Monday, April 30, 2012

week in the life | saturday + sunday

Even though I had to work on Saturday, we packed a lot of action into the weekend.

Joe dropped me off to work in the morning.

These sandals came home with me on my lunch break shopping trip to the T.

This photo cracks me up. Yes, we met my parents at the Asian Buffet for dinner.

Seriously, this place cracks me up.

After dinner we got to check out Cowboy stadium.


On Sunday we spent some quality time with my girlfriend and her family.
My friends really make the prettiest people.

It was a bit overcast for swimming so we soaked in the hot tub instead.

Then I drove with the parents to Richardson for some Chinese shopping and food.


Joe had to work so met us for dinner.

And dessert.

Mom and dad. Love them so!

How we ended the weekend.
{Half photos taken with 35mm 2.0 lens, other half with iPhone}

Whew! I am kind of glad this photo project is over. I learned that my iPhone has made me extremely lazy for getting my big camera out and taking better photos. But I have also learned that always having my phone with me allows me to capture random moments. By Sunday most of my photos were taken with the phone. And that's ok.

I also learned that since I take a lot of everyday photos already, this kind of thing may be a bit of overkill. My favorite snaps were ones where I used the camera remote to capture what we were doing. I would like to take more of those kinds of photos coming up. 

I hope you had a good weekend!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

week in the life | friday

I am actually posting this from somewhere in North Texas (i.e. Dallas), where I will be working for the next few days. And I am about to go insane because Flickr and my MacBook are taking FOREVER to upload my photos.

I meant to take more photos of our new place, but this is really the only one I got. The never-ending laundry that needs to be done.

Pre-yoga. So glad today was Friday and I have at least one day of rest from practice on Saturday!

I bought their chocolate waffles for breakfast after yoga. Quite delicious with almond milk, even without syrup.

Playing with the tilt-shift effect on a new free photo app called PowerCam.


Doing a little house shopping with the hubs.

Early dinner.

Our sweet ride.

The drive up to big D. Took about 4 hours and my legs are very sore this morning.
{About half photos taken with 35mm 2.0 lens}

Friday, April 27, 2012

week in the life | thursday

Today was another ordinary day.

Post-savasana bliss.

A rare photo of the boys together. Watching Thomas of course!

Hard at work.

Getting a break from work to spend more time with the little charmer.

The big boy in my life was not feeling 100% today.
{Most photos taken with 35 mm 2.0 lens}

Thursday, April 26, 2012

week in the life | wednesday

Getting up early this week has been quite a challenge for us. I like to be up for at least an hour before yoga practice at about 6 AM but more is better just to warm my body up. Unfortunately the bed is sometimes just to comfortable!

I call myself a bag lady in the morning - purse, lunch bag, gym can get pretty heavy!

I love DD's expression here and wish the photo was in better focus. The main thing I don't like about my big camera is that the screen is so small (it's a Nikon D50, almost 7 years old) that what looks in focus on the camera is not when it's uploaded.

I always try to make sure I give my nephews equal love and camera time. They are both so stinkin' cute and sweet that it's not very hard! JJ is purposefully out of focus in this photo as I wanted to take a picture of Dog,  without whom he doesn't leave the house. Asking a 29-month-old to keep his lovey still to take a photo is harder than it looks :)

I made a conscious effort to drink more water today. This mug was stolen from Joe and reminds me of him during the day.

Yesterday was too pretty to spend the whole day inside, so I took advantage of a long lunch and ate outside.

Joe working from home. He's the king of multiple monitors.

I borrowed a pair of flats from my sister because wearing heels all day tightens my hamstrings too much for yoga practice the next day. Sigh. As much as I love them, I think I may have to give heels up if I want to deepen my practice.

dress&cardi: Loft / shoes: borrowed / sunnies: Gucci / earrings: gift'd
And I actually got an outfit photo in. I think I have been unmotivated to take remix photos because I seriously haven't gone shopping in a month and am wearing the same old stuff. I don't mind but it doesn't make for interesting style-blog material. Or does it?
{Most photos taken with 35mm 2.0 lens}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

week in the life | tuesday

Only the 2nd day of this project and I am already losing steam! Sometimes I wonder how much documentation is too much. Work was extremely busy yesterday and sapped some of my creative energy, which made me feel like giving up. But I decided it's not the quantity of photos that matters so onward we go.

My usual pre-yoga morning pose.

Hanging out at my sister's after yoga.

My favorite photo of the day. DD is in better spirits this week and more open to hugs and kisses. He also loves to grab at whatever instrument I put in front of my face to take his photo!

Not a cloud in the sky today!

I forgot my lunch so went to my go-to place for my favorite salad.

The hubs hanging out by the pool with some friends. Rough life, right?

Deciding what to wear tomorrow.
{Most photos taken with 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 lens. Not as fast a lens as yesterdays, but good for taking photos of the whole picture}