Monday, January 26, 2009

On Siku and Snow

You may have been wondering - "what in the world have elisha and andy been doing lately?" and "why do they never blog about their lives anymore?" Fortunately for all of my lovely blogging friends, I can answer both questions and set your minds at ease.

First, I'll answer the second question - we are simply the kind of people who, if given any down time at all, fill it up with lots of other busy stuff. Secondly, I've had a bit of blogger's block, and can't think of anything to write that would remotely interest anyone, except for perhaps our dog's feces located in the front yard.

In order to appease my lovely friends who have been wondering what we've been up to, I'll happily elaborate now.

First off, we've adopted Siku (which means Ice in Innuit), a very obedient and adorable little Siberian Husky. See photos to verify cuteness.

It was a little challenging dealing with potty training, but he figured it out quickly enough, and we finally have a puppy who knows to do his business outside. As proud parents of our little guy, we decided to introduce him to the world. First off, as avid snowboarders, he discovered snow. He loved it. And then he got cold, and decided he was very done with the snow. After introducing Siku to snow, we decided that he should meet other dogs. We then forged the unbreakable friendship between him and my sister and brother-in-law's dog, Sara. They love eachother and we love that they keep eachother entertained. They tackle and bite for hours and we sit and enjoy that we don't have to follow Siku around ensuring that he doesn't chew the house to pieces. We've also introduced him to the park, our friend Becca's puppies - Chloe and Ripley, our cat Rimsky (whom he also loves and likes to tackle), and baths (which he thinks were sent straight from The Pit to torture him).

Secondly, we've been loving and hating the snow. Loving = on the mountain. Hating = in Portland.

See photos of loving snow.

See photo of hating snow.

Due to the snow, Andy's work allowed the homeless patrons to stay the night for two weeks. And we, along with other fortunate individuals, got to sleep on linoleum floors while supervising the night-time activities. We hope it doesn't snow again for a while.

In other news, we've been doing a lot of photography work and keeping pretty busy. Our New Years' Eve wedding was lots of fun and our couples this year have been fabulous to work with. However, after much discussion about what we want from our life, we've decided that we will no longer be doing photography as a profession after this coming summer. We want to enjoy photography and we want to have our lives back, and therefore, we decided that continuing with the wedding photography business is not the direction that we want to go with our future. I must say that doing photography as a business has given me renewed admiration for everyone who is doing photography as a full time job. The financial rewards are small, the work is hard and time consuming, and the demands on your time are unending. Therefore, I send kudos and applause to all professional wedding and portrait photographers.

I'll leave ya'll hanging there and post more about our life later. For now, photo editing beckons once again.

1 comment:

emily said...

wow that is some big news lady. I am glad you have made a decision you are happy with, but will miss you in the "biz". I wish you both the greatest luck in what ever the future brings. :)