i digress


spring is here.
The signs are everywhere, its quite obvious now. It's finally warm enough to go outside without a bulky winter coat. The birds chirp in the early morning outside my window, a sound I've not woken up to in a while. Tiny white flowers are sprouting up all over the place. It makes me so happy to see spring once again.

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if you have a minute.
Please please click here and then click the like button {scroll down to see it} to vote for Katie's photo, she's entering in a contest. I really wanted to help her out, plus her photo is so creative and it should definitely win. Thanks!  

shake it like a polaroid picture.
I've always been in love with polaroid photos. Check these out, aren't they cute?! One day I'll own my own polaroid camera, but for now I was inspired to create my own frames. They're no where near as perfect as these , but still. Thanks to the magnificent paper slicer, I didn't have to cut a single piece by hand {lazy much, huh?}. Now all that's left is to order my photo prints. I'll be sure to show you the finished product once they're finished.

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listening to.
You guys have to check out this song. Every Season by Nichole Nordeman. It's beautiful and pertains so much to my life right now. {I'm not sure how to make links work for music, sorry.}

the bokeh bat.
No, not the wooden swinging kind. The squeaking-black-winged kind. Yep, you heard me right. I stood outside with my dad tonight and photographed a bat flying in our yard. It was fun actually. My camera doesn't operate very well in the dark as I'm learning, but capturing the basic blurred bat shape was good enough for me. I call it the bokeh bat. Hehe. 
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just because he's cute.
I'll end this post with my favorite shot of SJ so far. He told me 'I love you' in English, completely made my day.

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  1. I am going to have to trust you on the Spring thing! I haven't found it yet and I am desperately searching! I have found some sun though. : )

    Your brother is perfect! And so are your frames. Too perfect!

  2. I wish Spring would come to where I live! Haha :) I always love reading your posts! Love all the photos! But my all time favorite is the last one! I think he is the cutest kid I've seen :)

  3. Yikes, I don't think I could stand outside while an icky bat is flying around. They freak me out lol

    Your brother truly is the cutest!

  4. the photographs you take of people seriously blow my mind. sooo good. needless to say, i'm loving that last pic.

  5. I can't wait to see all your polaroids! I'm sure they'll be so cute!! I was inspired by that idea when I saw that catalog too, so I did something similar. I love your idea though... Maybe I should try that!

  6. loving the spring close-ups. is there anything better than chirping birds when you haven't heard that sound in awhile??? i'm thinking it's the best! spring is just around the corner here in iowa and i can't wait!

  7. Gorgeous photos! And your brother is the cutest!

  8. ahh that almost made me cry! so sweet of SJ to say that. :)

  9. that last picture of SJ is just so cute!
    all your pictures are great. I love spring too :)

  10. aww..."i love you" that's so sweet. Every Season!? that song has been around forever I use to dance to it when I was little, all the time.

  11. Beautiful pictures! Your photography is fantastic. :) And that's so sweet about SJ.


  12. I looove your blog. Your photography is breathtakeing. :)

    Bleah Briann @ blonde4christ.blogspot.com

  13. Amazing photos! I'm loving Spring flowers already.

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  14. you're amazing! thanks so much for linking to my photo :)

    it rained all day today. a sure sign of spring. :)

  15. I love the photos of Spring's new growth! Beautiful!

    And the last photo of SJ. Wow. Love. He is so adorable.


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