Showing posts from January, 2012

Inspiration From Life

My Mom has been scanning pictures from old photo albums onto facebook recently and it got me thinking about cameras from back in the 50's.  So I googled to find out what cameras were used back then.  A few clicks later and I was reading about the Leica M3, which by many professional opinions is still the best 35mm camera even today.  It's still used and still sold on ebay.  A few clicks later and I was reading all about Henri-Cartier Bresson, who pioneered photo journalism.  He would carry around his Leica M3 with him everywhere, never use flash, and even taped over shiny parts of his camera so as not to attract attention.  He was all about capturing the moment, in the moment, and having that record for all to see.  A few click later and I'm looking at the work of many a photographic genius, all compiled together in Magnum Photographer, which was founded in part by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

After all this beautiful work on the art of reality.  Well, I went ahead and captured …

Revisited Resolutions

Happy 2012!  Josh and I have made some resolutions that I felt like mentioning, which also happen to be the same resolutions we've had a few times.  It might sound cliche, but this time we stinkin' mean it.  It even feels different.  We feel like real grown-ups making life changes instead of kids raising babies, trying to be responsible while still wanting to have fun.  We're grown now.

#1 -  Quit smoking once and for all.  Never ever again.  EVER!  We've quit and started back up enough times to know that it is impossible for us to have "just one" cigarette and have that be it.  Impossible.  We had started back up when Josh's brother was in the hospital and swore we would quit when we got back home.  That was over 2 years ago.  Most people don't know I smoke because it's embarrassing for me, especially being a mother.  People assume awful things that are not true like I smoke in the house or car with my kids around ::eyeroll::  Do I look or act li…