May 27, 2011

IN THIS MOMENT : JOPLIN TORNADO

This is my home town. The following images were taken after the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, MO. Sunday, May 22, 2011. Here is my story.Sunday evening… five o’clock something… the tornado sirens go off.  Huddled in the closet… holding the door tight… praying… windows breaking… debris hitting the house… trees, large beautiful trees hitting the ground. Exit closet… start crying… call Tyler… drop call… look outside… trees uprooted out of the ground… CIAOS. Not a very good story, I know, but that’s how it felt.



Some the photos that I shared were taken right after the tornado hit. A couple blocks south of my home is (was) a small retirement home.  The sadness that hovered amongst the individuals that were desperately seeking to find others amongst the rubble left me speechless. As I walked down the street, I did nothing but stare in devastation. So many stories have surfaced since that tornado. My story is one of blessing; I still have my car, I still have a bed to sleep in, I still have my job.  Not everyone has those things.



One of the most beautiful things that came from the devastation of this tornado has been watching the community of Joplin come together along with others around the nation to support each other.

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My house after the storm. We are so blessed to only have minor damage.

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May 20, 2011

Friday Favorite: Ridiculousness

I'm not quite sure if you have been waiting in anticipation for this post, but if you were... It's here! I guess you could say this may be a greater representation of our friendship together. I little craziness and lots of ridiculousness! Be prepared to laugh really hard, I did, and I'm still laughing. : )

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Happy Friday! : ) Do something fun this weekend!

May 6, 2011

Friday Favorite: FRIENDS!

Oh, goodness, I have some of the best friends ever. The following images were captured by Cindy's Husband, Aaron. Check out his work HERE, he is legit. Cindy is the other brown girl in the images. A couple weekends ago, I think I was reflecting about the time that I had been away from home and now that I'm here again, I thought it would be super fantastic to do a shoot with some good friends of mine, so that in 5 years down the road when who knows where I'll be, a can look back at the images and simply remember.

I decided that I would do two Friday Favorite post for these images. The one's you'll see here are the "pretty" ones, the ones you'll see next week are the "hilarious" ones. Except, wait. Next week I won't be doing a Friday Favorite post. So you'll have to wait in suspense. : )


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Happy Friday! : )
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