Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We stayed in Lexington this year and definitely missed our families. Next year, we will be heading to Georgia for Easter-egg hunts, family time, and proper Southern food!

  I am embarrassed to admit that I did not put together an Easter basket for Lula. The stress of the "perfect outfit" was enough to make me feel like a crazy person. (Are you knowledgeable in infant girls' fashion? Is there such a thing? YES.) I did buy candy to cope with the stress. And bake cookies. And banana bread. Anyways, by this morning I was heaping enough guilt on myself that I lost track of why we were even having a holiday...  and that would be Jesus. (If you are interested, here is the message we saw at our church, it was powerful.)

Please excuse all the pictures. I couldn't pick a favorite.

Love this face!

Not the most flattering picture of me, but we are all looking at the camera!

But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said." 

Matthew 28:5-6

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Little Time in Marietta

    One of the many, many blessings of being a stay-at-home momma is having some flexibility to travel. Zach had to be out of town for a few days for work, so Lula and I went to Marietta. It was such a treat! We went to Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia for an afternoon with my parents, Kara, and Willie. I would like to go back when everything is in bloom (only the daffodils were), but the weather was perfect!
    We also got to have lunch with friends and see the Underwoods, too! It was a great trip home... I wish it happened more often (better yet, that we lived in Georgia!)
    Lula is growing and growing! I can barely stand to look at pictures of her as a newborn. She is already FIVE MONTHS OLD! It is exhausting to think that for the rest of her life I will be exclaiming "SHE IS <insert age> OLD?! BUT I SWEAR JUST YESTERDAY HER UMBILICAL CORD STUMP FELL OFF!" I want her to be my little baby forever! I should stop now before I start crying. Soooo, picture time!

Barnsley Gardens:

One of our walks in Marietta. I love our house here in South Caroline, but we live off a gravel road which isn't very conducive to leisurely strolls. 

 Just hanging out!

I love the backing of this quilt. 

Lula's Five Month Picture.

Have a great weekend, y'all! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Family Fun

The Underwood clan came for a visit this past weekend, and it was so great to have everyone here! We went to a Home & Garden show in Columbia, and just had a great time hanging out. I wish it happened more often. I got to play around taking pictures of Winnie, my brother and sister-in-law's sweet pup. Unfortunately, I didn't check my settings, and the best shots I took came out dark. Lesson learned!


 Love them:

 Enjoying some sun last week, while I cleaned out my car.


Heading to Georgia this weekend... Cannot wait!  Everyone have a wonderful week!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Camera Ready

We have owned our Nikon D40 for almost 5 years, but it's only used to point and shoot... and that is assuming that I have it with me. So, I am trying to read up and at least learn the basics. And I do mean
b a s i c s.

Having Lula as my model makes it fun to practice!

I'm having fun learning a little about my camera, but when I think about editing I get overwhelmed. Does it look overexposed? Or underexposed or tinted weird or contrasted incorrectly? Did I even use those terms correctly?! *Deep breath* Baby steps!