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Lake Trip Recap

Guess what day it is!!!

“Whoop whoop!”

This will be mostly a photo-filled post, so I’ll be back later with a more “educational” one! I bought a fantastic book last night, one that I’ve been dying to read lately, and one I think will take me out of the rut I’ve been feeling as of late. My goal is to read it cover to cover, and blog about it along the way. I think that will really help me absorb it even more! It’s called, 48 Days To The Work You Love, by Dan Miller. Heard of it? Yes? No? Maybe so? Well, you’re about to! The author is actually from my hometown, so I’ve heard about it countless times but have never been in the right mindset to sit down and read it. And now, I think I’m ready to inspire myself! I’m hoping to give my first thoughts on chapter one later today, so bare with me. K, moving on.

As promised, I’m finally getting around to posting the rest of our lake pictures from this past weekend! We really had a blast, and as you know, Truckee is now a swimming machine. I think that dog has gills…really, I think she’s a fish!


Once we got to the lake and unloaded, Truckee was ready to party! So to appease her, Adam threw the frisbee with her while my dad got the kayak ready.

If you’re interested in photography, the above picture is a perfect comparison of depth of field. On the left, most everything is in focus, while on the right, Truckee is the focal point. I’ll explain more when I start my photography 101 series!

And just to make my story complete, here’s a repeat of Monster Truck swimming for the first time.

After we were done kayaking and playing in the water, we explored for a little bit before settling down for our picnic lunch.

Sometimes I’m amazed by the beautiful things God creates. I looked down and couldn’t help but notice how pretty the sun looked shining through on these rocks and water!

Sandwiches, fresh fruit, Pringles, and cookies. Can’t go wrong there.

Little family 🙂

“You expect me to go back in that thing? I’m fine right here, thanks.”

Alright friends, now, go have a GREAT hump day!

But first, answer me this…

I’m planning on doing a short photography 101 series, with some tricks of my trade 🙂 , would you tune in? What types of snacks do you pack for picnics? What is a current goal you have for yourself right now?

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    Anna @ Running On Plenty
    July 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Ok, so I’m SUPER STOKED about your photography 101 series!!!! Yay! Everything you posted is so beautiful, what a wonderful little retreat!

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    July 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    You are such a brilliant photographer! I am just in awe of how amazing those photos are!

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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Hayley- Aw thanks Hayley. Haha I’m so glad!

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    July 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Would LOVE a photography 101 series! Love all of your lake pics, but you need to jump into more of the pics! I love the pic of your little family! It reminds me of my newlywed days with our frisky pup. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary on Friday, so I’ve been reminiscing a ton this week!

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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Nicole- Haha thanks! I know I know..the photographer is always missing 🙂 I get so much joy out of TAKING the photos though it’s hard to remember to jump in them myself! Aww YAY for 10 years!! Huge CONGRATS to you guys!! What a blessing!!

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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    101 on photography would be so helpful! I’m so rubbish with photos and your photos look beautiful! Looks like such a great vacation 🙂
    For picnics I always love a good salad, maybe some chicken with BBQ sauce…and hummus. Always hummus 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Anna- Oh good! I’ll definitely get to work on some ideas! It was a wonderful mini-getaway 🙂 Mmm I can ALWAYS do hummus! Good call!!

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    July 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    These are really fantastic pictures- what camera do you use? I’m stoked for your photography series- I def have a lot to learn. Do you use Picasa to make your pic collages

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      Sweet Miles
      July 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Maria- I use a Nikon D600 as my main camera, and I edit all my images using basic color correcting in the camera raw part of Bridge, and tweak the curves in CS6 if I need to 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! I’m really excited you commented! Oh, and the collages I use an app you can purchase called, Blogstomp!

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    Sara @ Fit.Fun.Femme
    August 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures, girl! You are so talented and I would TOTALLY love a Photography 101 series. Love the sweet family pics, too!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 2, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Sara- Aw thanks Sara, you’re sweet! I’m planning on getting up the first lesson sometime soon!! Have a great FRIDAY!!!

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