Category Archive: Photography

UNO

UNO is a favorite of ours and we’ve been playing since Livia knew her colors and numbers. In fact, the yellow card holder needed in those days is still included in our UNO bag, though it’s no longer called for today. Early on Livia showed quite a bit of skill in the game, and I recall having to ditch “mommy-nice” play when she was still little. Since it’s my blog and since I so rarely beat Liv, I’ve included photographic evidence that today I totally KILLED IT. This moment will never happen again, so yes, I will brag about the one time I triumphed.

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June Brunch

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An Unexpectedly Stormy Monday

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More Green

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I’m trying to conjure up embarrassment for posting pics of so many green things… but I can’t.
I’m also trying to come up with a really great reason about why I’m photographing lettuce… but I can’t.

What I do know is that I am so happy that it’s warm outside that I long to take pictures of pretty much everything. I also know that I really enjoy eating food straight from my garden or from a friend’s garden (as is the case with this yummy lettuce). Instead of documenting people, today I am documenting the fruits of the Hammonds’ garden—and in doing so, I suppose I really am documenting people. Today we ate fresh lettuce and it tasted good. And tonight, when Livia chose her own snack from the fridge, she made an awesome choice and had more fresh lettuce. So thanks, Katie and Brian! We’re grateful for your labor.

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Photo Drop

Photography is my cure to rainy days, boredom, and sadness. But it’s also my celebration of life, joy, relief, and beauty. What a gift it is to GO CREATE in any kind of mood, at any kind of moment. Some use paints, others choose pottery. For me, it’s an old gem of a Nikon that is my magic wand.

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Evening Light

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A Beautiful Mess

My thoughts swing wildly from school (finals, books, topics, people) to church work (mercy meals, deaconessing, worship tonight) to home life (mothering, wifing, laundry). I plug in my new speaker and play music from my phone, each song compelling me forward in the tasks I’ve been called to do. I’m not sure that my life will ever find a clearcut path, but the neurons are happiest when multitasking, each job connecting to another with creativity and passion, joy and energy. There is time to be tired later, but for now, I’m taking delight in the beautiful mess I’m creating with prayer, a heart of service, a few dance moves, bananas, and a stick of butter.

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A recipe worth your time can be found here.

More Spring Gratitude

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Spring Gratitude

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