Life Happenings

Oh, hi there!

It's me, the non writing blogger, Beka.

I do realize I have been so silent on the blog but I will also tell you two things:

1. I have just been living life and loving it. Blogging hasn't been a big priority right now because I'd rather be living than sitting behind my computer.  Not that I'm against sitting behind my computer but lately I just felt like that isn't a priority for me.

2. I think I've been a social media recluse. I haven't wanted to blog or post too much on FB or social media. Sometimes I go through phases like that and I think it's good to just be still and take a little break.

However, I do realize that I haven't updated anyone on anything lately, other than my Galentine party, and I want to do that. Some of my friends stay updated through this blog so I want to share about life and keep you all in the loop.

So, what is all going on?

First off, I opened up a photography business. It's called Sunshine Photography by Beka. I have a blog and FB page for it and I still need to file for taxes and do a few more behind the scenes business stuff but it's up and going. I'm excited and nervous about it. I'm excited because it means I can create my own schedule and hopefully be off when Dave is off. I'm nervous because if it flops then it flops and that would be sad.

I've had other photographer friends to meet with and e-mail with and that has been a huge blessing. You'll have to check out my blog and FB page and let me know what you think. And if you are in the area and want me to take your pictures I would love that too!

I also searched high and low on Etsy for a logo. I wanted something floral and I found the perfect logo. The designer does branding kits, it was very affordable and I'm really happy with it. You can see their work here.

Can I just get an Amen that social media is a big fat pool of drama lately? I mean, I thought the election would calm people down but then that women's march happened and I was almost embarrassed to be an American woman. Seriously! What in the world? After too much drama on social media I deleted about 250+ people from FB and I unfollowed a few people on Instagram. I did indeed unfriend some people on social media that I am friends with in life. I kind of felt guilty but I also am just tired of seeing mean and disrespectful hashtags about who God has put in as our President. I think it is disrespectful and I just don't want to be bombarded with that all the time. I will see those people in real life if our paths cross and I still consider people my friends but for some reason social media just really shows people's true colors and it was too much for me. Moving on ....

Kansas has had warm weekends and I AM LOVING IT! I have been doing my long runs on a Friday so I can win the weekly FitBit competition. I am not even lying, a FitBit competition is a real motivator to run 6 miles on a Friday.  However, by Friday's it is in the 60's and is perfect for running. Last Friday my friend ran 6 miles with me. She was pushing her baby in a stroller and still lead the way in front of me. I wanted to quit, but how could I when she was pushing the stroller and there I was just huffing and puffing.

Valentine's Day! It was so fun this year. I actually worked that morning but came home to FarmGirl flowers on my door. Yes, I did indeed send Dave a FB message requesting them and he was nice to order them for me. I love them! But you all know me and flowers so that is a given. We ate lunch with Dave's family and then we went to Krispy Kreme because my nephew had never been there and I think we spent around 2 hours there. He was fascinated by those donuts and apparently watching donuts being made is exhausting because he slept from 5:30pm - 7am the next day. That evening my parents and granny came over for dessert so it was fun to see them too.

Here is Dave, trying to eat the flowers he bought me. ;) 

My nephew in Idaho turned 4 on Valentine's Day too. I have no idea how he is four years old but he is and I just love him to pieces. I always feel sad when I think about how far away they live but such is life.

I've been working more. Our Aquatics Director at the Y moved so I have been filling in until the new one arrives NEXT WEEK. I'm happy to fill in but it has definitely been a learning experience, fun and challenging all at the same time.

Next weekend Dave and I are headed to Albuquerque. The missionaries that we stayed with in Thailand will be there for a visit so we will head that way to see them. Those missionaries are two dear people, faithful to The Lord and an inspiration to my walk with Christ. I'm so excited to hug them! I will also be stuffing my face with every Hatch green chile that I can get my hands on. Bring on all the chilis!

Happy Friday, friends! Thanks for staying updated with me and my life.

PS - If you have a FitBit shoot me an e-mail and I'll add you.


  1. I'm with you on the social media drama! I've unfollowed/unfriended a heap of people, and I finally feel like I go online without wanting to bash my head against a wall. I'm so tired of the disrespect, too.

  2. I am so excited that you are starting your own photography business! I love the logo, and I checked out your Sunshine Photography blog and it looks awesome. You always take such pretty photos. I hope you share more about your business adventures, starting a business from scratch is really cool to me. Have fun in Albuquerque!

  3. YAY! I'm so excited for your photography business! I've already liked your page on FB, but I'm going to go check out your blog now! Your logo looks great, by the way! Well done on picking out the designer!