November 17, 2013

The Gorgeous Green Barn …

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I have this friend who lives on a farm up in the hills above our town. When I step onto her property, I feel the pull of life in a simpler time. She’s canning food from her own garden in the summer and tending to the horses while her adorable boys run around barefoot picking up dirt clods and chasing dragonflies. In the winter she’s piecing a quilt and getting the wood for the stove to keep her log cabin warm. Oh, did I mention she lives in a log cabin? She is AMAZING.

A few weeks ago she asked if I’d snap a few photos of her darling family on their property. I jumped at the chance because really, I just love them and her boys are so stinking cute and her husband makes me laugh and well, there’s this gorgeous green barn. How could I say no?

So I did my first official family photo shoot. We had about twenty-five minutes before the baby’s nose was runny and he was done. I got some really fun pictures. My favorites involve the barn. The colors she chose for her family to wear in the pictures looked so great against the perfect green.

I loved the barn so much, I snuck up there a week later with my own crew, set the camera on a tripod, and snapped our Christmas photo against the same green backdrop in three minutes time. It was COLD out!

My sister commented that the green paint on this barn is such a bold choice for a color. I couldn’t agree more. I am smitten with it. I can’t wait to share our family photo.  The cards arrived yesterday. My goal? To have them signed, addressed and out the door by December 2nd.

I think this might be the year I get to enjoy Christmas entirely (while not being in Hawaii). I have to thank this gorgeous green barn for getting me motivated.

Confession: I listened to Christmas music yesterday. And with that I’ll end by saying Happy Monday!

7 comments:

Anne said...

I recognize those twins! That's Michelle's family, right? She's my friend too. Small world. And yes! She is amazing!

The Queen Vee said...

Can't wait for your card. How about taking a pic of dad and I for ours.

Michelle is one super great woman!

Love that Green wall!

Apis Melliflora said...

That is one, bold happy green color. Happy Monday!

The Queen Vee said...

Please tell Michelle that those 3 boys are going to be heartbreakers. They are very handsome fellows.

Johnson's said...

The man attached to the arm in the picture said: in 1980 when his father bought the farm he went to a woman named Rose at Southern States and the choices were- red barn paint, green barn paint, black roof paint, silver roof paint, white fence paint, black fence paint. He chose the cheap stuff- so green the barn became!
Eric had a chance to change the color when he repainted. Everyone begged him to. He, instead, had the paint color-matched! So green the barns will remain!
Thanks again for the great photo shoot, Samantha!

Bells said...

Love the green barn! My friend is willing to take our pics for our Christmas card but I haven't decided on a date, location, or outfits. Time is running short, I would like to get mine out early too, we'll see....

Bells said...

ok- we didn't get a Christmas card shot of all of us, chose one of the kids from fall. It got too cold here too fast. I just received yours! LOVE it! mine haven't come in yet, yikes!