Thursday, December 19, 2013

Montly blog circle - Holiday's.

Our theme - and very fitting for December - is Holiday's!
I did a holiday card photo shoot fundraiser for our local MOPS group this fall, I wish I could share ALL the families! It was such a fun experience.

My great grandpa Glenn made the little red chairs - I have many memories of sitting in them when I was little!

Now check out Kristi William's Photography holiday post!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monthly blog circle - NIGHT

Our challenge this month was NIGHT. In the middle of moving, I didn't have time to dig out my tripod and take some fresh, new shots, but I had a few from the last year to share.

Our little town sits down in a "hole". I shot this on my way home from Walmart one evening, it was neat capturing the storm blow in!
I captured this one on a cold and foggy night in January, straight from my front porch. 
Now go check out the rest of the blog circle, starting with Livie Tess Photography!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Self Portrait

Our blog circle theme this month is Self Portrait. I've taken these from time to time over the years, with some success, and I figured it was about time for an updated one.
  But today was our first day back to school, and every year I have gotten the tripod out and taken a picture of each (school age) child with me. Some years they turn out great, some years they are a little more fuzzy and out of focus... and so it goes.
We continued the tradition today and I decided I would use these for my blog post. 
  Each year I look at the kids' "back to school" pictures, and end of year pictures, and it's easy to see how much they have grown and changed.
  I wonder when I look at these pictures of me with the kids - has there been growth? Has there been change? Have the days made me a little kinder? More compassionate? More ready to listen and less ready to judge? Have they helped me see the urgency in teaching these things to my Children?
  Some days I'm not so sure, and then once in awhile I see one of them being kind, helping one another, and it makes my heart smile.

Now go check out Dalayna McKnight Photography (also my lovely Sister!) and see how she mastered her Self Portrait!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Showers...

Our blog circle theme this month is April Showers, and if you've been to western Nebraska this year, you can imagine that I was prepared to pull the garden hose out to make my own April Showers! Thankfully, we have gotten some rain, and lots of snow, (glad I shot these when I had the chance, because it has been cold ever since!)
so now I give you my take on April Showers!


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain 

Don't forget to check out Valerie Wicks Photography and see if she's found any April Showers!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy go LUCKY

Several months ago, I started "participating" in a blog circle with some other great photographers. And by "participating" I mean "I started with good intentions but always let the month get away from me and ran out of time to participate"! We choose a theme each month and this time MY theme (LUCKY) was chosen so I HAD to get it in gear this month!
   It's great to see each photographer's interpretation of the theme, so be sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post!

I had a hard time sticking with one subject, but when it comes to LUCKY this little guy is where it's at! Maybe it's because we waited a long time for him, and were almost ready to give up about the time I got pregnant, or maybe it's because he is so calm, easy going and happy go LUCKY!
I hope you love these pictures of Carter as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by, now head over to Valerie Wicks Photography and see what Lucky means to her!