Month: May 2013

30 Day Challenge – Day 12 “Sunset”

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.

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The Pirates at Newport

A few years ago we discovered a little pirate village! I couldn’t believe how much it has grown, they have added so many more shops and it’s the cutest little village I’ve ever seen! 

 

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These shops were full of fun things to do, one of them was a glass blowing shop. We lucked out and were able to watch one that was happening as soon as we got there!

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We have a lot of odd statues here in the Pacific Northwest, but I think this one might be the oddest haha!

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Creatures of the Aquarium

These are the last couple of shots I was able to get before heading to our next adventure 🙂 I wish I had more that turned out a little better. It was a fun trip to the aquarium that day, and hopefully I’ll be able to return soon and get even better pictures 🙂 I swear I’m always learning HAHA!

 

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“Hey! What are you lookin’ at?!”

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This guy was very entertaining HAHA

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30 Day Challenge – Day 10 “Childhood Memory”

I moved up to the Pacific Northwest when I was 18 years old with my family, so all of my childhood memories are down in Southern California. I was thinking of food maybe? I really was having a hard time, haha! I finally came up with a board game my mom and I used to play with my Grandma called, Masterpiece. I was homeschool, so when I was really young my mom would do just about anything to get us excited about learning. Any game that was educational we would play. I have fantastic memories of my Grandma, Mom and me playing this game for hours. It’s a game of gambling and chance to see if the painting you purchased is worth the most or if it’s a forgery. What I loved most about the game was the paintings inside, there were so many from famous artist and the names of the painting and the artist were written on the back of each card. I learned the most about art and retained it because of this game. Textbooks never really stuck with me, lol, but this game helped 🙂

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Newport Aquarium

While visiting the coast we stopped by the aquarium! William and I have been to this one before, but I didn’t have my Frank (my Canon) with me yet! I was excited to share this new experience with him, and I believe he enjoyed himself 🙂

Photographing through thick glass was really hard. Next time I will probably bring my tripod. There’s grain that I just wasn’t able to remove, but other than that I think they look decent. Definitely could have been better.

 

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Yes, that’s a little crab! HAHA

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30 Day Challenge – Day 9 “Someone You Love”

Yes, I chose the obvious person lol! Here’s a little back story on how I met my amazing husband, William.

We met at age 15 at a Halloween event held in my church in California. He was so quiet I really can’t remember if he even said anything to me that night! HAHA! He was the tall dark and handsome man I’ve always wanted and being only 5 feet tall, his 6′ 3″ height really made me nervous! Haha! When we were both 18 we went on a few dates, but I felt like something just wasn’t there, I didn’t realize until I got older that God wanted me to mature a bit, because he was the one I was suppose to marry 🙂 We met up again at age 22, started a long distance relationship now that I was in Oregon and a year later we were married. I can’t explain what I felt for him when I saw him again after 4 years, it was a completely different feeling. Growing up around him in high school, I was always attracted to him. He always made me nervous, which not a lot of people did. I found that he was someone I could spend my life with, and that’s what scared me. We are coming toward our 3 year anniversary, and he still gives me butterflies and makes me nervous HAHA! I’m so lucky to have him in my life again.

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Silly Little Things

You know how you see that thing, that one thing that stands out? I’m always so happy when I spot something and decide to make it my muse for a few minutes. This dried out log was just laying there and I was so excited when I started experimenting with it! We danced together for a while, and he was a good dancer 🙂

 

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30 Day Challenge – Day 8 “Routine”

I’m keeping to the “personal” style for these challenges, something that I go through or that means something to me. As much as these challenges are driving me crazy, I’m actually having a lot of fun seeing what I come up with 🙂

This one isn’t very creative, in my opinion, because as soon as I thought of it I had a, “DUH!” moment lol! Routine for me, is my coffee and comics. I have to read Dear Abbey, the celebrity gossip column and my comics every morning with my coffee. Doesn’t matter if it’s a hot morning, I still want my coffee. These last couple of mornings we have been having breakfast on our porch so the warm sun can hit us. These were taken on the table on our porch, as some of you might know, I do NOT drink black coffee, this was just a model cup for me to photograph HAHA!

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