Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Holding on to summer pt 1

    Before I start blogging about fall I need to finish up summer! Let me just say my summer was crazy! To say it was busy is an understatement! After the multiple camp weeks I went to, there was a slight lull, then off again. My family and I always participate in the county fair and this year was no exception.


Allison in the middle of a run during gaming.

J.J Got a better ribbon than both Sarah and I in photography!

When neither of his sisters were gaming he was playing.

A very close call during barrels. It actually stayed up!

 This is one of the pictures I entered in 4-H. I got two blues on it. One at the county fair and one at State fair! Sarah also got to state with one of her pictures and received blues!

Allison got so many big ribbons I can't even remember what they were all for! She decided to go to state with the one on the right and she received highest honor with it at State.

   The last day of county fair we did a triathlon. We decided to do rely teams since none of us could do a full half iron man by ourselves. Dad, Jess and I did the half Iron man. Dad swam 1.4 miles, I biked 56 miles, and Jess ran 13 miles. Mom, Sarah and Allison did the sprint triathlon. Mom swam 1/4 of a mile, Allison biked 22 miles, and Sarah ran 3 miles. All in all we had a great time together and I am so thankful I was able to do this with my family. (Picture cred. Randy Bretz)

I'll be back to tell you about the rest of my summer later. The fall colors are just begging to be photographed.

~Hannah Lynnea~

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Photo shoot: Kira

   This was an amazing photo shoot. Kira was hanging out with me and was ok with me practicing my photography skills on her. She was a champ even though she was getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. I had a lot of difficulty with the bright summer sun. I did use my reflector not as a reflector but as shade for her. She would try anything I suggested but I'm sure at the end she was tired of smiling. She was so easy to pose and photograph because she is such a natural and beautiful. We had a great time and I can't wait till the next time we hang out!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Back to the 50's

   A couple weeks ago my Dad took J.J, Carson and myself to the back to the 50's car show. I love hanging out with my boys (as I like to call them). We enjoyed looking at the hundreds of cars they had. We went last year so I was determined to take more pictures again this year. For some reason I think that old cars are very photogenic. I hope to someday have one of my own if not to drive then for a prop for photo shoots. It was hard to take good pictures of them because there were so many people around and I couldn't just really stop to take a picture. At one point I did stop and almost got run over. The car show is held at the MN state fair grounds every year. It's the 2nd largest car show in the world! I'm pretty sure I walked like 10 miles that day. Well maybe not 10 but my legs felt like it. Dad did buy us some treats to help us out one of which was fresh chocolate chip cookies (My favorite!) It was a great time! I now have my fill of old cars (That is until next year.)



   Talk about crazy! That's what my life has been the past four weeks. I've gone to three different camps one of which I was a camper and two where I was a counselor. The first camp was Worldview Academy where I was a camper. It is an amazing camp. I had probably close to one of the best weeks of my life there. I was a bit overwhelmed with all the sessions (over 24 hours worth) but it was really helpful and it made me think.

  The second camp I went to was Camp Good News. It's a camp for inner city kids to come and learn about Christ. I was a counselor at this one and had a blast with my girls. The ages of the camp range from 8-13 but we have had 6-14 before. I must say it wasn't all fun and games we had some pretty tough stuff go on. But every single one of the kids heard the gospel and that is what we were there to do.

  Last but not least is LWBC (Living Word Bible Camp). I was a counselor at LWBC to 8 beautiful girls. LWBC's goal is much like Camp Good News except for the fact that we generally get kids who come from a better background. Most of the time they have heard the gospel. We encourage them to grow in their faith and if they haven't received Christ yet we encourage them to receive him.

   Even though all of these camps are completely different I had an amazing time at each and met many new people. I played ultimate frisbee until I can barely walk. I sang so much that finally I lost my voice. I played king of the raft till I couldn't play anymore. I ran so much during capture the flag that I pulled multiple muscles in my legs. I got sunburned. I froze. I laughed a ton. But best of all I got to spend time with brothers and sisters in Christ.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Break for June

I know it's getting kinda close to the middle of June but I'm realizing how busy I will be the rest of the month that I won't even be able to post a Wordless Wednesday! I hope you all don't mind. For the last post in June I figured I'd post a quick update on what I've been working on the past month or so.

I've been wanting the lighting in my pictures to look better so I've really been practicing with my reflector. Thankfully my siblings were willing to help me out.

 On the first three pictures in this post I had Allison hold my reflector as shade rather than an actual reflector.

 If I take the cover off of my reflector it has a kind of screen fabric on it that lets in more light but not enough to totally white wash my picture.

In other news Carson got a gator which he loves!

 I got purple Converse!

I graduated from high school! I can't tell you how excited I am to go explore new things!

I did a photo shoot with this amazing girl, Kira! Unfortunately I don't have time to post more this month but I will post the whole shoot in July.

And last but not least an awesome picture of Carson:)


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Travel the lesser known paths

   Flying. That is the one word I think of when I am on a bike. I am flying over the road hardly touching it. Exploring new places. Seeing new things. Learning that there is more to this world than my little street and my little town. Learning that I can travel far with just my legs and a bicycle.
   Gifts are amazing things. My gift for graduation was a new bike. When I got on this bike I started to fly. I couldn't go slow. I had to move. Once I started to fly I had to go see was adventures awaited me. I have thoroughly enjoyed these adventures. Getting lost. being chased by dogs. getting passed by other bikers. Using a roundabout on a bike. Accidentally hitting rumble strips. I have gone near and far and have learned many things. What a blessing a bike can be. So long world I must climb onto my saddle and ride off into the sunset to see what adventures I can find.