Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Children of all Ages....

The circus is in town, and as tradition goes.... It stormed the entire time like last year!

On with the show!

Some of my all time favorite shots are from the circus last year. Even though they are not the best quality and my ISO is at 6400, I love these from last year.

Click on the images to view last year's fun!


Sunday Snapshot

My L. She has a love for karate. They skipped her up 2 levels and now she is in with the higher ranking yellow belts and above. We just ordered her sparring gear. She takes it seriously. She loves drum lessons and the fact that the teacher now comes here for Gene and her. She does the same thing he does...she drums a beat on anything she can find, and it's good. It's the reason I started Gene with drum lessons when he was 6. She's kicking butt in tennis lessons each Friday now too. She loves her video games just like her big bro and rarely touches a toy. She excels in everything she tries.

With all that toughness on the outside, she is still one of the most sensitive souls I have ever known. She loves....and she does it well. She worries about others and considers their feelings. Recently my aunt was in the hospital and we had to finally tell Linhsey that she was well and had come home. She was too worried and sad about it. She cried real tears of sadness the other night while watching Spongebob. Apparently SB's snail, Gary, went to live with Patrick for a while and SB was upset. It broke. her. heart. As confident as she is, we have to reassure her about a lot. She is still upset that Mike and I went to Vegas last September, and we have to be very careful mentioning it so we don't bring on the tears.

My L. She's beyond beautiful on the inside and out.

Love her to pieces.

{ These were taken with the 50mm 1.4 on my 5D Mark II.  ISO 160, f/1.8, SS 1/160. It was around 5:30pm. I used Lightroom 4 and CS4 to do some minor tweaking. }



Ni Hao Yall



i{Heart}faces has started a new monthly photo challenge. This month's theme is B&W. I'm sure it's no surprise that I would be entering. Linhsey and B&W go together like PB&J!

Only one photo is allowed to be entered per participant.


I have a million favorite B&W's of L, but I kept with their usual rules of having it be a new photo.

This was taken this afternoon in the backyard around 4:30pm with the 24-70mm 2.8 lens. I used Kellie Hatcher's B&W preset {Pure} to process it. It was hard to choose out of the 35 images that I took. I loved almost all of them. I'll post the rest tomorrow, but this post can only contain ONE.

Thank you L. You earned every lick of that lollipop today!

Photo Challenge Submission

I do hope you will click the button and check out the other entries!