Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekly Photo Challenge

fuji S2pro, 10" exposure, f 2.8 iso 100 taken at 11 pm

fuji S2 pro, 1/180" exposure, f 2.8, iso 100 taken at 5 pm

fuji S2pro, 1/1000" exposure, f 2.8, iso 100 taken at 1:00 pm

I know I am getting this entry in by the seat of my pants~ so much for my best laid plans!!
I had to go to this location 5 times to get this right (one of those times because my batteries went kaput...)...and it's pretty darn cold outside! And I TOTALLY underestimated the creepiness factor of taking photos in a graveyard at nighttime. But I had to take photos of this mausoleum! Jon and I call it the "Scarface" mausoleum, but really the last name is Scarpace.

To see the other responses to this challenge and for challenge rules, go to

He's HOW BIG??

Yesterday Josiah got weighed and measured again:
11 lbs 13 oz already- my little boy is growing up!
He's 6 weeks old today, and the time has just flown right by. Next week I go back to teaching art (we'll be doing mosaics), so Jon's mom is coming down to watch the J man.
I think she's pretty excited about having a grandchild so close (her other 3 grandchildren-4 counting the one due in March- live in OH- kind of a long drive:(
Fortunately, I only teach part time, so I won't be away from him for too long. I love hanging out with the handsome little man :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekly Photo Challenge

fuiji S2 pro- 24-85mm normal setting 1.5" exposure, f2.8

fuji S2pro- fisheye lens- 1/90" exposure f9

fuji S2Pro- 24-85mm lens- macro setting 1/125" f4

Here is my series of self portraits for the weekly challenge: (find out more at
theses are the guidelines for the week:
3 self portraits
1. black and white
2. one without you in it
3. one in color


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy One Month Old!

My beautiful, Happy little boy turned ONE MONTH OLD yesterday! I can't believe how fast time is flying by- but at the same time, it's like he's always been with us :)
The top picture is how he reacts when Daddy started talking to him- the first smile I've caught on camera!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Play time!!!

Josiah has discovered toys!
He loves to lay on his play mat and stare at the plastic rings and stuffed animals that hang from the bars- and he likes to look at himself in the crazy mirror. He was content to stay on the mat for over half an hour last night- he was really enjoying himself!
He must have tired himself out from playing so hard, because he subsequently slept for 5 1/2 hours. I actually woke up before he did :) ~ it was a nice night!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Child of God :)

I had a little fun with Josiah this morning- I really wanted to get some newborn pictures with how his legs still curl up and how his body fits in such a small space still- and there was some BEAUTIFUL light coming into our house that I had to take advantage of!

Josiah celebrated his Baptism yesterday at the Point of Grace- he was perfect for the whole service! I almost lost it up there- it's such a miraculous thing to know that he's a part of God's kingdom! Almost all of our family was able to come, too- so we really filled up the church. It was so awesome to hear everyone singing and how the music could sound in our chapel. Truly a sneak peek into heaven!