August 27, 2014

my little darling.

this little girl is so full of life. always happy, always doing something. she's one of those girls who is just never bored. she loves dolls (as i'm writing this post, she's sitting here playing with her baby, with all of her items around her), drawing, making crafts, painting, playing outside... she's just like myself at that age. i'll come downstairs and see her drawing. for hours. she gives me her little drawings, and even writes my name on them. she's such a darling.

a couple weeks ago, i was just finishing a shoot for something rather, and she comes up to me holding a bottle of bubble soap. she looked up at me and asked me if i could take some photos of her blowing bubbles. it was such a sweet moment, and i didn't hesitate to say yes. she then ran outside, hopped onto the mini picnic table, blew a few bubbles, and then preceded to run all over the yard blowing bubbles for about fifteen minutes straight. here are some of the photos i got:

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xo, rn

August 23, 2014

learning myself || part ii

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there's a girl inside me, screaming to get out. the mask i wear is not actually who i am. i'm learning new things about myself every day. i'm tired of who i used to be. i want to change. // i'm not content with who i am.
xo, rn

August 21, 2014

the fourth || part iii

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O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain! 
America! America! God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feet, whose stern impassion'd stress a thoroughfare for freedom beat across the wilderness! 
America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw, confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law!
O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine, till all success be nobleness, and ev'ry gain divine!
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears! 
America! America! God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!
xo, rn