Sunday, April 17, 2011

I heart faces entry

I've been following the I heart faces blog for a little while. I've never tried to enter a photo before now but this week, their theme is wind. When I shot some pictures of Camryn for my photography class a few weeks ago, we had a lot of trouble with her hair blowing in the wind. Perfect, right? Well, here is my entry for this week's theme.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Aren't they beautiful?

 I spent Saturday with my girls. It was just the three of us. We left all the guys and the children at home. I so enjoy their company. What wonderful, beautiful, fun people they are. I am so lucky. I love them so much.

You are the poem I dreamed of writing, the masterpiece I longed to paint.You are the shining star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. You are my child(ren). Now, with all things I am blessed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feb 1, 2011

Today, Melissa Nicole would have been 31 years old. I hope my daddy is enjoying playing with his very first granddaughter that we never got to play with in this life. Sadly, I won't be going to the cemetery today in this weather.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A List of Random Stuff

1. I've only scrapped one page since Nov 1. Seriously. I was a little burned out and wanted to take a break. However, I haven't stopped taking pictures, so I need to catch back up.

2. I went through every drawer and box and piece of paper in my scrap room and filled up two big boxes full of stuff that I was just not in love with. That is what happens when you are on DT. Loved being on it. Loved it, I swear. However, I occasionally got stuff (for free) that I just really did not like. Gave it to this place. The birth mothers make scrapbooks for their babies. I wanted them to have fun stuff to use since I am so proud of them for making the decision to give their babies better lives, for choosing life. 

3. I've signed up for a new photography class at UTA. This one is called "on location." I'm pretty excited. It is about finding outdoor locations and how to get the best shots using natural light. It meets on the 4 Tuesdays in February during the DAY from 12-2. I've cleared it with my boss and everything. I just have to use 1.5 vacation days for the time I leave early each week.

4. I bought one of these. It is just perfect for the tripod pictures where I don't want to have any camera shake at all or when I am trying to get a child to look at me. I can make great faces and still press the shutter.

5. The hot flashes are not fun. They keep me from sleeping well. too. I am also told that I am not so fun, either. I've been accused of biting a certain someone's head off a few too many times. I guess I need to look into remedies.

6. I need to start walking again, too. The pounds are starting to creep back on. Is that from menopause, too? I got lazy this fall and just didn't start back up again. Shame on me.

7. Why are all the robes in stores either thick and plush (which makes them hot) or short and slinky? I want a plain cotton wrapper that is at least mid calf length. The one I have is getting a bit worn out.

8. I'm starting to think about retirement a lot lately. I'm not ready financially but certainly ready, otherwise. I like my job but like the idea of not working, too.

9. I'm really excited about all the engagements that are happening in my family. Right now, I've got a niece and two nephews planning weddings.I'm betting the next few years will be busy with weddings as more and more of them get older.

10. I've seen several people post their top 12 pictures from last year on their blogs. I want to do that, too. I just need to find the time to go back through the 5 million pictures I took last year.

11. I've got a day planned with my girls for Feb 12. I am so excited. We haven't done anything, just the three of us, in quite a while.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Forever lyrics

If every word I said
Could make you laugh
I’d talk forever (together my love)
I ask the sky just what we had
Mmm it shone forever
(together my love my my my my my my my my my my my my my)
If the song I sing to you
Could fill your heart with joy
I’d sing forever (together my love my my my my)
I’ve been so happy loving you

Do do do do do do do do do together my love

Let the love I have for you
Live in your heart
And beat forever (together my love)
I’ve been so happy loving you

Baby just let me sing it my baby
I wanna be singin’ my baby
Baby baby baby my baby
I wanna be singin’
I wanna be singin’ my baby
Oh oh oh oh
My my my my my my

So I’m goin’ away
Mmm but not forever
Na na na na
I gotta love you anyway


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Not doing a project 365 again this year

However, I am going to attempt a photography project for this year. Actually, I am going to do two. First, I am going to follow along with MCP actions and do their Project 52- one photo a week. I really like the idea of having a weekly theme and I especially like the idea of someone choosing those themes for me. Takes much of the pressure off of me. This week's theme is "around the house." I've already taken the picture. I just need to edit it and then I'll post.  The second project is going to be called Me on Monday. I want to take self portraits of my self and I will take one every Monday. I may not post on Monday but will take the pictures on Mondays. I think it will be fun to take a look at them at the end of 52 weeks.