Friday, February 28, 2014

Library /01

A new column I'm introducing here on the blog. I have always been a HUGE advocate of reading and the advancements in brain development that can come from doing so, especially for children. Weekly (or monthly depending), I will make a post about what Owlfish and I are reading (either from our own shelves, borrowed from friends, or from our local library), plus possibly our thoughts on them. These are what we worked on reading through the month of February. 

Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt (borrowed from a friend)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Olivia Takes Ballet by Cordelia Evans
Slide and Find Spooky by Roger Priddy 

Pictures taken with my iPhone 5c and edited with the Afterlight app.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Life in Pictures

Check out that pretty sweet new link list. Now there's a catalog of the weekly blog posts for your reference or just because. More will be added over time.

Between being swamped with classwork and job hunting, along with potty-training and sass, I've lost a lot of time to dedicate to this blog. But I've been using my new phone a lot picture wise, so I guess this "life in pictures" post may become more common around here. But Owlfish and I are doing well. Since we got our new record player, there's been a lot more music and dance parties at the end of the day with what records I have in my collection for the moment (Mostly The Beatles and Disney, so...). Yesterday, my Perks of Being a Wallflower vinyl arrived, which I was pretty stoked about. And today since I didn't have class, I started grasping the basics of crochet and watched a documentary on one of my artistic idols, Marina Abramovic. That and I caught up on sleep.

But classes are going well. Owlfish loves her school. We're doing ok. Here's a few pictures from the past several weeks, including some from my recent visit to the new Sarah Hobbs art installation in Atlanta, Repository.

Friday, February 21, 2014

7 / 52

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- She likes dancing to Dexy's Midnight Runner and wants to hear "Abbie's song" before bed now

This picture was taken with my new iPhone 5c and edited with the Afterlight app.
Proper blog post and TIOW coming this weekend. Apologies for the silence.

Also, today my dad turned 51! 
Happy Birthday, Dad! We love you!

Friday, February 14, 2014

6 / 52

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- Forever and always my Valentine. She's been showing a lot of interest in my camera since I started this project. She wants to learn how to "take peek-churs, mama". A girl after my own heart.

This picture was shot with a Nikon D3000 with Af-S Nikkor 18-55 mm lens (the kit lens).

Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day~

Thursday, February 13, 2014

and then the snow came

Hothlanta, Day Three

And we had quite a snowfall in the night. Woke up this morning to a blanket of white everywhere, maybe about two inches of it. Even got some sunshine finally! I usually hate the sun, but I was glad to see it today. And after almost two days of being stuck inside, Owlfish and I took this opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather while it lasted. If there is one thing I can say to snowfall in the south, it doesn't last. The ice is what sticks around. Here's this day's round of photos-

^^^ Look, sunshine!! It came back today! vvv

My little brother trying to convince Owlfish that he's on her side of the snowball fight while one of my neighbor's little girls throws a snowball at his head. Julia is so funny!

Julia's big sister, Grace, giving Owlfish her first ride on a sled!

She enjoyed it!

On the left is the attempt at a snowman in our driveway. he's no Olaf, but I think Elsa would be proud. (PS- If you haven't seen Frozen yet, um...get a move on!)

My dad and brother shoveling the snow and ice off our porch.

Hope those of you in Atlanta had a good snow day and stayed warm! Hopefully this is the last of the winter storms. I may hate the sun and heat, but I am ready for spring to come.