Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can't think of a title...

Well folks, I'm trying do a better job blogging, but right now things are crazy at my house (as you know if you read the previous post). I'm also trying to create my photography website and redo my blog. Sounds like enough things to do, right?
Lately...scratch that...for quite a while now, I've wanted to turn this blog into more of my personal blog and have another blog devoted to my photography.
Besides wanting to have a blog devoted to just photography, I've also desired to improve my writing skills, and post things about daily life, maybe some projects I'm working on....similar to a journal that everyone can look at and maybe be blessed by something I wrote, or learn a lesson about life, etc.
It would be better to not have the two combined, just because I think it would be too much to have my photography business blog combined with my personal blog. (if ya know what I mean)
SOoooo....now that that's all out, how 'bout a picture. :D

This picture is from quite a while ago, because I have not picked up my camera in.....wow, it's been over a week!!!! I'd better go take pictures of something. :) Maybe some kiddos, or maybe some flowers, something in nature....



Monday, August 30, 2010

Personal: Kitchen remodeling

During the past few weeks our family has been working on fixing up the house. The kitchen has been the biggest project so far, and, as I said a few posts earlier, I said I would post a few pictures of the progress. :) So, here are some pictures of the kitchen being....well, I guess torn up isn't the best description, but we have torn out a couple layers of tile and are putting new flooring in soon.

This picture above is our eating area in the kitchen, and down below is the other side. It is a pretty big kitchen and we are a little sad to leave it. ;) Please exuse the mess!!

Here's the fireplace...

just a different view :)

...and another view of our eating area.

So basically in these past four to five weeks we have been working on this project, besides starting school last week, and many other things that are going on. I might as well tell you why we are fixing up the house. The third week of July approx. my parents really felt the Lord leading us to sell our house. It's been difficult lately in terms of finances because my dad recently started his own business, so they sensed the Lord telling them that it was time to move on. The story is too long to put on here, but basically since we decided to sell the house, the Lord has been confirming our decision and has been blessing my dad's business as well as in other ways. Although we're all a bit sad to leave friends here, we are all pretty excited for what the Lord has planned for our family in the coming years. In the next few posts I will update you on more details as to where we are moving (and of course more pictures), but for now this post is getting a little long. :)
God Bless!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

{Samantha: Quinceanera}

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking this beautiful girl's portraits for her quinceanera. She looked stunning in her gorgeous gown and we were able to get some really nice pictures!! We took quite a few and if you'd like to see the rest, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Waaaay to Long

I'm back!!! Finally!
I have been having a wonderful time on vacation and at the dance intensive and now I'm back to the busyness of life at home. :) While I was gone at dance camp, my mom calls me and tells me the shocking news, "We've decided to sell the house". !!!!!!!!! SOoo, our family is now moving to...well right now we aren't actually sure, that's in the Lord's hands, and are now busy fixing up some things in the house. I'll be posting pictures to keep ya'll updated. (that is if you care ;)
Our time in Maryland was wonderful, relaxing, and full of activities; our family reunion was also relaxing and we got to spend time with family we don't see too often; and then I went to Kansas for a two week dance intensive. It was at the school that my aunt and uncle teach at so I was able to spend two awesome weeks with my cousins. Those two weeks were absolutely wonderful, though I was utterly exhausted by the end of the second week. :P Now I'm back home with my family and we are busy cleaning, painting, decorating our house for selling. :)
For now here are some pictures of my little cousin who is one of the cutest little girls in the whole wide world!!!!!!! She is such a model and she is a natural in front of the camera! She LOVES to get her picture taken! :)

To see the rest, click HERE.