Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Snapshot- "Fall's Awaking"

As you can see, the trees in my background are pretty green. But they are slowly turning colors! Look at the leaves in Joshua's hands, beautiful, right? 
I have come to realize that photography a little boy is a LOT more challenging than a little girl. It's a working progress I tell you that. But here he is in the little brown chair putting up with his big sister!

We are headed to the fair tomorrow! Hope to get some cool shots there!
Have a GREAT Sunday!

I took this with a Nikon D5000
My Setting were:
ISO: 500
Apt: f/5.0

Ni Hao Yall

Don't forget to join my challenge!
It ends in a week!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday- "Joshua"

It's been awhile since I've posted about Joshua. So this is my "update". I took this pictures outside on Tuesday. I am also not sure if I told you, his foster Mom was here.
You could see the worry on his face. Wondering if he'd be taken away. If we were giving him back. We saw the first weeks home again. The temper tantrums, the whining, the battles. They all came back.

She is visiting another family until Tuesday, then she'll be back. It could have set him back REALLY far. However he's doing VERY well. 

So sorry lil' bud, that your life is so uncertain right now. You'll learn to trust.

the long road


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Guess What?
I was awarded by Amber!

Here's the rules:
1. The person must list 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUST create 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award            
3. Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post
4. Go to their page and inform them of the nomination
5. Absolutely NO tag backs
6. Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 follower 

My 11 Questions:
1. What's your favorite animal? Elephant. Always thought they were cool!
2. What's your favorite season of the year? Definitely Fall. I LOVE the cool weather. And Jeans!
3. What's your favorite subject in school? Science!!! I'm taking it at a Co-op and am having TONS of fun with my new friend, Lydia.
4. What's your favorite type of food? Hmmm, how can I decide? Cookies, pizza, Subway BMT, chicken, steak, BACON! Too many to decide! :)
5. How many siblings do you have? 6, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. (I count Luke!)
6. What's your favorite hobby/activity? PHOTOGRAPHY! Need I say more??
7. What's your favorite color? Purple without a doubt.
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? China!! Love it there.
9. What's your favorite book? I don't really read to read. But I do like Nancy Drews!
10. What's your favorite movie? All three Lord of the Rings, NEVER gets old!!
11. How did you choose the name of your blog? I love orphans and rescuing them is what God has called us (Christians) to do!  

11 Questions for those whom I award.
1. What's your middle name?
2. What's your subject in school?
3. Where is your favorite place to eat?
4. Do you have any pets?
5. What your top favorite thing to do?
6. What is your favorite movie?
7. What movie do you wish you could see?
8. How did you choose the name for your blog?
9. How many siblings do you have?
10. How many siblings do you wish you had?
11. What's your dream vacation?

I award:
Ruthie from Journey with Joy
Lauren from The Biggest Sis
Megan from Phraze Photography
Michlyn from Small Town Girl
Hannah from in Neverland

(If you've all ready been awarded, sorry! I didn't know who had been.)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Snapshot- "Jamestown"

Friday we took a field trip to the Jamestown Settlement, here in Virginia.
It was a great deal of fun and everyone enjoyed the hands-on experience.

They have three 'sections' the Indian Village, the English Ships, and the Settlement.
We learned how to make rope in the Indian Village.

We were also able to go on the beautiful replicas of the three ships that landed there.
(Not the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.)

Mom, Ally, and Lily on a ship.

Me, Anna-Grace, and Ally.

In the Settlement we watched some Musket fire, which Lily did not like.

And Mom met and old friend from 9th grade! Wow, long time no see, literally. She also adopted from China. Ainsley is 5 and in the pink shirt. 

It was a great day, and we had Chick-Fil-A for dinner!

Not really a photography post.
But did you see??
I won last weeks Sunday Snapshot!

Ni Hao Yall
Happy Jax

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Photo Contest!!

Hey guys! Here is the linky list for the Fall Photo Contest.
I'll have my pictures up either tonight or tomorrow.
For now feel free to share and link up your pics!
The Rules
1. Please be or become a follower of this blog.
2. The contest button must be placed in the post somewhere. (Or at least a link back.)
3. Comment on at least 3 other entries.
4. Use only pictures taken by you. Don't use someone else's work.
5. More than one photo is allowed in your post.
6. Please limit yourself to one post.
7. Editing your photos is most definitely allowed.
8. I will post the winner the week after the contest.
9. The winners blog button will be featured here for one month.
Can't wait to see your work!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quality- Photo Contest

There is photo contest Shine your Glory Down and the theme is Quality.
Alexandra asked me to enter, so I took some pictures.
I edited them at PicMonkey
And I added some textures. 
So if you like photo contests, you can join at Shine Down your Glory.
But hurry, it ends Saturday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Photo Contest- Starts Saturday!!

Starting this Saturday, I will be hosting a two week long photo challenge.
The theme?
Anything that speaks to you as fall.
Leaves, pumpkins, hot cocoa, bonfires. 
If it is fall to you then it fits.

So get out your cameras and start shooting!
Fall will begin in a few short days!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Your Love Never Fails

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

In church we sing a song it's called "Your Love Never Fails."
This is the chorus.
You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night
but joy comes in the morning.
And when the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that you love me
Your love never fails

You  make all things work together for my good.

Isn't that great? I read Psalm 30:5 this morning and thought of this song.
If you have never heard it look it up on YouTube. It is by Jesus Culture.

Thought I'd let you guys know that! :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paper Mama Photo Challenge- "Starts with the letter..."

O is for Overcome.
I think that describes this picture best. Wouldn't you say so?

If you would like to join this challenge head over to The Paper Mama.
The Paper Mama Photo Challenge

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Snapshot- "It Bends"

A couple weeks ago I told you Lily was getting a new leg, that bends. It is here, and it bends.
The knee has been a HUGE change for her. She can no longer walk independently. Physical therapy is helping her learn to bend and walk on the knee. In between those sessions and us helping her, she uses her walker.

The "socket" has new fabric! It was picket out by Mom and chosen by Lily! She is really into Hello Kitty lately. So the socket has Hello Kitty all over it!

She is doing SO well. But it's hard seeing her cry when her knee gives out unexpectedly.

And you can see her death grip as she cruises along furniture. She becomes so scared of it bending she practically drags it along. She is getting better though. 

I'm not concerned, she'll be running before I know it! Despite the fact her world has changed she still keeps smiling on.

Sometimes I wish I had her determination. She never gives up.

The first image was taken with a
Nikon D5000
Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G
The settings were
ISO 500
F/ 4.5

Ni Hao Yall
Happy Jax

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Guess What??

I'm getting new glasses!
Mine broke :(
Like back in China..
thank goodness for duck tape right??

New Glasses by
It wasn't a big deal because I'm contacts by day
and glasses by night.

Well, do you like em'?
I wanted to get really big nerdy glasses, like REALLY big.
Like this

Giant! Right??
That's what I was going for.
I tried on like a million of em'.
But then I saw mine.
They weren't big, but they were mine!

Oh, well.
Maybe next time!