Friday, March 7, 2014
My darling Button is one! Yesterday was Buttons first birthday, the day I went from having a darling little baby to a toddler... a toddler! :O how did this happen?! I remember his birth story oh so well and yet it seems like he has been a part of my life since forever.
I can hardly remember, even now, what it was like without my sweet happy boy. What did I do with all that extra time before?!
My days are now full of chasing little pitter patter-y feet around, lot of little giggles, smiles, many many messes and diapers, and the occasional wide mouth "kisses" and you know what; I wouldn't tried it for nothing. Well... maybe a nice bath once in a while. Ha.
The best part? This is just the beginning. I see Buttons strong willed and kind hearted personality more and more every time I look at him and it makes me so proud; nervous, but proud. I know God has so much planed for him our family. I thank God every day that he gave me the gift of knowing what it is like to love someone you have never met so unconditionally the way he has loved us even before our creation, to love the process and not just the outcome of a life and each day. We are so blessed.
I anticipate so many adventures this coming year. So much growth and change as we take on the world of toddler-dom as well as raising two little ones instead of three but for now, I am so thankful we are where we are at this moment. It is tiring but oh so rewarding!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Button and I have been really taking in the views now that he is a lot more mobile and boy does this little man love the Natural Living museum! I have taken him to three different museums, the Botanical gardens, zoo, outdoor sculpture garden, and outdoor butterfly garden (though it’s a little cold still for much life there... of any kind.. even plants -.-) and this one is by far his favorite. He loves watching the fish swim around, looking at the bugs, and of course his two favorite things to do are touching and viewing the dinosaur bones and walking though the butterfly house (which is free on Tuesdays!). Because today was a Tuesday and because there is a new wildlife photography exhibit that I just had to check out, we headed over to the museum after dropping Darling off at work.
This time I get a lot of great photos to share!
This time I get a lot of great photos to share!
There were some really big blue ones that were new from Brazil but they were rather dull on the back sides of the wings and every time one landed it closed its wings and refused to pose for me. *sigh* always next time.
Seeing all the photos in the photography gallery has really gotten me inspired to shoot more nature. That is, if there is any nature in DC. And if so, I will hunt it down and shoot it.... in a totally harmless, awesomely beautiful way. :P
Posted by Bethany b at Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Busy, busy, busy, that is how my life is right now and you know what... I love it! My Darling Button is leaning to walk and venture further and further each day making them full of chasing a baby around, lot of falls, and even more giggles. I will have to get a video on here of him giggling because it breaks my heart in all the right ways. I want to capture it and save it in a little music box to play again and again. <3Aside from sprinting around the house and face planting, I have been amping up my focus on my photography business. I’ve never been one to keep New Year’s resolutions and thus, stopped making them some time ago but this year I put my foot down. Darling told me that I needed to get my butt in gear and stat shooting weddings. He's completely right. I have always wanted to shoot children and weddings from the beginning but have always been scared and nervous about shooting weddings. They are hard, stressful, demanding, and everyone is like getting thrown a curve ball because no two are alike. It didn't help that everywhere I turned some photographer was saying how stressful it is. Then I realized something... I like high stressed situations. Ha.
I like planning things, replanting things, being in the heat of the moment, and jumping in head first. Darling was right. So, I made the resolution to shoot at least ONE wedding this year. I prayed about it and asked God to give me brides and grooms who fit well with me, that he would give me the wisdom in pricing my product for those clients and that I will be able to produce work that is just what they wanted. You know what readers? I got two wedding jobs and a maybe already for this year! One is coming up in the next few months and the other two are later in the year so I will have to share a little from them as they happen. I am so honored to be able to capture the memories of such a cherished moment for these couples and their families. I can't wait to be the one to photograph such emotions. A mother helping a bride into her dress, the father crying, the husband crying when he sees her for the first time... and again, as she reads her vows, little ones running around and sleeping at the reception. Those are the things that make my passion for photography burn and I CAN'T WAIT!
I may be busy, chasing my baby, cleaning messes, being a mommy, planning a garden, and chasing my dreams but sometimes busy is just what this gale needs.
and heres a little picture I got of the main man taking a small break from walking around.
my babies getting so big ;')
Posted by Bethany b at Monday, February 03, 2014