[day 1 – 30 days of gratitude]

All over Facebook and Twitter people are posting one thing a day they are thankful for for the month of November.  I also saw this post today that made me think I should do the same, so here goes.

Today I am thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and through salvation the hope I have for eternal life.

[lazy day]

Today is Columbus Day…which means I have the day off from work and I am home alone.  The kids are in school and the hubby is at work.  It is raining today which always makes me want to blog. Not sure why.  It also makes me lazy.



There are so many things on my To Do list but I am drawn to my coffee and the book I am reading.






























It’s feeling like Fall today and I think some Taco Soup is in store for this weekend.





[relaxin’…]

It’s a rainy afternoon in central Virginia.

A quiet afternoon with no where to be…watching movies and just plain relaxin’.

I’m enjoying my new lens for my camera…we went to our local triple A baseball team game last night.

P52…Week Four

These themes are getting harder and harder…this week was a self portrait.  I don’t even like having someone else take my picture let alone taking one of myself.  But I did it, as hard as it was…and I ended up with two.

P52…Week Three

So the theme for this week was “I Dreamed a Dream” in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  I really struggled with this, but after a few days of thinking about it, I came up with this…

I bought this wood carving when I went on a missions trip to West Africa in 2010.  It was an experience I will never forget and I have dreamt of going back ever since.  If all goes well I will be returning this summer.

P52…Week Two

This week’s theme…”Made With Love.”  This is my 15 year old son and I took this picture this morning.  Becoming a man but still very much a boy…

P52…Week One

I really want to become a better photographer.  I got a new camera (DSLR, my first) and I am trying to figure out how to use it.  I stumbled upon this blog and a 52 week photo challenge.  Since I only found it last night I am already a week behind.  The theme for the week ending 1/6 was resolution.  We can be as creative as we want (or not).  Here is my picture for the week…

I read Ann Voskamp’s “One Thousand Gifts” in 2011 and in 2012 I have resolved to write down 1000 gifts.  And now I have resolved to post one picture a week!