Welcome to Our Journey of Faith. My blog is a place where I share the joys and trials of living a faith-filled life as the mother of an extra large (12 children) homeschooling family, and my prayer is that it brings encouragement to others to live their lives as an adventure of faith, as well.
Last summer, Hosanna (14) began to show an interest in photography ... not a surprise, with 2 older siblings and a mama that LOVE to take pictures. So, we bought her a little Point & Shoot Digital for her birthday, right before our 6 week Road Trip. She took hundreds of pictures on the trip, and really enjoyed putting them on the computer, and highlighting some on her blog.
During Spring Sports this year, she began to ask if she could use Mama's Digital SLR. She wanted to move up from the Point & Shoot. So, we took turns with the camera all season. And, when Ben was running, I would usually have his camera, while Hosanna used mine.
At the State Track Meet this past weekend, though, I handed off the camera duties to Hosanna. And, she hardly put it down. She took over 500 pictures in 3 days, and some of them were QUITE good. So, I thought I would share them with you (and all of the Big Kids across the country, that couldn't be at the Track Meet).
If you've never done it, Sports Photography is VERY difficult. The athletes are constantly moving, which provides a great challenge for the photographer. And, when you want to be jumping up and down cheering, you have to stand still to take the pictures. Not to mention the fact that other athletes are getting in the way of your athlete ... with race officials also stepping in front of your camera quite regularly. But, Hosanna was up for the challenge, and got some GREAT pictures at the State Meet.
Friday was the absolutely rainiest track meet
I have ever been at. Seriously. And,
I've been a Track Mom for 11 years.
But ... God provided us with the most
spectacular rainbow. Wow! It literally
started and ended at the field. We
could see both ends of the rainbow.
It was WAY COOL!
When the rain left for a little while in the afternoon,
Mt. Rainier peaked it's top through the clouds.
In addition to the Relay Team, we had
boys running in other races, as well.
Braden placed 4th in the 400m.
Gibb placed 3rd in the Pole Vault.
Elijah ran the 110m and 300m Hurdles.
The 4 x 400m Relay
This is how close it was at the end of Leg #1.
Caleb is ready to hand-off to Gibb.
Gibb has 6 guys to pass ... and he does it!
Gibb hands-off to Ben.
Love the intensity and focus Ben has
even before the hand-off.
Ben takes off ... ready to pass anyone and everyone.
Ben powers past the last couple of guys,
and makes the 1st hand-off, to Braden.
Braden ... running hard ...
on the last stretch.
the Finish Line.
It couldn't get any closer.
Recent Pics from Another Meet
Hosanna took these pics at a meet a few weeks ago.
We were actually sitting way up in the stands,
but she took these with a telephoto lens.
I LOVE this picture. Wow!
(Mama used iSplash for the color editing.)
Gibb was "only" jumping 12' in this picture. He went on to set a school record that day of 14'9" (and his pole was only 14').