Monday, August 15, 2011

It Is Well

On Friday morning Bruce (second from the left for those of you who are guessing)
went to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with these guys.
They met a few more friends and climbed Mt. Harvard.
This is their "top of the mountain" pose.

Because Ella and Talia were still at Grandma Camp, that meant.................
I spent time working on a few painting projects including my mother's day gift to myself.
It's now primed and ready for color.
On Saturday my friend, Sara, and I went to see The Help.
We had both read and loved the book.
And we loved the movie, too.
Source: The Help Movie
It will make you cry.
It will make you cheer.
It will make you think.
It will make you want to read the book. {again}
I also spent time working on my Snapshop Class this weekend. I soon came to realize that I have been doing something terribly wrong in setting my aperture when more than one person is in the shot. I also learned a ton about shutter speed, exposure, and ISO.
This picture is funny (from our trip to NC) but now I can see EVERYTHING that is wrong with this shot and learning to correct them in manual. Right now, I think I could retake this picture and it look completely different. I am going to be sad when this class is over. I'm learning so much!
Bruce and the girls came home to me last night.
We spent most of the evening playing in the yard together.
It was perfect night for laughing, playing with neighbors, and for hearing each of their stories.
While being home alone for the weekend will always make 
me a bit giddy, welcoming each of them home settles well within my soul. 
I've kind of gotten used to having them around. 


  1. Soooo, tell me...what would you have set your camera to? :)

  2. Being home along would make me giddy too, though I love that you had a fun family night when the came back. :)

  3. what an awesome weekend.

    i saw the help too - and totally cried. SO good, right?

    i should probably be taking that photography class, because that picture looks awesome to me.

    and i got my DQ card in the mail on Saturday - THANK YOU :)

  4. I saw 'The Help' too & loved it (just as I had loved the book). So glad your family returned back safe & sound. Some time having some alone time makes us realize how blessed we are to not have to be alone ... your family is lovely. Thanks for sharing them :)

  5. Look at that girl on skates! Time alone is so refreshing but a homecoming reunion is always welcome.

  6. I'm so jealous of your time at home alone! I dream of that. :)

    Oh, and I'd love to take Ashley's class sometime. I should start saving for that. You should share some of the photos you've taken using your new skills! I'd love to see them!

  7. Love reading your blog...came here from Meg a long time ago! Are you in Hillsboro? My husband's company is there. Small world. Hope you're having a good week!! BTW can't wait to see The Help (and read the book again).

  8. I think I must do this course too... It seems to be very usefull!!!

    The end of your post was the best: why do we get used to normal and great things of life (like having our beloved close to us) and take it for granted???? We should cherish all these "normal" moments because they are really precious!

    Kisses and blessings.

  9. Reading "The Help" right now and loving it! Can't wait to go see the movie for my birthday!


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