My Baby Is Getting Baptized!

 Well… it’s official. I’m old. 

I mean, it’s no surprise. My kids have been telling me for years, but it still crept up on me. My BABY is almost 8, and will be getting baptized! I can’t even express how excited she is for this big step in her life.
I can hardly believe that this will be the last time that I will be watching one of my own children enter the waters of baptism. It’s a bit surreal. I’ve had a lot of “firsts”, but it’s the “lasts” of life that really get me. 
We  decided to spend some time getting a few photos to use in her baptismal program and her invite. The mosquitos were out in full force, so we only had minutes before this girl was DONE with a capital “D”!!
 I am so happy with the shots we managed to get, and the look and feel of “promise” that she evoked in these photos. 
She is so anxious to follow in the footsteps of the Savior and be baptized. And we are anxious to support her. We love you, JJ!
Yep  it’ll be great to be eight!


New Blue Neighbors!

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke

We have a pair of blue jays building a nest in the pine tree in our backyard. I was able to catch these photos of the male jay – the female was just too quick for me! Yes, these birds may not have the most beautiful song, but I’m glad they have decided to call our tree home so we can appreciate their beauty. 
I can’t wait to start seeing some baby jays! Good luck, little birdies!


Happy National Photography Month!

Okay, am I the only photographer who didn’t know there was an actual “National Photography Month”? I mean, talk about something worth celebrating!! Photography is the art of freezing time and capturing memories! Time to celebrate photography, in all it’s forms, ALL MONTH LONG!! 
Becky is hosting a fun month-long photography challenge to help celebrate, and there are PRIZES, people!! She is giving weekly photo prompts and we get to participate by posting our photographs which embrace that week’s prompt – however we interpret it. INSPIRATION galore! I’m excited to participate Check out the details here: National Photography Month Challenge!
This month’s prompt is: RENEW
See Becky’s blog for details and which hashtags to use on your photos so you can be entered to win the amazing prizes!!!