Friday, March 30, 2012

Finagle a Foto {abstract}

I'm always late on these things, I sometimes plan for them, but I still end up being late haha :0). Maybe next week I'll be on time. Anyhoo here's my abstract. Well, I really don't know if it will be considered abstract, but it's my entry none the less ;-)


Hope that counts????

 the artsygirl connection

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Random Thursday!

I have never hosted a Meme and honestly, I don't know that I could make that kind of commitment... I mean, I'd love to, but I'd worry I'd let people down and forget to do it or something.  Anyhoo, I just wanted to do a Random Linky today...  Randomness is great!
1.This picture makes me happy
What fun!

2. I love Spring!
Peaceful daydream

3. After I have edited for a while nothing looks right and it's hard to be subjective. I don't realize until the next day what the picture really looks like.
Case in point:
Terrible - she looks ghostly and not natural... I thought it was good hahahaha!

4. I love to knit and I'll get the knitting bug and buy bunches of yarn then the bug leaves. I bought some yummy yarn for newborn props and keep trying to get into the mood, but it just isn't happening.

5. I have terrible road rage - something I am working on. It's funny how you can be a nice person that avoids all conflict and then you get into a car and your personality does a 180. Yelling at people and well, just being hateful. I joke that I'm going to start ADA (Angry Drivers Anonymous), of course there probably already is one.

6. I see myself as the high school Becky. In my mind I'm still her, then I look in the mirror and BAM! Reality hits. haha (I wouldn't go back there for the world though)

7. I dream of someday owning my own business.

8. I am changing my major (once more) from Administrative Technology to Web Technology, I've decided that I can do something that makes me happy and I've taken a web design course that just makes me sooooo happy.

9. I am going to take Photoshop that is required for web technology and I will have an excuse for purchasing CS5!!!! I can't wait! Plus I will be taught how to use it!!! (I know, that's a given, I'm just so happy!!).

10. Last one for today, if I ever get to have a Honey Moon (that is if God gives me another husband) I wanna go to Disney world!! :0) heehee

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you'll join me too!! If I get enough people joining in, maybe I will do this every Thursday... I mean, it won't have to be in the same format, it could just be one random thing you want to talk about! GO FOR IT! I'd love to meet you and learn more about you! Right now I will just do the text linky, but if you guys join in, next time I will do the thumbnail linky! Yay! I'm excited!!

Random Thursday


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Quarterly Top 5 {2012}

Well, seems all 5 of my faves from this quarter were taken in March.  It has just been so beautiful and I just have to say I did not take too many pictures of my little girl during the cold months.  Even though it wasn't to cold, I don't know why, I just didn't.  Now it seems I just want to go out and take pictures!!!  :0)  I love spring!
Sweet Smile
Gotta love those blue eyes, they never look the same!
Blue Eyed little
This was a very fleating moment, and I was so excited to see I actually captured it!
down the lane
I love this shot because her baby face actually looks like a baby face :)  Not many moments like that anymore!!
I can do it!
This is when she rode her 3 wheeler for the very first time, she had just figured out how to alternate peddling between feet.  :0)
A little help please.
I just love her face in this one too "A little help, please" ;0)  Love it!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Finagle a Foto {Green}

I had another shot that was all about being green, but... Don't you just love that bright springy green background?
I do!! :0) hee hee


I promise this looked so green at home on my laptop, but the monitor at work looks more yellow.  I guess I'm learning something about colors on different screens (brightness  differences). BLAH!

 & The Artsygirl Connection (I couldn't get her button to work.  Sorry!!!)

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Something That Set Me Free

I don't know about you, but people's expectations of me play a huge part in my decision making.  I mean, obviously God's expectations of me should be first and foremost.  That is a given.  However, sometimes I act in a way that displeases God so that I don't let others down.  Or so that I can feel excepted.  It's so important that we realize that people are not always right.  Even family and friends that want to do God's will can and will be wrong sometimes. This being said, I just wanted to share with you a revelation that God so clearly gave to me at Bible study a couple of weeks ago. 

