I know - it's a little late, but better late than never right?! It was a bit of a whirlwind week for us this week over at the Fox residence. For those of you who don't know, my little family is obsessed with speed (well - mostly Mr. Fox and the boy). We spend our entire winter on an ice oval track racing sleds. It gets us out of the house doing something as a family with a pile of other great family's and I get to watch my husband do some serious dad-ing. He loves teaching the littles how to pick the perfect line, how to race competitively and respectfully, and best of all - he gets to bond with them in a way that I never could. This little hobby has turned into a passion for my son as much as it has for my husband and so this weekend we packed up the truck and drove 11 hours to Eagle River Wisconsin to watch the World Championship Ice Oval Races. I was super stoked about all of the potential photo ops I'd have and packed my gear eagerly anticipating the trip for very different reasons than my husband! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching the races... but I LOVE photography... and Wisconsin's North Woods are beautiful! Unfortunately mother nature had plans for a very wet and soggy weekend, and I did not get a whole lot of opportunity to explore the woods as I'd hoped. But it was a great weekend spent with the people I love most doing what they love most!
So without further ado, here's this past weeks line up!
January 15 - Sunday morning breakfast. I loved how the light was pouring in through the patio doors and lighting up our lazy Sunday morning!
January 16 - last week I got some extension rings for my camera so I could play around a bit with macro without actually having to invest in a macro lens. I snapped this little number and was struck by how beautiful a newborn pinecone is. I never realized how much it resembles a rose. I also love how those needles seem to be wrapping themselves around the little bud in a protective gesture. I see a whole new world of little things opening up for me and I must say, I am pretty excited!
January 17th - the self portrait. I hate being on this side of the lens. There. I said it. I am so unnatural on this side. Anyone remember Chandler Bing from the cast of Friends? The engagement photos episode? Um, yeah.... that is me. But I have vowed to challenge myself in this area this year. I can't expect it from others if I can't expect it from myself right? Expect to see me get inside the frame a few more times this year!
January 18th - Ok. This one here. This one speaks to me. Oh the feelings this one invokes - my heart feels like it could burst. The second I saw this trio huddled together - looking so brave, and desperate at the same time amid a white field of snow, I immediately conjured an image of Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother. She is fierce amid a desolate and terrifyingly unknown future. Her insides have been so hollowed from willing herself not to feel. Her children cling to her and to each other and wait for her reassurance. They know that if she is okay, then they will be okay too. She hopes that they will never see her waver.
What do you see when you look at this one?
January 19th - FREEDOM!!! Finally the bitter cold snap gave way to WAY above normal temps for January! My poor pups were going stir crazy and they were more than excited when I uttered those five little words: "Wanna go for a walk?"
January 20th - First stop on the way to Wisconsin! We had to hit the waterpark! The little Bean conquered that bridge and any anxiety's she had left about water on this day - VICTORY!!!
January 21st - Forever my free spirit!
January 22nd - This boy could not get enough! To say the very least - Dylan was in his element this weekend! Surrounded by loud and fast machines! BRAAAAAP!
As always, thanks for taking the time to read and view! Love you lots!