Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Afternoon Walk

Monday, June 24, 2013


I just love this sweet little face.
Her first time wearing pearls.
She had no desire to give them up!

Other than loving every minute with this lady, our time has been spent completing house projects and hoping for a renter.

Ten more days until the move!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Learning the Camera Day 1

I have this amazing camera and since it is summer the luxury of time so I am hoping to learn how to use it better. Having a phone with a camera makes it so easy to take quick pictures of the little lady, but those pictures look terrible when printed. I am making an effort to learn how to better use the fancy camera.

I have pinned so many tips and tricks on Pinterest to help with my photography skills, but I rarely refer back to them. I'm hoping that this little tutorial will actually make a difference in my photography skills. With the move coming up, I know I will not be doing this over 31 consecutive days, but hopefully I will be keeping up with it!

I want to be a better photographer so that I can document our sweet little family. Today my goal was to take pictures of Sophia chasing after bubbles. Unfortunately it is really hard to blow bubbles and take pictures at the same time :). Sophia had fun chasing after the bubbles, but I didn't get any great pictures. It had rained earlier in the day and Sophia also enjoyed splashing in some puddles. This is one of my favorite images from our walk. She's such a cutie!

Day 1 to a better photo - take the photo.
What tips and tricks do you have for using the camera?
Any favorite resources?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Remember Me?

So much has been happening that this blog has been absolutely neglected. Between having a very busy little lady, leading a classroom of very active gentlemen, and everything else that is happening in our lives - the blog took a backseat. But now it is summer and changes are happening and I might actually have some time to stay updated (maybe).

Our BIG news is that we are relocating to Cincinnati, Ohio. Dave will be the executive chef at a brand new restaurant. It is an amazing opportunity for him and great for our family. We just got back from a very busy trip to Cincinnati where we took a whirlwind tour of the city and the few rental properties that are available. Having big dogs limited the options we had for housing, but we found an old house with lots of charm that will be home beginning August 1st. I can't wait to share pictures of all of the character the house has.
The restaurant in progress.
We will be moving into temporary housing until we can move into the rental property, but luckily the company will be covering that cost for us. Our home here in Charlotte will hopefully be rented soon. For numerous reasons we can't sell right now, but we found a great property manager so as soon as we have a tenant I think it will work out just fine.

I am just looking forward to being able to *breathe* once we are settled.