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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 her 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 there 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 take 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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Week in Review Jan 9-16

A very busy week. The girls and I spent most of the week out and about running errands. Part of making sure I can take photos whenever the mood takes me is making sure I have my camera with me at all times. Thank goodness I like a nice big purse. I am, also, trying my hand at more staged photos. So I set up a little studio space on Saturday afternoon. I have been meaning to take some photo’s of my Fire King Jadeite dishes, so I did.

Saturday afternoon

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(How’s about a cuppa?)

The weather was so lovely here that my husband decided to enjoy a cigar on our front porch.

(Smokin’)

On Sunday after Mass the girls and I had an American Heritage Girl function. Unfortunately, I do not have pictures of this event I was running late and forgot my camera…Gasp! I was a bit disappointed but desernened it must have been God’s way of keeping me present in the moment.

Monday came too soon and way too early! But that marathon in October won’t run it’s self. So it’s back to the early morning runs after a long break due to injury.

Tuesday was fun. My mother and I went down to Richmond to do a bit of shopping. It was a gloomy day but these Le Creuset lids brighten up the day.

Wednesday we ran our grocery shopping errands. I came home to discover that 3 of my eggs had broken in transit. But an opportunity for some photos. My youngest helped me put the dishes away before she helped to make dinner.

Thursday the weather was lovely so while Spending some time at the Grandparents the girls scootered and I took pictures around the yard.

That’s all for this week. I hope next week brings you joy and peace.

Love B.

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Week in Review Jan 1-9

New for the year 2020 is a review of my week in photographs. The goal is to take at least ONE new photograph a week. Optimally, a photo a day is the goal. However, I believe in building up to consistency. I think burnout comes when I try to do all the things, all at once. That being said I’m going to start slow. Although, I was a bit excited and took a few more than one photo for the first entry.

 

January 1st 2020 sometime after midnight. week-1-8(Dream)

 

This was the first year our girls stayed up to ring in the New Year with us. It was a quiet affair. My husband took a nap between 9 and 11pm. But he woke in time to crack open a bottle of champagne. Cheers!

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January 3rd, sometime in the morning.

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January 6th

Our homeschool started back up after a long break for Advent and Christmas. And with the new year we started new chores. The girls are now in charge of their own laundry.

nye20-1-1(The Laundresses)

January 7th

Art class. The girls decide they wanted to work on a panting together. They used random tools they picked up from around the house, including a nasal aspirator. While they were working on the abstract painting I thought it would be fun to play with shutter speeds.

The final product.

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Thanks for checking out the post. Hope you all have had a wonderful first week to the new year. and I hope this next week brings you joy and peace.

Love, B.

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A Day at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

On this past Sunday, February 12, 2017, my husband took me and our girls to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life. I have been a huge fan of Edvard Munch since I was a teenager. So when I heard the VMFA was going to have an exhibit of his work I knew I had to go. Fortunately, this was a photo friendly exhibit so I was able to capture my aspiring artists in action. My daughters brought along notebooks so they could sketch some of the pieces they liked best. It was a perfect day! The girls asked lots of questions and took their time looking at the art work. When we were done with the exhibit we wondered around the museum to see what else they had to offer for our day of art!

 

 

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A Trip to Cape May for a 5K

Had the pleasure of going to Cape May, New Jersey for a fun 5k at the Cape May Winery. It was an AWESOME weekend. We took the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The crossing there was a bit choppy and over cast, but the return trip was absolutely beautiful! While there we ate at three places each very different and very good. Dinner was at the Good Earth Organic Eatery  where I had a wonderful gluten free almond pesto pasta, YUM! Breakfast, before the race, was at the Avalon Coffee. Although, this was a bakery joint I was able to get some eggs and sausage which were good. The others said the bagels were outstanding and we all agreed that the coffee was excellent. After the race we sampled the wineries many fine wines before we headed to the beach. While down at the beach we got very hungry and stopped into Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery. I had an extremely good hamburger. The food in Cape May is superb. The people of Cape May are so warm and friendly. and so are the vacationers we met a lovely woman and her therapy dog, a standard poodle named Sigmund Freud. It was an trip not soon forgotten. I have already started planning for a return trip with my family. The charming seaside town of Cape May, NJ is one that should be experienced by all.