The Rundown

Friends, we are three days away from digging up our backyard to pour our new foundation for the addition. We were supposed to begin the week after Thanksgiving and then things got weird weather wise. We. Are. Pumped. We are so ready to get started with the big stuff.

We’re also pumped about the following…

Adam: Always with the photo stuff. But this one is a gem and I thank my lucky stars that I have it every time I use it. Super fast and a little wide angle, this lens is just a thing of beauty. It doesn’t come off of one of my X-T1’s unless I’m doing a portrait session, and even then, it’s a great little lens that is light as a feather even though it performs better than some 3lb lenses I’ve owned in the past. Nearly all the pictures I post of these babies and my wife come through this piece of glass. It’s pricey but has been worth every penny.

Source: B & H Photo

Layne: The Preemptive Love Coalition is an organization committed to easing the burden on those in the middle of crisis. I was introduced to their organization because of their work in Syria. They released these shirts. I really want one. My birthday is coming up. That is all.

Source: Preemptive Love Coalition

Also, I’ve had the song Big Yellow Taxi running through my mind all week. While browsing YouTube, the rendition I loved the most was Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock performance. Her mannerisms are so endearing. The video below is of both her Big Yellow Taxi performance and Both Sides Now. Enjoy.

Also, the little hammer in the photo at the top of the post was a Christmas present from my sister-in-law. It’s adorable, right? It’s gotten a lot of use in the last couple weeks.

Ivy: The iPad. We got this case and it’s been a lifesaver because Ives drags this thing around like a caveman. Anyway – her grasp on technology shouldn’t surprise me as Adam and I use our technology a lot. Still, her ability to navigate her way from app to app (except when the iPad is in “Guided Access Mode” – praise) blows me away.

These two have started taking baths together and this sight is enough to make our hearts explode over and over again.

Leo: Leo’s racked up nine months on this Earth as of this week. Adam and I have observed that he is so agile. He has laser-like precision when shoving food in his mouth and when trying to swipe things out of our hands. This baby!

We look forward to inundating you all (hi, mom!) with photos of brand spankin’ new cement in the coming weeks. For now, go and have yourselves a great weekend!

-Adam & Layne

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