Friday, May 20, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real} birthday edition

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life

I am quite excited to share these pictures, not only because they were taken around the time of our little one's first birthday, but also because I'm learning how to use our camera at last! We have a great camera (a Nikon D90), but I've only ever used it in a "point and shoot" way. Now I'm learning how to use the manual focus, adjust depth of field, set the shutter speed and set the white balance. It's made photo taking a lot of fun this week as I've been experimenting with different settings. I still have a lot to learn, but I have many pretty, happy, funny and real objects on which to practice!


Arden's apple blossom birthday cake

The birthday girl 

Our button collection


Mmm, macaroni and cheese makes me happy!

And the green grass grew all around...

bedtime books


She found some paper to eat!


This beautiful broken robin's egg made me sad

round button chicken



  1. What a beautiful smile she has!

    And now I need to make mac and cheese. :-)

  2. Beautiful photos, yummy-looking mac and cheese, cute little birthday girl, wonderful green grass and - what a cake! Did you make it?

  3. Thanks Lisa, and yes, I did make the cake! I have my Mom to thank for that, she decorated many wonderful cakes growing up, for us and for others, and after watching the pro at work I figured I could take a stab at it too.


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