"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment, to stay." - Sam Abell

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Off The List

Must stop working on car.... I think I've become addicted. But it's quite wonderful actually. Another couple of things fixed that we can check off on the list. :) :)

I've begun prop ideas and the setting for an upcoming shoot. This picture is my inspiration. I love it when my imagination runs wild.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Can't Beat The Heat

Like the Saturday before, this one too consisted of working on my car. Let me just say that it is Beautiful! However, I don't believe working on cars in a garage is right in Florida. It's simply much too hot. But I'm very thankful for a dad who cares so much on making it perfect for me, despite the heat.

Mom found this little guy in Alana's mouth :/ earlier today. His little screeching noises were so sad! Hopefully he'll find his little hole again and our crazy dog won't.

Must start doing this earlier.....

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Sweet Friend

I had the pleasure of shooting my sweet friend's senior pictures today. She's so photogenic and smiley the pictures were so fun and turned out wonderfully! I'm so excited as I'm going through them to edit. The lighting tonight was so beautiful, I feel as if a lot of them don't even need any editing. It was so difficult just choosing one for the blog tonight =D

Must put them down for tonight though and get some sleep :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Without A Care

Oh to repeat today over and over again would be so wonderful. I spent the morning with the birthday boy, on the dock eating breakfast and opening presents, without a care in the world =D. The world just beginning to wake up.

He may not like that I used this picture, but it was my favorite. His excited face is too cute.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cast Your Cares

Thank the Lord my Jesus is a relational redeemer. At the end of very day (or any time for that matter), He's there. He wants to hear about how I'm feeling and He wants me to share my heart. It's a good thing there's no limit and that He doesn't tire of my non-understanding and all my questions. And that at the end of everything I have to spill out and hand over no matter what it is, He says, Casts your cares upon me, for I will give you rest. Don't worry. I'm here and I'm in control.

This is a little book I've had since I was little. I used to love reading it over and over again. The sliding pictures used to entertain me for hours :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Ideas

My creativity has been sparked. I'm now in the process of making a photography banner prop, crocheted head bands for baby girl props, and finishing up a photo album. It's too much, and yet I love it! Sometimes I think I take too many things on at once.... ;) Oh, and getting ideas together to do a photoshoot with Mr. Handsome! This creativity however did not leave time for a very creative photo for the day =D

Monday, July 25, 2011

Things With Wings

"Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, a thistle cannot grow."
— Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)

I got to spend the later part of the day with a friend I haven't seen in quite some time. :) I was able to finish editing some pictures as well. Put those two together with work, and all the other normal daily things I do, I'd say today was largely productive. My God is so good, I am so very blessed.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Word of The Day

The word that best describes today is "blah." A perfect match. Nothing to do and nowhere to be. How very nice! Other then the fact that it is so strange. I don't know what to do with myself. And, with all this time, I had no time to take a creative picture ?? Yes, it's true. But my random picture of the sky makes me happy and I can settle with that. :) Goodnight world, I must relish this last part of the evening before Monday comes.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Before Anything Else

The days just seem to become crazier and crazier as the week has gone on. Today ranged from the junk yard to a lovely (but hot) photo shoot with some family. Excited to finish up editing the pictures! I'd be happy if I never heard another word about car parts as well =D. I simply must go to bed before anything else happens.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Best is Yet to Come

This was the sunset tonight. It was absolutely glorious! Luke took me out on a date tonight and when we came out the sky looked like this. So we made a mad dash to the car and found a spot without trees blocking it, though the phone line still made it in there. Luke also helped me brush up on my manual driving skills. :) Mainly starting...without stalling lol. And, I believe I've got it now. I have now "felt" it. Hallelujah!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Day Well Spent

Well you knew it was coming right?? =D This is what I spend the entire day doing, and when I say entire I mean the ENTIRE day, since early this morning. Something is wrong with me, I barely slowed down to even eat or drink lol. But hey, it was fun! Got nice and sweaty and dirty. The pool felt a-mazing this evening! We've all got sunburn already from driving with the top down :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Wheels

