I wanted to let you all know that I’m very sorry I haven’t posted in a while! William and I took a last minute trip and I have only my phone with me! Haha! We won’t be home for probably a week, so this will be my only post for a while. I will be going through emails little by little while we have some down time, so you will be hearing from me I hope to be posting soon!
Hugs and blessings to you all
I ask the question, what could be better? HAHA! Kidding, but wine tasting is something that I love doing with William. This night I had my mom come with me and it was a lot of fun! There was live music from a local artist and it was just a nice relaxing evening. A great way to start the summer
This winery is a small one in a cute barn, one of my favorite places to go
In front of their winery they have lawn decor and I couldn’t help but try to capture it
I’m guessing this kitty belongs to the winery, it took us a while before he let us get close to him, but he was a great way to end the evening
My husband has these really cool pale blue eyes. When we were dating I realized they are unlike so many blue eyes I’ve seen! I wish my camera was better at focusing, and I wish I knew how to make them look better on Lightroom 4. I feel like they really didn’t show you how amazing they actually are, but hopefully you all like it anyways
I played with it quite a lot to show them the way I wanted. I took his picture at an angle so that’s why only the one eye is in focus. I realize this might have not been the best way to portray them both, but I like how it looks anyways haha!
While in Newport we were so excited to find out there was another Lighthouse there! Yaquina Bay was a smaller lighthouse that seemed WAY easier to live/work in. Because it was already propped up on the top of a hill, the walk up to the light wasn’t as high. The lighthouse was attached to the house that the lighthouse keepers lived it! Brilliant, I don’t know why they weren’t all like that lol!
We got there right before they closed so I didn’t get the best shots, and I’m kind of sad about that now, but the ones I got are still nice and I hope you enjoy them
As you can see the pictures didn’t have the best views of the whole house, there was little room I could stand and I didn’t have my wide angle lens… sadly. After the lighthouse we walked along the beach
Yaqunia Head Lighthouse was in view down the coast
With these challenges I’ve been taking the photos as the challenges were brought to my attention, which is how it should be, but with this one, I had a certain thing in mind.
Family! I love them all, even the in-laws I took a family portrait of my parents, brothers, William and me so this first shot is fairly recent. We haven’t seen William’s family in a few months, so these photos aren’t recent ones. I love every single family member, I couldn’t live without any one of them
My brother Eric, Mom, my brother Ryan, Dad, William and me
My amazing Papa
William’s mom Nancy, sister Hailey and her husband Eric
William’s oldest sister Ashley and her oldest Son Logan
William’s nephews Seth and Logan! I’ve posted this picture before, but I had to again, it’s my favorite! HAHA! They just melt my heart
William and his Step Dad, Wes right after a “Mud Run” HAHA
As some of you know, I just recently got an iPhone, it’s been fun trying new things and playing around with Instagram. It’s not quite like Frank (my Canon) but it’s been fun to experiment with every so often. I thought I’d post a few of my favorite pictures
Tulips from our garden
My kitty George
City Hall in Corvallis, Oregon
Sunsets are my favorite, I look forward to that time of day. In my opinion, the best view of a sunset is through a lace curtain My mom always had lace curtains up either in the kitchen or living room during my childhood. I wanted to give you a better shot than just a picture of an orange glow through curtains, haha, so I tried very hard to find a place where you could actually see a sunset.
My little town is surrounded by mountains and trees… lots of trees. In order to see the setting sun you have to hike very far up a mountain, and then drive down in the dark, and the dirt roads up there scare me so this was the best shot I was able to get. I took my camera to a few places and this one was just so beautiful I had to use it.