Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Life {Unscripted} Blog Circle: August Volume


WOW!!! SUMMER!! I don't know about you, but this summer for us has been
crazy busy, with sports, parties, reunions, day trips, swimming lessons, camp and bible school. 
The kids always like to pick their top 3 things for the summer when September approaches. This summer they picked 
different then they have any year before!

Here are their top 3 picks!

Swimming lessons! The girls worked the hardest they could for 2 weeks straight to gain an extra level in swimming lessons. By the end of the lessons they had completed level 2 & 3.
They say this was one of their faves because not only did they get to swim everyday, but they got to make a goal and accomplish it, all at the same time.















Next up is our trip to on the train! I think this might of been lil mans' fave trip out of them all this summer, he enjoyed every second of the ride and still asks everyday if we can take him back to the choo choo train.












The last pick on our list was everyone's fave, spending time up at grandma & grandpa, Auntie, Uncle's and cousins trailers. 
Whenever nothing was keeping us busy on weekends we headed up
to visit the relatives at the grounds. Playing in the creek all day, jumping off the big bridge, (mommy didn't get a photo because Daddy gave them permission without me) camp fires, sparklers and snuggling in sleeping bags.

"time spent with family is worth every second"


















Now to follow the circle through over to Meagan Dwyer's blog, and be prepared for some 
gorgeous eye candy over there!!!
CLICK HERE

13 comments:

  1. Crystal, these are all so incredible. I feel like I have been a part of your amazing summer.

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  2. I always wonder which photos my kiddos are going to enjoy the most. Yours are surely going to have a tough time choosing... love how you get so up close and into the moment. My fave is the one of her in the shower... not exactly sure why but the mood is fantastic!

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    1. Right!!!! It was getting dark and she had been swimming in the creek all day long, she asked me to come help her with the outdoor shower and as soon as we got int there I saw the soft light was perfect. Not too light, not to dark, I had to get a good moody monochromatic shot! Thank you friend xo

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  3. your kids are so sweet - I love all of these!

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  4. SO much summer amazingness going on. love it!!!

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  5. I love those shower shots too! And I need to know how you got that shot of your daughter from above in the water! I loooooove it! Looks like such a fun summer!

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    1. Thank you!! That shot was %100 inspired by Joni Burtt. She got a shot like that of her daughter in the rocky water, so when i saw my girl out paying in the rushing current of the creek I had to try it. It was very very very hard!!! First off she was standing in rushing water, I had to have my settings set at a low ss to slow down the water and make it look more blurry.Setting were f/8 ss1/13 ISO100. But I have to tell you standing in rushing water on loose rocks and trying to hold the camera above her and stay steady to get her head in focus at such a low ss was not easy. But it was fun to try it.

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  6. Gorgeous! I want to go on summer vacation with you!!!!

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    1. You are welcome to anytime. thanks Chrissy

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  7. Crystal this set is beyond beautiful! You have captured some awesome memories here! I love all the pool shots so much! Way to go getting out and bringing your big girl camera along! I also love all the different perspectives you gave us! You are beyond amazing!!

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