He's Joined the Workforce

June 6, 2013

Rust Spot Nick Close Crop BLOG
This might be old news to some, especially if you follow me on facebook or instagram, but Nick recently got his first job.
I have been wanting to do a quick post to document and share the big news, but just didn't get around to it.
He officially started two weeks ago and finishes his training period this Sunday.

It was his idea to search for a job and he handled the search and application process all on his own.
Luckily for him, he got the first job he applied for.....so he was not looking too long:)
His 16th birthday is well within sight and having a car of his own was the main motivator....I believe.

Construction Site Collage Nick
He will be spending a good part of his summer working at a very popular local carwash.
They run a great business and primarily hire kids from High School and College.
He will get to work outdoors, get lots of good exercise, and have a little fun too.
It is amazing to me how many kids they have working there on each shift...
I guess they need a lot of hands on deck to get those cars looking all shiny!

We are really proud of Nick as he has entered this new chapter in his life.
So far he loves it, but he knows that they call it "WORK" for a reason.... it is not always fun and it is not always easy.
I am sure there will be a few life lessons learned along the way too.

~Happy Friday Everyone~
Make sure you tune in next week... there will be an exciting opportunity up for grabs.
Time to pay it forward (photography) friends!

PS. They are building a new home in our neighborhood.
The big dumpster on the lot that is used for scrap materials caught my eye this week.
It made for a super cool backdrop.


Unknown said...

Yeah Nick...He is SO very photogenic.

Unknown said...

How very exciting for Nick! You never forget that first job! Driving soon..wow!!
Hoping you have a great weekend! Hoping to dig out soon photo wish and get back on the group!!! Love you Teri
PS Looking forward to next week's blog!

patty said...

your portraits are always wonderful, and he is SO handsome. hope he has a good time and learns those valuable life lessons. xo

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, wow --a milestone. Hope he'll have a wonderful summer --meeting new people, learning, and just plain having fun. :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting for him. Why do our kids grow so fast, and for us it took forever? as always, I love these photos. . . That is such a good idea to shoot him at a construction site away from the building. Perfect! I can't wait until our class. I am so ready! and excited!

Dita said...

I can't believe the time has flown by so quickly! Nick is such an awesome guy and I can see him laughing and having fun at the carwash this summer in the sunshine. Even though its "work" I can imagine it will be a blast and he'll never EVER forget his first job!

Congratulations, Nick....you are as handsome as ever!

Dita and the Darlings

tiarastantrums said...

love that idea for a backdrop! Good for your son! A goal is always great!

Gina Kleinworth said...

So exciting for him!!!! A huge congrats.

My son has been going to work with dad- volunteering which he is loving. We have discussed a paid job- just trying to pick a place that might be of the most interest. A vehicle is certainly on the radar- since kids can drive here at 14 & he's nearly 16. He's feeling the rush.

Have a great weekend my dear friend!! Hugs!

Tiffany said...

Awesome Lisa..the job and the pictures. I have a worker this Summer too:) Have a great weekend!


Unknown said...

You always find the best locations for a shoot!

Amy said...

What great photos of your son. Congrats on his first job. :-)

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Love the backdrop and congrats on his first job.

Unknown said...

Congratulations!! Amazing photos!! :)

likeschocolate said...

Way to go Nick! I love the photos! What a great idea of using the trash cans for a back drop. They make a fantastic background. I would have never thought of using them. We have a ton in our neighborhood right now because they are building so many new homes.

Mimi said...

Good on ya Nick!
Lisa, what a stunner you have on your hands! And great idea to use the dumpster as a backdrop, only you would think of that!