Tuesday, June 09, 2009

ten minutes

I am giving myself ten minutes for this post.

This is a photo I took of my Mom at my cousin's wedding on May 30th. I really like it. I think Mom looks looks so relaxed, open and beautiful. I was hired to photograph the wedding for my cousin and her darling fiance (now husband). I took over twelve-hundred photos in ten hours and I am now working through them.

We are extremely busy. There is of course the end of the school year stuff. This week Friday we leave for ten days in Florida where we will visit some dear friends and spend a lot of time at that material black hole known as Walt Disney World.

When we get back I will resume working on wedding photos and spend the week photographing the activities for VBS. I will make a slide presentation for their closing ceremonies that Friday and leave afterwords to teach another photo seminar at the library where my sister works and take photos of her darling son Kyler - who thanks to the prayers of all the faithful is improving by leaps and bounds. I will share more after the photo session!!

I will be glad when July comes and my life slows down and I can finish working up the wedding photos, and work up the photos from DW, and the photos of Kyler.

I miss you all but I feel my time is better spent focused on my family and on what needs to be done in my life. My down time is spent reading. I can happily recommend The Confessions of St Augustine which I am reading right now. I enjoyed the Still Growing: An Autobiography by Kirk Cameron. It was fun - I am from that generation after all.

I am rereading Silence by Shusako Endo - and I find that it is still as powerful as it was the first three times I read it. I was also sent a new book for review called The Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji (yes I still write for Suite101) and while had some raw language and juvenile humor (the protagonist is a teen) in places I found it to be an excellent and enjoyable book.


  1. I've missed you, but know FULL WELL that there is a much greater reward in enjoying these years with your family! You can NEVER get that back.

    I just checked in to find out how Kyler is. So glad you told!

  2. I'm glad to hear your updates and that things are going well with Kyler. I am slowing down a lot with blogging too. I hope you have a happy summer and get that downtime we all need...

  3. Anonymous1:35 AM

    I keep seeing Confessions on my friend's bookshelf and wondering if it is a worthy read.

    Not heard of the other books, will look them up.

    Hugs! xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Have a wonderful time with your family! We will still be here when you have time to post. Your Mum looks lovely, by the way.

  5. Enjoy your respite from blogging.

    I hope to see some great photos when you come back!

  6. You wanted to slow down in July but it sounds like you had plans to be pretty busy. Hope you are enjoying your summer...