Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Quiet on here is actually a good thing...

...because I have been using my camera LIKE A CRAZY PERSON. I have taken ridiculous numbers of photos in the last 2 weeks, but WOW. I have come a LONG way. I didn't actually skip the other days, I just didn't spend the time on making a post for each of them because I've been practicing instead, which I think is better. In the mean time, here are some of my shots from practicing with "manual"...

I love summer. I wish it were summer all.the.time.

I now know the difference between wheat and barley. This is a big deal for a city girl turned country.

This is a steer. Not a cow. I also know the difference between a cow, a bull and a steer. I'll spare you the details though.

I got brave and switched to manual focus...this was my first attempt. I think it says a lot considering where I've come from...

Dandelion #1...

Dandelion #2. Ooo! So very cool.

I have also been photographing my daughter like crazy. Maybe one of these days I'll get some photos of her on here too. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday night date :)

It's been quiet around these parts, mostly due to VBS at our church (I was the snack coordinator). Between feeding nearly 40 hungry campers each day, and keeping an eye on Baby Girl, I had my hands full. How do working moms do it?!

But, as Friday night rolled around, I had a craving for a Pizookie ... and while I didn't have the right-sized round pan, my square Pyrex did just fine. mmm. Loved an impromptu date night with the hubster! 

Friday Favs!

Favourite Article: This Post is for the Brave Ones Challenge accepted! I am taking one small, symbolic and simple step with this blog.

Favourite Recipe: Pizookie! mmm. Great idea for a date night :)

Favourite Outfit: Reese Witherspoon ... one of my favourite actresses. A classy lady all around.

Favorite Photo: Kitten enjoys bubbles So cute and such wonder.

Favourite Verse
Mark 6:30-32 -- this verse came up a few times this week. It feels like I'm being "gently" prodded and reminded about going to that quiet place.

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Favs!

Ever since I was a kid, thinking about "my favourite things" has always caused me to break out into song. Thanks Maria! :)  While my favourite things don't really have much to do with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, here are some of my favourite reads from this week:

10 Myths about Introverts ... the picture is brilliant. I can totally relate. And oh yes, the list is perfect to send to some of my extroverted family members!

A Letter to Kate Middleton ... wow. Yes! I know lots of people have been posting this link all over the internet - it's brilliant. For every woman who has ever given birth and every woman who has ever felt uncomfortable in her own skin. 

One Book Out ... I feel the pain!

Man Tries to Sneak Pet Turtle on Plane by Disguising it as a Hamburger... yup, the title says it all, but it is bust-a-gut funny!