Friday, September 30, 2011

September 23, 2011.
Hot Nuts - It was such a busy day.  I spent the day getting the family ready to go on our last camping trip of the season.  You would think that by the end of the season, I would have the packing thing down pat.  But it's not just about packing.  The reason that pack day gets so crazy is that I always pre-cook our dinner for the first night so that we can set up camp and eat right away.  Also, I always put off grocery shopping until the day we leave.  So on this crazy day the sole picture I captured was while grocery shopping. 

September 24, 2011.
Me Time - They called for rain all weekend, but on Saturday morning the sun came out.  I grabbed my bike and my camera and went for a ride around the campsite.  I took so many great pictures Saturday, it was tough to choose just one.  When I can't decide which image to choose, I ask myself, how do I want to remember this day?  I wanted to remember the stillness of the morning and the warmth of the sun after the promise of rain.  I wanted to remember exploring by myself camera in hand.

September 25, 2011.
The Camp Gang - A family (+ the outlaws)  portrait from our last camping trip.   

September 26, 2011.
Hungry Boys - My boys are such sweethearts when it comes to getting their picture taken.  Almost always, they will stop what they are doing and strike a pose for me.  I probably should have waited for them to finish their snack before I took their picture.

September 27, 2011.
Extreme Crop- Who doesn't love looking through a button box.  As a girl, I remember going through my Grandma's button box that she kept in a basket in the sewing room.  My Mom's button collection wasn't as impressive.  Mom stored her buttons in a old Cheese Whiz jar kept in the bottom drawer of her sewing machine.  These blue buttons are from John's Gramma's collection.  Her buttons were stored in a cool old candy tin. 

September 28, 2011.
A Big Day - Two things made Wednesday a big day.  The neighbourhood was a buzz when we woke up to find a huge sink hole at the end of the street.  The second reason that Wednesday was so exciting was that I was offered a job.  For the first time in so long, I am officially employed.  With a paycheck and everything!  I will be working at the local greenhouse, assembling Christmas arrangements.  It feels like it is going to be a great fit for me and my family.  I can't wait to start.

September 29, 2011.
BAM - One Hand In My Pocket - I wonder if Alanis has it all figured out just yet.  I know I don't.  In my twenties I thought I did.  I thought that it was all so clear.  It was so easy to judge everyone - including myself.  Thankfully, somewhere around my early thirties, I realized just how much I had to learn.  So much more to figure out, and it's going to be fine, fine, fine -'cause I've got one hand in my pocket...

1 comment:

  1. You guys are so lucky that you were able to squeeze in a camping trip! We're huge campers here and our last trip was mid-August. After that it was just too busy getting back to school and then too cold - I have total camping envy.

    And I adore that photo on the lake. I can almost feel the stillness and smell the air myself.