My name is Shannon "Dabling" hence the title :) I am a mother of 3, stay at home mom, Creative Memories Consultant, and photographer. I have been a consultant twice so far, and have had my home photography studio for 7 years.

My goal for the year 2010 is to "Focus on Photos" and my mission is to help others with the same goal.

I love what I do and have met the most wonderful people through both of my business's. I hope that I can continue helping others.

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The Guilt Trip

Random musings


Just thought I would be a little real today. My eldest just turned 8 and will be getting baptized into our religion. It has begun a guilt trip. As time goes on and I keep taking pictures and putting them on the hard drive and not really getting anything done. I have also noticed lately that my memory is failing more and more. I have been feeling like I am also forgetting the stories that goes with the pictures. They are as important and the photos.

The photos are meant to trigger memories and send us on a walk down memory lane. That thought has got me exploring the why...why is that photo important. Why am I taking the picture and also who is it for? Is it for me or my children, will they remember, will I tell them the story?

My son just said the funniest thing to my husband the other day and I don't want to forget it but I know if I don't hurry and write it down it will be lost with all the other things he has said, or how he got that scar on his knee.

I am finding that life is so hectic and time just goes by and while I'm folding laundry or vacuuming the carpets I realize that I am not taking the time to keep track of what's really important. So I am challenging myself! I am also going to extend that challenge here too. My next post I will announce the challenge and all that goes with it and I hope you will come aboard and take the challenge to remember life!

Just thinking out loud....