Thursday, March 20, 2014

Some of My Favorites

I started a photography course this semester in college to finally figure out my new camera.
The fact that I've had it for about 2 years now is not the point.
Don't judge me.

I played with the camera a bit and learned some on my own, but I really wanted to learn all the nuances of how to properly use it and get great pictures.

I am loving this class!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures so far.




This is one of the action shots I got at a local college basketball game.
I was still learning how to take indoor shot with movement, so it is a little blurry.
But, I like the action in it.



I love the rainbow of colors here.



This is a Magnolia tree shot from the ground up.
My favorite part is the glow.



I never could resist abandoned farmhouse equipment.
I wish I knew the story behind it.



This is one of my very favorite shots.
I adore how I captures the sun's halo above the barn.



The best part of the day for pictures.
The golden hour.



The simplest, most common things can look so different up close.

 

This one is in a dance studio with mirrors on both sides.
I like the wavy reflections back and forth.


I have about six more weeks in the class, but I am pretty sure I want to take
Photography II in the fall.
Hopefully before then I can get a better camera.
I have found that mine has some limitations and I am really itching
to learn how to do this the best way possible.


This weekend, my oldest boy turns 12 and we will be celebrating with
cake and presents at Six Flags.
I hope to be able to get some good shots to share with y'all.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Random

Just some randomness for you on a Thursday.


 I love this kid. He makes me smile.



My last Cub Scout.




Father/Son carpentry.



A sweet Lego TARDIS.



Oh, and Spring is coming.
Which means...



Happy almost Spring, friends!!





Sunday, February 9, 2014

So, thing is...

I am done.

We live in a world that tells girls,
"You must grow up to be something"
"You have to have a career outside the home"
"If you are a stay at home mom/wife, you are lazy, a leech on society"
"Depend on nobody but yourself"

Well, you know what?
I am done listening to it.
I am done feeling guilty for my calling.
I am done being told that I am worthless.


It's my job to raise these kids, to teach them about God, about love, about right and wrong.
It's a worthwhile job.
One I will never apologize for again.

And you know what else?
After they are grown, I may get a career.
Or I may not.
I might stay home then and spoil my grand children.
And love them.
And teach them.

Because my worth isn't in a "career."
My worth is in my God.




Proverbs 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. 

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.  

I am a wife.
I am a mother.
I will no longer think that is not enough.





Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 in Pictures

2013 was a very hard year for our family.
A lot of changes happened for us.
We are still adjusting, but I am hoping for a better,
happier 2014.

Here are the highlights from the year:

January


 We left El Paso in the middle of a snow storm.
We were ready to go!

February




 Jerry and I finally had a fabulous date night.
And we celebrated his 37th birthday.
Good times.

March




 Had a great day at Six Flags.
Josh turned 11 this year.


April


 Easter in the bluebonnets.
Trina's first driving lesson.

May




 My James turned 9.
Brand new great nephew added to the family.

June


 Summer in full swing with lemonade stands and snow cones.

July


 Forth of July fireworks.
Heroes being inducted into Hall of Fame.

August


  Bow ties are cool.
And so is school.

September


 Celebrating the life of my grandmother.
Solitary fishing at the lake.

October


Dancing the night away.
Whovians for Halloween.

November



Family Thanksgiving.
Finding just the right Christmas tree.

December


 A new Christmas Eve tradition.
Three generations.


Looking back, I will focus on the blessings and the good times.
Obviously, they were there.

Here's to making 2014 ROCK!!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cozy

For days it has been doing nothing but this...




So, I've been sitting in front of this...



Drinking this...




Warm.
Cozy.
Nice.



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunsets

Because sunsets make me happy
and I need some happy in my life right now.

Sunsets around my neck of the woods
over the past few weeks...


Out my back door


Down a country road


Over the trees


By the lake


Lake reflection


Over the city