Monday, September 29, 2014

39:52 Motivational Monday

There is no pillow so soft as clear conscience.
-French Proverb

When I read this quote, my thoughts went instantly to a certain age child.
 I have a lot of nieces and nephews in this age range.
The age where they have now idea what sin is.
They live in simple childlike faith.
They don't even know what a conscience is.

Their eyes are pure innocence.

They reflect a clear conscience.

A happy carefree person is one with a clear conscience.

 Maaret is next.

Monday, September 22, 2014

38:52 Motivational Monday

The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.
-Asleigh Brilliant

First things first....
I do not consider the people in these pictures to be old. 
I'm not sure what you have to "act" like at each particular age?
All I know is that I like how these three "older" people act at their particular ages. :-)

And my boys like how they act at their particular ages too!

This is a great picture (photo credit to Clarke)  of Anna and I probably not acting our age.  
Who cares.
We were having fun.

Monday, September 15, 2014

37:52 Motivational Monday

Take the attitude of a student, 
never be too big to ask questions, 
never know too much to learn something new.
-Og Mandino

This past weekend four of us gals attended a photography conference in Salt Lake City.  We took classes, drooled over photography equipment, went on field trips, looked at some amazing photography and so on.  We were students.

We were instructed on how to take photos in full sun.

We were encouraged to get into photos.  

We were told to figure out our "own" style of photography.

We practiced our skills all around the city.

We were given tips on how to take great portraits.

I'm thinking I didn't know about those tips before taking this photo. :-))

We even got a great tour of the state capitol! Thanks Maaret!:-))

We were challenged to try B &W photography.

We we told to embrace the light and learn to work with it. 

This was my style weekend.  Photography talk, great friends, and a little learning on top of it!  
Loved every minute of it.

Monday, September 8, 2014

36:52 Motivational Monday

You never know when you're making a memory.
-Rickie Lee Jones

Whether my boys know it or not, this will be a memory that stays with them. Football with Dad.  When Dad has time to play, they love love love it!  Whether its football, basketball, baseball, tag, whatever.  
It will be something they talk about 20 years down the road.  I can just imagine them sitting around the dinner table..."Remember when we were little tikes and Dad would play all time quarterback"...

Monday, September 1, 2014

35:52 Motivational Monday

If you don't like how things are, change it!
You're not a tree.
-Jim Rohn
Okay. It seems to me like we have had more than our share of rain this summer?!  I find myself getting irritated by it!  Sometimes really irritated by it.  So...instead of harboring these bad thoughts about the rain, I have tried to change my attitude.  These rainstorms make for some incredible skies!  With a camera in hand, how can a person not love those stormy skies?!