Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm B.A.C.K...

I'm sure I've mentioned this a time or two or 25: I love to make lists. So, when I was in Starbucks and saw a book "my life. my loves. my lists." I had to get it.

Wanna play along with me? Every once in a while, I'll post a question to prompt a list. I'll put my answers here. You can link up to your blog if you want to answer there or you can answer in the comments. It might be fun. I'm not sure if I have any readers anymore, but if I do, I'd love for you to join me!

Who are the people I most admire?
1. My father. Despite being on the lung transplant list, he is still living his life to the fullest. He doesn't want to miss one moment with his grandchildren. I'm so thankful that M will always have memories of her OB. Of course, my mom goes hand in hand with this. She never seems frustrated with my dad or his limitations. She is so strong and manages to always have it together.
2. M. I love her spunky little attitude. I love that she thinks everyone in this world is her friend. I love how brave she is in situations when my own heart is racing.
3. H. He's always willing to take on a new challenge. He's in a place where the Lord is working so obviously in his life. I love being on the sidelines watching it happen.
4. People who are neat and organized. I don't have it in me. I admire anyone who can keep their house company ready, who can get dinner on the table at a decent time, who has the laundry under control.
5. Authors. I love language and words and how they work together. I don't have a strong command over words or know how to make them work for me. I admire authors who spend their days playing with language, using words to make stories that entertain, challenge, inspire.
"We need a few heroes because they draw us on to become better versions of ourselves." ~Wally Bock
C'mon. Play along with me. Leave a comment with your answers or link us to your blog in the comments. There is no limit on your answer: tell about one person you admire or 10. This is up to you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Missing Y'all

Can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. I love this blog and I want to keep it up a little better. Maybe soon I'll redirect my energies into the things I really love and let go of some of the "extra" stuff that seems to have consumed me recently.

Despite being very under the weather for over a week, I've got a funny story to share.

After bathing M, I put a line of lotion on each leg and her tummy.

"Mommy, rub circles on my legs. I'm going to rub just up and down on my tummy."

"Okay." I rubbed circles on her legs.

"Mommy...*sigh* rub circles on my legs. Don't forget."

"Okay. I am rubbing circles on your legs."

"I'm just going to rub up and down on my tummy because I don't want to get lotion on my nickles."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Maternity Shoot

My favorite types of photography shoots are maternity and infant. One of my sweetest friends, Lauren, is expecting baby boy number 2. I was fortunately enough to do a maternity shoot with her this weekend. Here are a few of my favorites:

Dad and Big Brother E. Go Clemson!

Rockin' away in the nursery. What a sweet place to bring home baby.

Big Brother E already loves his little brother!

Baby Boy is most certainly covered in love. They waited and prayed for him for over two years. He is certainly a blessing for this family!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

SOOC: Saturday

My dear friend, Melody, hosts SOOC each weekend. Her images are breathtaking...mine are mediocre. But I want to start playing each weekend. After all, I'm in the habit of taking hundreds of pictures each week. Surely I have something from the week that I can post SOOC. One of my problems is that I love to edit the mess out of my pictures! I love playing with the levels, gradient map, saturation and on and on and on.
This week's picture comes from Winter Jam 2010. It was a fabulous concert with many of our favorite Christian artists. This is the lead singer from Newsboys as he ascended in the air. I love how he is highlighted and the rest of the picture is so dark, with a hint of the crowd at the bottom. I did have to resize the image so it would upload.

Slurping Life

Can't wait to see what everyone else is showing for SOOC this week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

March is here?

I gasped when February was gone and March arrived. Not so much because it came in like a lion, which is did, but because two whole months have escaped from me in 2010! Is there some weird thing that happens as you grow up that time begins to move at super speed?

Can it possibly be March 5 today?? Already? My goodness!

We have a full month planned. Last night we went to an amazing concert with many of our favorite Christian artists. It was magnificent. We're planning a trip to the Big City to see the Harlem Globetrotter's later this month. My favorite festival in town will be here in the middle of the month! At the end of the month, my brother will graduate from the Police Academy, so we'll be on our way to visit my family for a weekend.

I'm going to try to follow my sweet friend Kyla's advice and make time to enjoy this month. To take time to slow down and enjoy M and her precious little personality, sassiness and all.

I hope you'll do the same: enjoy the changing season.