True Love: The feeling when you first look in your child's eyes, the tiny little hand gripping your finger, and you can't imagine your life without him or her.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Class Assignments

Last week's photography class assignment was silhouettes, backlighting, & sun flares.
I really thought Xandra would once again be my go-to girl...
But she just wasn't feeling it.
So, I managed to catch the one I figured I'd have the most trouble with... Milo!
And I got him a couple times! 
50mm, ISO 100, f16, SS100
Oh man! I love those pouty lips!!

That's not to say that Xandra didn't get her fair share of pictures taken...

And this week's assignment...
The dreaded self-portrait.
Look all you want to at this...
It will probably not happen again for a very, very, very long time!

And moving on!
My girly is really maturing right before my eyes.
So bittersweet!!

Finally, this wasn't really an assignment for the class
But I couldn't help but take some more pictures around my town again.
This the reflection of a church in a puddle in the parking lot
And the front of the church
So beautiful!
I completed my first week back to school. 
{big ole sigh!}
I have (ultrasound) scan lab 3 days a week for now (getting ready to head out to clinicals next month)
I have had more ultrasound gel on my body than I ever wanted
While I enjoy scanning & discovering the human body in new ways
I HATE that gel!!

The kiddos are both doing great in their schools.
Xandra has leaped from barely being able to remember her "sight" words assigned last year,
to writing full sentences that we can actually read & understand!! 
I'm so proud!!
And Milo's teachers are amazed with him on a daily basis.
The first day back, his teacher (who was also Xandra's preschool teacher) confessed that she had pulled her co-teacher over to re-think their curriculum for the year - 
They wanted to tweak things based on Milo's abilities.
Well, that same day, they were showing the kids how to string beads.
Milo didn't need or want any help at all.
He was all over that project & completed it with no problems!
That's when Miss A threw up her hands & told the other teacher "Never mind! No tweaking necessary!!"
That's my boy!
My only complaint about Milo right now is the way he works with markers.
He put the lid of the marker under his short arm & tries to aim the marker into it to close it.
Unfortunately, his shirts pay the price daily. 
Not one day has he come home without a large, dark marker stain on his shirt sleeve & side.
Yesterday, it had even bled through the shirt onto his skin. 
But if that's the worst thing I have to complain about...
I'll take it!! 

I sincerely hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!! 
My plan is to do as little as possible - except for that pesky homework...

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Ni Hao Yall


  1. Those pictures are fabulous! Especially the first of Milo and church steeple in the puddle. I'm jealous... can't wait to take a photography class.
    Yay for Milo for showing his teachers he can everything that everyone else can do! Rock on!

    1. Thank you Stacy! I highly recommend any & all of Lisa's classes (Long Road to China). She has changed the way I view the world & pushed me to grow & I can't thank her enough! And we are so incredibly proud of Milo... busting at the seams! He's never had a challenge presented to him that he can't overcome. I can't wait to see what this boy becomes as he grows. He is incredible & I'm so proud to be his mama!

  2. that first shot is lovely. great silhouette while capturing his personality too!

  3. I never did get a good silhouette shot, Your selfie is great. You have amazing eyes, and while talking about eyes, those lashes on your girly! oh me oh my! Like your shots around town also. Have a wonderful week. Joining you from Sunday snapshot.

  4. You did such a great job on your assignments, Amy... love those silhouettes!


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