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Home, Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Why is it that people let the stress of the season get to them and end up being so unhappy and rude? Instead of focusing on the religious, family, charity, and all-around happy aspects of the season, too many people are busy shopping, planning, and stressing out.

Yesterday I stood in line at the post office for over half an hour, but what do you expect this time of year? There were two people working the counter, and one of them had the flu and was obviously feeling really bad. At one point he had to close his "window" to go out and put a sign on a stamp machine that wasn't working, and the people in line behind me about threw a fit. They were all extremely rude and carried on about how they shouldn't have to wait and he didn't need to be taking a break when there was a line etc etc. It was embarrassing.

Later in the day, I drove along behind a car for about 2 miles and saw him honk at no less than 4 different people that he was unhappy with for one reason or another. I even had someone honk at me because I came to a complete stop at a stop sign instead of just getting out of their way.

So I'm thinking that everyone needs to try to relax and cheer up. I know that getting a good bargain or especially getting things for free usually cheers me up so...

I'm going to have some random "happy days". Everyone who qualifies for a given day will be entered in a random drawing to win something (winner announced the next day). The entries will start anew each time, but you can win more than once.

* Today's winner will receive one free 5x7" print with their next order.
* To qualify, you need to share some holiday cheer today by leaving a comment on a photo session post. You can choose any session you want, but those in the last month or two are more likely to be found and appreciated. If you're feeling nice then you can leave several, but it won't increase your chances of winning.

ETA: The "day" will end 24 hours after being posted.
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The Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham, AL

Monday, December 10, 2007
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One year ago, Marcus and I were in Birmingham photographing the wedding of Michelle and David. I had photographed a Montgomery wedding for Michelle's friend Mandy in spring 2005. Mandy was a bridesmaid in Michelle's wedding so it was nice to see her again. The ceremony was held at Bluff Park United Methodist with the reception at The Tutwiler Hotel downtown.

The couple's flower girl was so excited and happy the whole day, but she got a little emotional after watching her uncle get married.

George/Mowery Wedding Anniversary December 9

The reception food was really good, but the desserts were amazing. In addition to the wedding cake, they had a large grooms cake and a table covered with all sorts of chocolate goodies.

George/Mowery Wedding Anniversary December 9

In honor of his birthday, Michelle surprised her dad with his own cake.
George/Mowery Wedding Anniversary December 9

George/Mowery Wedding Anniversary December 9

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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Monday, December 10, 2007
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I am currently working on sessions and orders through November 12.
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Monday, December 10, 2007
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The following people also had items mailed today:

Laura M (print order), Tessa W (print order), April W (print order), Christine S (print order), Allison K (album)
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Friday, December 7, 2007
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I got in some orders today and tried to get to get them sorted and mailed. I didn't get to the post office before they closed, but I will be going on Monday. If your name is listed below then you should expect USPS mail from me next week.

Meghan D (disc), Sarah B (disc) Leah M (partial print order), Ann H (print order), Allison K (print order), Linda K (print order), Emily D (form), Emily K (cards)
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