Wednesday, July 31, 2013

project 365 {july}

 July 1:  Thrifted China and Mason Jars
 July 2:  Sisters
 July 3:  Favorite Fruit
 July 4:  U.S.A.
 July 5:  Artist in Motion
{Etcheson House Art Exhibition}
July 6:  Note to the Artist
July 7:  Bravo
 July 8:  Car Wash
July 9:  Sold
 July 10:  Wedding Shoes
 July 11:  Groomsmen Gifts
July 12:  Groomsmen Gifts Wrapped in Burlap
{by the groom}
July 13: Delicate
July 14:  One Week from Today
July 15:  Typo on Page Four
{oh well}

July 16:  Countdown
{Yes, this has been up and running since July 1}
July 17:  Straight Up
July 18:  Be Safe and Have Fun
{Mama Chambers' parting words to the groomsmen}
July 19:  Big Weekend Ahead
{How many hours have I watched him sleep?}
July 20:  'Nuff Said
 July 21:  And So It Starts
{Nick and Katlyn's Wedding Day}

July 22:  Leftover Bubbles and Bubbly
July 23:  Shuffle
July 24:  Flowers in Milk Bottles
July 25:  Summer in Illinois
July 26:  Friday Night Grillin' and Chillin'
July 27:  Rock Climbing
July 28:  I'm a Fan
July 29:  Brinner
{Breakfast for Dinner}
July 30:  They're Back
July 31:  Some Days Are Just Bumpy

 The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 37:23,24

Friday, July 26, 2013

mercy me.

This is Mercy.
She makes me melt.
That's all.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

getting ready for the best day ever.

 I was not supposed to touch my camera.
Nick and Katlyn were adamant.
"You get a disposable and twelve shots.  That's it."
I agreed, knowing their wedding photography was in the best of hands.
I did manage to capture a few images of the early part of the day,
then handed my camera off to a friend who documented some special moments.
I'll share some of those later, but for now,
here are my eleven pictures of the day.
It was the best day ever.

Doesn't every bride and groom lie on the floor and eat bananas before they walk down the aisle?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

loves me. loves me not.

He loves me.  He loves me not.
Millie style. 

Love her.
No question.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

love me some huettes.

This is one of my favorite families on the planet.
We've done a lot of life together.
When I count my blessings...their names are near the top of the list.
While I did capture a few nicely posed family pictures,
there's something about this one that just kinda tells it all.
I love every thing about it.
I love the people even more!

 Huette Grandbabies:  Born on three different continents.
Knit together as only God can do.
 These family shots will obsolete soon.
My camera cannot keep up with these people.

 And of course, we had to take some shots of Princess Nicole and her court.
Sweet princesses, every one.
They bear the image of their King.
I am a princess. All girls are.
Even if they live in tiny old attics.
Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young.
They're still princesses.
All of us.
Didn't your father ever tell you that?
Didn't he?

  - Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess