Hi, I'm Katherine Bowman from Iowa and I'm blessed to be living out the dreams that the Lord has placed in my heart! Having a photography business has been a dream of mine for many years. I feel that now is the right time to take the next steps and make it a reality. I am passionate about my relationship with Jesus Christ, my family, Brasil, staying fit, traveling, and of course photography. This blog is a reflection of myself. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by!
Well, today is the day that the baby is due! Only about half of the day is gone, so I still have some time to make it! :)
After this, I need to get back to my cleaning. And NO, I'm not "nesting" like everyone talks about, I'm getting caught up on some piles that have accumulated from the last couple weeks. It's not that I want to do this stuff today, it's more about not having to look at them any more! :)
I just had lunch with Jerod and his mom and dad. We were talking about gooseberry pie, I think it's time to make another one! That way I'll have room in the freezer for the new gooseberries this spring! YUM! I'm ready for spring and gooseberry picking at the farm, and of course, having Bob follow me around! :)
Yesterday was my last day at work. In a way it felt strange, but it also felt good. I'm so excited for these next steps with the new baby in our family and the photography business!! About 2 weeks ago, it seemed like there was so much to do that I didn't know if it would all get done before i left. But everything on my list did get done, and i know that's because of the Lord. He literally made some of those days just stretch! There's no way else to describe it!
So here's to my new jobs! A mom, which should be any day now, and a photographer, which is a dream becoming reality!
The other night, Jerod and I watched a DVD by Cathy Duplantis called "Beware of the Dream Killers". She talked about the dreams that people have in their hearts that the Lord put there and how you can do nothing with them or you can cultivate them.
I've realized these past few weeks, when I tell people that I'm going to stay home with the baby and start a photography business, they don't have the same excitement that I do. Their eyes may get a little bigger and they'll say, "Oh." You can just see the doubt on their faces. It may be the way the economy appears or because it's photography, but I see the doubt is there for them. But after listening to Cathy speak, she reminded me that they may not be excited because my dream isn't THEIR dream. The Lord didn't put that dream in their heart, He put it in mine! They're not the ones that have talked to God about it, I have!! :) And so, I have peace and soooo much excitement about my dream! :)
Yesterday, my good friend Elly from e photography came over and took some pictures of me before the baby comes. (I'm due 2 weeks from today!) We had perfect lighting in the baby room and set up our own studio there! I'm really glad it worked out for her to come because the weather has been so cold the last few days! Here's one of my favorites (sooc).
I've been thinking about branding a lot these past couple months and what I want to have as my logo. I was very set on a logo a couple of months ago. The more I thought about it though, I decided to change it.
Today I went to the community college I attended 10 years ago for graphic design. My old teacher was there and helped me put my new logo that I had on paper, onto the computer! I'm so excited about it. I'll be sharing it soon!
The baby room is done! Well, almost! :) All I have left is to decorate the walls, but that can get done any time. (Ok, and put a decent ceiling light in!) The main things such as painting and furniture moved in is done! And for that I am thankful! Because the doctor doesn't think I'll make it to my due date on the 28th! We'll see! Here are some pics of the room.