Feature: Kim

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I’ve had these gorgeous pictures on my computer for awhile and I’m so excited to finally be sharing some of them on here…meet Kim; to say she’s awesome would be an understatement.  She has a great sense of humour, and is always up for an adventure wether it be a road trip or just a coffee shop meet up.

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Kim has grown into a strong young woman who works hard to achieve her dreams such as organizing a young people’s mission trip because she’s interested in missions in Ecuador.

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Not only have I been inspired but her “get’r’done” attitude but also by her self discipline and determination to learn something new.

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She’s also got the musical gift…on the day I snapped these pictures she “only” had two of the five (I think!) instruments she can play.  We were missing the banjo, a piano, and a bass guitar. (I could probably add in mandolin …which would make six) and I could very well be missing a couple more.

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I’m excited to see where God is going to lead her and how He’s going to use her for His kingdom!

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Feature: Amanda

Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-6So very VERY honoured and excited to feature one of the most beautiful people I know: my sister.

Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-8We both had Monday off because it was Family Day here in BC.  It was sprinkling snow but not super cold out… so we took advantage of the day and did a little photo shoot.

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(It was graciousness on her part because I wanted to play with my new camera.)

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Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-3I’ve blogged about her off and on over my time of blogging so feel like I’d be repeating myself if I sat down and started writing too much.  Maybe today, I’ll let pictures speak. My words wouldn’t do justice to who she is to me.  My best “girlfriend” – you know…that one with which you can laugh hysterically, the one whose thoughts you can almost read, who tells you how it is, listens, gives advice….but the best part? She’s also my sister.  😀 Kelowna_Photography_Amy_Glanz_Portraiture.photos-7If you know this gal in real life, you’re the one who’s blessed!

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Sisters: Diane and Loreen

Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-2It was super cold out…and getting late in the day…

Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-3There wasn’t any sunlight out or much daylight left…but, we were running out of time because one of the sisters was moving away and it was the only chance our three schedules fit. So, we went for it!

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Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-5-2It was worth all the cold, and the dark, and the mud, for the laughs and the fun and the pictures! Diane and Loreen were a hoot; but most sisters are. 😉 The inside jokes and how they can make each other laugh with a look or a word…sisters are just like that, and it’s always fun to experience it in real life. 🙂

Kelowa_Photography_Portraiture_AimsPhotography.photos-1-2But best of all, I was blessed to capture a moment, some memories… 🙂

Thanks for a great time Diane and Loreen! Love you girls! ❤

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Summer Sunlight

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Earlier this week, I took one of my sisters with me to assist for a photo session.  We were there a little early to scout out some locations for the photo session…she happily complied when I asked to to model for me.  These are a couple of my favourite snapshots.

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(Thought the epic sunflare was kind of funky 😉 )

Ah, the gloriousness of ‘early’ morning light.

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Silhouette

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It’s been a little while since I posted a black and white picture – enjoy! 🙂  This is more on the artistic side of things, and I like this image – a lot. It was taken while I was in Colorado a few weeks ago.

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It’s Spring – it’s green!

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I think this happens every year around this time… you know, when spring is finally here to stay, when you can smell it in the air. When everything is fresh and green, these couple of weeks while even the hillsides are green before summer heat turns them brown.  It’s right about now…that I miss England, and wish I could visit again. Wish I could be sitting on that bench right now, with a book in hand.

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See why I miss it? 😉  Just this morning I was paging through last’s year’s 30 days in England feature when I blogged about England every day…ah all those lovely memories came rushing back. So I decided to share a couple more England pictures today.

Wherever you are today… I hope the sun is shining! 😀

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Real Life

It’s a “real life” kind of day. You ever had one of those? That day when your mental “to-do” list is growing faster than the coffee is brewing…and you look around and see all the must-dos that haven’t even made it on the list yet!

Life has been busy. (Obviously because I haven’t been blogging! Did you miss me? 😉 )

Easter was awesome – it’s one of my favourite holidays – it’s about taking time to remember, to come that point of utter thankfulness for what Jesus did me – for us! We enjoyed some gloriously warm sunshine.  We had a great time of fellowship with extended family and friends – uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, etc. It was loud. It was beautiful.

I said good bye to this guy.

20121229-SAG-03647My younger taller bro, Mitch.  He’s in the Philippines for a couple months to do some mission work.  He and his friend will be updating their blog if you want to follow what they’re up to! I’m SO excited to see what God will do through them!

Last weekend I road tripped with some of my sibs to southern Alberta.  It was fantastic. Lots of laughs. New perspectives on the theme of the weekend: forgiveness. Fellowship with old and new friends. Road trips are just (almost) always awesome.

So why is it a “real life” day? Because I just looked around my room and saw the mess (clean but unfolded laundry) I saw my tax papers in a pile. Unwritten blog posts. All the normal stuff that hasn’t been done.  It’s about priorities, right? No my room doesn’t look like a show room at a show home, but I got to have some cuddles with a squishy 9 month old. No, my taxes aren’t done, but some of my friendships are stronger because of some good conversations for which I ‘made’ the time.  Real life happens… to all of us.

So enjoy your real life for what it is, take a moment to enjoy the friendships you have, give that baby an extra kiss, take that moment to read the Word.

Because I promise you – your room will still be messy tomorrow 😉

As crazy as April has been so far – it won’t be slowing down! I’ll be heading back to the States next week 🙂 I’ll blog when I can!

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