“The Unmaking” – A Lyric Photoshoot

Hello!

Time flies! With school started back up, my blogging schedule is a bit more on the back burner. I’m still keeping my plan to post on Thursdays, but we’ll see where the school year takes us… ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this Thursday, I am excited to show you a photoshoot I got of Julie. I got this photoshoot to go with the song, “The Unmaking” by Nichole Nordeman. I really like this song, and I love the lyrics.

I’ve included the YouTube lyric video in this post so you can play the song while you look at the photos and read the lyrics along with them. Enjoy!

 

 

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This is where the walls gave way.

This is demolition day.

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All the debris and all this dust;

What is left of what once was,

Sorting through what goes and what should stay.

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Every stone I laid for you.

As if you had asked me to.

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A monument to holy things,

Empty talk and circlings.

Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?

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What happens now,

When all I’ve made is torn down?

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What happens next

When all of You is All that’s left?

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This is the unmaking,

Beauty in the breaking.

Had to lose myself to find out who You are.

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Before each beginning,

There must be an ending.

Sitting in the rubble, I can see the stars.

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This is the unmaking.

This is the unmaking.

 

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The longer and the tighter that we hold

Only makes it harder to let go.

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But love will not stay locked inside,

A steeple or a tower high:

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Only when we’re broken are we whole.

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What happens now,

When all I’ve made is torn down?

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This is the unmaking,

Beauty in the breaking.

Had to lose myself to find out who You are.

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Before each beginning,

There must be an ending.

Sitting in the rubble, I can see the stars.

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This is the unmaking.

This is the unmaking.

 

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I’ll gather the same stones where

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everything came crashing down.

 

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I’ll build You an altar there, on the same ground.

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‘Cause what stood before

ย  ย  ย  Was never Yours.ย 

 

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This is the unmaking,

Beauty in the breaking.

Had to lose myself to find out who You are.

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Before each beginning,

There must be an ending.

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Sitting in the rubble, I can see the stars.

This is the unmaking.

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This is the unmaking.

This is the unmaking.

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Had to lose myself to find out who You are.

 

 

 

Which photo is your favorite? Which part of the lyrics is your favorite? What’s your favorite song, or a song that is impactful to you?

 

Have a blessed day!

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BIBPC #5 Category 7 + A Poll

Hi there!

I’m here with another BIBPC entry! This is the last category!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I haven’t been posting many normal posts lately. I hope to make a crafty post soon, but I guess I’ve just not had much time, with school now in session! At the end of this post I have a poll that you can vote in for what post you’d like to see next!

 

Here is my entry for the Category Tiny!

GO KIWI!!

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Story: We went to a lake while on vacation this past summer, and there were some adorable little ducklings! It was really neat to be able to photograph them!

 

I also have two extra photos for the previous category, Reflection/shadow.

 

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This picture I took for an art class!

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And this is one of the pictures I got when I was trying to get a photo for the category. It is a picture of my lamp. Instead of a shade, it has strings of reflective plastic circles.

 

I also designed a poster for the next BIBPC…

BIBPC #6

 

BIBPC is always so fun! I’m glad I got do do it again, and look forward to future ones! You can check it out yourself atย https://abarefootgal.wordpress.com/?s=BIBPC !

 

And now… A poll!

 

Hopefully I’ll be able to get the most-voted-for post up soon, but I guess I’ll have to see how busy I am ๐Ÿ™‚

So…

Until next time, Have a blessed day!

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BIBPC #5 Category 5

You’ve possibly seen me post about BIBPC previously.

But if not, I’m participating in Megan‘s Boring into Beautiful Photography Contest (BIBPC)!

I am on team Kiwi! LET’S GO KIWI!!

