Friday, December 23, 2011

The Birthday Boy.

Buster Boy is FINALLY 5 years old. We have been waiting on this milestone since the womb. 5 years old means he can officially play baseball on a real team. 5 years old means he gets to go to kindergarten. 2 things he's been not-so-patiently waiting for.

So, we asked him what he wanted to do on his big baseball! The g-parents and Aunt Laura arrived for the day to make the teams a little more even and the Hansons took the field as well.
If he's got nothing else, he's got the look...
The players in the field seem a bit distracted and without proper equipment like gloves...
Grape juice breaks are a necessity in this south Georgia December heat...
After the Braves won, we hit Chick-Fil-A for lunch and then went home for tractor cake and ice cream.
It seems as though we may have gotten a little more than ice cream with our tractor cake since the candles were blown out with a marshmallow shooter full of spit. Yummy.
The rest of the day was spent flying up and down the street on his brand new bicycle. With the occassional grape juice break of course.

Happy Birthday Buster Boy! This 5th year is going to be HUGE for you and I can't wait to be with you every step of the way. I love you, handsome. :)

*Thanks to Big Sis for providing all of the pictures for today's blog from her own camera.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." {wikipedia} 

I'm obsessed with it.

I got my fancy shmancy camera a year ago and still don't know the half of what it's capable of. I do know it's better than a point-and-shoot but beyond that, I haven't captured all the goodness. Mainly because I don't know or understand ANY of the terminology despite reading countless "helps" and "how to's".

But bokeh?

Ah, you are my love and I WILL own you soon - just give me some more time and practice.

Here's my first subject. Sit. Don't move. Let me take 750 pictures in a row until I see some light pops behind your head.  Who cares if your face is dark. I got my light pops.
Subject number two is falling asleep after only 400 shots. No fun blurry lights but I got more light on the face!
Tried to focus on my lens cap held out in front. Something wacky happened and I'd like to say I know exactly what, but I dont. I'll take it though. Got my blurry light pops!!
Oh look, she woke up. But I still haven't figured out how to get a person AND a tree to look the way I want at the same time.
And Subject #2 is officially bored and giving me the peace out sign. Thanks yo, cuz it got me some popping lights.
Triumphant at last!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Innermost thoughts.

Just a boy and his cows.

"I see purple! Do you see purple? Why is your shirt pink? It doesn't match your jeans. Do you love purple? I love purple. I love pink too. I have pink jeans. They match my toenails."

Just a boy and his daddy. His favorite worship song is "Oh no you never let go..."

These boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do...