Summer Snapshot Series--August 22

Today is going to be a busy day; after church, I plan to attend a presentation by Khaled Hosseini, who is speaking at Purdue this afternoon. Though I did not necessarily enjoy The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns, I wish to listen to him speak about his family and his life in Afghanistan. After the lecture, I must attend a desk meeting for work.

Furthermore, today is the last day of summer for me; my first day of the fall semester starts tomorrow. As I will be taking more than my usual number of credit hours and working part-time, I will be kept busy.

At this moment, I am unsure of how many times a week I will be able to post. However, I must move forward with an open mind and a positive attitude...
I can do this!

Having said that, the following photos are a tribute to the summer that passed so quickly.

Here are some of the things I did:

...warp photos. This is one of many photos that I have made a collage out of.

...attend the "Colin & Brad" Show in Omaha. It was on my twenty-second birthday.

...visit the community college I once attended.

...enjoy a mini vacation while watching my brother graduate from college.

...try shopping at a new store. In this case, Avanza (a Mexican grocery store).

...teach Vacation Bible School for the tenth year in a row...and make crafts aimed at five-year-olds. the sun rise over Lake Manitou. the sun set behind the Iowa hills.

...attend the last ever fireworks show at Rosenblatt Stadium.

...enjoy Council Bluffs.

...explore the Old Market up and down, cross-ways, diagonally, right-side up and inside out.

...stroll across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

...complete a five-hour, fourteen-mile canoe journey with the boyfriend.

...spend time with family. I attended my family's annual reunion as well as join the celebration for my aunt and uncle's 25th wedding anniversary.

...note the damage that wind shears do.

...swim in the cool waters of the local quarry.

...go "golfing" with three retired-men who exude hospitality, kindness, and innuendo.

...go boating and tubing with my family. (And, in the process, erase the skin from my elbows.)

...enjoy my time at home with those whom I love.


  1. Wow.. you did a lot this summer! Can't say I did that much since I had a class I took and five weeks of "vacation" before returning. I did our three week road trip vacation, but it just seems that everything has just gone by too fast.

  2. LOVE your pictures!

    We are hosting a Bridge March on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in October...meeting moms and women from Iowa right in the middle. We already have city clearance and are just now beginning our big media push. I'd really like to get permission to use your shot of the feet right on the border in our invitation. If that's at all possible, please drop me an email at so we can work out the details.

    Thank you for your consideration,


  3. Just thought I'd pop on again to see if it would be possible to use your Nebraska/Iowa pedestrian bridge shot. I'm making our group flyer over the next two days and would love to showcase your work for our group. It's really an awesome shot and works so well for what we're doing. Just let me know when you have a moment. Thanks!


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