So, this post should have been my first post, but I'm doing things a little out of order. The idea for this blog has been rolling around in my head for quite a while now, but until last week I really couldn't settle on a name, and I wanted the perfect name. I'm not sure I came up with the perfect name, but it is really suiting my tastes at the moment for what I want this blog to be about. :) Anyway, I finally got in gear and started the blog up, partially from the motivation of the photography blog "I Heart Faces." I really wanted to enter their "Fix-It Friday" last week, and I needed a blog to show my "fix" (even though my fix really paled in comparison to the other entries). In my rush to get my fix in for the site, I never had time to write my entry about why I wanted to write this blog, and what I wanted it to be about. Doing things out of order seems to happen quite frequently, as life gets in the way of all the plans I've made.
There are so many things that I want to be. I want to be a good wife and a good mother. I want to be a good photographer, a good cook, and a good keeper of the home. I want to be motivated and active. I want to be healthy and helpful. I want to be informed and curious. I want to contend earnestly for the faith, striving daily to serve the Lord as I should (Jude 1:3). The list of things I want to be could continue on, but I'll save those things for now. I'm doing better at being what I want to be on some of the things I listed than I am on others. Hopefully this blog will be a way to share my journey, as well as communicate with others about living the lives we want to live.
Before Ella was born, she was "Lima". My husband thought she looked like a lima bean on my first ultrasound (when I was only seven weeks along), and the name stuck. When searching for Halloween costumes, I came across this "pea in a pod". After much consideration, I thought this costume would fit my "Lima" perfectly! Reeses couldn't resist getting a lick of Ella's face :)
One of the things I really want to include on this blog is my photography. I'm really just starting out. I only got my DSLR a few months ago, and I still only have the kit lens. I've been doing all sorts of reading, trying to learn how to use my DSLR, as well as how to edit my photos after I've taken them. I came across this site. Every Friday they do "Fix-It Friday" where everyone edits the same photo and we can all compare the edits. Here's my first attempt. I used Gimp to make my edits.