Friday, August 22, 2008

I am blogging maniac!!

First week of school was stressful but a welcome change. Been thinking a lot about what makes great people great. Take Michael Phelps for instance. My goodness. They say he burns 4,000 calories a workout. Sometimes the thought goes through my head why can he push himself and I do not seem to have the inner ability to get up 30 minutes before my kids to work out. Or to eat right. Or to do something for myself spiritually everyday. I have decided it has to start with desire. I don't know if I always have the desire to do those things. So what I am going to start working on is creating a desire to better myself.

I know I can do it. Since I have become interested in photography and feel like I have become better at it in the past months, I feel like lately I can accomplish a lot more. The time and energy it has taken me to learn how to shoot manually and learn all those stupid hard things in photoshop has taught me that if you want to get good at something or have a desire you have to push yourself to be better. So that is my word for the school year is desire!!

I want to create it in myself and my family.

And just to throw in there because no blog entries would be complete without some shots. I got spend an evening with mosquitoes and four fabulous people. Here are some of my favorites.

Loved every minute of it. I appreciate them letting me use them to practice.

I also decided that it is time to start working on Halloween. I will making some fun things soon and I will try to remember to post them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Need an opinion!!

So anyone that might have stopped by my blog knows I really dig taking pictures. The only problem is sometimes I think they look fabulous when I take the shot and later I hate them. Well I am trying to learn settings on my camera so I have been taking pictures of things that are still and I can get my exposure right. So if anyone would like to share their opinions good or bad of my recent flower shots I would really appreciate it.

I have so much more to learn and I don't want to get stuck taking the same old pictures. This is also not a solicitation for praise. I just want to know what people think.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

What I am craving!

I have to say I am just a little bit dizzy with excitement that school is starting. I am not that excited that my kids will be leaving but just all the things that begin with school starts like routines. I am craving them. Cannot get enough. I want to get up in the morning and have something structured to do. Maybe then I can get back into excercising. I am craving that also. Done with camp, done with vacations, done with ignoring diner.

This morning I got up at 5:30 to make sure that I was ready on time for church. Can you believe that I was still really late. I really do not want my kids to think that we just do not go to that part of church. I want to get my spirituality where it needs to be. I am craving it. So I thought as long as I am late I can stop and take some back to school pictures of some of the kids that were willing to participate. I have to say that Soren looks particularly dashing.

I have to say that I am so into the olympics. Michael Phelps is so amazing. Not ashamed to say that I have a little crush. Not enough to stalk him which I have been known to do, but enough to say that the races do not last long enough. I hope to be an olympic swimmer. That one lady was 41--it is never to late to begin a dream. Daniel had to laugh at that one. I told him I had swimming lessons when I was young it should not take me that long to get back into the groove.

I am craving hanging and talking with friends and having quiet moments. I should be getting plenty of those. Until next time...