Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Europe Trip :: London

I'm incredibly behind on posting pictures from my trip to Europe this summer. This week I've been looking through pictures and remembering what a fun trip it was, so I decided it was time to share some more of the fun with you guys. 

On our second week there, we spent a few days exploring London and seeing all of the main sites. We did a ton of walking (after that trip my Toms had holes in them) and got to see a lot! 

Favorite parts of the trip:  Sitting in cafes and people watching. Visiting Kensington Palace (there's not a picture of it thanks to the silly construction). Riding the double decker bus. And of course, the adorable taxis. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Makin' it Count.

Sometimes the mundane stuff hard to appreciate. I mean, get on facebook in the middle of the day. People are tired, frustrated, stressed from school, and working long hours. The simple fact of life is that it's not easy (duh!). I know I'm not the only who finds it hard to not complain and actually enjoy every day life sometimes.

This week I've been realizing just how much I complain. "I'm tired of driving all over the world. I don't like playing this...I don't have a kids imagination anymore. I really hate waking up early. I'm tired of always being busy and feeling like I'm not getting anything done. "

God's really teaching me about enjoying the things I find myself complain about. I love it when I get to travel, take trips and do exciting things...but when I'm gone (especially for extended amounts of time) I find myself missing a lot of the everyday things.

(Meet the fire-girl and Ironman. Sorry you can't see the full costumes.)

I'm grateful for the kids I watch. That I get to see their imaginations, the things that make them excited, and hear the hilarious things they say. And even though my imagination is run dry and I have no idea what we will play for hours, I love that I get to hang out with them. 

I'm grateful for my assistance job. I like learning new skills. Before starting this job, I had never worked with Excel and had hardly worked with Word. I've learned some good things and feel pretty comfortable with what i'm doing….even though I still panic a little when there's something new to be done and I have to try to figure it out. When I was a kid, I loved pretending I was working in an office. So sometimes I feel like I'm that kid playing office. Sometimes. ;) 

I'm grateful for my photography job and the amazing people I get to meet and work with. I love getting to spend time with them while shooting, and then (my favorite part) delivering the pictures. 

What are you grateful for? 

Happy Thursday, you guys! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jed and Ashley :: Married

I've been so excited about sharing his beautiful wedding from Richmond Virginia! There was so much thought, creativity, and hard work put into this wedding and it showed!
I was thrilled when Ashley and I started talking about the photography for her wedding. She has the coolest style, and she's extremely creative. She also has a fabulous eye for photography, which I knew just by following her on Instagram! Most importantly, she and Jed are one of the sweetest couples you'll meet. Throughout their entire wedding day they were loving people and just having a great time.

I've probably said it 20 times, but I LOVE her ring!!