March 31, 2014

Lexi the Muse

I could photograph her every single day.
Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 29, 2014

So many lovelies from this girl

Lexi's in my photo group.  I've been wanting to photograph her unique beauty for such a long time.
More next week.
Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 28, 2014

Worlds largest tumble weed (it's a fact)

I found this in our backyard and now it's in the garage because I can't bring myself to get rid of it. 
Because I think it would be so cool to hang it on our wall.  Or use it in a halo photograph. 

I just like it.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400 converted to Sepia

Sisters: Lexi & Kenna

I'd pretty much called my friend, Alisha, to get me in her studio. 
I really just needed to photograph people that would cooperate (not my kids).  To see if I still had "it" or a smidgey of it left in me.
It was a great shoot. 


Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 27, 2014

Buns and bedhead

(Two of my favorite things)

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 26, 2014

Window light

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 24, 2014

This girl

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

This one is all mischeif

And teasing, and play.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

The eyes (finally)

I've been trying to get this shot for two years. 
Not a joke.
Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

Just a couple of pics

(I missed shooting my film camera). 

She melts me.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

M got glasses

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

March 16, 2014

"I miss your good reports"

Everyone said it. 
(But mostly this is for my mom)

1.  Taxes.  Done.  The return = giant!  Cha-ching. 
2.  Explored the Natural History Museum last weekend.  
3.  Loved it so much we bought ourselves a membership.
4.  Sunny days this week.
5.  Not sure why, but our check engine light is no longer on.  I'll just go with it. 
6.  I started reading again.  Real books.  It makes me feel smart (haven't felt that in a while) and inspired.
7.  Finished "Quiet".  Oh geez....THE BEST.  I am validated in every way. Are you an introvert too?
     (P. S. Don't engage me in conversation about this book because I will talk your ear off).
8.  Some books change you and your whole world.
9.  I'm whole heartedly in love with our house. 
10.  I miss shooting film, so I pulled out the "real" camera.  Delightful.
11.  Sunday callings rock my world.  Our family needs it.
12.  I'm enjoying my kids more than I don't enjoy my kids.  Progress.
13.  Jeffy is kind, even when he's upset with me. Priceless.
14.  Lizzy is the best thing about our family right now.  Funny, cute, mischievous, tender, huggy, kissy, laughing, goodness. 
15.  And her nasty congestion is clearing. 
16.  I love that our mail comes at 9:30 in the morning.
17.  Helping L through kindergarten troubles.  Feeling super motherly up in here. 
18.  M got glasses and wears them.  Mostly.  (making progress there too).
19.  The mountain views from our front yard.  Foggy ones, sunny ones, snowy ones.  It's all good. 
20.  Finally got around to shooting a test roll on Renae's Canon AE-1.  If everything is working then it's very likely this old school beauty will become my go-to film camera.  Excited! 
21.  Bria's back and babysitting. 
22.  Fresh hair cut!  buh-bye mini mullet.  (short hair problems)
23.  Jeffy hung our new pendant lights.  I'm in love!
24.  This might actually stop Meg from biting her nails.  So far so good. 
25.  I found my missing box of sewing patterns.  Which is great because I want to sew.

March 12, 2014

I am an introvert. I knew it. She validated it.

Some gems from the book I just finished:

Cherish your nearest and dearest, don't worry about socializing with everyone else.
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.
Don't mistake assertiveness or eloquence for good ideas.
Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality.
Remember that there are many paths to a satisfying life.