“family life is a bit like a runny peach pie—not perfect, but who’s complaining.”
photo by amy breedlove (amy, do you have a new blog?)
i spent new years weekend with josh on lake horton in michigan. the closest town was jackson, and don’t worry, there was nothing to do there, either; exactly what i was hoping for. jackson does, however, have a winery, which i’ll write a post about later. our long weekend was spent playing lots of my bge (best gift ever), cooking all meals from scratch, listening to npr, watching the ice fisherman and enjoying the peacefulness. my kind of getaway.
so i realize i’m a little behind the 8-ball with the year in review post, but i’ve been busy being sick and traveling.
after i created this little video, with mostly pictures from this blog, but a few surprised sprinkled in (gotta keep it fresh), i realized that while i’ve been sort of wallowing in pity over how shitty my year has been, i’ve had some pretty kick ass memories, too. i guess there is always a ray of sunshine, if you look hard enough.
from the archives: i took this at anna’s state marching band contest and after taking it, i couldn’t stop saying “well that’s a horse of a different color” to myself for the rest of the day. so funny and so anderson. side note: does anyone else remember the return to oz?
mental note to myself: you must start shooting more. it’s pretty bad when monday (or tuesday, in this case) rolls around and i have no new material. in my defense, i was having a lovely chicago getaway this weekend and couldn’t be bothered to take pictures. however, have no fear, i have plans to keep things interesting.
we tried to have a christmas card photo shoot at the IU/PU tailgate on saturday, but since we waited until the worst time of the day to take pictures, the above is the only suitable one we came up with. however, the following “outtakes” are quite entertaining. and oh so typical. btw, this is my favorite post ever. and that’s saying a lot. thanks for taking these.
lost puppies, snagging my tights (which i literally just did), family not being able to be together on christmas (abby i miss you) and now adding to that list: amazing pieces of architecture that sit vacant for years upon end.
i took these while i was shooting austin’s senior pictures and i honestly forgot to post until just now. the building is what used to be ‘the astra’ movie theater. when i was growing up, it was the only theater in town and has since been replaced by a cold, character-less theater in town. it kills me when gems like this get overshadowed and stomped on by prefab monstrosities. the astra had 2 screens on 2 levels. i always preferred the smaller theater upstairs. perhaps a prelude to my appreciation for unknown indie films? there were many firsts for me in that theater, like holding a boy’s hand for the first time and taking luke and andrew to their first movies. this gem has been for sale for years and would be an amazing art house theater or even a small concert hall. are you there, investors? it’s me, meghan.