Another short road trip!


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Will, the kids, and I were going to go to this place called Mynelle Gardens in Jackson, but it was closed (even though the website and a sing on their door said they would be open). Who knows, maybe the person working overslept LOL.  But we were in Jackson and there’s always something to do there.  This is one of those times when I’m really glad I have a smart phone. I looked up nearby places to get an idea of where we should go and the Old Capitol Museum popped up.  I haven’t been there since I was in elementary school and I figured the kids might enjoy going.  It had been renovated since I had been when I was a kid so it was like I had never been. I’m still trying to learn how to shoot indoor pictures.  Some of them turned out pretty well.

Jackson as seen from the 2nd floor of the Old Capitol

View of Jackson from Old Capitol

The Rotunda inside the Old Capitol
Rotunda

The back of the Old Capitol

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A Title? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

When my blog crashed, I didn’t re-install a spam plug in and so I have had an overload of spam lately. I don’t like using captcha because I know how annoying it can be.  But hopefully the spam plug in I installed with at least help to where I don’t have 500 spam comments a day.

I haven’t been the best blogger either. I’ve been busy practicing my photography and on the weekends, I usually manage to talk the hubby and at least 2 of my kids into going on short road trips. My 16 year old (wow…that makes me sound and feel old LOL) usually doesn’t care anything about going.  I am don’t know if we’ll have time for a road trip this weekend. My cousin is getting married tomorrow at 2. So there’s my whole day pretty much.  I’m not sure about Sunday and I haven’t really thought of anywhere to go.

Homeschooling with Trey has been…challenging to say the least. However, he does seem to be getting better with his math. His reading/comprehension skills are excellent, so we’re focusing more on math now.  When he was in kindergarten, he was reading at a 4th-5th grade level. So I think it’ll be ok to concentrate on math skills for awhile.  He also loves science and social studies so we throw some of that in too.  I really think he does so much better with homeschooling and won’t even listen to any mention of public school LOL.  He’s one of those kids who really benefits with one on one teaching. He likes finishing his school work then having the rest of the day to do what he wants.  School doesn’t take that long because I am only teaching one child whereas a teacher in a school has 20-30 kids they are having to help.

 

I have a ton of stuff to do today, so I guess I need to get off the computer and get it done. But before I close out the post, here’s a few pics of my awesome kiddos:

 

My youngest, Trey
My youngest, Trey
My daughter, Rhiannon
My daughter, Rhiannon
I love this pic of my boys!
I love this pic of my boys!
My oldest, Jake
My oldest, Jake
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photo time!

I am trying to leave all of the negativity behind. I really don’t know why I care what anyone thinks of me anyway.
In case you don’t want to go to my photography site, I’ll share some photos here 🙂

Alabama sky
Carousel horse
Mural on a building
Carousel horse
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Just plugging my photography site….

I’ve been busy editing and adding pictures to my photography site. I am considering buying the domain name and self hosting instead of just having it at wordpress, just so it will have more of a professional feel to it. I love photography and I’m still learning. I just have a problem with low self esteem. The reason I haven’t actively sought out clients is because I don’t think I’m good enough at it. I have been told by several people (not all of them family) that I’m good, but I just don’t see it. I guess we are our biggest critics. My kids are in most of my photos for now and that’s just so I can perfect my technique. I mean my kids aren’t going to complain if the pics aren’t perfect. I am hoping one day I have the confidence to build it into a full fledged business.
And if you have any tips please feel free to disperse them to me LOL. I hate criticism but I realize that it is imperative if I want to improve.

http://southerncapturesbynikki.wordpress.com

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