Hey Everyone,
So its been a really long time since I updated. And I am so sorry for that. Jake was in school studying to be a LPN so our travels weren’t as many as they had been. We didn’t get out much. But he graduated in December and I can not be more proud of him. He did so well. And he is so amazing. But with that means that we get to go back to adventuring. YAY!!! I can’t wait. And tomorrow is our first trip out for the New Year!!! So stay tuned to see whats up

A sunny beach vacation to Panama city Beach


Non-working vacations are very rare for me. Taking a vacation that last longer than two days is also very rare for. So this past June, my husband’s sister invited us to go with her to Panama City Beach. I have never been to the beach at least as far as I can recall. And I had a blast. For a whole week I did basically nothing, with some fun stuff thrown in.

Panama City Beach

We stayed in this really cute condo that is located along 30-A  and was located 70 yards from the beach. We could walk there. It was so amazing. This is my first view of the ocean and boy was it beautiful. It was hot but with the breeze coming off the ocean it wasn’t to bad.


Day two was spent at the farmer’s market in Seaside. It was smaller than what I am used but we came home with some yummy tomatoes and cucumbers.

Grayton Beach

On Wednesday we got to see the Sand Dunes at Grayton Beach. Here we really felt the heat from the sun bouncing off the white sand dunes. We didn’t even make the whole 1 mile trail they had it was so hot. And we usually have no problem on hikes. Poor Benton was even panting.


I got to see DOLPHINS!!! We took a dolphin tour with Blue Dolphins Tour. It was amazing. We didn’t see them on our first drive-thru but when we came back from our trip to collect sand dollars we finally got to see them. It was so amazing. The dolphin tour lets you swim with them but they decided they did not wish to cooperate. I also chickened out at the last second and decided not to get in the water. He was not a fan of the swimming with dolphins idea. So he was happy when I decided not to go. Here is a short clip of the dolphins. You don’t see them for very long.


These dolphins came up along the side of the boat. It was so amazing. I would love to do a tour again.

panama city beach

The beach on our last day enjoying the sunset. Our trip was amazing. I had a wonderful time and hope I will get to go back. The food we had was also amazing. I got to eat Gulf Shrimp actually from the gulf and lobster. So good.

Portrait: Environment

Dogwood52 Week10

Unfortunately, I ran out of time to do last week’s photo challenge of shadows. I had to work Super Tuesday, which was pretty awesome. I actually got to do more than I usually do and I got some nice overtime out if it . I will have it done eventually. Just maybe another week or two. In the meantime, I did manage to squeeze in week 10’s of environment .

I actually got it done before Thursday, which is when I normally turn my photos in. LOL!  I don’t normally plan out my photos. I have a vague idea of what I want to do and then I just do it. But photographing someone in their environment is a bit more difficult.  And actually took some forethought. One problem I had with photographing Barbie’s was trying to choose which one to put her. She has so many. So I decided a collage was the best way to show her environment. Stores, cabinets, her box and out of her box. There were so many more but these were the ones I was able to get in the time I had.