Oh me oh my did this turn out to be love at first taste! Well, tasting/testing as it cooked...because what if it wasn't good?! Better to know that ahead of time than after wasting 2+ hours making it. I have more pictures to post, documenting the process, but I doubt I'm going to forget this recipe! I'll definitely be making it again...soon...as SOMEONE'S been sneaking a spoon into the last jar and it'll soon be all gone...and then I'll have to cry...and make more! ;)
We spent a few hours hanging out at a popular spot. It's a spot I will always remember, because this is where I dropped them off and then this accident happened. But we can't always avoid scary memories and must move forward, so we went and hung out. The river is much lower (we're in a drought again), but there's still lots of snakes, so I don't go as much! ;) And while we were there, I scared 1 out of the walking path where we were all cutting across the water. (I held in a screech for the kids sake! Blehhh, they give me the creeps!
This one wanted to fish...imagine that! (Daddy looks like he's got something devious on his mind!
Don't let the nice water fool you, it was freezing! Although that shocked me, since we had such a warm winter and it's been rather hot the last 2 months! (And apparently the cold water doesn't affect the snakes either. )
I was rather impressed. They caught several in the same area the other kids were playing.
I only had a short lens with me, so I couldn't get this guy while he was fishing, but I did see him snag one out of the water!
Cutie pie wanted her picture taken.
Such a beautiful area, but I just wish it wasn't so snakey! I should have taken a picture of all the kayaks and small boats lining up to "float" the river. But weather was moving in and it was time to pack up and head out. We don't play when there's thunder/lightening around!
Behind again...what else is new?! But motherhood to me means spending time with your kids, doing what they like to do. This was the first one of the set that I took when we spent the afternoon together. Somehow I missed it...not sure how, as those eyes just reach out and grab you!
I had my settings off and as much as I liked this picture, there was just too much noise. So after editing it the way I wanted, I added a couple layers of texture and it looks better. I know I'm too picky...it's a bad habit! ;) (I'm also still trying to catch up from last week...AND I had another (fun) job Saturday night, so I've still got tons of photos to go through from that. Busy = not a bad thing! :)
My new lens arrived the other day...it was rainy, so we couldn't go out and test it. The next day was beautiful but I had to bribe the punks to cooperate! Gotta love kids with a goal! :) I'm still on the fence about it, but so far it does a great job on portraits.
Note to self: don't wear orange as it will reflect...white always works better!