Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo Friday 2014 ~ Week 15

This week we are finally slowing things back down now that all of our out of town visitors are gone.  I miss them, but it's nice to be just us again, you know?  I didn't get my camera out at all this week, but I did get some shots last Friday from the beach that I took after my last post, so I'm just gonna count that.  I've been busy learning how to Instagram which is like my new favorite thing.  It's so easy!  I now understand how you could go weeks without picking up a 'real' camera.  If you want to follow me on Instagram just search for shawnapeto and you should find me.  I still don't get how the hashtag thing works so if you are on there feel free to explain it to me!  I feel so behind the times...when did I get so old?!?

The kids joined a junior golf league this week and we went to the course last night to play 9 holes.  It was so fun to watch them and they learned so much.  And I got in quite the little workout walking the whole way with them.  I'm looking forward to their weekly matches.  They go out at 5pm and are the last people on the course so we get to enjoy the sunset and have the place to ourselves.  I forgot how beautiful golf courses can be.

I have some beach photos and a golf photo to share this week, and since those 2 activities are a big part of our lives since we moved here I think it's rather appropriate.  Here are my favorites.

I took this with my iPhone last night.  The sprinklers came on as we left the last hole.  It was so beautiful watching the sunset and being outside in the gorgeous weather.

I love her reflection in this one.  I have a sort of obsession with shots of her like this at the beach, but I just love them so I'm going to keep sharing them.

My little niece.  I sure miss her!!  She was having so much fun playing in the sand.

The boys.  I know this isn't like the most creative or best photo, but I just love it anyway.  I love that they are best friends and that they get to have so many fun memories growing up together.  They had matching shirts and they were so excited about it, it was adorable.  I just know I will love looking back on photos like this in a few years!

My obsession with back shots strikes again!  I love her hair like that. 

Instagram shots from this morning.  I took the one on the left knowing that his tooth would most likely fall out today, and I was right!  He asked for some granola as a snack and that did it.  He said he was eating and felt something too crunchy so he spit it out in the garbage and realized it was his tooth!  Then he couldn't find it and was crying because he wanted to keep it, so I had one of those crazy mom moments (you know, like the ones where you catch puke in your hands?!) and dug through the trash can and actually found it.  He says he's not giving it to the Tooth Fairy though...he's going to try to trick her and leave some little ball of paper instead of his tooth so he can keep it.  We'll see how that goes! :)

We are headed to the driving range this afternoon.  Golf is big in our house, what can I say...  Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Photo Friday 2014 ~ Week 14

It's Spring Break week for us this week.  We've been hanging out with my brother and his family who came to visit us (and the beach).  It's been a lot of fun and it's gone by way too fast!  We've been to the beach, gone putt-putting, and been out to eat more than once.  It's like we are on vacation too, but we're not.  Perks of living in vacation land, I guess.  I got my new phone this week too so I've been learning to use Instagram and figure out how to take good pictures with it.  It's fun but I need a ton more practice.  I took my big camera out a few times too, so I do have some pics to share with you guys.  I've got to make this post brief because we are headed out to the beach for our last day with the cousins.  It's going to be hard for my kids to say goodbye. :(

I love this photo of my sweet little niece.  She is such a cutie and she says she wants to stay and live with us. I told her to just keep trying to convince her daddy to move here.  :)

I couldn't decide which one was my favorite so I'm sharing both.  I love her smile in this one.

This was taken a different night at sunset.  I love my girl running out to the water.  There was a fun little sandbar on the beach that night and the sunset was gorgeous.

I love watching the sun dip below the horizon.  So beautiful.  Love the silhouette of my girl in this shot.

The sky was stunning.  This doesn't even begin to do it justice.

Back to reality next week, but we've got the weekend still.  Hope yours is great!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Photo Friday 2014 ~ Week 13

My mom is in town and we have been doing some fun, touristy types of things this week.  I forgot my camera for most of them (typical) so I am just going to share a couple shots I took at the pool one day.  It's Spring Break week so there were some kids there who were visiting their grandpa that my kids were able to play with which was fun for them.  My girl even learned how to dive!  It's been really fun showing my mom all of the fun places around here and finding some new ones to visit too.  The other night we even tried geocaching but ended up not being able to find the one we were looking for.  I later found a note online saying that the owner had taken it for maintenance which explained why we couldn't find it!  We will definitely be trying again because the kids were really into it and it's free so of course I'm going to like it!

Here are my favorite photos of the week!

I just love the drops falling from his hair!

Love the light on the water and the weird way things are distorted.

I'm having technical difficulties with the rest of the photos, so I guess I'll just share 2 today.  Have a great weekend!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Photo Friday 2014 ~ Week 12

 One of my favorite color combinations is red and turquoise.  Just so happens that is my view most days when I look out of our window onto our balcony.  I love looking up at the underneath of our red umbrella up to the blue skies above.  So today when I was sitting out there I decided to take some photos.  Then as I was sitting there looking inside through the window at my kids I noticed the reflection in the window and I had to snap this.  I love the sheerness of the curtain and the slight reflection of the lamp on the table.  I love the shape of the umbrella and that gorgeous color combo.  It reminds me a little of abstract art...only I know what it is. :)

I love the way he is standing at the computer.  And I love the way my girl is on the floor doing something artsy.  This is pretty typical of our homeschool days lately.  I've gotten much more relaxed and I think we are all loving it so much more. I don't usually like photos with a lot of clutter in them, but that's actually pretty typical of how my desk looks.  I recently read somewhere that geniuses have messy desks. ;) The black and white edit just makes this work.  

My girl had on this crazy outfit the other day for Awana and I took a few pics.  Then she was just standing there for me because I was having some focus issues with my camera and she was being my model while I tried to figure out what was wrong.  I love this serious face.  She doesn't normally wear big bows like that anymore, but I love it.  I love little girls with big bows and short hair.  It's just a thing with me.

I snapped this yesterday when she was fluffing her hair.  She told me this story about how one of her friends told her she kinda reminds her of a vampire because of her teeth and she would sometimes think she was scary looking.  I was trying to be all consoling about it and she was like, "Oh, it's okay, I love my vampire teeth!" and proceeded to show me her vampire smile where she can make them stick out.  She's so fun!  By the way, my boy just stood here and told me this photo is creepy.  What?  I like it and don't think it's creepy at all!

Have a great weekend!  The weather is gorgeous here and I'm off to the pool!


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