Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aaand We're Off!

Tomorrow's the big day y'all! The Music Man and I are off to Austria. I've made the difficult decision to leave my laptop behind and am going to cross my fingers that my trusty iPad will get me thru. I am already missing my babies and had a brief, but so-serious, thought to just stay here. However, there are quite a few folks at our destination who will be oh-so-seriously annoyed if I not only waste my ticket, but fail to produce my digital end of the bargain. So I've tucked my bambinos in bed with some extra long snuggles and, after locating my almost-lost passport, I am ready. Camera gear in tow. Antibiotics, check (did I mention I have strep?). Nasal decongestant, yep. Too many chargers, adapters, lenses, converters, batteries, tripods, and straps to even count - I and my back may be wishing I had bailed last minute by the time I arrive in Austria after 16 hrs of flight.

I'll be blogging from my iPad (as I'm doing now) throughout our trip - feel free to follow along on our journey. For those of you that don't already know, I'm traveling along with the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and photographing both ballet and choral performances in Eisenstadt, Austria this coming week. About five hours ago, I was handed a video camera and asked to gather footage as well...which is not my forte - I hope they aren't expecting too much. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Baby Girl - 13 Going on 30

My baby girl is turning 13 next week. She's not the baby, but she is my only girl and her petite stature has forever warranted her the nickname "baby girl". She will always be my baby girl. I could not be more proud of the young lady she is becoming - thoughtful, organized, straight A student. Tender heart. Born again lover of Jesus. Petite frame, but oh-so-strong. 

She's a ballerina, basketball player, seamstress, artist, daredevil, baker, organizer extraordinaire, amazing sister. BEST BABYSITTER ON THE PLANET. Daddy's little girl...for always. I don't know what I would do without her and I can't believe I get to call her "daughter".  

Below are a few is an on slot of shots from her 13 year photo shoot. Thank you, Jesus, for blessing me far more than I deserve.