Saturday, February 21, 2009
I decided to make my post a small reflection of my life. From a small baby being kissed by my older brother, a child unaware of the world around me, a youth trying to find my way (obviously!), finding my soul mate, and then my ultimate dream of motherhood.
I was talking with my sister-in-law this morning and realized I had to post this challenge still. So I put her on the spot and had her choose a word. The word she chose was REFLECTION.
So, get those thinking caps (and cameras) out and let's see what you've got!
Challenge ends at midnight on Sunday!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Late. That is me. Ever since I had kids I am late to everything! Late to church, late to school, late to work, late for my patience to arrive, I'm now a late night owl, late to clean, heck... even late to post! ...... I never seem to be on top of it anymore! It's driving me nuts.
Someday they will invent something for me to be early.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
We drove to the coast with just the city name we needed to go to and followed signs the rest of the way no map. I was thinking that would get me lost and inspire some kind of picture.
We ended up at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and beach. The kids just loved it which gave me tons of pictures. I have been thinking about tv and movies lately so here is my version of Lost, Cast Away and Survivor I guess.
For the actual assignment of Late I will do the same thing from the beach. My kids have never been to the ocean before so it was a thrill for us. My son is a little daredevil. We got his pants rolled up and his shoes and socks off and he just ran right for the water. It was fun and great till a big wave came and came up the shore further than he expected. I think the fast rushing water made him lose his equilibrium. I ran as soon as I saw the tide but I was too late, he fell. Oddly enough one experience isnt enough for my son so here is the second attempt and this time I wasnt late!
Definitely not my best picture, but I figured it was better to go ahead and post this than to be "late" and not post something until after the deadline. :-)
CC if you want.
Lately, I've been having a hard time stopping when I'm reading a good book. So, the other night (while my husband slept beside me), I stayed up until 1:00am lounged against my pillow, a flashlight in hand, reading this novel late into the night. (I chose this picture because I liked the angle and light.) CC
I really wanted to take this photo at the store... but I never did get there, so I played around with it in my bathroom. When I saw what the newest mission was, this popped into my head immediately. It also made me think of Mindy's Love in the Morning photo... what great inspiration!
When I was experimenting, I played with different depths of field and different angles and with the flash a little bit. My hubby kept insisting I use a tripod, but I was too lazy to get it out. CC.
Hi, my name is Jessica Berg! I'm fairly new to the Mission 24 blog. My family and I are avid outdoor adventurists. Some of our hobbies include fly fishing, hiking, winter mountaineering, rock climbing, running, and traveling to name a few. We are nestled just south of Nampa, Idaho in the beautiful Treasure Valley.
I'm late in posting.
I'm late like one of the pictures below.
I'm late in finishing this baby quilt.
I really need to work on this!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Today was discovery time at the library and this is Allston waiting for his daddy to get home from work. He was late and didn't make it home in time to go, but we took him to the zoo this afternoon to make up for it.
I like the washed out look even if it's not technicaly good.
Lots of meanings...and I am pretty excited to see what everyone comes up with!
There are lots of newcomers, so WELCOME!! If you are new and haven't done your self-portrait and intro yet, PLEASE DO!!! I know I would love to meet everyone!!
As always, pictures in by midnight on Thursday!!! :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
My 2 1/2 yr old helped me take this self portrait. This is probably the best one she took. I have a lot of pictures of my stomach, my head cut off and the walls next to me but we finally got one and I gotta love her. It was so much fun!
I am a Momma (Abi 2 1/2 yrs old and one on the way) & dental assistant. I love to sew, read, ride my 3-wheeler and I love lemons. My hubby is an electrician, EMT-I, Fireman and awesome guy!
I look forward to stepping outside of my box and take new pics for the topics each week.
hey everybody...i'm janine...sorry it's taken me so long to get with the program. so i guess just getting myself in gear is success. however, i would like my this picture to symbolize success as my son and libraries do not exactly mingle well. and here he is behaving himself and actually enjoying it. success.
Hi!! My name is Jackie Tew, and I'm SO stoked about the Mission 24 challenge."I love a good challenge". I am a mother of two, and am a full-time college student at the moment. I would consider myself an amateur photographer, Ive been taking pics now for about 3 or 4 years. I take pics of anything, and often things that most people wouldn't. Nice to meet you all!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Every single year that we've been together, Alan has written me a poem for Valentine's Day. He also spoils me rotten... but that's another story. These poems mean so much to me. I know he puts a lot of effort and love into each one. They always rhyme and they're always incredibly sweet. This year's offering was no different. This is absolutely my favorite and most cherished gift. I am so grateful for my husband and what he does for our family.
I'm working on filling the whole frame of the photo. I placed the letter on a desk and shone a lamp right on it. I like the shadows too. If my camera had manual settings, I would have played around more with the depth of field so that the edges were more blurry. CC
There was so much going on this week(end) that it was difficult to put the time in necessary to photograph such important topics. So the pictures aren't great, but the meaning behind them is. For me, the best part of these challenges was that it really made me think about how lucky I am.
Rod is the best husband! As a little girl, writing a list of all the qualities I wanted my future husband to have, I never in a million years would have come up with someone like Rod. I just didn't believe that men like him existed. He's gorgeous, smart, ambitious, funny (he makes me laugh every day), successful, sexy. He loves to cook and doesn't mind doing dishes or cleaning. We are truly partners in every aspect of our lives. He's unbelievable! But the most unbelievable part is that when I tell him that I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world, he tells me he's the lucky one. :) Before our wedding, we had our rings engraved. After the ceremony, in between taking pictures and joining the reception already underway, Rod and I slipped off our rings to see what the other had written. Much to our amusement, we both had the same sentiment inscribed: "I love you more". I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives trying to love each other more.
I am thankful for the love that my Heavenly Father has for me.
There will never be a greater love than that.
These are the balloons I got for my husband yesterday, and they indicated the SURPRISE date I took him on. The date was great, by the way.
The other reason I chose to post balloons is that I have always dreamed of getting balloons as a suprise for...whatever. In high school I wanted just ONE balloon for SOMETHING JUST FOR ME. (Like, I got some for Basketball, but I wanted one for my birthday. Not sure if that makes sense.) I never got any. Anyway, this is one I way I see giving love.