Just for fun
Oh, you should have been there! The girls had so much fun dressing up, getting their hair done, and being photographed. Isn’t that every girls dream? My role as photographer helped the girls at this little fashion show feel like a million bucks. They were all so beautiful. A few of the girls made me laugh, one so hard I fell over. Granted, I was squatting precariously on the sidewalk. I am happy knowing that from each girl I caught a little piece of their personality. Thanks for sharing yourselves with me today. I love photographing. Oh and at such a beautiful shop. Every turn, there was something new and beautiful I wanted to photograph and take home.
I’ve got just two images processed and ready to show. Best friends…
I’ve been doing a lot of crazy things to get ready for this baby.Â Mostly I’ve been trying to get the house organized… in spurts that has left the place a mess.Â Who’s going to clean that up?Â I have also been doing quite a bit of volunteer work, which always adds to the chaos.Â The other thing I have been doing a lot of is knitting… as the title of this post says.
Ezra adopted my first creation as his own.Â I wanted to wear this scarf to the park on St. Patrick’s Day since it was a bit chilly in the morn’.Â Once I put it on, Ezra said “Hey, that’s mine!”Â So he got it, mostly to convince him to be photographed.
I had combed his hair (I’ve discovered the benefits of water and a fine toothed comb to get out the knots) and he had chosen to wear his boots with his shorts, which didn’t leave much room for his legs to show.Â It was a funny look and I wanted to capture it.Â It wasn’t until he put the scarf on (“I want it to cover my mooouth”) that he agreed to a photograph.
My second project is for baby X.Â He will need a few hats.Â My friend Heather and I made a trip to this super cute yarn shop called Knitty Cat south of here.Â After the owner, Ann, helped Heather figure out which combination of patterns she should use, she gave us tips on which yarn to choose.Â We were then left to find the best colors for the job.Â I really wanted to make something too and I since I have no idea what I’m doing when it come to knitting, I decided we could each make the hat.Â Heather thought that was a good idea and reminded me that this babe will need a few things that are just his.
This is how the little hat has turned out.Â A few mistakes, but nothing earth shattering.Â I figure the mistakes will make it obvious that someone, rather than a machine, made this hat.
I guess I should finish this project, but I’ve already moved onto a blanket.Â I need to give these little needles back the Heather.Â It’s just so tedious getting the tail knitted.Â Tonight, I’ll do it tonight.
I thought a trip to Hawaii would inspire me to photograph more than I did. We had a great time relaxing and adventuring around the island of Maui, but I never once wanted to be burdened with my huge camera. Thank goodness for the handy pocket camera. Otherwise no one would have seen what we did.
Sunrise on the plane to Dallas, my first stop. The whole way there I kept remembering my last trip to Texas. September 8th, 2001. Pretty fateful time in our country.
Zach’s parents celebrated their 44th anniversary. This was taken outside the timeshare. So many beautiful and fragrant flowers everywhere.
Same night, after dinner. If you look closely you can see a bride and groom having their pictures taken on the other side of the rocks.
Same beach, georgous sunset.
Heading out to Molokini Crater to snorkel.
Windblown and salty.Â Who could ask for anything more? I now understand why Teri has her hair in braids. Mine was suffering after this trip.
Through the bamboo forest trying to make our way to the actual trail.Â I felt like we were in The House of Flying Daggers movie.Â A gust of wind would blow through and knock all the bamboo against each other.Â You could really hear the wind coming as if it were a giant walking through the grass.
We eventually found the actual trail and saw a few waterfalls… and some people too.Â
Then we came to this.Â Hey, if the girl with the flip flops and bandages on her feet could climb it so could I.
See?Â This was actually coming down… and staged.Â It was dry on the way up and began raining on the way down.Â We had to be extra careful coming back through all the slippery rocks.
These trees were so cool.
Fruit stand along the road to Hanna.Â The girls running it had only been in Hawaii less than a week.Â They were there to work the organic farm (hidden somewhere in the forest behind the stand) for 3 months.Â I asked if we could tour the farm.Â She had never been asked that question.Â Well, of course not.Â You’ve been here a week!Â I didn’t push it. We had to get back for lunch.
Big Beach.Â No buildings anywhere to be seen.Â Lots of boogie borders and skim boarders here.Â Zach and I had fun jumping the waves, which were probably 6ft.Â It doesn’t look it in the photo but trust me, they were big.
Another from Big Beach.Â I talked with these guys to let them know I’d be taking a photo.Â After asking what this thing was (it was a bomb shelter, so said the boogie boarders) they asked if I wanted to smoke a joint with them.Â Ha!Â As a teenager, would it be fun to smoke a joint with a 30 year old mommy?Â I can’t relate, but I’m sure someone out there might have the answer.
Along the trail to Honolua Bay, our last snorkel destination
This is Honolua Bay where we snorkeled.Â Beautiful, and the conditions were better than when we went to Molokini Crater… oh, and free. But breakfast and lunch were not included.Â We saw a couple of eels and even this huge silver and blue fish.Â But did you know there are no anemones in Hawaii’s waters? I, at least, saw none.Â Just a whole bunch of urchins.Â We did get to see a lot of box puffers (on both days) which are little and a brilliant blue on the sides while black and white spotted on the top.
After our 2nd snorkel trip.
My friend Heather and I decided we should shoot together at least once a month. July was her pick of location. This awesome mural wall on Colfax is what she chose. Lots of fun for her Transformer loving boy.
Stay tuned for future installments…
Then on the swing afterward while the sun was setting.