Thursday, February 27, 2014

APAD- Day 58- Hazel

I borrowed my sister's Leica 100mm lenses for a corporate shoot so I decided to play with this evening with my furchild.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

APAD- Day 57- Red beard grooming

Burly man trimming.

APAD- Day 56- Reflected

I technical and officially forgot about yesterday's post and didn't pick up my camera to shoot anything before the end of the night. I did however shoot this single cell phone picture of Hazel enjoying the view and scents from the car window while we were briefly stopped at the light.

Monday, February 24, 2014

APAD- Day 55- Bouldering time!

Stephen tries his hand at bouldering for the first time at Main Event in Austin, TX during a work outing.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

APAD- Day 54- Chalkboard love

I found someone making chalkboards with " I love you because..." written on the top of it, and I wanted a specialized version of it. Stephen made us each one out of old matching photo frames. 

These are great when we do fill them out, they make you feel loved and appreciated! Wonderful way to start a morning and to remind you throughout the day. 

APAD- Day 53- Yay

Just a quickie table setting photo from a wedding I second shot today... it's too much work to try and cull the whole wedding and it is almost 2am! So yay bedtime!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

APAD- Day 52- Toys

I came home with an hour until midnight after a long day of shooting at a corporate conference... while I was relaxing Hazel decided to pull out all of her toys and play with each one of them! Silly creature! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

APAD- Day 51- Naranjas

There's nothing more awesome than buying a 10 pound bag of oranges out of the back of a pickup truck on the side of the road. I swear the oranges and watermelons are always sweeter than the ones I find in the grocery store!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

APAD- Day 50- Lush Green Grass

I am embracing the plushy green grass while I still have it. With Texas constantly in a drought, most of the time our lawn is brown and dead, so wonderful green grass you are all mine!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

APAD- Day 49- Chickens again

 I can't wait until these gals are able to roam the yard! I'm going to keep them in their coop for a week and then they'll get supervised outings when I am home!

Also, in case you were wondering, the only way I can tell them apart is by their legs. Red has light yellow legs while Ruby has darker orangish yellow legs.

Monday, February 17, 2014

APAD- Day 48- Chicken homework

I have had these books since we built the chicken coop... and that was about 3 years ago! (see post from that day )

But now I have a little chicken reference library to make sure that all of my chicken's needs are met!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

APAD- Day 47- Ruby & Red

Meet the new additions to the Belyeu household! Ruby is the one in the back, she is the quieter and more calm one. Red, who we named after Red from the show Orange is the New Black, is the more curious and feisty one! They are Rhode Island Reds!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

APAD- Day 46- A fisherman's nightmare

While photographing this Brown Pelican a fisherman nearby started to tell us about how much of a pain they can be when you are trying to reel in a catch. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

APAD- Day 45- Mommy, don't leave me!

I put Hazel on the line when I let her out in the front yard, but as soon as she sees me approaching the car she begs to be let in. Once inside she will just sit there for hours if I let her!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

APAD- Day 44- Up, up and away!

Tomorrow isn't just Valentine's for us. Tomorrow marks 4 years since we started dating!

There's nothing more fun than packing a suitcase for a weekend adventure! :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

APAD- Day 43- Boys and their toys

My brother-in-law figures out a way to install his new trigger guard to his rifle on Wednesday evening.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

APAD- Day 39- Tamales Time!

Family friend, Sandra Gonzales, passes off a dozen hojas (corn husk) after spreading the masa onto them as the whole family gather to help spread.

Thanks Sandra for helping lead the pack and showing me how to make tamales!

The logistics:
25 lbs of masa, 6 lbs of lard, 1 pork head and 16 lbs pork shoulder

The outcome:
21 dozens of pork + 5 dozens of beans + bonus of enchilada sauce

Yay! :D

Friday, February 7, 2014

APAD- Day 38- Oinky oink?

This slightly gruesome image is the main course for tomorrow in some sense... this will be wonderful tamales tomorrow!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

APAD- Day 37- For The Love Of Totoro

Stephen painted me a Totoro picture some time back. If you haven't seen the movie My Neighbor Totoro, it's a must see! It might be a children's movie but I love it regardless!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

APAD- Day 36- Swirl of puppies

Hazel with her cousin Alfie. It took Hazel about 2-3 months to get along with Alfie, and now he is one of the few dogs that she can be around! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

APAD- Day 33- Bowling with friends

Mat prepares to take a bowl while out with the Sundae Crew (a group of friends) at The Goodnight in Austin, Texas on February 2, 2014.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

APAD- Day 32- Lunar New Year

Thomas Gu, a Chinese Yo-Yo instructor at the Love of China dance school performs for a packed room full of people who came out to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Asian American Resource Center on February 1, 2014. 

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