Saturday, May 25, 2013
These sweet little girlies are my cousins.
Their family is visiting from Missouri this week and we got to spend some special time with them.
I miss living in Missouri and being able see them on Sunday afternoons, going to their birthday parties or just spending time at the house. Thankfully they come down to Florida once or twice a year now so we're still able to see them.
We spent one beautiful afternoon at the beach, swimming, jumping waves and digging in the sand.
One afternoon I got Anna all to myself.
She stayed here at my house while her mom and dad took her big sister and my boys to Daytona Beach and go carting. Elijah was thrilled to be tall enough now to drive his own go cart! Watch out world!
We played with the kittens, read books, drank hot coco with lots of marshmallows and enjoyed the time together just the two of us.
Posted by Melissa Gill at 10:23 AM
Friday, May 24, 2013
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."
Ya'll won't believe what just happened! God who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I can ask or even think showed me again today that this is more than just a words on a page.
Let me back up. You know that my favorite camera my Nikon DSLR camera suddenly stopped working back in November. I think I simply wore it out. I had used it nearly every day for the past six years and never had a problem. It's been a long seven months with out my trusty sidekick.
Geoff very kindly bought me a point and shoot camera for Christmas which I was so thankful for and it was a nice little camera but I was frustrated nearly to tears many time over the slow shutter speed. That sounds ridiculous but it was true! It would be like you going back to dial up after having high speed internet for six years. Most of my photos were coming out blurry and it was hard to get nice pictures inside or with low light.
I missed my Nikon something terrible.
Then this morning on their way to the beach my friends Jesse and Sherri stopped by. I've taken their family photos a few times in the past and had used Jesse's Canon for the photo shoots. Jesse knows a lot about cameras so I wanted to get his input on some camera questions.
So he pulls out his Canon EOS 40D and says "You've taken picture with this before so you know how to use it and you'll take good care of it". And then he put the camera in my hands. At least I think that's what he said because my mind was sort of in shock and my eyes were filling up fast when he put the camera in my hands and smiled.
Yes, they gave me their Canon. Just like that. I was shocked too! Blown away is more like it and incredibly blessed!
This is huge and means so much to me, you have no idea.
So if i sort of disappear for the next few
weeks days you'll probably be able to find me out with my new friend Mr Canon, getting acquainted and taking pictures.
I'm so excited! This camera is lightning fast. It can take up to three photos a second!
Remember, God "is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think."
|First picture with my new camera. My mother's day flowers.|
Thank you Jesse and Sherri. You guys are amazing and "thank you" just doesn't seem to cover it. Thank you though for trusting me with your camera and I hope I can bless others with it the way you blessed me today.
Posted by Melissa Gill at 12:37 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday was fantastic!
We joined some other couples in Ormond Beach for the day.
There was food.Oh the food.
One of the ladies is from the Philippians and she brought these home made spring rolls. They were amazing and I may or may not have eaten my weight in them.
Take your pick. There was swimming in the ocean and a pool. We did both!
We enjoyed some miniature golfing.
Nice technique Elijah!
He actually did got a hole in one on this shot.
We all enjoyed spending some quality time with Geoff.
He works so hard we don't see much of him through the week so we really soak up our time with him on the weekends.
Posted by Melissa Gill at 10:29 AM