I now own a ragtop =D I'm too excited to sleep! This picture was taken with my iphone when we picked it up. Mom is in the passengers seat because it's a manual and I wanted to "brush" up on my driving skills before driving it down the major highways. Once we got home I was able to drive it around :) I love, love, love it! All that's left to do is name it... :) well not really, there's so much to do! That's why I can't go to sleep!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Learning To Fly

Put a down payment on a car today!!! Picking it up hopefully on Thursday! ^_^ Dad and I found this little guy on the way home. I've never seen this type here in Florida before, the blue on his wings was so beautiful! He must have just come out of his cocoon because he was just testing his wings and wasn't able to fly yet. :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Over The Hill

This is basically how I was feeling today. I look ahead and worry about what's to come in the future, if everything will work out just so. Because of course I have this picture in my head of how life is supposed to go. *Sigh* First problem right there... Obviously there's no way to know what's down the road, I need to watch what's in front of me. It's something I go through over and over again. Don't know when I'll learn. I get so antsy over things that "might" be. The things I can't change about the future and the worries I have, I can pray about them and give them to God. Matthew 14:31 "You of little faith, why did you doubt?' This verse never ceases to astound me. I love it so much! It's so simply. So childlike. Quite honestly when put like that, how much better is life when it's in God's hands. Why do I doubt God's ability to take care of me, as if I could do any better? So silly :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Afternoon's

My creativity is lacking and tiredness has taken over :) But hey, this is what we spent our Sunday doing. We had some friends over and spent the later afternoon playing volleyball. Had dinner and a special desert of waffles and icecream?? Yes, it was delicous. :P

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Things of Life

Must savor the sun these days. It rains all the time and if not, it's cloudy. Can't complain though, it brings the temperatures down. Today.....I car shopped. With Dad and Luke. Goodness is that type of stuff is tiring and stressful. But..I'm very grateful to have a dad that knows cars so well and is so thorough in checking them out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

There To Stay

This is one of those nights I just wanted to come straight home and go to bed. I think there will be a permanent sticky note in my brain for the rest of my life that says "you still need to upload your picture of the day." I'm okay with that :) Going crazy setting up some more stuff for more shoots. And, had a lovely dinner at the Bruton's tonight. Goodnight world!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Momma's Celebration

I got to spend this afternoon with my friend, it was so nice! =D I love spending time with her. It's also mom's birthday today so we ate out tonight and ended the night at HighFive frozen yogurt. The place is amazing! Took my insurance customer representative test tonight and passed! I'd say it's time for bed now :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Human Trafficking Awareness

By UN reports, "1 in 3 women have been abused" in one form or another.

Not only at home or by someone they know, but from those numbers,
" Two million girls aged 5 to 15 are taken into the commercial sex trade every year." - UN reports

Florida is the third highest state in the United States for sex trafficking, these are imported girls and exported American girls. These girls are deceived, and/or kidnapped, beaten, many times drugged, and brain washed. They are not allowed to leave. The average girl can be sold up to 20 times a day. Thousands of girls were imported to this years Super Bowl alone. The statistics are staggering. They are heart breaking. People are NOT for sale. Women do not deserve to be treated as property. I'm simply writing all of this because not nearly enough people are aware. Most people know that it goes on in other countries, but it's happening here.

One of my buttons is orange ( 1 in 3 women have been abused) because orange is a symbol of freedom and it has become the color of a movement to stop sex slavery. For more information on sex trafficking, check out: wwww.runforfreedom.net. Bring awareness! Pray. These girls need to be rescued.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cherry Red

I've been hoarding these last few cherries from my brothers, to be able to get a few pictures. I grabbed them today as Shane was about to finish the container of them off. Tied a couple of knots and went out the door :)And, in the end I didn't even get to eat them. Luke asked to eat them =D Who could refuse his boyish smile? *sigh*

Monday, July 11, 2011

It Is Well

"When darkness seems to win, we know the pain reminds this heart that this is not, this is not our home."

