Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Love Affair Workshop

Many of my faithful readers already know that at the end of May I will be done with my job at Cornerstone Church. After six years of incredible ministry and personal challenge, God has given me a new job - Callen's mom! Mark and I have known all along that when we had two kids, I would stay home. Nope, not making any announcement here . . . it just seemed like it was the right time now rather than waiting.

If you are a long time reader, you also know that I've dabbled in photography for quite some time. I sort of fell into it by accident. Then it became something I enjoyed doing as a creative, on the side outlet. I don't know that I am really any good at it . . . that's where the LOVE AFFAIR WORKSHOP comes in.

In July I am traveling to Atlanta, GA, for a week of intense training AND intense fun! Four fabulous ladies (one of whom I have known since she was in elementary school!) host this event for women only, and from what I understand, it is much more about personal growth and understanding and balance than it is about photography. Don't get me wrong, I will come away knowing more about photography than even I possibly can dream about. But I am so looking forward to really getting it - a new passion for this "hobby," a clearer picture of what MandyBee Photography should look like, and some definition of even the real viability of photography as extra income for our family.

They are also hosting a scholarship contest, hence this post. They will enter names in a raffle for each task attendees accomplish. Here's hoping that the name that comes out of that hat is mine!

I'll leave you with a pic of two of the sweetest boy on earth . . .

7 comments:

Nate and Natalie said...

Congrats on your new full time job! It's the best job in the world and I know you are one awesome mom! Have a blast at your conference. Adorable picture of your guys too.

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

Mandy! How exciting! Both to be able to stay home full-time and to join Kelly down in Atlanta. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

MANDY YOU ARE AN AWESOME MOM AND GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH AN AWESOME FAMILY. I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND ALL THE OTHER LITTLE BLESSINGS GOD SEES FIT FOR US TO HAVE ALONE THE PATH OF LIFE. I LOVE YOU .

Anonymous said...

oh I love you . Momma

Christi said...

MAndy, I must have missed the part about you leaving cornerstone in May! I didn't know. I am SO excited about you working the photography thing to its fullest though. What a great "hobby-job" for you to get a little more serious about! I am happy that you are going to have more time to spend with the boys in your life and know that they will be blessed for it. I hope that your are scholarshipped! Love you!

angie said...

mandy! so excited for you! love affair, staying home- all of it! :)

Melissa said...

Mandy
Congrats on your new full-time job! You will surely be blessed (I can't stress that enough)How exciting about Mandy Bee Photography. I love looking at your pictures--Callen is SOOOO cute! All is well and busy in Indiana. Lauryn is at a Leadership camp this week near Chicago; Cortney is at church camp for three days and mom and boys are hanging out! I would love to hear about your trip to GA.
Melissa Martin