365 in 52 [2021] ~ Week Thirty-Nine

Day 267, Friday, September 24th, 2021

Pork, It’s What’s for Dinner

Even though I don’t eat meat, I’m happy to cook it for my family. Curtis and Dominic enjoy barbecue-seasoned pork chops from HEB. They only take about 15 minutes on the grill and are good with veggies or on a bun. 

New Braunfels food photographer
Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 2000 | handheld

Day 268, Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Butterfly Visit

This gorgeous yellow tiger swallowtail butterfly came to visit last weekend and stayed a long time feeding from our plumbago blossoms. This is one of the biggest butterflies I’ve seen here! They move rather quickly so I was hard to get a shot with all parts of it in focus but this isn’t too bad. It was also super bright out with high contrast lighting, not the most ideal conditions in which to shoot. I thanked the butterfly for visiting and had a moment of gratitude for being out in nature.

New Braunfels nature macro butterfly photographer
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/500 | ISO 200 | handheld

Day 269, Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Honoring Jenny

Dominic asked me a couple of weeks ago to explore getting his hair colored. At first, he wanted to go blue or something dramatic but then he said he wanted to honor Jenny, his big sister. Jenny was a little younger than him when she first started experimenting with hair color so of course, I said sure! We decided to try box color because it’s cheap, it’s pretty effective, and it slowly fades away after a few months. He even let me apply the color! (Sorry his entire face isn’t focused, I’ve been having some vision issues and I’m getting an eye exam next week.)

New Braunfels lifestyle portrait photographer
Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/1.8 | 1/200 | ISO 640 | handheld

Day 269, Sunday, September 26th, 2021

After Coloring

Here’s the after! A nice coppery red to match Jenny and I think it looks pretty good with his skin tone. My mother’s father was a ginger, we come from Scottish stock, so I think this color looks great on Dominic. He gots lots of compliments at school. It was so fun when he FaceTimed Jenny to do the big reveal. She loved it!

New Braunfels lifestyle portrait photographer
Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/5 | 1/200 | ISO 400 | handheld

Day 270, Monday, September 27th, 2021

I took a photo today but I can’t share it yet because it’s for the October assignment theme for the New Braunfels Photographic Society. I’ll share it next week though!

Day 271, Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Watching Cowboys vs Eagles

As soon as Anna got home from Life Bridges on Tuesday, she and Daddy started watching the Dallas Cowboys game that recorded the night before. They played the Philadelphia Eagles. She was all smiles, wearing Dak’s jersey of course! She cheered him on to victory! Curtis came across some Cowboys tickets for sale for this weekend and thought it would be a nice surprise to take Anna to a game. After he purchased the tickets and invited his dad to join us (Dominic didn’t want to go), we told Anna. She was NOT happy! She wanted to meet Dak and if she couldn’t do that, she didn’t want to go. Sigh. She actually had a couple of grumpy days because of the whole thing. So Curtis sold the tickets. Wah wah.

New Braunfels lifestyle photographer
Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/4.5 | 1/200 | ISO 1600 | handheld 

Day 272, Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Prepped for Second Cataract Surgery

Mom finally had her second cataract surgery. Her first one was postponed due to mechanical issues with the equipment. Then last week, her surgeon got sick and had to postpone again. So she went three weeks in between surgeries when it’s supposed to be only two. She was sick of not seeing! During the pre-op preparation, they dilate the eye that is getting operated on… can you tell which one it is? LOL! She said the second surgery went much smoother than the first and now she doesn’t have to wear glasses anymore! 

New Braunfels lifestyle photographer
Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/3.5 | 1/160 | ISO 1100 | handheld 

Day 273, Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Abdominal Ultrasound for Dominic

Dominic is continuing to have tummy issues despite his gastroenterologist trying multiple approaches including medication and diet changes. He’s lost 30 pounds since January and doesn’t have much of an appetite. So Dr. Arnold ordered an abdominal ultrasound which was performed on Thursday. (I took mom to her post-op appointment in the morning and Dominic’s appointment in the afternoon.) No results yet, we are hoping to hear from the doc early this upcoming week. Prayers always appreciated.

New Braunfels lifestyle photographer
Nikon D750 | 20mm | f/1.4 | 1/100 | ISO 4000 | handheld

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