Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A post just to post, pretty much.

I don't have much to write about (well, except the fact that I've been feeling TERRIBLE and stuck in bed for two days...but I don't really want to talk about that.)
I did want to update here, tho, so I'm just gonna put some pictures up that I've taken recently and call it a post.
Have I ever mentioned that I love my camera?  I think I might have a time or two. I would marry it if I could. It's added so much joy to my life.
Don't you love it when a hobby you kinda want to try ends up being way more awesome than you even thought it might be?
My camera was that.
Blogging is actually another.
I'm sure there's more I could add to that list, but those kind of delightful surprises don't come along very often.
Anyway. Where was I?
I love that with my camera I can capture moments that normally fly by.  I'm not gonna lie, our tree looks amazing this year. And that makes me very, very happy! Add a quiet morning, my Bible and some hot coffee?  'Tis bliss.
Is there much more precious in this whole wide world as a little three year old (who loves all things frilly and pink) at their first ballet class?  I swoon over this picture. The teacher told them to stand in "first position," notice how her little feet are turned out? And then she gave them a stuffed animal.  All the other girls started walking around and talking at this point.  But my dainty rule-keeper stood right where she was told, a shy smile on her face, holding her animal just. so.
This is me and my girl on one of our favorite nights the of the year.  We all decorated the tree and drank hot chocolate as SaraRose danced around watching "The Polar Express."  And I thought about how that moment. Right there.  Was just about as perfect as life can get on this fallen earth.
I snapped these two pictures at a wedding rehearsal dinner. I actually love the way they turned out. The lighting, the focus, how it captured the mood. But you know one thing I've learned about photography? The pictures that you are the most proud of (because you know all you had to maneuver and to get THAT SHOT just right) are many times are the photos other people are ho-hum about when you show them.
So, you just have to be ok with that.
Alright. That's all for tonight!
I really hope I feel better tomorrow. That would be a wonderful, wonderful thing.

1 comment:

  1. btw, I don't think your pictures are so-so. I LOVE them. I think you have an eye for things. I loved the wedding pic of the dinner table AND the christmas tree, with your painted toe nails and coffee and bible! We need to get a family pic for Christmas.... you wanna?:)