Photo of the Day: Puppy Love

My husband’s aunt breeds and shows these dogs, but this weekend was the first time we got to meet a litter of her pups. These sweet girls were only 4 weeks old. I’ll give you 3 guesses on what breed they are, and you may need all 3 – they don’t look anything like the full-grown dogs!



Photo of the Day: Memories of Grandpa

Today’s blog post is dedicated to my grandpa, who passed away two years ago today. Even though I miss him all the time, it really was a blessing after several years of dementia and living in a nursing home.

This is one of my favorite photos of him. In 2008 he was living in the nursing home, and grandma was recuperating from surgery and couldn’t visit for a couple of months. Despite the memory loss, he knew that grandma hadn’t been visiting, and he was thrilled when she finally came back, constantly kissing her and holding her hands. Their love endured everything – 64 years of marriage and beyond.

Grandma and Grandpa, reunited after two months apart, August 2008

Day 65: Love-hate relationship

I think my cat and turtles have a love-hate relationship. We let the turtles roam while we cleaned their tanks, and we couldn’t pull our cat away from all the action. Fortunately (or not so fortunately) the turtles are getting quite large, and their reaction time is faster than hers, so she can’t hurt them.

1/45 sec., F4.0, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (28 mm), no flash fired

Day 64: Off to a good start

Last summer I took Sarah and Bobby’s engagement photos, and yesterday we were honored to be a part of their wedding celebration. They had a beautiful ceremony and the reception was a blast – from the gorilla groom’s cake, to the awesome DJ, to the homemade pomegranate wine. Congratulations to the newlyweds – we know with your faith in Christ and your positive attitudes, love will endure all things.

1/15 sec., F4.0, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (20 mm), external flash fired

Day 45: A Simple Love

Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Like a Valentine’s Day evening spent at home with handmade cards and thoughtful gifts; a home-cooked meal; a great episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; and most importantly, a wonderful husband!

1/60 sec., F8.0, ISO 200
18-55mm lens (26 mm), external flash fired

Day 30: Puppy love

Yesterday we hung out with our friends Mandy and David and their dog Dexter. They made us some tasty lunch and incredible dessert, and Dexter provided the entertainment. After a couple of hours he finally got tired out and relaxed with David … who I’ve been told is his favorite.

1/125 sec., F5.6, ISO 200
18-55mm lens (26mm), external flash fired