The clock only said 5:30 when my eyes opened up on Saturday morning and my stomach was all a fuss. In just three short hours, my feet would hit the pavement to run my very first 5K. Having trained for over seven months, I knew I was ready. But when I arrived at our local park I wasn’t so sure. But ready or not, here the race came.
Summer is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited! I really don’t think I have a “favorite” season, but I definitely have my favorite parts about each season. As for summer, I love sitting in the sun, eating ice cream with friends, and of course vacation! My parents decided this year that for Christmas they wanted to give us a family vacation up in the sticks of northern Wisconsin!
Hi friends! Â In case you missed it, spring has officially arrived in Iowa and I couldn’t be more excited! Â I think this season will continue to blow my mind because out of what looks like a dead tree, new life literally bursts out in the form of buds. Â Seriously, unbelievable right? Â It reminds me of this verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, THE NEW HAS COME!” Â Love that, and I love me some spring! Â Here is just a snippet of what spring looks like through my lens. Â Have a great day!
If you haven’t already figured out from this blog, I am a not-so-subtle fan of holidays. Â And I don’t usually discriminate against any certain holidays. Â But I mustÂ admit, I have my favorites. Â
My car pulled up to that same apartment at College Square where I moved in with myÂ blonde-haired friend. Â Days later, I began my first semester at Hawkeye Community College. Â If we’re being honest, my first semester wasn’t as full of the magic I was hoping for. Â
Today, I would consider myself somewhat of the adventurous type. Â But as a freshly graduated high school student, I was pretty shy and wet behind the ears as my grandparents would say. Â I was also SUPER attached to my family and so to head right off to photography school which was a WHOLE four hours away, I wasn’t sure I was ready. Â
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to watch “behind the scenes” shows. Â To see how a tootsie pop becomes a tootsie pop can fascinate me. Â
Ok so you know how there are verses in the Bible that when you read them, they just roll off your tongue so nice and sound so beautiful. Â But in all reality to live out what they mean is just plain hard. Â
Moments. Â It’s what my profession is all about. Â Capturing that single solitary moment so that time and memory can never steal it away. Â