November 27, 2013

>> A list of little blessing from A to Z

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


I'm thankful for
Apple Pie, being an Auntie and airplane rides .

My Bible, my bedroom, brothers and the black keys on a piano.
 Chocolate, cards in the mail, caramel Mochas and coffee.

Dangly earrings, daffodils and my Daddy.

Eleven (by the time I publish this twelve) family members that God has blessed me with.

My family, My friends and funny memories. My favorite flannel shirt

 I'm thankful for
God's daily sufficient grace and green grass in-between my toes

My Daddy's Hand holding mine.

My Indescribable, Infallible, Awesome God.

My favorite pair of jeans

Goodnight kisses

Little boy and little girl snuggles with Auntie.

I'm thankful for

My Mama and the memories we have.

For God's new every morning mercy.

The ocean, October and old letters.

For photography, pockets, pianos and possibilities.

Quaint little cabins with little front porches.

Road trips and rainy days spent inside.

I'm thankful for suitcases full of clothes, because that mean's I'm going on an adventure.

Yesterday, Today, Forever Jesus is the same.

For days when something unusually special happens.

Family Vacations and valentines.

Waterfalls and white keys on a piano.

EXtra good days.

For Yellow tulips, yellow leaves, and the happiest color, Yellow.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake, because that's the bestest way to eat Zucchini.

Now I challenge you. Go grab a piece of paper and write out 26 things that you are thankful for. The first one beginning with 'A' and continuing until you finish with 'Z'
Have fun!

Anna Rose

November 6, 2013

>> A Magical Event


I love looking out the window and seeing the pure white snow on the ground
while big, fluffy snowflakes dance their way to the ground.
Have you had any snow yet?
 Anna Rose

November 1, 2013

>> Dakota >> Chewelah Photographer

It was an early morning when Dakota and I headed out to take some pictures of each other.
Our misty morning shoot was finally happening.
Earlier that week we were on the phone talking about what days worked and what time of day we should meet up. Then Dakota said it:
"What if we did our shoot in the morning? We've had a lot of mist recently, that could be cool!"
As soon as she the words were out of her mouth my mind was shouting "Yes, YES! YES!!"
That is why  at eight in the morning, Dakota and I were standing in a little grove of trees, shivering and taking pictures of one another.
Even though, at times, it was hard to work our camera dials because our hands were so cold, every minute was worth it.
Especially that 5 minuet segment when we realized we were looking at a raccoon, trying to sleep in the tree directly above our heads.

There's our little friend! We named him Thor. :)

Dakota, I hope you love these! You will forever be my photographer buddy. I love how our phone conversations start out with just a quick little "I wanted to tell you..." and turn into what could be never ending conversations. Thanks for laughing with me and making new memories. Even though we are both seniors now *sniff* I remember our first photo-shoot together - just a few months after we had met and only a few weeks after we had gotten our cameras. 3 years goes by so quickly. 
Thanks for all the good times, buddy!
Daring Greatly,
Anna Rose