Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm Still in Shock

Ladies and gentlemen, one of my Christmas presents.

Well, technically, I was planning on buying this camera but Mom & Dad made the actual purchase a little early and wrapped it. Sneaky, huh? :)

We've been having a wonderful day of laughter, hugs, delicious food, gift opening, movie watching and fun-having. I hope it's a similar situation in every one of your homes. :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

A little video that made me smile...

By the Piano Guys

Friday, December 21, 2012


All photos taken on a Canon T1i with a 85 mm f/1.8 lens.

P.S. Happy Birthday, Allison!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kitty on the Back Porch

This is Sebastian, my Grandma's kitty. He is so precious! :)

Nikon D90 with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens. Thanks, Mandy, for letting me borrow your camera!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bird in Flight

Canon EOS T2i with a 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. Thanks, Grandma, for letting me borrow your camera! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Calling All Nikon Fans...

Pictureline is having a giveaway for a Nikon D600!

This looks like a fabulous camera. From the Nikon website:
Finally, the power of a 24.3 MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 1080p videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon's superior 39-point AF system with Scene Recognition. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Nikon FX-format quality has never been more attainable.

Sounds like a pretty nice camera to give away! Here's how to enter (from Pictureline):

STEP 1: Like Pictureline on Facebook

STEP 2: Enter the drawing
Fill out the contest entry form with your email address.

STEP 3: Better your odds! Share for extra entries!
After you enter the drawing, you will be able to share this giveaway with others. Each of your friends that enters the drawing because of you will automatically give you an extra entry! There are no limits to the amount of extra entries you can receive.

STEP 4: Win!
On December 17th we will select one lucky winner by a random drawing. We will announce the winner on Facebook and notify them by email as well.

There you have it...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snuggling with Horses & Making Apple Sauce... (or, Our Day Today)

We went riding this morning...
Quantum wanted to snuggle...
Then we made apple sauce and apple butter with the Kraemers...

And we had a really good day. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black & White Mini Shoot

Matthew & Leah joined us for Mom & Dad's Anniversary... 
Today we had a mini photo shoot while they were here. :)

Aaaand... the announcement... I made a slideshow for my parents. :) 
Here's a piece of it with photos of just them.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Hey everyone...

I love you, Mom & Dad! It has been a delight to watch you serve God and grow old together... I love you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 15

It's been fun!!!

1 Year Ago Today, this is what we were doing...

This year, this is what we were doing:

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

I will leave you with this song by the Wintons...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankfulness: Part 14

1. My Parents' TENTH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!
(It's on the 23rd)

2. The Pilgrims... who came all the way over here for Freedom to Worship!

3. A Republic (if we can keep it) [Thanks, Mom, for the idea. :)]

4. My Partners in Crime...
Diana & Anne...Episode II
Trouble & Looking For Trouble...
Anne & Diana Episode I on horseback...
5. Iron Sharpening Iron

6. Texas "Fall Weather" (a.k.a. 70 degrees on Thanksgiving) [Mrs. Marshall's idea]

7. Coming Upon Old Pictures on the Family Hard Drive

8. Curly Hair

9. Wednesday Evening Thanksgiving Service at Church

10. A Grateful Heart