Thursday, October 30, 2008

I am so addicted!

So I have figured out why I don't want to run. I am addicted to taking and processing pictures. I love it! It is in my mind all the time. I love catching a great shot! I spent this evening in a new location taking pictures of some of my favorite people. I just had a wonderful time. So then I had to come home and look at them and then it is 1:00 in the morning and no running done. But here are some of them that i got. Why would I trade this?

I love them, I love them, I love them! Some of my favorites that I have taken all year!

So when taking pictures slows down in the winter, I am sure that I will be able to get on track! So I am giving myself a reason to not be so hard on myself!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

So Hard!

It was so easy for me to learn how to take pictures because I really enjoy doing it.
I love learning how to use light and figure out how to frame a face best. I am so not in love with exercise or eating right! I am not the least bit interested. How do I make it fun? How do I learn to like it? How do I make it important to me. How do I not got to a restaraunt and not order the mashed potatoes? When do I stop thinking of it as such a huge sacrifice?
I wish I knew! I wish there was some magic answer. I wish it was as interesting to me as taking pictures.

Monday, October 27, 2008

New attitude!

So my friend Becky Jean has been here for the last week. Let me tell you she just fits right in and jumps in and gets her hands dirty. We absolutely love having her here. Probably one of the busiest weeks of my life. Between my job with Steiner taking four family portraits and the craziness of childrens schedules--I really feel like I need a break this week. So today I worked from 9:30 to 6:00. Not really a break. It was also Becky's birthday on Sunday and we had a little get together--because my friends here in Indiana already love her!

So my goal this week is to exercise every day. I know I can do it. I got up this morning and ran three miles. Once I start doing it I know that I can keep it up. It is just the initial getting going! I have to admit though that I am not really a runner and will have to start from scratch. My friend Becky is a runner (if you didn't know) so she is my inspiration. (I want to be able to call myself a runner too).

I loved taking pictures of Lisa and her family! I know them so I was so relaxed and able to really try to capture who they were!

I also took pictures of this cute family in my ward and got some great shots!

Sorry that is an overload of pictures but I loved them all so much that I could have posted a lot more. It has become such a part of me that it is hard to even talk about my life now without showing pictures. It captures a little part of what my days are like. I also get to spend so much time with such wonderful people. It is a lot of fun for me! This week I am getting out and taking pictures of my own kids. I have two families set up for this week so I just hope the creativity will still be there!