that little camera cord thingy...

(this picture was taken at the cemetary...it was a beautiful, dreary sort of day.)

I have much more to report from our weekend of family. Like how when we got to my cousin's farm on Saturday, instead of riding on the combine (the fields were too wet) we shot tomatoes off of tin cans with big shot guns. The daughter in me who was raised to hit the deck if I ever see a gun had to calm down a bit. And in the end, I really enjoyed watching tomatoes and glass bottles explode.

We were at the farm for baby Ida's baptism. I've got some pictures on my camera of all of this (updated: just added a few), but alas, I lost that precious little connector cord that dumps my camera onto my laptop. Tough to say when that will show up again. I vaguely remember seeing it in Sara and Troy's front yard by our car and thinking that I should go back and pick that up. hmmm....

All in all, these past two weekends have been precious days of family and friends and feeling so blessed to take it all in. I drove 24 hours between my two trips to Minnesota back and forth and took in some glorious fall colors and golden corn fields. The sweet reunions with family and friends, the colorful trees, a beautiful life lived fully and celebrated even in death, and the new life given at baptism all served as poignant reminders of the beauty God has given us here on this earth. I feel full, content, joyful and happy.

This picture makes me laugh. We were practicing a chin down, eyes up flattering picture pose. It just makes me laugh because we're all doing it so purposefully. ha.

8 comments:

Jamie Willow said...

you can always just get a card reader thingy for like 10$ at walmart.

we LOVED seeing you at Judah's open house...what a treat!!!

BeccaGroves said...

Good to know Jamie! I love that it's only ten dollars, and not some absurd price because it's an obscure connector...

BeccaGroves said...

JAMIE! Genius...as I thought through the clever card you were writing about, it dawned on me that my camera has a card that my laptop can read! Hello. Thanks for sparking my memory. Problem solved.

Marlene said...

You girls are beautiful, inside and out, chins up or down!! I love you!!

Madison said...

Sooo glad you figured out the little corded thing!
I am going to burn CD TODAY of all the pix I said I would send, so sorry!

have a happy day with your birthday boy!
Chin up!
LG:)

Madison said...

oops I guess the name comes up with maddie's account, can't figure how to switch without always losing what I comment on, thus I shall be madison and sign it LG.

Kristin Jag said...

Okay...so why the chins down? Is that more flattering? I will have to try that out! Definitely want to be as flattering as humanly possible, right? ;)

BeccaGroves said...

So Kristin, this was a tip from Sara and I'm not sure what exactly it does, but we took a series of pictures with our chins normal and then chins down with eyes up, and we definitely looked nicer, though slightly exaggerated in the chin down pics.

My problem is that there is so much to remember when the camera flashed now. Chin down, eyes up, shoulders back, sit up straight...and try to look natural!