Our house has been a whirlwind of activity the past few days, like it always is when we're preparing to go to Germany (the fact that we've done this 10 times before doesn't make it any easier!). There are bags to be packed, a house to be cleaned, homework to do, a harvest to be harvested...okay, the latter isn't true. But still, my to do list is a mile long (though I'm sure my mom's to do list is a mile longer...I shouldn't really be the one complaining ;)).

The weather lately has been absolutely beautiful - yesterday it only got up to 78 degrees and the low was 57. Bliss.
I decided to take advantage of the wonderfulness that is creation, so I grabbed my camera and went outside to escape for a few precious moments. It was amazing. I was in awe. The clouds were stunning, everything was so vivid, there was a hint of fall in the air...it was one of those days that makes you so thankful you're alive. I loved it.

And speaking of things I love...

Black & white photos and bokeh. Lovely. There's something that I love about the simplicity of B&W photos and bokeh...well, bokeh speaks for itself.

On a side note - I finally made a button for my blog! See it on the left sidebar (scroll up a bit)? I was so excited when I finally figured it out I did a happy dance. Literally. I used this tutorial...it was the best one I found - when I tried making one before, the coding got all messed up. Now? The hardest part is honestly coming up with the design!

What do you think? Feel free to grab it :)

I just realized it's Labor Day weekend. Didn't see that one coming! Needless to say, we won't be doing much, other than going to Germany. Ha. ;) What will you be doing for your Labor Day?