I am not sure if it’s the fact of coming together, praying together, and celebrating Jesus that has made my heart swell, but I sure do love this time of year.
I really wanted to take some bluebonnet pictures of Brielle this year, and I always seem to pick the wrong time to do so (this time was right before her nap), but I really wanted to work on my lighting on my manual settings during the bright sun times.
I realized that A. I need to invest in some shading supplies for when I do have a helper that could lend an extra hand and B. I am still not quite there yet with adjusting my settings during the appropriate time of day.
Here are some beautiful pictures of Brielle and I even got to capture a couple of her and Shane (which I absolutely love). The lighting changes in a lot of the pictures because like I said above, it was a lot of adjusting settings to see what worked the best. I love the ones in her tutu dress that my friend Courtney made for her last year for Easter, and the ones where she was just acting silly.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 🙂 Happy Easter!
When throwing a party, you must always have that ONE thing that stands out. This being only the second get together at our new house, I tried to think outside the box on what people might like to enjoy. I came up with a DIY photo booth.
What you need:
∴ Wrapping Paper
∴ Decorations (I used hanging stars, and ornaments from Christmas)
∴ Photo Booth Props
∴ Last but not least, a camera and a tripod
I literally measured out two sections of my wall and rolled the wrapping paper all the way down. Then I taped it, and rolled the second section all the way down the wall, cut off the excess paper and taped it. I then taped the streamers and ornaments to the paper, and called it a DIY photo booth!
This Halloween definitely brought new adventures! This year was her first year that she was excited to dress up, and even though I bought her dress (Minnie Mouse) from the used clothing store, I knew I had to dress it up and make it look so cute with her hair.
I had prepared her to say “trick or treat” for candy, and that only worked for the first two houses she went to. Well, let’s just say that when she actually SAW the scary costumes (which I totally forgot that she is scared of people in masks), that she was over it and wanted to be held the rest of the night.
We had plans to walk the Yoakum “pumpkin patch” which is literally where all the shops/businesses in downtown Yoakum sit outside of their store and pass out candy to all the trick-or-treaters. That all changed when we decided to go visit our friends that live in the next town over and have some fun decorating cookies. Well, after the cookie fail, we decided to just stay with them and go to a few houses down a popular street in Gonzales (filled with Zombies) to gather some candy!
It was all good, like I said above, until about the second house where they scared the little kids by having a man dressed up as a gorilla, and JUMP out and say “rawwwr”.. let’s just say that a LOT of tears were had after that, and she was SO done and “ready to go home” after that. Needless to say, she didn’t collect that much candy and we only went to a few houses, but we had a fun day/night and hopefully next year she will be less scared of costumes/masks.