I don't know what it is about the hymn "It Is Well with My Soul" but lately I can't get over how powerful and releasing it is, especially knowing the background. The immense power behind faith and peace in it, is such an barrier breaking truth to our dying world. It's earthshaking and absolutely, ultimately satisfying. And, unless you've experienced it, it is not comprehend-able. It is unlike anything this fleeting, self-gaining world has to offer. The ability to let go of the things that have closed us off to people because of wounds, is the hand of God and in my mind is one of the strongest testimonies to Christ. It takes our eyes off of ourselves and into something much greater. Because we are incapable of anything by ourselves, we cannot save ourselves, we're not good enough, and deep down inside every human on this planet knows this and it's a lingering fear that causes us to turn to all sorts of corruptible things that will NEVER satisfy the hunger for something more.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer Love

Attended a friend of Luke's wedding today. It's always interesting seeing wedding's from other cultures. The best part was the vegan reception (yummy!) and spending the day with Luke :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stepping Out

It seems I have been infatuated with water lately, and freezing it with the camera :)I had an absolutely, amazing morning, and met a new friend ^_^. I love how God lines things up in such a way that you know it couldn't have been anything other than Him. For all the adrenaline junkies (including myself) out there, I think faith is what was originally supposed to fill that. It's so free and adventuresome. *sigh* I feel so loved tonight =D

Friday, July 8, 2011

From The Dash

I'm grateful for rainy school days, because I can look outside and not wish I was out there, knowing I'm much better off on the couch :). However, I did go out later and run errands with Shane around town. Progression is so wonderful. Hmmm....time to start thinking of ideas for mommy's birthday.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Never Grow Up

Too many people grow up.
That's the real trouble with the world,
too many people grow up.
They forget.
- Walt Disney

This morning I decided to start working on a skirt that I bought fabric for yesterday. Without a pattern, I had to imagine all sorts of ideas before I started cutting it out. After spending a couple hours doing this and not knowing how exactly it would turn out, I had mom help me. Later on, I started trying to imagine an idea for my picture today and my imagination was absolutely fried. Sometimes I still feel like such a little girl inside, and imagine and day dream all day long. And, then other days I can't even think to imagine things. The imagination of a child is such a precious thing. I used to spend all day outside in the woods, dreaming of all sorts of things and playing, playing, playing til the sun went down. So even though I have to grow up on the outside, I'll still keep the little girl imagination on the inside and never grow up :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Different View

It would seem this is how my brother does his school these days.... He tells me, "I can think the best when I'm upside down." Reminds me of someone else :P.
Today is Shane's birthday and we're just about to start celebrating. Must go now...icecream cake is waiting =D.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

All Too Familiar

Though this might not look very interesting...let me tell you something...it's mot. But consequently it is what I spent my day doing. Taking insurance classes :). I do look forward to doing it until I start doing it. Reminds me of the Lake Sumter days...lol. But I will be happy and excited to finish.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Happy Independence Day!! I had a full day of festivities, friends, and many smiles. Though I don't often like watermelon, this one was delicious and...it looked pretty good too with the light hitting it :). Tomorrow is coming too fast....must get sleep. =D

Sunday, July 3, 2011

On With The Feet

I couldn't help but use a photo from the family shoot I did today, for my picture of the day. I had so much fun with the Lowry family, taking all sorts of fun pictures! And, I'm entirely excited about how they came out. Hoping to get a mini album up by tomorrow! =) Yay for the long weekend!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dancing The Night Away

Just another day in the villages :P. Spent the evening with all the kids dancing. It was entirely too much fun! And, that's all I have to say today because it is much too late to still be up!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Last minute kind of thing...Grace and I decided to color our hair. Ran all over town, looking for the right color, in the pouring rain. It was awesome! It turned out kinda dark, but I'm okay with that since it's only a rinse. And, the weather called for a movie as well. So it was a pretty relaxing day and it was nice being able to spend time with Grace :) :)