New York Snow

Trip Start Sep 01, 2004
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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

I spent my Thanksgiving in NY. We went to my Uncle John's parent's house in Long Island. Unfortunately, Brea had to work that day at her restaurant job, so we saved her a nice plate of turkey, stuffing and the works for when she got home! So my day was filled with turkey, football and beer. I went back to Texas last month for my Birthday and for Halloween. It was a nice getaway and much needed from my hectic schedule here in NY. I got to see my family and friends...some things never change, which in this case is a good thing! We went out in Austin on Halloween. Drew, Matt, Rick and Me went out dressed as the Simpsons. It was pretty funny...and I got to party with my little sis, which was cool. The comfort of home is very refreshing and can be a natural healer, especially when you haven't been home in 11 months like me!

Today it was snowing in NY...the streets and houses were covered in white blankets of snow. Right now we have the fire going, the game on the tube and pizza to eat. I helped my uncle put up the Christmas lights yesterday. It was soooo cold, but we had a good time doing it. I got to watch UT beat up on Colorado in the championship game and now the Horns get to whoop up on USC, which I can't wait to watch next month. Last week I went to Beacon, NY, which is about two hours upstate. I was assisting on a photo shoot up there. It is artsy town set next to a beautiful river and mountains. I want to go back and take some more pictures in the spring time.
I got a promotion at my job and I really like what I am doing. I am still working long hours at the job, sometimes 12-15 hour days...which is kinda crazy, but somehow fulfilling at the end of the day. At least on the weekends I get to relax a little bit and do my photo shoots. We rented a van and took a road trip to Pennsylvania last week to play paintball. About 6 of us from Milk Studios and our friend Navarro, from Katy Baker, played in the woods at a huge snow covered paintball field. I have never played before, but had a blast and I was actually a pretty good shot.

Brea is working really hard too...and we are making decent money here. Everything we make we are saving for a new apartment in the city. Once we have our own place in the city our lives will be completely different. Right now we are commuting at least 3-4 hours a day back and forth to Long Island. Which hasn't been that bad...but it is taking a toll on us. It has truly been a blessing to be living with my aunt and uncle. They have opened up their home to us for the last 6 months and have been so helpful. The dogs Rocky and Scarlet are amazing little guys.

I have a new series of photos I am working on...trying to get a gallery show in NYC. I am still shooting fashion stories and have been showing my new portfolio to clients and agents in hopes of getting some freelance photo gigs. All in all things are great here. Brea leaves for Paris again on Christmas day to film her French miniseries. We will both be home for Christmas in Texas. I will be driving a U-Haul from Texas to NY at the end of December in hopes to make it to NY for New Years Eve. I hear it's a beautiful drive and I hope to take some amazing photos along the way...I do love a good road trip. see you soon!
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