Daniel & Caitlin (Part 1)

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It was my first wedding to attempt as a photographer. So nervous.
I was so nervous that I was shaking. Since I was shaking so bad my camera wouldn’t focus for the first few minutes of arriving at Caitlin’s home to get some before pic’s. But after that I started to calm a bit and my second shooter, Sarah, helped keep my wits about me and kept me moving in the proper direction.

They had a beautiful home and Caitlin was so relaxed and just enjoying every moment of her day. She is SO talented. She must be terribly organized as well. She did everything for the wedding herself. Even the cake. Wait until you see that!

Isn’t her bouquet beautiful? She collected brooches over the years and then used her amazing talents to come up with these.

Daniel & the Groomsmen and his family were waiting for things to get started. It was a beautiful day and they were totally relaxed, too. All that was left to do was wait for the big moment when they would see each other for the first time and become husband and wife.

One of my favourites from the day. Here is the Grooms Mother and Grandmother. Beautiful!

Caitlin arrived looking beautiful.

Special jewelry from her grandmother. Such beautiful little details make wedding days even more wonderful!

Stay tuned for Part 2. I have too many favourites to fit into just one post. :)

For Daddy

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Tracy & Isla came over for a Father’s Day shoot a little while ago. It’s fun to give Daddy a few fun pictures of his treasures! Here are some of my fav’s…







And there is a new little one on the way!!

I figured it out!

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I disappeared for a bit again. I couldn’t figure out how to get my photos posted. They changed the set up on my photo account and totally confused me. I find it impossible to blog without pictures. They say things way better than I can write them.

Here’s some fun pic’s just because it’s fun and I love being back. :)

Here is the purse birthday cake that my niece made her little sister. It tasted so good!
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A recent bonfire at Watch the Sky Farm. :)
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One of many pictures from a photo shoot with my youngest. She’s cute. :)
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Near the sea….

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Do you live by the sea?
If you have ever had time to roam on, sit by, and just be near the sea…
You know.
You just know.
Near the sea we forget to count the days….


We took a drive over to the shore last week.
The smell.
The sound.
The light.
The taste.
It’s all there.
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Sitting on the old lighthouse foundation and thinking about times past, things present, and hoping in things to come. You do that when you are by the sea…
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Treasures found by the sea are not of gold and silver.

You hold them in your hand and treasure them a little differently.

Knowing they are crowded in your palm and in your pocket bring smiles.
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It is ALWAYS too soon to have to leave.

One last look, breath, touch, and then it’s back.

But we tuck ourselves in to bed at night refreshed and peaceful and still able to hear the faint sound of waves and wind, even taste that salt air just a bit…

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…’til next time.

cow catching

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If you are getting ready for work…

and you are trying to finish your ice cream and relax for 5 minutes before leaving…

and it’s pouring rain…

you probably aren’t going to be pleased when your daughter yells from the window, ” Twink’s loose!”

Hubby & sons ran out and managed to chase her out of the ditch (on the other side of those lilacs)….
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straight through every single thing that they had planted in the garden just before it rained.

Nice Twink.
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When she had finished destroying that she took off for the back yard…
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It took a few minutes, umbrellas, yelling, and a bucket of grain, but they got her back in her stall safe and sound.

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And hubby got off to work in time. :)

The rain is on its way

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The Mister checked the weather this morning. It’s calling for rain, rain,…. and more rain.

Nice.

So, we decided to get as much yard work completed as possible before the indoor days hit.
This year it will be so easy to keep the yard looking decent (at least that is our plan) with 2 boys behind lawn mowers and the oldest able to use the whipper snipper.
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We are also trying to make the gardens look nice. We’re new to flower bed gardening and I’m finding we need to just do ‘something’. If it ends up looking weird we can always dig and move stuff, right? :) When we moved in there were so many plants and it has all gone rather wild on us. Now we have to weed through to save what we think might be non-weeds and see how it turns out.
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We were able to get a fare bit done outside and still manage to feed everyone and take some time to play with the baby. The kids wrapped up their chores, got showered up, and we all chillaxed and read some more from The Secret Garden before bed.100_5522

It was a good day. I love getting ready for my head to hit the pillow knowing that I’ve earned it.
Now let’s hope the baby thinks I’ve earned the right to stay there for longer than 3 hours at a time undisturbed. :)

The Weekend

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We had such a nice Sunday here. We came home from church and had no plan for a meal.
I whipped up some Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls and let everyone know that was the extent of lunch and we went outside to enjoy the sun.
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I made sure the baby was asleep and grabbed some good Sunday afternoon kind of reading, then found me a cozy chair under the crab apple tree.

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There was a big shin-dig going on at the farm across the road. We just enjoyed the scenery and totally chillaxed.
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Hope your weekend was just as sunny. :)