Monday, September 27, 2010

week #8

Wilderness Wheels
cycling to give youth a new outlook on life
This past weekend, Carmen and I had the privilege to photograph a bike ride. The ride was to raise money for Fairplay Boys Camp and Fairplay Girls Camp in Fairplay, SC. The bikers managed to raise $9000 while riding about 200 miles! They did wonderful and we had a blast, so we thought we would share with you our favorite shots from the weekend. Sorry we didn't get this done on Monday, but we had A LOT of photos to go through. Carmen's are first...Enjoy!

the camera crew! we had a blast! the top to are carrie and shelle and on the bottom is tish graber and me. :)

the valiant bikers themselves!!

my favorite creative shot! :)

to say the least we had a wonderful weekend and i'd do it all again in a heartbeat. :)


My hubby said that this was his favorite picture because it showed the bikers the best, so that's why I put it on here. But I have to say, I'm kinda proud of how I edited it. :)

This picture shows how the bikers felt after the end of the first day. It was hard! And by the end of the second day, they felt even worse. But they say it was totally worth it!

One local church had us all over for supper Friday night and the girls camp was there as well to show their appreciation to the bikers. They sang some songs for us and then Nate, the in charge guy, passed out the prizes to the bikers. He asked this little girl to help for the last one. Chuck (the biker) was in love with her and said later that he wanted to take her home with him. I was thrilled to have gotten this shot!

The bikers gave us a hard time many time for the odd places they would find us. "What are you doing in a grave yard!?" :) My reply was always, "There are only so many shots you can get of bikers before you have to get really creative." This was one of my "creative" shots.

Monday, September 20, 2010

week #7

quote for the day. . .

Listen! Can you hear it? The music. I can hear it everywhere. . . in the wind. . . in the air. . . in the light. It's all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do . . . is listen.

August Rush

I've always wished that life was more like a camcorder. You can fast forward and rewind and even pause. There are moments in life that I wish I could go back and remember ever emotion I was feeling and every little detail of the my wedding. There are also little moments during a normal day where I think "this is was makes life wonderful." Of course, we can't rewind time...we can't relive any moment. That's why I try to treasure every second of every day that God gives me. Even this day that is full of pain and illness...every moment is a gift from God.

Monday, September 13, 2010

week #6

sad? kinda. happy? kinda. it's all so bittersweet. bitter because we are leaving everything we know and stepping into the unknown with God. sweet because it is with God that we are doing this and because He is leading us so directly.

there are a lot of other things to be happy about moving too like it being a great adventure to try new things. i get a new job other than cleaning which i've been doing for the past 3 1/2 years. new friends and church add to the excitement too since i do love meeting new people.

but sometimes a small feeling of sadness comes over me and i cry just a wee.

Daisies are such happy flowers...Meg Ryan said that on You've Got Mail. And, of course anything Meg Ryan says is true! :) But daisies are very happy flowers and right now, I have this thing with surrounding myself with things that make me happy. Bright colors... books... flowers... turtles from my childhood collection... my kitty ...absolutely anything as long as it makes me happy. Life seems...uncontrollable right now and every now and then, I need to see something to remind myself that life is still good. No matter how I may feel, God is good and He only wants what's best for me. That makes me really happy! :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

week #5

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom for others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

- Abraham Lincoln

I have this love affair with this shade of green right now. I seem drawn to it. It makes me happy...and that is why I'm posting this picture.