So much to tell, so little time. I just got back from an amazing trip to Alaska that I can’t wait to share. But first, last weekend we went to the Tulip Farm in Woodburn, WA. My brother had come to visit and he loves tulips. I told him about the fields here and he asked why we had never been? I didn’t really have an answer other than, it just didn’t intrigue me. Well, in light of his appreciation for flowers, we headed out to the farm with our good friends Dan and Tiana. I wanted to share a series of pictures about Tré though. I brought both cameras with us so that Jake and I could both capture the day. Tré wanted to get in on the action and I have to tell you…he got crazy with it. Once he got the camera in his hands he started to adventure. He doesn’t usually stray from us and I would even say that he is a little fearful. But, with that tool in his hands, it showed him a whole new world….and why wouldn’t it? He couldn’t take enough pictures of the flowers and he even got some amazing shots of people as well. Jalena is always the one asking me about photography and wanting me to show her how to work on them in the digital darkroom, but this is the first time that I saw Tré really get into it. I am so blessed that I have a passion and a talent that I get to share with my family. That we may all go somewhere and enjoy taking pictures together!
I know this must be what I look like when I am lost in the creative moment. He would be walking with us and disappear and when he would walk back towards us he wasn’t even able to look up because he didn’t want to miss a single opportunity to snap a shot.
Nothing could make me happier than knowing that the kids have taken pictures of Jake and I with their own eyes and hands. This will ensure a memory deep in them because this was their one moment to see us and paint their vision into a memory on paper (or at least the screen). I know he will have more memories from this shot than one that Jake may have taken of me on the same day. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses son. Come to think of it…I didn’t smell any of the tulips that day:( I guess I am going to have to go back and see them differently with my own advice in tote:)
I wanted to share with you all, two things that Tré said as of lately that made me and Jake think and talk. I can’t remember what Tré was worrying about recently, but Jake and I both start drilling him on staying in the moment and not worrying about something that hasn’t even happened yet. We are always trying to get him to go with the flow and he is always trying to pin down the schedule to make sure that he has everything figured out and processed before it even happens. Well, he stops us in the middle of our rant and he says, “I know, I know….I’m not sitting in the future, I’m just visiting it.” Is not the most thought provoking statement? Then he tops it off the other day when he took this picture and after he takes it he says, “It’s ok to be different”, as if to title his shot with the most profound words! I think it is a perfect title and a perfect message for his parents to ingest!
Thank you Tré for sharing my passion. Thank you for showing me the beauty you see through your eyes and for always teaching me that there are many ways to see this amazing world. Your path is an absolutely, beautiful one and I love pulling up next t it to gain knowledge every day. I know that your journey is going to a GRAND one and I am already so proud of you that I feel like my heart is exploding as I write this.
I will leave you with my favorite image of the day that he captured. I definitely see the most beautiful heart in this one:) Today we did a first together. We went to a farm we had never been too and we had all sorts of new experiences together. When was the last time that you experienced a ‘first’?
More incredible pictures from the day to come. Lots of fun and awesome stories to tell. And this was only one day of my life….life is pretty great isn’t it!