Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo Friday- First Day of School

The day that I was both looking forward to and dreading at the same time happened this week. School started. I was looking forward to that day because my boys were ready to go back. It happens every summer a couple of weeks before school begins. Everyone gets a little on edge. That's when I know we are ready for school to start. I was also ready to have a little more time at home to get things done. That being said I was dreading that day because the time had finally arrived for all four of my kiddos to be in school. How could my baby be in kindergarten already?! Well, he is and we have all survived our first week in this new chapter of our lives. They are loving their new classes and I'm loving a little more freedom. It is REALLY quiet though. I need to get used to that. I'm hoping to share a lot more with you this year and complete a lot of projects. Keep your fingers crossed. So here are my little men on their first day of school. Thanks for stopping!





Friday, August 1, 2014

Photo Friday- A Beautiful Little Miss

I still haven't tackled the rest of our vacation. I've been trying to enjoy these last few weeks of summer vacation before all four of my boys head back to school. It will be strange now that my baby will be in kindergarten. I'll have a lot more time for blogging then.

On to today's post. While we were on vacation my sister in law asked if I could take some 18 month photos of my niece.  We had our little photo shoot on the Fourth of July. She is such a doll!  In hindsight it wasn't the best idea to take photos outside while her dad was on a tractor, grandpa was on a tractor, and the cousins were running around.  She wanted to be riding on the tractor or playing with her cousins!  We still managed to get a few cute ones in anyway.  

I normally don't edit my photos too much but I had fun playing with a few of these.  I used a couple of photography apps ( Snapseed, PicFx, and Pic Tap Go) to create some fun creative photos. Sorry for all the photos but I just couldn't narrow it down. I love them all!  I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping!








 









Friday, July 25, 2014

Photo Friday- Tractor Art

Can you believe that summer is almost over?!  Where did the time go?  All of our summer camps are over, we have one week left of swimming lessons, and we only have three more weeks and then school will be starting!  I'm ready and not ready for that at the same time.  We are trying to get as much in as we can these last few weeks before summer break is over. 

I'm not ready to post the rest of our vacation yet. The truth is I've been enjoying some good books and haven't been sorting through my photos!  That's what summer is for isn't it?  I do have a couple of photos to share today though. My parents are looking for a photo to hang in their living room and I thought maybe I could take one that they would like. Why buy art when you can create your own, right?  These are two photos I took while we visited them. I normally don't do a lot of editing but since these may or may not be hung on a wall I wanted to make them a little more artistic. So here are two of my favorite tractors photos with a few different edits of each. I hope you like them and thanks for stopping. 








Friday, July 18, 2014

Photo Friday- Zoomed in at the Zoo

know I promised more pictures from our Black Hills adventure this week but I took way more photos than I thought!  I have a lot to go through. I'll try to get more up next week. So today I'm sharing some zoo pictures that I took last week. I try to challenge myself when I go to the zoo to get different shots because I have a LOT of zoo pictures. This trip I decided to only take my 55-300mm lens. I knew I'd be able to get up close and personal with a few animals.  I also knew this lens wouldn't be great for the aquarium (I tried and failed so maybe next time). Here are my favorites and I hope you'll enjoy this zoomed in zoo trip. Thanks for stopping!