If summer flew by, fall has been nonexistent. Not really, but it's been a whirlwind of activity. From band and competitions to senior pictures, a wedding and a collage tour, I'm not sure if I'm coming or going. Oh yeah, and a quick roadtrip with my dad. Time is just slipping by for my senior this year and as much as I love the young man he's turned into, I miss my little boy. Please don't blink...it slips away in a heartbeat.
So as another day/month closes, 3 beautiful sunsets from the last 3 months.
September, around the corner from the house and letting a teenager drive me, so that I could hop out quick to capture it as it was fading quickly.
October, on my way home from a long weekend at Emmaus, God gave me a special gift. Again, pulling over quickly as the light fades. (I'm good at this!) :)
And finally November, just last week, in my backyard. I think I left dinner on the stove to run out to the back field to grab this gem.
The one thing I love about Old Stone Fort Park is that you can hear the water way before you can see it! The roar of the falls draw you like a fly to the light. Always looking for a better view, peaking through the trees.
Continuing down the path, you look for that tiny glimpse that will show you the big picture.
And when you find it...wow.
It never gets old.
Even when it's raining.
But all good things must come to an end...that doesn't mean I was finished with pictures! :)
I really don't think this bridge would have popped as much had the sun been out! The rain and cloudy weather really did make the colors magical.
It's amazing to know that just down the river and around the bend is an amazing waterfall! It appears so calm.
All good things must come to an end. Until next fall...
I really, really, slacked off last year. My resolution this year is not to let time get away from me and to post AT LEAST once a week. It should be more than that, but ya gotta start somewhere! I'm pretty sure if I look at my stats from last year and the previous years, I will have posted almost half as much as previous years. That's sad. So, my goal will be once a week and if I'm lucky or ambitious, it'll be more!
I took some beautiful fall pictures...that will be my next post!
It was supposed to be a simple family shoot. And as we began, I remembered what it was like to have an 18 month old...that would not cooperate for pictures. :) Any other time and they are a ham for a camera...now that we're "officially" doing pictures, all bets are off! What was my first clue you ask?...
And it continued from here. But all in all, as quick as it was, we did get some good shots.
Because how can you not with smiles like this?!
And because I love a good black and white...
All she wanted was a picture with her dolls...and how can you say no?! (I just love her boots with the plaid shirt!)
Love it as a black and white!
And not to be forgotten was this beauty! She stood still for a couple cute ones.
We did finally grab a few family shots also...
Because sometimes words can say it all!
I just love her expression!
As quick as it was, I think we took some good memories!
And just because I can, I flipped it for a different (but same) view. :)
Fall and football go hand in hand. I was asked to come take a few pictures of a friends boy as he played. Since I had not been to a youth game, I thought why not. Boy did I get some good action shots. Something she'll treasure forever, I'm sure.
I hope it's something they all remember...especially after hearing one state just banned hand shaking after all sports because too many fights were breaking out. That breaks my heart.
Worn out after running for a touchdown!
His brother is one of the coaches.
I really like how this turned out. I know she does too.
Has anyone else wondered WHERE the heck November went?! Granted we're only 3 weeks in, but THANKSGIVING is in 2 days! Which means it will be Christmas in 30+ days. Oh my! I have to say though, that I am about done with everything! I have a few uploads to do yet, but I am so far ahead compared to last year! And so thankful. We had a beautiful Thanksgiving Community church service the other night and I've been packing food boxes...which my boys helped deliver tonight. I am so thankful and so proud of how far we (and they) have come.
That my kids don't always co-operate with me! All I needed was 30 minutes, start to finish, including the drive, to get the couple shots I needed. His comment was "just use last years picture"...right, that works.
I think this picture is hilarious...and may just use it on our Christmas cards! Ha! I also noticed his "hair horns"...that 'plains everything!
Fall break was last Thursday/Friday. Me, being the "evil" mom, forgot to make dentist appointments that were long overdue, so they only had early appointments. Muhahaha...7:30am...20 miles from here = the little darlings are NOT happy to be getting up early on their day off! Not my problem. Actually once they were up and moving, they were fine. And it could have been worse, there were quite a few kids already there, so that means they have even EARLIER appointments! Mental note taken! :)
We took the backroads home...after I took the little darlings to the grocery store with me...geez, what a big mistake! I hate wasting a trip to town though without doing several things, so I was sorta screwed. They got donuts out of me. ;) Anyway, as we're cutting cross country, we passed several cotton fields that had been picked. Continuing on, one of them noticed a huge lake in the distance...a lake I never know was there. And you could see it moving with the wind. So we took a detour.
Turns out it was a "lake of cotton"!
We had to find a place to turn around and found this gem.
What a great couple hours boys...something I'll treasure!