Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt, Vol. VIII

1. Imperfection (with Scripture & a Snapshot)
Because of this:
Imperfection1


and this: Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death..."

I am so happy for this: "...but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Imperfection2


And what a comfort to know that, "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Because if it was up to me, the way I often live my life, and the many, many times I really mess up, I'd be in big trouble!



2. Shoes
Are these not the cutest shoes EVER?
Shoes

They are a new acquisition for the Princess' little feet. I have to admit, I looked for a size 8 1/2 too. They are a Payless treasure because, well, when you have to put shoes on 4 pairs of growing feet, you go to Payless, not Stride Rite.

Of course, the shoes look even cuter on sweet little feet.
Shoes2


And those sweet little feet look even more adorable when you see them as part of the cutest five-year-old in the world.
Shoes3


3. Camera Phone
Audrey is still absolutely loving her gymnastics class. With every activity she does, this adorable little grin spreads across her face, and she attacks the activity with enthusiasm. The one thing I do not like about gymnastics class is that parents must stay out of the room and behind the observation glass. I "see" a million adorable, perfect photos during the hour I sit behind that glass. I will wait for a few more sessions to pass, but eventually I will just tell them that I MUST be permitted to spend a few moments capturing my baby's happy, adorable moments. (Have I mentioned adorable yet?) Until then, this iPhone photo will have to do. Keep in mind, it is taken from some distance and from behind the glass. I had a terrible fight with the reflection of some mom wearing a very bright white sweater (doesn't she know she is not supposed to wear white yet??).
iPhone


4. Chair
We have a lack of interesting chairs in our house - I think because, at least in this children-jumping-on-furniture-and-building-tents-out-of-the-cushions phase of life, we don't invest a whole lot in expensive sofas and couches. In fact, I think the chair with the most personality in our house doesn't even belong to us but to the people who own our rental home. It sits on the porch and has been fairly ignored since we arrived here just in time for Cold. But Thursday our temps struggled up into the low 60s so that I didn't feel like I might die standing outside long enough to snap a photo. I even added a soda bottle to give it a summer-y feel.
Chair


5. Camera
Well...this didn't turn out exactly as I saw it in my head. And I have some ideas on how I could improve it, but honestly between homeschooling, cleaning, running an online class, freelance editing, being a single mom while my hubby was on a trip, and caring for 4 children, I just didn't have the time to try to perfect it. So...I hope you'll at least appreciate the idea and the attempt!
Camera


34 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are all really great, Kathleen! Your camera shot is too cool and your imperfect selfie is stunning.

Sure hope y'all are enjoying the weekend!

Ashley Sisk said...

These turned out great - I especially love the first two pictures and the words you wrote around them. Love that!

Jessica said...

Excellent photos!! I love the first two especially. :)

Misty said...

Great plan of salvation in there. So thankful that He washed away my sins and promised me eternity in Heaven.

Love the continuous camera shot.

dclouser said...

The pix of Audrey's shoes and then her jumping are just so cute! Can't believe she's 5 already.

Buckeroomama said...

Beautiful selfie and I just love your Chair shot! =)

Nicole said...

Aw. The gymnastics photo. Adorable. You're lucky you have a viewing window. My daughter is in ballet and we're told to leave too, but no window. I bet it's hard not snapping pictures at every move. I would!

deb duty said...

Your chair shot is my favorite. Love the touch of the magazine and the coke. Great photos this week!

Jenn said...

Kathleen these are great! I love your imperfection shots! Great selfies and love the scripture you chose to go with it...so true for us all! You chair shot was also wonderful! Makes me want to sit down and look at those magazines!

Mom of M&Ms said...

;pve your s and a S.. love it! You are beautfiul... and the last shot.. I am gonna try it! have a great Sunda

Leif Hagen said...

Thank God for Grace! Glad to find your blog today through the Scripture and a Snapshot meme!
Warm regards from EAGAN daily photo

Brooke said...

Yup, those shoes are SUPER cute :D And how cool is your camera shot!?!? Love all the cool reflections!

Becky said...

Kathleen, I LOVE each one of your shots this week! Believe me or not, I also thought about doing "imperfection" with the same idea as yours!

Have a blessed Lord's Day.

leavesnbloom said...

Kathleen your selfies are so beautiful - I love how you composed them and what a great verse of scripture alongside.

Now those are the kinda shoes I would have like to have photographed :)

(I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to make that lyric post in time for 22nd March though)

Melissa said...

These are great shots and I think you did PERFECT that camera shot!

Michelle said...

Amen!! Preach it Kathleen!!! You rock for shining Jesus's love and salvation message to everyone this morning!! Thank you GOD for sending your Son to save us!! AMEN!!

Your selfies are pretty cute, too! :)

Love the shoes and the story shown in the pics -- cute, cute!!

And sheesh, lady, (re: camera shot) -- you're doing ALL that and don't have time to perfect this???!! lol!! j/k -- I think you rock and it's great that you even got around to blogging!

xoxo
Michelle

tsinclair said...

These are great - and you are a Supermom!

tsinclair said...

oh, and I love the shoes...

Tracye said...

Really enjoyed all of these! Your chair shot is my fav.
Have a great week!

Ashley said...

your imperfection shot is just stunning- as is your camera shot :) I love them!!!


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Mandy said...

You camera shot is so cool! And your Chair shot, too. A book & a cola - sounds good to me! :)

julie said...

Very cool shots! LOVE that shoe shot & the last one...so creative!

Stephani said...

Enjoyed your photos today. I especially like your chair shot; I'm reading the same book!

Christine said...

Hi, I enjoyed your photos. Yes, by grace; His grace is incomprehensible and amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Christine

Jenn said...

Oh if it weren't for the blood of Jesus just where would we be??? WOW!!! I'm just a sinner saved by grace. Imperfect through and through but trying to live a life that tells others of Jesus!

Cedar said...

These are all great! I love your camera shot and imperfection! Great job!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I just love that camera shot- but they are all great with such fantastic creativity

Casey Martinez said...

Love your verse choice and pairing it with a picture of you is so real and awesome. We have all fallen short but, God redeems us all if we call on him! Beautiful!

Ray said...

Love your camera shot!!

Laura said...

Your camera shot is so cool. I also love the verse you've added to the portrait. Really poignant.

Anne U said...

I really like your chair photo.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Great photos! And I do love those shoes!! We may have to make a trip to Payless.

@nnie said...

are you kidding? the camera picture is fab! along with the rest.... great images friend

Jennifer said...

Love the shoes and LOVE the camera shot!

I'm starting a new linkie party over at my blog called Fabulous Friday. I'd love it if you could participate! Here's a link:
http://mcdougallphotography.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-friday-linkie-party.html