Kailie+Nate+Rocky+Zanpa = Love.

I think the theme of May is, “I wish I knew you earlier!”  Summertime is PCS season here on Okinawa and at most military bases.  I seem to meet a ton of awesome people right before they leave the island!  It kinda shows you how long I’ve been here – 3.5 years this summer.  Way too many awesome people that I’ve had to say goodbye to.

This particular couple, Kailie and Nate, go to my church (Koza Baptist Church), and they’re some of those awesome people!  They asked me to take pictures at Cape Zanpa where Nate proposed.  I had so much fun, except for the part where I got up on a wall to take pictures of the family on the edge of the cliff.  Um, have I ever told you, I’M afraid of heights, but I’m even more afraid of people near high places.  Plus, the doggies were getting SO close to the edge!  I was freaking out!!!  Anyway, I really enjoyed this shoot, and I hope you do too!  🙂

My most daring photo!


Project 365+1 :: Day 60 :: “Sunbathing”

Okay, so it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted ANYTHING!  My hubby was about to leave for a bit, and it was so nice to take a break and spend some time with him.  Then, the sadness/missing him syndrome kicked in, and I just didn’t want to be ON a computer.  I wanted to be curled up with a blanket, reading.  I still miss him like crazy, and it hasn’t even been a week!  I can’t wait til next week when I find my routine again 🙂 plus I have some non-365 photos to share with you all!

Alright, here’s Mr. Chaos, my bulldog.  He loves to sit like this, but mostly lay out, in the sun.  It’s a rare sunny, breezy day for Okinawa, so he was taking it in!  He also looks that way 85% of the time.

Project 365+1 :: Day 49 :: “Similar Legs”

Oh Chaos!  He always bugs my husband when he is on the ground.  Here, hubby was stretching and doing abs.  Chaos comes along and gets super excited and thinks that hubby is there to play with him.  So Hubby wrestles with Chaos, and he hates it!!!  But he always comes back for more!

“New” 50mm f/1.8 GLASS = *SUPER* excited me

YAY!  I got my FIRST out of kit lens 🙂 a sweet, used 50mm f/1.8 Nikon lens.  I was so overjoyed when I got that yellow slip!  After racing home (safely), I ripped open the package not knowing what to expect from a used lens.  The lens box was ragged and old-looking, but I opened the box and ahhhhh, what a beauty!  My new, used lens was shiny and had no scratches on it.  GO Adorama.com!  🙂  SO awesome.  I immediately screwed it on my camera body and looked for subjects to shoot.  OH yeah, I have dogs and some flowers I’ve been meaning to shoot.  Here are a few first pictures I took with my new BFF 🙂

PS.  I also have to learn about focusing manually – yay for a D60!  🙂  Can’t wait for the post when I get to talk about my new D7000 – ONE DAY!  🙂