Saturday, May 31, 2014

June Photo-a-day Challenge

The new photo-a-day challenge starts tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to getting my camera out every day again. 

I would love for you to join me in this photo-a-day challenge!

Here is the list of themes for each day. If you are planning on participating in this challenge with me, feel free to copy this picture, save it to your computer, post it on your page, etc. 

As a review:

There are several different ways you can post your challenge photos: post your day's photo each day, wait and post a whole week at a time, or save all your photos until the end of the month and post them all at one. You can blog your photos, upload them to an open photo bucket album, add them to instagram, or any other place where photos can be posted.


This link-up will stay open all month long. You can link-up as many Photo-a-day Challenge posts as you have. Only G-rated blogs and pictures, please! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Photo Friday: Strawberries

We've really been enjoying our garden strawberries. 

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Spring Photo Shoots - 2014: Gavin and Ben

Yesterday, we completed two more photo shoots. Gavin and Ben were chosen to go next. 

:: Ben ::

:: Gavin ::



Next week, it will be Owen's turn.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Photo Friday: Clover

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spring Photo Shoots - 2014: Maddie and Alaine

Its been two years since I did photo shoots of my local nieces and nephews. When my sister Kristin made her list of goals for 2014, taking non-candid photos was on her list. I volunteered to take some pictures for her. Now that warmer weather is here (finally!), we were ready to get out there and take some pictures.

Like last time, we're doing two children a week. Kristin decided that the two girls should go first so on Sunday afternoon we went outside to snap some pictures. 



Next week, two of the boys will have their turns.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trip to Washington, D.C.

Last week, Dad was on vacation and I wasn't back to work yet, so we took a trip to Washington, D.C. 

When we got out at our Metro stop, we were able to see the Washington Monument on the left...

...and the Capitol Building on the right.

We spent some of our time at the National Gallery of Art. We were thrilled to be able to see painting of some of the painters we've studies such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Cezanne, Renoir, Hicks, Stewart, Copley, Turner, and my favorite, van Gogh. The gallery also had a special exhibit of Andrew Wyeth set up that we were able to see. 

The Smithsonian Museum of American History is always a fun place to visit. Filled with fun exhibits like the first ladies gowns, presidential memorabilia, trasportation through the ages, Edison's light bulb, a gigantic dollhouse, etc. We made sure we saw Julia Child's kitchen. It's her actual kitchen...including her extra high counters and her collection of cookbooks (including all the ones she wrote). 

Bekah wanted to see Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz before we left.

We had such a fun time on our trip!

Monday, May 12, 2014

A New Photo-a-day Challenge

The last photo-a-day challenge I did was a big success. Not only did I have fun, but five other ladies had fun as well. I had a couple of people express interest in doing another one and I thought maybe summer would be a good time to do one.

June will be the month for the next photo-a-day challenge. 

There are different ways you can post your challenge photos: post your day's photo each day, wait and post a whole week at a time, or wait until the end of the month and post them all at once. You can blog your photos, or you could upload them to an open photo bucket album, put them on instagram, etc. 

This time, I'll have a link-up on the first day where you can link up all your pictures.

I'll be putting together the topics in a few days and I was wondering if there were any topics you would like to see included. I'll keep your suggestions in mind while compiling the list.

Would you be interested in joining the challenge?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!
words by Philip Bliss

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

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He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows. ~Isaiah 53:3

Saturday, May 10, 2014


As we were outside eating dinner last night, I happen to spot this inchworm inching his way across the patio. I was able to coax him onto my finger and take some pictures. 

I cropped this one so that you can get a good look at his tiny feet clinging to my fingernail.

I took all these pictures with my Nikon D3000. I didn't edit these photos much, just a little adjustment to the exposure and some cropping were done to the pictures. 

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I'm linking up to Donna's Personal Photo Challenge this month. The theme is COLORFUL

A Personal Photo Challenge

Friday, May 9, 2014

Photo Friday: Beauty

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

When All Thy Mercies

When All Thy Mercies
words by Joseph Addison

When all Thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I’m lost
In wonder, love and praise.

O, how shall words with equal warmth
The gratitude declare,
That glows within my ravished heart!
But Thou canst read it there.

Thy providence my life sustained,
And all my wants redressed,
While in the silent womb I lay,
And hung upon the breast.

To all my weak complaints and cries
Thy mercy lent an ear,
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learned
To form themselves in prayer.

Unnumbered comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestowed,
Before my infant heart conceived
From whom those comforts flowed.

When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.

Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
It gently cleared my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice,
More to be feared than they.

When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renewed my face;
And when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace.

Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss
Hath made my cup run o’er;
And, in a kind and faithful Friend,
Hath doubled all my store.

Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the last a cheerful heart
That tastes those gifts with joy.

When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renewed my face;
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace.

Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I’ll pursue
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.

When nature fails, and day and night
Divide Thy works no more,
My ever grateful heart, O Lord,
Thy mercy shall adore.

Through all eternity to Thee
A joyful song I’ll raise;
For, oh, eternity’s too short
To utter all Thy praise!

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I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever.  ~Psalm 89:1

Friday, May 2, 2014

Photo Friday: Snail + Link-up

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