Thursday, August 28, 2014

What happened to Wordless Wednesday???

Ok, so it is time to fess up! I have spent the last two weeks putting together a homeschool co-op because the one where I live fell apart. So the blog has been a tad neglected. I do apologize. Today is our first meeting so I spent all day yesterday going over paperwork and information and while I didn't really forget about wordless Wednesday, I forgot it even was Wednesday! Have you ever done that??? So please forgive me for being late!



   
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1. It must be a photo that you took sometime within the week, no description or words needed
2. Comment on atleast 5 participants around you
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Quotography Monday #5



Ok, so to be quite honest I haven't picked my camera up much this week. I have been trying to catch up from our trip to PA. On top of that I am organizing a co-op since the one here wasn't able to continue this year. I didn't realize how much work it was but I know it will be a blessing! There are some other things thrown in there too, like a new dog, Justice getting her cast off, birthday parties, and so on. So I had to choose a photo from my husband's work party which honestly was a week and a half ago. That was the last time I took anything other than a snapshot. I know, I know! I will do better! LOL! I still think the results were pretty fun! :) I hope you enjoy and I can't wait to see what you came up with!!!

Now on to the Quotography Monday. 

So what is Quotography??? It is very simple really. You just find a quote that you love and head out to photograph something that represents that quote to you. You can totally do it in reverse as well though! Just choose your favorite photo of the week and then find a quote that represents that photo. 



So now for the rules:

1. Would prefer it be of a photo that you took in that week. 

2. Comment on atleast 5 other entries, you will have 2 days to do this

3. Please link back by putting the button in your post



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Who needs hair jewelry???


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quotography Monday #4 Cherish every moment!


Last week we took a trip to visit family in PA. Two years ago we took a similar trip. We stopped at New River Gorge then as well. Here is the photo from 2 years ago. 

We were not lucky enough to get a shot of the whole family two years ago. This year there was a nice group of teens there that I was very impressed with. I believe they were a family but I am not sure. Not one of them pulled out their cell phone. They were genuinely interacting with each other. That is a rare thing these days. They were very polite and one of them offered to take our family photo. I was very thankful! Here is a photo a little later that weekend of the whole family. 


There is another quote that I love that says "The only thing that never changes is that time changes everything." Two years ago we learned both of these quotes to be true. 

I have dealt with death a lot in my life. When I was a teen my Dad passed away. That same year 3 other family members passed away. It was a rough year. I have dealt with death several other times since then. It is always a life changing experience and each time it changes me in a different way and teaches me things that are just unbelievably life altering. 

Two years ago when we first arrived I met one of Kevin's cousins for the first time very briefly. I gathered that she was around my age. She was feeding a baby. He was about 6 months old. Later I learned she had 2 older boys who were 5 & 7 at the time I believe. Just a few hours later she was in a tragic accident and passed away. I had always known that we should cherish every moment. That moment I began to really evaluate my life. We always live our lives (or maybe it is just me) like we have all the time in the world. In reality though every minute we are alive, is one minute closer to death. Are we really doing what we feel we should be doing? Are we really cherishing every moment? I realized that I was far more pre-occupied than I realized most of the time. I didn't feel I was fulfilling the purpose for my life. I learned that "Sometimes you will not know the value of the moment until it becomes a memory". So work hard to cherish and value every moment. In all that you do, do it with a purpose. Love on everyone. As we recently learned through Robin Williams, you never know what someone is going through. Here are some images I took that weekend that remind me of this beautiful women. I am only sad that I had to learn how wonderful she truly was through her death. 

I was actually taking this image as the accident happened but I had no idea. For me when I look at this image I feel her in it. Another thing I noticed is that the clouds reflection in the water look they have a silver lining. I believe life is truly all about our perspective. I don't understand why this tragic accident happened but I know that the Bible says to lean not to our own understanding and that his ways are not our ways. So I try to focus on the positive, on the lessons it taught me. I have to trust God. I hope that it touched many lives and changed them for the better. I pray for her 3 boys and husband often. 

The family owns this hunting lodge and had spent many hours there. There are many family pictures and wedding pictures at this location. I can just see her sitting on the bench watching the still waters.


I took this image the following morning. I couldn't sleep. I have always been able to process things better through a lens. In this photo I found peace. I felt like she was blessing the entire family and saying that she would always watch over us. I gained another angel that day. I was very anxious about our trip last week as my husband took this event very hard and still struggles with it some (he was an EMT and worked on her until help arrived). In the end I think our trip last week was a blessing and helped us to truly heal. So I just felt the need to share this story. I don't know why or for who but I hope it is a blessing.

Now on to the Quotography Monday. 

So what is Quotography??? It is very simple really. You just find a quote that you love and head out to photograph something that represents that quote to you. You can totally do it in reverse as well though! Just choose your favorite photo of the week and then find a quote that represents that photo. 



So now for the rules:

1. Would prefer it be of a photo that you took in that week. 

2. Comment on atleast 5 other entries, you will have 2 days to do this

3. Please link back by putting the button in your post















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