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Week in Review Jan 17-23

This week wasn’t as busy as last week. However, I still managed to take a few photos.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Monday for school we studied Martin Luther King Jr. And my eldest took it upon herself to write a little history report to share with her Dad.

The youngest, trying to comprehend not being able to sit wherever you like or go into certain places based solely on skin color. She thinks, “that is so stupid.” I would have to agree.

So what you’re saying….

On Wednesday it was my husband’s birthday. And like I do every year I took some photos of him after work.

I’m really not sure what I’d do without him? And there just aren’t any words to express just how much he has made my life better. He is a wonderful husband, father, friend, and all around great guy!

The Man

Sometime during the week my Mom and I, finally, found the Asian market everyone’s been telling us about. Five Mile International Supermarket is awesome! We didn’t have a list but we still managed to walk out with a few things we just had to have. Next trip we go with a list to make some of our favorites.

Memories of Okinawa right here in Fredericksburg

The girls had to do their laundry and I just thought this was so funny. The youngest tucked her stuffy in before she turned on the washing machine. I must admit that I will miss these little things when the girls are all grown up and don’t need their stuffed companions anymore.

All tucked in and ready to go for a spin.

I tried my hand at some self portraits. This is one thing I struggle with. I hate having my picture taken and I’m terribly embarrassed about taking self portraits. Cell phone selfies are fine, even fun. But self portraits seem so serious and self indulgent. But I know if I’m not comfortable in front of my camera how can I make anyone else. So I hope you all are ready, I’m planning on taking at least one self portrait a month.

Self portraits

So that’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the photos. I hope next week brings you joy and peace.

Love, B.

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A Day at the Fredericksburg Battlefield

The Civil War is a major tourist draw in Fredericksburg, Virginia. On October 4th PuddleWonderful took a guided tour with a resident Historian, My Dad!

 

 

 

 

 

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Adam and Sarah got Hitched!

I had the privilege of shooting my first wedding. My brother and his wife asked me months ago to do the honors. (We all have to start somewhere) So I went to work. I googled. I Pinterested. (Is that a thing?) I looked at the blogs of my favorite photographers. I made lists of photos I wanted to take. And in between the photography research, I also, planned the wedding for my sister-in-law who was finishing up nursing school. (Which she did with flying colors and high honors, so proud!) I was planner/photographer/guest. The big day arrived. I had all my gear ready. They had wanted a backyard barbecue with a pool party at the end. I am delighted to report that is just what they got! We set the whole thing up in my parents backyard. With the amazing talents and help from close family and friends the wedding was a huge success. What follows is a small sampling of the photographs taken. It was a lot of fun. I look forward to photographing another wedding soon!

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