March 31, 2011

Something to Ponder

"There is a difference between devotion to a Person and devotion to principals or to a cause.
Discipleship means personal, passionate devotion to a Person, our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord never proclaimed a cause; He proclaimed personal devotion to Himself."  
(Oswald Chambers)

March 26, 2011

----------<> Let's Go Fly a Kite <>----------


These guys love kites... And I mean true love.
It seems like we have new kites being built weekly.
Today found Ben and Annie flying $2 kites from Dennis Company
{our local hardware store}.
But still, they spruced up their $2 purchases.
Dad's striped surveying tape made such a groovy tail.

But my favorite part of all has got to be the fishing poles. How creative is that? I mean, why didn't I think of that when I was little? But then, I wasn't a kite addict either.








I loved soaking in these sights today. These moments are something I've wanted to capture for a long time. This is a regular part of our lives...



 The sun rarely shines here, but the wind is our next door neighbor. I'm thankful. As much as I miss the sun, we have wind and rain.




And kites.



March 24, 2011

Pepsi, Anyone?


{Just now found this random shot as I was sorting photos. I had no idea that lonely pop can was sitting there when I took this... I was just scouting out photo shoot locations, that's all!} =)

March 13, 2011

Get Your 2011 Calendar


remember Chimera?
She's been working hard on her senior project.
I like it, because it includes this calendar of hers... and working with me!  In other words, I like knowing I'll get to have her around/be a part of it.

First off, she made this calendar, and it's for sale... now only $17 $12
Just think, a buck a month to keep your life organized!!!!
Contact either of us or comment if you are interested.
Second part of her senior project entails interning with me for the next few months... and that means nothing better than shooting side-by-side as well as photography discussions next to the warm stove in my little white studio. With tea. And cookies. In the end she'll have a portfolio and time log showcasing everything she did while working with me. 

Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE doing what I do?

for I have learned
"There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without him?"
Ecclesiastes 2:24&25

P.S. Psst... While you're here, hop on over and cast a vote for her photo essay HERE

March 8, 2011

Huckleberry Lane


My dear Smith family just officially launched  this special family furniture business.

Visit
Huckleberry Lane by clicking on the image,
and find them on facebook  by clicking on the logo... 




Pssst, don't forget to "like" them! ->


March 7, 2011

Menu Planning...




Ah! Look what came in the mail today! ^
A few weeks ago, my sis sent me the link to a deal where a year's subscription of "Taste of Home" was just $3.99! And it arrived just as I was getting ready to start a menu outline, too. This is going to be fun.