Sunday, February 28, 2010

How do you sleep?

Surely not like this!

Or with all this company!


Showing how he REALLY felt!

Always exploring!

Battle scars do happen when one is growing up, but each one continues to break my heart.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This is dedicated to the one I love!

If you follow my blog and take note of my photography, you've noticed I am most attracted to macro shots. I've become a fan of manual mode in the process and can't seem to stop taking photographs! My love took a moment apart from his computer to allow me to capture my artistic view of him. I am a blessed woman to have the privilege of looking into these eyes til death do us part. The 1st one is my favorite. It seems to capture his kindness. He is a very kind man.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I love it when this happens...

The branches absorb just enough moisture to take hold of the ice that forms next and allows the snow to make a firm grip. The sky boasts its best blue to cast a most beautiful background.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things!

My precious child...

Cute outfits with lots of personality...


Cute aprons, scrollies in my doorways...

and learning to shoot photographs with straight lines!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Charlie: 18 mos.

My baby is already 18 mos. Sometimes it seems as if we were bringing him home just yesterday and then, at times, I catch myself pondering on his baby months and they seem so far gone. We have fallen victim to time and it has run its course on our lives. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, our offspring has sprung! He's so smart that he catches me by surprise often. Of course he's running around and climbing onto everything his little feet and toes will allow. His mouth has begun to release itself upon us and he has this beautiful language that spills forth often. In words we understand, he says: Momma, Dadda, puppy, light, hot, back and bye bye. This will change soon as he is ever practicing, filling our home with the most joyful noise! Just today he sat in my lap and was held captive by a book I read to him. We explored the world of animal noises together and I had to read it three times before he was satisfied. He loves making animal noises and has mastered a kitty, dog, cow, frog and is cultivating a host of others. He is learning sign language and can tell us when he wants water, is hungry, wants more and is finished. He's also really good at shrugging his shoulders when he can't find something. His blanket is his best friend and a staple. Little did I know that $5.00 holiday purchase at Walmart would amount to such importance! He's had three earaches, a bout with asthma and a flu like virus since his birth. His eating fluctuates, but he's a sucker for sweets and ANYTHING chocolate! He loves playing outside and taking baths. We are so blessed to be his parents. I pray over him every night after he is asleep. I pray for a peaceful, full nights rest, sweet dreams, angels of protection over him and that he will grow into a man ofter God's own heart. I love this child of mine!

What have I been doing?

I've added a lovely accent to this needy lamp. I painted the shade a while back and love this edging. It has become harder and harder to find.

I hate shooting with a flash. I almost always try to avoid this because it washes out the background. I realize the bottom of this pic is a little dark and using a flash would have provided some filler light, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. My meter said I had proper exposure, so I went with it!

I also happen to love this beaded accent. I am thinking about combining it on top of the edging on the lamp. See the glow of the candle? Using a flash would have totally wiped that out.

Our assignments in class require that we shoot in manual. I have never shot in manual before. That may shock some of yall. I mean, the thought that I want to be a photographer and don't use manual is borderline obscene! I must fix that. It's all about establishing a comfort zone. I spent some time today wondering about the house taking photos in low light using manual mode. I am getting it. I used shutter speeds as low as 1/3. I never thought I would have a clear picture with that slow of a shutter speed. Photography is so fun:}

Saturday, February 13, 2010

So in love...

...with my baby's curly hair!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Houston: we've got a climber!!!

Getting warmed up...

Stretching his ability...

Satisfied with his progress for the day.

Like his father, Charlie loves to climb. I have heard countless stories of the hubby being found on top of counters and refrigerators! I brace myself for this continuance to his heir. I thought I was safe, as Charlie could only make it so far on the changing table. As one would guess, he totally caught me off guard the other day by climbing to the top of the changing table. He was full of grunts and giggles as he climbed his way to the top! Oh, the days that lay ahead of us!

I love these feet!