Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Last Minute Call for Help

As I was wrapping my present for the wedding shower, my girlfriend (mother of the bride) texted me to ask if I could take pictures of the day.  She's had an enormous amount of things to deal with lately so I happily agreed.  I never feel like my photography skills are all that great, but something is better than nothing for such a special event, don't you agree?

I was a beautiful day in Southern California and the shower was set at her sister's beautiful home which is perfect for entertaining.  It was a day full of family and friends loving this young couple.
 I love this picture of the interaction between the bride and her dad.

 Our friends, the bride's parents.

 The babies and children were the most fun to photograph.

 I also love this picture of my friend and her son. 
 It took me forever to catch this little guy's picture.  There were a lot of people in between us.

 Grandpa writes individual poems for the grandchildren on special occasions.

 It was such a wonderful day of love and laughter.
Congratulations to Jen and Adam.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Out and About

Hello again. I recently was able to tour the gardens of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. What a beautiful place and full of incredible history. You can check them out at Huntington.org. 

This was the Japanese Garden. 

This is the Chinese Garden. 

A couple of days later I got to go antiquing with my girlfriends. 

I came home with this very cool ledger and some old post cards. 
What a fun week that was! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just give it a try.

Last time I posted we were heading off to a cruise with some friends we hadn't seen in several years. We had a wonderful time. Don't you love the gift of friendship? I'll just show you a few photos. 
This is a collage of our trip 10 years ago and our recent trip. 

We even made up our own name. What do they call those things the media always makes up these days? You know, brangelina, etc. Anyway, we got a kick coming up with that. 
And yes, I went parasailing for the first time. It was wonderful. I highly recommend it. Not scary at all. In fact, it was incredibly peaceful. 

I've been home about two weeks and spent some time walking at the beach. I'm trying to get back into gear and lose some weight. It always needs to be worked on. 

I played around on my phone and loved how this palm tree photo turned out. I even tried to sketch it. 
It's amazing what you can do if you just try. Have you tried something new lately? Please share with me if you have. I hope you're enjoying signs of Spring where you live and maybe even Spring Break. I'll be back soon! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lots to say, so little time

Hello there.  How are you all out there?  It's a gorgeous day here and I'm getting ready to go on a fun trip with friends we haven't seen in several years.  So, looking forward to spending time with them again. I have a lot I should share with you and I will, eventually.  I thought I'd post a quickie.  Here are some of my favorite things lately.

I was asked to contribute to a group blog called Grateful Living.  I just started back up yesterday and my post will be tomorrow, Friday the 13th.  I'd love for you to stop by and check it out.  Its challenging me to put into words what I am grateful for, which is a good practice, I think.

I follow the blog of this very personable and fun artist who teaches fourth grade in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles.  I mostly follow her because of her beautiful art journals.  I thought you would enjoy this sweet story she shared recently. It made me smile.

I'm still journaling and enjoying it.  I've started Bible Journaling.  If you haven't run across any of this loveliness I encourage you to check out Illustrated Faith.  Here are a few of my pages.  I'm such a beginner!

Another thing I've started is using a planner.  Its very fun to "dress it up" how you want.  It is helping me be more organized, but I'm also fairly new to that as well.  We will see how it goes.

 I hope all is well and you're up to some fun new things too.  I post more often on Instagram if you'd like to join me there!  Have a great weekend!


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