[February 4 - A Stranger]
Okay, I'm not going to lie, taking a picture of a stranger nearly brought on a panic attack. I know that may sound a bit extreme, but I felt like a major creep-o trying to take a picture without the stranger realizing it. Soooo... my picture came out blurry, and that's totally okay with me. The challenge was just to photograph a stranger, not necessarily a clear image of one! But what you can't see is that the stranger I was targeting looked like my cousin, Tommy, which is why I picked him. I don't think I've ever written Tommy's story on my blog, but I probably should someday, since thoughts of him make me smile. We lost Tommy in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and to say that he is missed is an understatement. And he sure was handsome, which you would be able to tell from my stranger picture if it was clear, but it's not. See?
So yes, that's my stranger, who looks like Tommy. And, well, now I'm just going to go ahead and post a picture of Tommy so you can see what my stranger looks like. I know it's not part of the challenge, but hey, it's my blog so I can post it if I want to... and someday I will have to tell you all about him:
So that's him... with my Aunt B, who is also one of my happy thoughts. She passed away two years ago, and is another one that we miss dearly. Oh but I digress... let's get back to the photo project before I get all misty eyed on you.
[February 5 - 10 am]
I must admit, I was so happy that this topic landed on a Sunday. Why? Because it means that I can post this:
10am from here on out means that you can find me at TurningPoint Church, the church that Josh and I are planting. Pretty amazing and I will fill you in on all of the details after our launch service on Sunday. This photo was taken at our "preview" service, which was a full service that allowed us to basically work out the kinks. I get goosebumps thinking about 10am this coming Sunday... it really will be a dream coming to life. Again, I'm about to get misty eyed. Moving on...
[February 6 - Dinner]
There was a part of me that wanted to actually cook dinner so that I could take a picture of it. Ha! If you know me well, you know that cooking is not something that I really enjoy that much, so a hot meal on the table is few and far between. I wish it weren't so, and it's something I need to improve on before the kids get much older, but if it were up to me, we'd have a bowl of cereal every night. Tonight, however, Josh came home from work and had skipped lunch, so he frantically searched the kitchen for something to eat. He cooked up some chicken and instead of taking a picture of it, I took a picture of him eating dinner, mostly because of the company he keeps at mealtime:
An unimpressive dinner is always tastier when you have that sweet face staring back at you. Thankfully God blessed me with a husband who doesn't mind cooking, and who also doesn't mind that I don't cook much!
So that wraps it up. I'm not sure if the intent of this project was to have such lengthy explanations of my photos, but I am kind of enjoying adding the backstory... for now. We'll see if I can keep it up!