sheer excitement! :) :) :)

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I write this as I am leaving on a jet plane for a whole 10 days for Mexico! :) A country I have never visited but always knew I needed to someday. Well, that someday has arrived. In only 10 short hours I plan to be sipping margaritas next to the pool and soaking in the evening stars from across our nation.

The first stop on my adventure is to take 3 days to relax. Sit and relax and breathe. Kate and I are flying down extra early to take some time for ourselves. To breathe again after shooting 38 weddings this year (whew!) and to take a big deep breath to prepare and dream about what 2011 holds for me, my family and my business. I want to ignore Twitter, ignore my e-mail and ignore Facebook…sorry friends, I love you….but e all know how many times I have blabbed on this blog about the importance of taking time for Emily. To be Emily. To think for Emily and to dream bigger than I ever would have imagined! :) So, that is what I plan to do. Oh…and of course maybe knit a few items on the beach while I’m there! :)

And then my second stop is to meet, visit and experience the fabulous Jose Villa and his ahh-mazing workshop in Guadalajara! :) This is the portion that I am almost peeing my pants about. I have admired Jose’s photographs for 900 years and I think that the beauty he captures is stunning. I really REALLY have high expectations about this experience and I CAN NOT wait for what it will bring to my and my business!!!! :) I know it will blow my mind.

Oh…but I must confess that I also do have a few other small “goals” while on my short vacay in Mexico such as….

1. Pet a donkey (or ride one up a mountain with my bags strapped to the side) I really do believe that I will get off the plane in Guadalajara, walk across the runway to my awaiting donkey that will take me to my room. I hope to take video of this when it happens! :)

2. Wear a sombrero. And like it! :)
3. ┬áLearn a few works in spanish (really my current Spanish talent extends to Bano……so I guess I’ll know where to pee while I’m there! :)

4. Eat some fabulous Mexican food (which I’m SURE will happen) This IS my favorite food group by the way (well…besides ice cream)

5. Drink a shot of tequila! :)

So…have a few fun weeks in the midwest friends. I’ll see you in a few days with some stories I hope are unforgettable! :)

  • November 4, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Michelle Huber - Wow, Guadalajara? Stay safe!

  • November 4, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Lisa - Love it! Have a *fabulous* time relaxing and dreaming!

  • November 4, 2010 - 8:42 am

    Heather - AWWWWWW have a blast Em!!!!! You DESERVE it!!!! You are awesome! :)

  • November 4, 2010 - 9:18 am

    Shay - You’re cute! Enjoy your much needed and DESERVED vacay!

  • November 4, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Krystina - Have a great time! I know your business will continue to grow and I am so excited to have booked you for our wedding! Enjoy the relaxation!

  • November 4, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    leah - HAHA! Love the supplemental pictures! Have a fantastic time!

  • November 4, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    jes - There is jealousy oozing out of my pores right now! Jose is on my “must do” workshops before I die. Is it sad that my bucket list is a list of workshops?

  • November 4, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Krystle - Have fun! You deserve it :)

  • November 4, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Anda - I adore you to death! Have so much fun Emily!!!! I can’t wait to read all about it!!! Xoxo

  • November 7, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Devin Joesting - You forgot to mention listening to Mariachi music on your to do list. I hope you hear lots of it, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood while listening to it! Have a blast dear friend!’

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