As much as I dislike the term for some unknown reason, that is exactly what to call the fun little getaway my husband and I had this past weekend.. a staycation. We had intended to go up north for the weekend, but last minute we decided to change our plans and spend a night at a modern little cozy hotel in a nearby city. We watched movies, went out to dinner, and had a very sweet little treat at an old timey restaurant/dessert joint called The Sugar Bowl. There we had some delicious ice cream that the mere memory of brings a craving to my mind, as well as some fun play time in an adjoining room of basketball, ski ball, an arcade game, and 'the claw', where my sweet love won me little 'Bo'. It was just me and my best friend being kids again.. I couldn't ask for anything more perfect than that!


Change is in the air..

It seems as though this is quite the season of change. Everyone I know (and I say that with very little exaggeration) seems to be going through some sort of life changing event. Friends are moving into new homes, waiting to see what grad schools they will get into, getting engaged, having babies, and no matter what new things are occurring we can only move forward.. or momentarily sidestep it until we are forced to make some sort of decision. There is no avoiding change, as much as sometimes I wish there was.. but I guess all we can do is embrace it with all that we have and make the most of it... mmm, some advice I need to take to heart myself.
A couple of friends allowed me the privilege of momentarily joining in their change today, and gave me the opportunity to take engagement pictures for them. What a fun time we had, they are easy to make smile, and their love for one another is unquestionable. Below I hope you enjoy viewing a few photos of some dear friends Melissa and Robbie.


Caught on Film

Recently I came across some of my old film shots from last summer when I was first learning about film photography. My dream is to one day be able to instinctively know the settings well enough that complete manual photography should be no problem.. my dream at least, but I've got to work at it!