This past weekend I celebrated my nephew's birthday with my family. My sister is an amazing event planner and always goes above and beyond party themes. This year she did a story book theme. I can't wait to share the photos I took. I took hundreds of photos. Okay, 1573 photos to be exact. I know, it's a bit much, but I always end up being the designated photographer at family event. I work for food.
I love doing it. If I am lucky, I have maybe 3 photos of myself at the events, usually a selfie or a blurry photo someone takes of me after trying to teach them how to use my camera, but that's not what it's about. I had fun capturing special moments of my nephew, my family and these memories will forever be with me.
Even though I am behind a lens I am not missing out on the even. Being behind a lens allows me to look at things with a new perspective. I use my lens to gaze around the room and catch a smile, a happy moment in time that I have encapsulate forever.
The next day, I went pumpkin picking. One of my favorite things to do in the fall is our yearly pumpkin picking day. Finding the "right" pumpkin is like a formula for most people. Finding the right hue of orange, right size. For me it's all about the the stem. We each pick our own pumpkin and this year I also picked a white pumpkin. I have always wanted to get a white pumpkin, and just never did for whatever reason. We are going to make him into a little ghost. I have also seen some interesting ways of decorating them on pinterest, like with glitter, studs (I thought about it) and chevron patterns, but I think I am going to be leaving mine just the way they are.
I hope to share some fall themed crafts with you soon. Last fall we made some fun DIY. Check out my how to and halloween section for some ideas. For example, these halloween bat bags I made last year are really fun and easy to make.
Have a beautiful week and remember to be kind to one another. I had a principle in grade school who always said that at the end of his daily morning announcements before classes started. When I was younger I did not pay too much attention to it, but now as an adult, I understand how important it means to be kind and respectful to one another.