The Category is “Fresh”

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I had wanted to bake soft pretzels, and I realized that they would fit the category (fresh out of the oven!)! I actually took this with my phone (and then edited on Picmonkey. I think I’ve edited all my BIBPC photos ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I took it with my phone because, long story short, as I was taking some pictures, my camera ran out of battery and (a) I didn’t really want to replace them and (b) I wasn’t sure that I actually had four charged batteries ready… so I grabbed my phone and decided it was good enough! (Slightly longer story, I was also quite tired of working on the pretzels… it was almost 3:00 and I hadn’t eaten lunch! XD ๐Ÿ˜› )

 

I’m also going to go ahead and include an extra photo for the last category, ‘Celebration’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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This is a picture I took at my brother’s graduation party! The little graduation candies are mints ๐Ÿ™‚ .

 

Do you like soft pretzels?

 

Have a blessed day!

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P.S. This is the recipe I used for the pretzels!

BIBPC #5; Category 2

Hello!

I was going to make a craft post, but ran out of time, so here is my BIBPC entry!

I’m on Team Kiwi, and the category is circles!

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Story: I think it was kind of in my head to photograph some sort of neat circular structure, object, or few objects, but… we had M&M’s… so why not sprinkle some M&M’s around with other fun circular things? ๐Ÿ˜€ (And then I ate the M&M’s XD XD )

 

Also, before I end this post, Mary Elizabeth is having a giveaway on her blog! It ends very soon, so be sure to check it out!

 

Do you like M&M’s? Have you started school yet?

Have a blessed day!

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I’m Back! +A Bunch of Photos

Hello! I’m back!

I’m back from the trips I took, and look forward to posting more now!

The first trip I took was for my youth group’s summer camp and it was wonderful–especially the sermons!

The second one was a family trip to a friend’s cabin in the woods. It was a very fun trip, and quite relaxing! ๐Ÿ™‚

I got a lot of pictures from that trip, including pictures for a little photostory with Grace, and a photoshoot! I plan to share those in two other posts!

But today I want to share other pictures I got, including a few of Grace prior to heading to the cabin, and heading home, as well as a bunch of nature pictures I got! I don’t normally share nature photoshoots and things like that that aren’t doll related, but I hope that you will enjoy seeing them! (Note: I edited some of these ๐Ÿ™‚ )

To start, here is Grace, ready to head off on the trip!

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I buckled her in for the ride ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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I photographed some neat, drippy tree sap.

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Yay for bokeh! XD

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We went to an antique store, and I discovered a kitty laying in a basket under a table! (The cat was not for sale. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) It was very cute, and quite feisty!

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It was fun trying to get shots of wildlife.

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See that little grey blur in the mid-right part of this picture? Well, if I zoom in…

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Then you can see two birds flying together (are they fighting or playing???). I also edited this photo a bit.

 

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I picked some pretty wildflowers and things to make a little bouquet. I think it turned out pretty sweet, although I had to watch out for spiders while picking (*shudders*)

 

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This funny little squirrel would crawl into this box and just sit there with his head out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then we went outside for a walk and he got scared of us below him…

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crawled out of his box,

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and took off!

 

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This cute bunny was sitting on the road.

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There were some very interesting looking trees in the woods, like this one!

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And this one, too!

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We spotted an elk! It was hard to get a good picture of him, but fun to try.

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The squirrel posed so perfectly for this picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I think this one looks so funny XD

 

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We also visited a goat farm! This little guy was pretty cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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There were llamas too!

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Then we had a lovely rainy afternoon, and I got to go outside later and photograph water drops. The above picture is during the rain, though.

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These drops were on a car. They were so shiny and reflective!

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I think these plants are so interesting; their leaves spread out like fans and circles. Anyone know what kind of plant it is?

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And here is Grace at the end of the trip, ready to go home. (Note, be extremely careful when standing your doll on a porch railing! XD )

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Here she is looking out at the woods for a last time before heading out!

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And back in the car! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Next I plan to post that photostory that I had started before my trips, and then I plan to do the posts that I took pictures for in the woods!

Which picture is your favorite? Have you ever stayed in a cabin or camped in the woods?

 

Until next time,

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