170/365 – Summer Dreams

Yesterday was, overwhelming to say the least. If you remember from a week or however long ago, I had mentioned how badly I need a new camera. Well, yesterday afternoon, my prayers were answered. A friend came over yesterday afternoon, with a wrapped box in hand. I opened it, and discovered that I had just been given a brand new, Nikon D90 kit. This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but this was (and is) HUGE to me. Right at a time when I was needing one and trying to figure out how I could possibly pay for one, someone just hands me one.

This is by far one of the most generous gifts I have ever received. I was in shock for a good half hour, and then I became completely overwhelmed with emotions. I sat on my couch, thinking about the weekend and past weeks; with all of the shoots I have been doing with Andrew Kung, and then with this camera, I was overcome by how incredibly blessed I am. I am in awe of how perfect God’s timing is, and how God has used the people in my life.  Words cannot describe how thankful I am, and how excited I am to see what God has in store for me.

So, all that said, here are two exciting things about my beautiful new camera: my favorite lens, a 50mm, is now autofocus!! on my D40 it was only manual focus, so I am so excited that I will be able to use my nifty 50 more. And secondly, it shoots video! I shot a video last night, but am still trying to figure out music to go along with it, so that will have to wait a few days.

Last thing, and then I will stop rambling. I know this picture is pretty common, and not very exciting at all. But I love it, and it fits so well with how I am feeling at this point in time, so I don’t even care.

61/365 – Perfection

Today was such an excellent day. My professor absolutely loved my lesson plan this morning (he even said it was a model lesson and gave me an A++), and I was able to get a little extra sleep after the crazy morning with 2nd graders. For dinner I only had 30 minutes so I grabbed some Chic-fil-a (which I have discovered has THE best milkshakes) and sat on my back patio in the perfect weather and ate dinner, then had the best critique that I have had in a long time. So, despite the fact that I am not really liking this photo, the day was just wonderful. Thank you everyone who has been following and supporting me throughout this project!!