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It’s Getting Hot Out There

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It’s another late post for me today. With the husband gone I’m not on much of a schedule. I’m enjoying sleeping in, hitting the gym and relaxing in the afternoon. I’m sure next week I’ll be back to a regular schedule.

Yesterday I mentioned I had a bit of a different day. Instead of sleeping in and heading to the gym I ended up getting up early for an appointment and then meeting my step-brother and his family so we could spend the day at Heritage Park.

Heritage Park is a first class tourist attraction and a year-round education, catering, and convention facility. Discover “How the West was Once” at Canada’s largest living history museum. Step back in time to our lively Historical Village. Meet friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway and immerse yourself in the old west.

It was a fun trip but the sun was out, it was 26 degrees and sweltering. After 3.5 hours of walking I was exhausted.

I was able to get a few cool shots during the day so I thought I would share some of them with you.

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I also took a few shots with my iphone and used the instagram app (my current obsession).

Here are a couple shots from that:

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And probably my favourite shot of the day:

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After I got home I was exhausted so I took a nap then got up to make dinner. I had another fun dinner planned but I was just so tired dinner ended up being super simple.

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A ton of veggies (cucumber, yellow pepper and baby tomatoes) with some hummus,  along with goat cheese and cranberry goat cheese with crackers. Plus a huge sippy cupof water. It’s exactly what my body was craving.

I then spent the rest of the evening on the couch watching a little tv and talking to the husband.

Man, do I miss him. Only 2 days till he comes home 🙂

Long Overdue

Over the May long weekend my dad and stepmom were in town so with them, the husband, my stepbrother, his wife and their 4 kids we headed to Kananaskis for the weekend.

Kananaskis is located between Banff and Canmore and is basically a beautiful resort that in the winter is located at the bottom of a ski hill. It’s in a valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. In the summer there are hiking trails, biking trails and every other outdoor activity you can think of. As you can imagine, it’s beautiful.

Here are just a few of the pictures from the trip.

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The husband can’t wait to go back to play some golf…

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Next time hopefully it’s not raining so much so we can enjoy a little more of the area and actually get to do some hiking/biking trails.

If your in the area I’d definitely recommend to go check it out.

Photography Lesson #1

Last week I caught a link to the website/blog The Secret to Success is Support. I have to say as soon as I found it I was in love. There are some great blog topics and discussion and the whole idea behind the blog is a group of women bloggers (over 8000) supporting one another by leaving comments.

One of the topics they are talking about right now is photography. What I love about it is that it’s not just about professional photographers looking down on others or about needing the best camera it’s just about taking photos and learning using whatever camera you have.

They are doing a series of blog posts called ‘Spring into Action’ which is basically helping others out by focusing on a different topic(s) each post trying to teach others about some a the basis photography tips. Post #1 was on prospective and composition.

I’m going to do into too much detail and recall everything that is said. If you’d like to read the post you can here.

When it comes to composition it’s the rule of thirds. By splitting your picture up into thirds your making is more interesting then just putting the subject in the centre of the photo.

For prospective it’s about telling a story and looking at each subject from a different angle or prospective.

At the end of each post there is a photography challenge. The challenge for the first post was to choose one subject and take at least 20 pictures of it from different prospectives and composition.

Since I was out on a walk with the husband later that evening I decided to work on my skills but instead of just using one subject I just worked on prospective and composition using a variety of subjects. I think I’m going to try this challenge again with just one subject but for now  I thought I’d share some of my favourite pictures the I took from the other night.

Since the goal of the challenge is not about how good your camera is and I only had my phone with me I just used that.

**All of the following pictures were taken on my iphone**

These were just a few of my favourites. I’ll continue to add/discuss the different topics that the SITS Girls discuss as I complete the challenges.