We are going through Beth Moore's "A Woman's Heart" in our womens group at church.  We meet every Thursday night and even though I am not really great at getting the book done ( I know I should!), everytime I hear Beth Moore speak I get something out of it.  God has surely blessed her with such a gift.  Anyhow, I was not feeling well the week before last and had to leave the room because of lightheadedness, but I watched the video from our sound room and was getting a little bit here and there.  There was one thing I heard loud and clear, it was as if God had put it right in there just for me.  It's written on my heart now, it sounds off in my brain when I face certain subjects and honestly it's so simple and I will never be the same because of it.

We do not need to hold people accountable for their actions.  That is God's job... Whew!  I don't know about you, but that sets me free. WHEW!  What a relief.  That's a huge job, you know.  I spent many days and nights stressing on how I was to do this.  I felt it was my job not to let the things that have been done be forgotten.  Like sure, I forgive you, but man look what you did!  You can't move on, you need to dwell.

I can't tell you how many times I would stop myself from letting go because I just was unsure that it was the right thing to do.  It is the right thing to do! 

Now, I'm not saying that you should let someone step all over you, or that you should necessarily have that person in your life. I'm just saying simply that it isn't my job to hold someone accountable for their wrong doing, it is God's job.

I wanted to let go, but the reactions of the ones I love and that love me, weighed heavily on my decision.  They mean well, they love me, they know I have been hurt.  They want that person to hurt in the same way.  That is just something that God will have to take care of.  Although, I do not wish that hurt upon them.  I just want to feel free of the whole thing.  I'm FREE!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wordlesssssssssss Wednesday

March has been odd.  I mean, today was much like Summer.  I just hope we get a Spring this year.  Here in East TN, it usually goes straight from Winter to Summer which is really ashame because I love the Spring.  I hate to complain about the warm weather though!  I love it!!!  Last weekend my bff Renee, Emma and I went driving around to figure out where to do my easter mini sessions.  I can't wait to do them, but I still have no idea where they will be done and I only have a week & 1/2 to figure it out.

Em had so much fun being outside.  She just loves it.   I didn't realize how refreshing it would be to be able to go outside and hang out. 
Notice the mud on her fingertips! She's such a dirt/rocks kinda girl!

I love the look on her face here and that I caught her mid-run heehee, have you ever seen a 2 1/2 year old run so much fun!
outdoor fun!

It's also very hard to get a shot of her not moving haha.
sweetie with the blue eyes
There's my blue eyed beauty!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Finagle a foto challenge #4

So excited to take part in this one.  I can't believe I missed on the first 3. 

~1~ light
I know, I just used this one in the other post, hope that's ok.

~2~ Shadow

~3~ Blue

~4~ Time
Pay time
Time to play

~5~Stop and Smell the Roses
Well, they aren't roses...

 & The Artsygirl Connection (I couldn't get her button to work.  Sorry!!!)

Scavenger Hunt

It's been a while since I have taken part in the scavenger hunt and so I thought I'd have some fun this week.

{1} Water
I have been wanting to try the reflection in the water drop thing for a while... well here's my first attempt. I really didn't think about the fact that the owl would be upside down :0)

{2} Light

{3} Chocolate
I ate it hahaha ;0)

{4} Animal
Benjamin is my nephew, he was pretending to be some sort of animal.

{5} Crowded
It's always crowded in my grandparents house when we are all in.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A beautiful day!

Well, people, today was gorgeous!  I love spring and though it isn't quite here, I am feeling it already!!   We ran around town checking out places to set up my Easter mini sessions and yes, I am extremely excited about them.  I'm going to do them on the 24th and am not quite sure what the set up will be, but I'm thinking Easter picnic.  Anyhoo, here's a few shots from today.

This one is at the Knoxville botanical gardens and arboretum
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Absolutely gorgeous place, there were 2 weddings set up for today so we didn't get many shots. Here's another one
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Then after all of the driving around we went somewhere for Emma to ride her "bike" for the first time. She was so excited. She finally got the pedaling down, now she just needs to figure out the steering thing.
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