy birthday to kleber!

October 2, 2011 - 8:53 pm

WendyB - Spectacular cake!

October 9, 2011 - 9:38 am

Terri - JUst checking in to see how the house was coming along! What an exciting time!
Love the cake!

October 9, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Stephanie - Good luck with everything Maddy! That’s an awesome looking birthday cake. I’ll bet it tasted just as amazing as it looks :)

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

October 10, 2011 - 11:14 pm

camille - well, i’m a manchester united fan myself, so i cant tell you much about the cake! lol
just joking! :p
sorry for going MIA myself, but you know… life can get pretty busy as yours seems to be as well!!!
but i do miss your blog!!! i really love it here! and you can be sure: whenever I visit NY, i’ll most definetely want a photoshoot! lol
i’ll let you know when (hopefully soon, since i’d love to visit the US)!

October 14, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Tiera - Oh my gosh, what an amazing cake! I LOVE surprise parties, I’m having one for my mom’s birthday this weekend :)

November 29, 2011 - 10:43 pm

Anaiz - That is an awesome cake. And a huge congrats on the big move! How exciting :):)

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