Friday, January 14, 2011

a fun day

My sister, Shaina, took these with my camera when she was over here the other day.












I'm going to keep this short tonight. Earlier this week, a sweet blog reader named Sue, from Tennessee, emailed me to tell me that her daughter was going to be participating in a photography class tomorrow in Concord. And then, she said that if I wanted to go, she would love to give me that class as a gift! Can you believe that? People continue to amaze me. So even though it's an hour and a half drive, I'm going. Because honestly, I need a day to do a hobby, something that's just mine. And I'm actually really looking forward to the drive too. I went to the library earlier this week (and, pathetically enough, had to sign up for a library card because I don't have one), and checked out a couple of books on CD to listen to. It's just a basic class exploring your camera, lighting, composition etc, and I'm really excited to get a few tips and learn my new camera better. 

But anyway, to be in Concord by 9:00 am, we have to wake Jonah up at 6:00 to do dressing change, and I'll have to get up at 5:00 to get ready before we start. It's going to be a long morning (and a short night), but it's completely worth it. I'm really excited about it. Thank you so much, Sue.

Happy Weekend!

14 comments:

Jess Edling said...

It is an explosion of cute! I love how photogenic Jonah is. Have fun with your class! It sounds so exciting!

Janel said...

that was so sweet!!! And YES, you do need a day - you DESERVE a day! Enjoy it!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Those pictures are great. Jonah is so photogenic. He looks as if he is having major thoughts on the subject and then WOW! He knows exactly what he wants. Enjoy your day. You so deserve it and I would wager we will have more great pics to view. Wishing you a safe trip. Love ya

igottanikoncamera said...

What a wonderful gift!! I don't know any mother who wouldn't relish a car ride alone... sad how little it takes to please us moms!! I'm sure you will get so much out of the class, I can't wait to see more awesome pics of your sweet little man! Have fun and enjoy every minute!
Kathy

Elizabeth said...

my children do not have major health issues...and I would delight in a "day"...so you most certainly deserve it!!! I hope you have a great time. Jonah is so beautiful and he looks a LOT like his mama :) Drive safely

Laura A said...

Happy weekend to you, too! Love those Jonah pics. Have a great time at your class - what a neat gift!

Love from TX,
Laura

The Smittys said...

lucky. :) have fun! be safe! i can't wait to see you. has it been like 2 months?

chinamoon1420 said...

Sue in Tn....May God Bless you for this wonderful thing you are doing for Patrice. I am just a blog reader too and oh how I wish I could do something like that for her. It just makes my heart swell to know there are still people like you on this earth.

Patrice, I love the new pictures! Especially the one where he has his hands under his chin. So adorable! Enjoy your day and don't forget to share when you get back!
Prayers to you and family!

Jarka said...

!!! the last photo is the cutest photo I've ever seen!!! he's so cute there, but gosh he looks so grown up!
:D really nice photos :)

Aimee said...

WOW! That is awesome, Patrice! Have fun in Concord and I will pray that Father gives you a supernatural energy today and renews your sweet spirit with His strength and you take time for YOU!
Awesome pics of Jonut! Can't wait to see you two on Monday. Emily may be coming...maybe we can hang out a little afterwards:)
Love & Hugs! Graimee <3

Lisa said...

I am so glad you are doing this for YOU, Patrice...drive safe and enjoy!

RLR said...

He is so stinkin' cute!
Enjoy your day - and bring home lessons to share!

Sarah-Anne said...

handsome little boy you have, patrice. i want to nom on him all day!
Sarah-Anne

AM said...

Oh my goodness- your son is so beautiful. I just found your blog (thru Design Girl) and I think reading your story came at the right time in my life.