Tuesday, September 11, 2012

why i blog // among other things


Lots of bloggers out there in the blog world have posted “tips for new bloggers” posts in the last few months. And every single one of them has brought up the question, “Why do you blog…” simple enough question, but got me thinking a bit. Why do I blog?
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     My number one reason for blogging would be this; I love photography, and I love to write, so blogging is the perfect link to bring the two together. Granted, I’m not amazing at either, but somehow that really doesn’t matter. My friends don’t care whether my photos are kinda boring or I really messed up the grammar of a sentence.  We’re all doing this to have fun anyway…

 
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Reason number two: It gives me the opportunity to keep up with friends I don’t see very often, and be able to see what’s going on with them. I have lots of people in my life that we only see a couple times a year, and blogging is a lovely way to stay “connected.” {On a random side note; isn’t lovely a wonderful word? :) And am I the only one who always pronounces it in my mind “lov-ee-ly” like My Fair Lady?  I have to make myself say it properly now, after seeing the movie.}
 
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Reason number three; I love the blogging community because there are some really amazing people out there in the blogging world. I would love to go on a blogging “tour” around the country to meet all my favorite bloggers. Wouldn’t that be the coolest trip, seriously! You could meet all kinds of totally different people…   Anyway, it is so encouraging to read posts by people who are willing to admit that they struggle too, and they do have bad hair days… :) (I’m not the only one! ) And the posts that people do just to make us laugh… or to make us gasp at how cute or amazing something is… 
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Friday, September 7, 2012

One of those ramdom posts...

...in which you post all the photos that are fun and random, but you can't post anywhere else. :p 
 
 

 



 I'm not sure why sunflare photos are so amazing. I think I'll have to think about that.



And a little preview of our trip to Lost Lake. (why on earth is it lost?!)



camp // laughter and volleyball


We attended our old church family camp this last weekend, and had a blast. :) Those people are so much fun to be with, and it was a very encouraging time. The weekend consisted of food, volleyball, late-night-hymn sings, coffee, sugar, more volleyball, laughter, banana grams, bump, and hoodies, and did I mention volleyball. My little siblings spent hours in the gym playing bump, and complained when we arrived home that their arms were sore!! We came away from camp with lots of lovely memories, and a few songs stuck in our heads... (when the dog died we had hot dogs, when the cat died, cat-nip tea... yah. sorry. :)
 
 Pretty!

They had a apple bobbing contest, and somehow my Uncle, Walter ^, got roped into it. The guys got to do it after all the kids; the water was a little gross.
 12 and under three legged race. It was adorable to see Nate out there with his little girl.


The Father Son Three Legged Race. :) Uncle Walter decided to do it with my little cousin,
 Johnathan, (9 mo.)
 Isn't that just plain cute?!?
 


Egg toss. ^ Apparently some people cheated. There were several hard boiled ones. :)
I was trying to photograph the soccor game, but was having trouble because everybody kept moving. Emily was one of the only people standing still.

 Horseshoes. That was definantly a favorite game, and so far I have kept my status of never playing in my life. I'm afraid that I would hit somebody with the horseshoe. I'm a klutz, if it could be done, I'd do it.
^This little guy was so so so so so cute. Did I mention cute!?!?


Daniel got baptised Sunday; it was very exciting for him, and the water was...refreshing to say the least.

^ look at Pastor's face. He looks so smug!! lol

Have a lovely weekend, peeps.

Becca Anne