Portraiture Class

Back in the spring I saw that the local community college was going to offer a class in portraiture. There weren’t any other photography classes that had peaked my interest lately but this one hit the spot. Unfortunately it was scheduled for June and the timing just wasn’t right.

Apparently, the class wasn’t full and so they had to move it to July. I happened to see it had moved and it fit our schedule much better. I was super excited that it was going to work.

I only have one class left and I am almost glad. Unfortunately, the class hasn’t been all I had hoped it would be. I thought that it would be a lot more interactive like my previous classes but the first two classes were a lot more talking than doing. Luckily last week we did an outdoor shoot, which turned out to be pretty cool.

Here are just a few of the pictures I took last week. I am hoping that I can find a few more subjects soon to do some more of this type of photography.

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30 Before 30 – Month 10

Only two more months to go until my birthday. I crossed off quite a few this month and started a couple of others. I think that I will probably finish all 30 before my birthday!

6. Cook something new at least once a month.  Corn Salad with Avocado and Blueberry Lime Salsa This was a great recipe. You should try it!

10. Make something new from Pinterest. This project is still in the works and I can’t give too much away because it is actually a gift for someone. Hopefully, I will have pictures up later this week about this one.

17. Ride on a new tourist train. We visited the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad with Sean’s dad and brother earlier this summer. We had a great time!

19.  Take a class in something besides photography. Writing for Marketing Online Class that finishes up in just two weeks. I am also in another photography class as well. Some of the photos from that class will be up later this week as well.

21. Visit “home home” as often as possible. Since Sean has friends visiting for the 4th I get to spend Fourth of July week at home in Indiana. I had a great time and got to see quite a few people. It still wasn’t long enough but I did enjoy the time.

22. Do a crazy fitness challenge. (squats, planks, lunges….something) – Squats it is! 30 days to 200 squats. Only 20 days left to complete this one.

The list is dwindling down. I don’t have too many more to complete before my birthday.

New Recipes

2 new recipes from this past weekend at the boat.

Corn Salad with Avocados
This was partially a recipe that I came up with and one that I got from the lady that works at the farm market. I couldn’t even tell you how much of each ingredient that I put in the bowl (oops…mom taught me well). The ingredients included corn, onion, oil, pepper, cucumbers, and avocados. I was going to put tomatoes in it too but I completely forgot about it. I am ok with that. It was really good the way it was.
 Blueberry Lime Salsa This was one from my brother and he found it here. This one was awesome! We couldn’t believe how good this one was and it is a definite keeper.

4th of July at Home in Indiana

We have a deal in our house. If Sean gets to have the guys here for 4th of July, I get a plane ticket home. Simple.

I think that this deal has been in place for four years now. I am starting to get used to having one trip home by myself a year. I don’t have to worry about entertaining someone else and I get to see all of the people that I want to see on my schedule!  Can you tell I enjoy it?

This year was a little different than the past. On the Fourth, we had a family reunion with my mom’s side of the family. We had it at a place in Jeffersonville that was really close to the river. The cool part was that we were able to walk up on the Big Four Bridge to see the fireworks. It was awesome because they were literally going off all around us!

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Just a few of the other things that I got into while I was home included a Bats game and a mosaic class. I got to watch the little brother do his thing on the baseball field. It was probably way more work then he wanted to do but it happens. 

The mosaic class was with a couple of my cousins and a great aunt. It was a lot harder then I thought it was going to be as well as a lot of concentration. It was really fun though!

IMG_3437IMG_3481Until next time home, home.