I am so proud of our Hannah. She’s graduating college, and looking for jobs to be a mender of young minds. I’m proud of Hannah because she has worked so hard to get here, making it through papers, finals, and the sudden death of her best friend and roommate Caitlin.
As Hannah goes through all of the motions of her senior year she is constantly reminded of her sweet friend who should be making these steps with her. Hannah has taken it as a responsibility to honor her friend Caitlin in big ways, and even in small ways like wearing her ring and a necklace that have both of their initials stamped in silver.
Through all of this Hannah still finds time to text or call me, and ask how I’m doing and what’s going on in my life. If you know Hannah you can just hear her endearing tone and sweet laugh as she makes plans to go to dinner with you, or help her pick out the perfect ring to wear to the movies. Then she ends every phone call with, ” I love you”.
Spending time with Hannah always lifts my spirits and gives me a new sense of how to treat others with consideration.
Hannah you’re a rock, and you’re going to be an amazing teacher. I love you!
Levi Bernhardt is a Senior at Norman North high school, and this fall is moving to go to school in Italy.
And did I mention he has the great hair of a Ken doll?
This kid let Josh and I say goofy things to him as we shoved a camera in his face : ) and he somehow still came out with pretty awesome photos, and a little video as well!
Levi let me play stylist, showing me half of his closet through iphone photos and letting me pick out what I thought would photograph best, though all he showed me would have worked perfectly.
As a part of D.E.N., a student leadership program at Norman North Levi is super fun, creative, and a “go getter” and I can’t wait to see all he accomplishes!
I have been excited about this baby since the beginning of this year after I watched Sue Bryce and Hailey Bartholomew get together on Creative Live and talk about the importance of video in your photography business. I love seeing Jasmine Star commercials and I’m so happy I have one to call my own.
I shot from January to March little bits of my life and things I shoot, and along with Spenser Sakurai shooting my interview and me capturing the beautiful Kylie Morgan, and also laughing at Josh and I being goofy together I think we came up with something pretty nifty.
Spenser got Matt Scheuber to make the beautifuk music you hear behind me talking and them
BAM history was made.
Thank you so much Matt and Spenser and all who helped out with being in this project.
Please share with you friends and fam!
We have been waiting and waiting and waiting, patiently, and then not so patiently, and then excitedly until the day this baby girl was born. Aaron is my cousin, Jeline is his wife, and they are some of my best friends. Growing up with Aaron our whole family knew he wanted to be a Dad by how much fun he has with kids, and how he lights up when they are around. When he and Jeline married we knew they would be perfect and super fun parents. That day is finally here! I went to visit them in Dallas, a normal visit includes Jeline planning stuff for us to do around town running back and forth from errands to fun times to eating cool places, this time was equally as exciting, but extremely different. The day and night I was there all three of us just stared and giggled at this precious baby girl, and I couldn’t have been happier. She is perfect, and I’m so happy and proud to call her part of my family : )
Fun Fact #1 her name is Jean after our grandad Gene Guiles who passed a few years ago and was such an important person to all of us : ) I teared up a little bit the first time I heard her name and pictured her cute little asian face.
Fun Fact #2 We call her Aarilyn, her middle name, a combo name I made up to combine Aaron and Jeline, when I came up with it, it sounded more like “arah lean” but now it’s just the perfect mesh!
anyway, I know you’re probably tempted to press your face up against the computer screen and snuggle this baby girl, it’s okay, I give you permission.
This weekend Josh and I drove to my hometown in Norman OK. Josh golfed with my brothers my Dad my Papaw and my Uncle Jerry on Saturday, while my Mamaw and I cooked and prepared for our family’s 23rd annual Easter picnic. I have gone to this picnic every year of my life, seeing how they starting having it when I was 6 months old. It’s like Thanksgiving, in the Spring, but way less stressful and more games. This was Josh and I’s first year as a married couple, but 4th Easter together. Is that crazy or what?! I love that man : )
I’d also like to say my Dad looked rather handsome Easter sunday and he let me grab this photo of him in the hustle and bustle of all of us getting ready to head to the picnic.
Now to April Goals.
My march goals were as follows
Turn 2 miles into 3…. ( holy moly running)
Update the healthy eating menu
Make an “about me” video for Lenae Photography!
Ask myself every day ” what can I MAKE today
and all I managed to do was add some more shots to the video. haha
I have a dumb bum left knee, and I wore it plum out at the two mile mark, which left me very discouraged.
My April Goal is just one.
Don’t stress about exercising all the time, but rather add more fun active activities to my days.
Don’t stress about what I eat, just don’t shove tons of it down my throat. ( I shouldn’t be eating Josh portions! ; )
Don’t stress about taxes, or money, God will handle every thing, he always has.
Don’t stress about the house not being perfectly clean.
Have a wonderful week! I get to go skiing this weekend, and will have so much to show you when I return.