2014 Reader's Choice Awards

Yes, I know.  Damn, that's a big photo of her face  I share it because it is not often these days that I'm feeling anything other than nauseous, exhausted and beat down with headaches with this pregnancy.  Looking nice is very far down the list of priorities so I figured I'd snap a photo of me feeling pretty damn good about myself.  Also, it's a portrait... and I just happened to have won this The Delta Optimist's Reader's Choice Award for best Portrait Photography second year in a row!!!  Not too shabby for a selfie.

My sweetheart Mr. O'Brien escorted me to the reception.  For all the time and muscle he has put in to making things happen behind the scenes, I felt he was reasonably deserving.

We sat outside on the patio where I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy plate of goods with the other winners of Ladner & Tsawwassen.  The cherry on top of the lovely evening was that Cait was working in the next room and brought me a personal bowl of hot crispy french fries to munch on while waiting to be called up.  French Fries have been the Number 1 craving this pregnancy, so yeah, I was pretty darn stoked about that.

A million thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the ballot forms!  A special thanks to all the parents that sometimes don't have enough time to take a shower and took the 15 minutes to fill out 25 of their favourite places and services in our small town.  Thank you for all the love, support and kindness over the past couple of years, I wouldn't be here without you!