Friday, July 27, 2012


Tonights sunset was one of rare beauty.
The clouds were at a stand still but seemed to change their form right where they were.

I didn't edit the photo other than enhancing the blue of the sky a little bit. :)

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School is going well. I am a tad behind due to wedding planning and taking place and there not being any internet at our house currently. Thankfully the school graciously gave me six more months to finish my studies. I am very thrilled about that.
I am now waiting anxiously to get my grade back from my newest submitted assignment. It was mostly about color and photo editing. Here are a few before and after photos from my assignment:







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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Updates from Ri!

July 18th 2012
It’s gray and dreary right now. The skies have just let lose what is promising to be quite a severe storm. I am sitting on the sofa drinking chai tea, thankful to have just finished a few thank you notes for belated wedding gifts. I should go bake cinnamon muffins for me and superman to eat for breakfast tomorrow, but that can wait a bit. He won’t be back for hours anyway, so I figured I’d post. Now, we don’t have internet at our house yet, so I’m typing this up and will post it when I have access to internet, be it at the library or at Mom’s Friday.

Being married is wonderful – maybe not perfect – but wonderful. Chad is such a sweetheart and an amazing husband. I hope every one of you girls reading this (who don’t already have an amazing man in their life) find someone as sweet and caring as my husband is.

So since the last time I posted I’ve gotten married, moved into a different house, legally changed my last name, gone to see the Biltmore(yay!), cut my hair, and got blue bands put on my braces J

Today I had my braces tightened, which is an experience that always makes me feel rather torn. I have an awesome orthodontist. He and his wife (who works with him) are so sweet. Such a cute couple! And they are so nice, I love talking to them and catching up. But – and there is always a but – my mouth is always sore after I’ve gone there (that or I’ve gone there because a wire came lose and is jabbing me in the cheek). Today he put on thicker wires (he’s been doing that, but apparently these are really quite thick) and they are going to make my mouth even more sore then the last time he tightened them. I believe it – I already hurt bad enough that chewing bread is very painful. Oh well, they said the thicker the wires the farther along I am in treatment – which is good. It means I’m just one step closer to getting them off, right?? Next time I go he’s gonna put on these rubber band thingys that are all attached and fit over the brackets. Not sure what they are called, but he said it would help close the remaining gaps from where they cruelly ripped pulled out four teeth to make more room.

Yesterday was peach canning day – I’m sure Mom will post about it at some point, probably detailed about how to can them properly and the exact light syrup recipe (which is something like 3c sugar, 9c water), so if you want more detail, her button is on the side bar J Anyway, it was fun, although we only got one canner load done. I think we’re going to do the rest of the peaches Friday along with canning our own Rotel recipe. We’re also going to have dinner with my Pawpaw.

I think Friday Chad and I may go swimming, or rather Chad will swim while I stay in the shallow end and try my best not to drown! I sink like a rock, it’s awful. I don’t have any float in me… He’ll hold me up to try and get me to float and the instant he lets go down, down, down my body goes! He’ll teach me eventually I suppose, he hasn’t let me drown so far anyway J

Well I best go – various household chores await me!

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sneak peak!

Hey Y'all!
Every year there is a sunflower field that blooms for two weeks that my boss has the rights to shoot on. So for the last 2 weeks we have been out there morning and night (hot or hotter) taking family portraits, senior pictures, engagements...ect.... It's so much work but sooo much fun! it's not glamorous... it's really muddy, sticky, sweaty, hot, and there is lots of pollen, but it's so worth it! 10,000 tall sunflowers stand together in beautiful formation that you can't take your eyes off of. Amazing.
Since I'm the second shooter for my boss, I get the opportunity to shoot one session for any of my friends or family in the field. Riah and her new husband drove the 2 hours down to get their pictures done last Sunday. Riah was is heaven! She had sunflowers at her wedding so we thought this would be perfect for them :)
Here is a sneak peek at what we did :) (I have Riah's permission to post these) (and please click the images - blogger makes them look all weird!) Enjoy!!

                                                       And an extra cuz I likes it :)

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Psalm 63

I was watching the Hillsong Conference on the Hillsong app last night and Louie Giglio was speaking. (amazing message by the way) He used this scripture at one point... I love it!

Psalm 63 (NKJV)

63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
4 Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6 When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

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