Friday, November 20, 2015

photography class

A few weeks ago I finally took a photography class. I have had a DSLR camera for awhile now but have had no idea how to use it other then shooting on auto. So I finally enrolled in a class with a friend and learned how to shoot on manual. Now I have a LONG way to go before I am any sort of pro but it has been really fun. I am finally not afraid of my camera, and well that is a pretty good feeling. Here are a few of the pictures I took for my class assignments. 


 musical instrument

the color purple

moving water


an animal

moving people 

sports equipment

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New York City

A few weekends ago I met up with some friends in New York City. This was my first time to the city and although I loved and enjoyed it, it reminded me of why I love living in Oklahoma so much.
I flew out of OK with Ginger and Mary and then met up with 3 friends from Corpus Christi and one from Virginia. It was so fun to see our Texas friends, oh how I have missed them so much. 
We had a great time together. We stayed in radio city apartments right by Times Square and then packed all 4 days in with activities. We bought purses in the back rooms in china town, ate street food, took tours of the city, rode bikes in Central Park, visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island, ate at famous restaurants, went shopping, navigated our way on the subway, went to a Broadway and toured the 9/11 museum and memorial. 
I didn't take a ton of pictures because I was so busy soaking in the wonders of the city. It's a crazy place and full of unexpected experiences around every corner. 
It was an awesome trip and I can't wait until we have another girls "reunion" trip. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Corpus Christi

The first week in September we took a last minute trip to Corpus Christi. We were really excited to see some friends we had missed and to get in some beach time. On the way down we stopped at Magnolia Market and Harp design co in Waco. If you watch fixer upper on HGTV you know why this stop was a must. While in corpus we went to the beach, hurricane alley and of course our favorite restaurant Vietnam. All in all we had a great time and can't wait for our next visit. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween

We had a wonderful week full of Halloween celebrations with lots of candy, costume changes and parties.
Here are (in no particular order) a few pictures from our week of celebration.