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...