^^Throwing rocks into the lake one evening last week^^
Weekend Highlight // Our ward's Relief Society offered to babysit children at the church Friday night from 6:00-10:00pm so we parents could attend the temple. Bron and I had a relaxing quiet visit to the temple and snagged some frozen yogurt with our friends afterwards. It was fun! And I shouldn't have been so apprehensive about keeping my boys out and up that late with somebody else because they had a blast! The kids were visited by a real police officer, ate snacks, and made a cute craft. But best of all, they jumped their hearts out in a giant bounce house that nearly touched the gym's ceiling. Wow! Then as an added bonus, everyone slept in Saturday morning. Win-win all around.
Listening to // Shatter Me Featuring Lzzy Hale - Lindsey Stirling. I first heard the song a couple of weeks ago and now I'm kind of obsessed. It makes me want to bust out my violin to play along! (Also, if you've never seen any of Lindsey Stirling's videos, check her out. She'll awe you with her violin/dance talent.)
Hungry for // strawberry freezer jam. We happened to find a killer deal on strawberries Saturday, so I loaded up for an impromptu flash freeze/freezer jam making session in my kitchen over the weekend. Mmm, mmm, good! We are now officially ready for winter because we have strawberry jam to sustain us. Haha But seriously!
Looking Forward to // new furniture in the den. I've been waiting nearly three years for this! I will finally have some specified spaces for the CDs and books and files that are making my home feel cluttered. Woohoo! It's almost time to de-junk and organize. Bring it.
Soaking in // the way Levi holds my hand. His tiny hand holds just two of my fingers as he walks and jumps along to wherever we're headed. It's so precious. I wish he'd never grow up!
Thinking About // My photography. I feel like I have finally plateaued, which is kind of an amazing feeling in a sense. After years of working, shooting, and editing, asking questions, and reading articles I have finally "mastered" what I set out to do: create photographs of my children that I will cherish forever and that are worth printing up large to display on my living room wall. I finally feel confident enough to call myself a photographer.
Now what? This photography journey doesn't really have an end. I will never actually "arrive" anywhere because it's a personal art form and there is always room for growth and improvement. So just what should I put my efforts into next? I have a few ideas: I want to learn to edit in a way that takes my images to the next level. I want to learn how to shoot and edit landscape photos that really are worth framing. I also have a few more newborn poses in mind that I want to try at my next session. I might even make myself a little personal project to photograph whatever lines and patterns I see around me.
What do you think? I'm totally open to some kind constructive criticism.
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