Monday, April 13, 2009

Craving Growth

Josh and I spent a couple days at the beach with good friends...
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...and it was wonderful. It was needed. Jude and Selah got to spend two nights with Grandma (this was a first for all of us!) and I definitely missed them, but also found it to be really rejuvenating.

I had an amazing morning curled up in the reading nook reading Crazy Love, overlooking the ocean. Amazing. This book was recommended by a dear friend of mine and I'm so glad I picked it up at Borders the other night. It has brought me to tears a couple times. I'm loving it! (If you go to the Crazy Love website click on videos and watch The Awe Factor of God)

Later that day we enjoyed a walk on the beach. Here's a photo of Ivan and Josh in the Sylvia Beach Hotel. We took a few minutes to walk through it too. I didn't take my camera with me, but thankful Hayley had her camera. After cleaning its lens it took great shots! :) I had to tease her about it.
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I've been living in my head a bit these days, which is why my blogging has slowed down a bit.

I'm definitely finding myself at a place with my photography where I'm wanting to stretch myself to grow to the next level! I feel like I've been steadily climbing the past two or three years, but now I'm at this spot where I'm having some frustrations... I want to be better. I'm craving inspiration. I have these ideas in my head of what I want future shoots to look like... all in good time. :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating the resurrection of Jesus!

7 comments:

Kenny and Kimberly Stone said...

I am so glad that you are delving into Crazy Love -- life changing, huh?
Love you lots! Maybe we can see you again next weekend...
Also, I would love to hear your heart for growth -- I see so much in your photography, and sometimes I don't know if you realize how amazing you are! God has gifted you for sure -- and has great things in store!

Erica said...

Beautiful. I think your amazing. You do awesome work. I wish I was 1/2 as good as you! I'm coming to P-town this weekend - praying for nice weather!

Off to check out that book....

Leticia said...

Hi, my name is Leticia and I have been enjoying your blog for a while! You are a fantastic photographer and have a beautiful family! I am Amber Amandi's sister and blogs like yours and hers inspired me to give it a try. My blog is theficekfamily.blogspot.com. I believe you are photographing my brother's wedding in August (Duane and Mary) and I think Amber is going to try to arrange having you photograph our larger/extended family the day before. I'm looking forward to it!

Missy said...

Your life is so fun, I love it! I need a vacation, ha ha

Annie Schilperoort Photography said...

I almost picked up that book las tweek when I was browsing a bookstore! It's good to know how much you enjoyed it - I will have to get it. :) You are such an inspirational artist. Glad you and Josh got some fun, relaxing beach time without the little ones.

Pete and Rosie said...

If the ideas of what the photos will look like are in your head, you will most certainly make them happen. Meanwhile, we all love what they look like now!

Jessica Jordan said...

Ditto word for word to what Rosie said.