Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Grateful- My Thanksgiving weekend in pictures!

At the risk of sounding cliche, I have so many things to be thankful for. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful family, great friends, and as of Saturday night the best football team in the state of Florida.

I started off my Thanksgiving day by baking a delicious sweet potato pie with my Dad (a tradition that we have done since I was a little girl). My Mom set a beautiful table that, in my opinion, could have appeared in Southern Living. My Grandma and Granddad supplied the Thanksgiving meal necessities- turkey and dessert. I mean let's be honest, I could easily forego the vegetables and eat a healthy portion of turkey and pie and be completely satisfied. It was a lovely evening in which I saw family and friends that I don't get to see very often, ate entirely too much, and finished it off by waiting 5.5 hours in line at Wal-Mart to buy a laptop for Mom and Dad. Don't worry, they paid me to wait in line. 50 extra bucks in my pocket? Check! Could it get any better? Well Life Through a Lens readers (all two of you), since you asked, yes it could! On Saturday night, my beloved Florida State Seminoles put an absolute beat-down on the Florida Gators for the first time in 6 longgggg years. Redemption. Sweet Redemption. O How Sweet The Sound..

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend with friends and family and realized how much we all have to be grateful for. Take care!

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Heart Is Dancing To A November Tune

On my drive home this weekend I spotted a beautiful mixture of orange, yellow, and red (and yes still green) leaves. I was driving just around dusk, and it was so beautiful that I stopped on the side of HWY 19 to snap a few photos. With the combination of the of pre-Thanksgiving travelers traffic and the very inconvenient location I chose to stop (the side of a bridge), I wasn't able to get very many good shots. But they'll do. So, Happy November everyone! Enjoy it because it'll be gone before you can say "Are you serious, Clark?"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Sneak Peak at The Allens!

Share the above picture with friends if they're having a bad day. It's sure to cheer them up. :)

My brother and his amazing girlfriend (now fiance) were recently engaged, and gave me the GREAT privilege of taking their engagement photos. We spent the whole day at a railroad track, dilapidated brick building, old timey hot dog stand, and finally ended at the fair. It was great fun. Hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Fall is my favorite season. Living in Florida I don’t think I have ever fully experienced the beauty of it, but it brings me joy nonetheless. Someday I hope to drive just as far North as necessary to get a view of the changing leaves, stop on the side of the road, and take approximately 257 photos.