It was a beautiful weekend filled with family, sun and a few unexpected subjects. Here are my favorites:
A frosty Friday morning gave way to a warm, gorgeous weekend.
I looked at work a little differently Friday. See what I mean.
Got to photograph some luxury cars for a work assignment on Sunday morning.
My grandmother spent most of Sunday afternoon wrapped up on her porch. She turns 90 this month.
My grandmother's marriage certificate, which hangs beside her bed. As I plan my wedding, she shares stories about her own. My grandparents married just one week after they met. She was 17, and he was 27. Because she was underage, her father had to go with my grandparents to the courthouse. She wore a two-piece navy suit. She says even if her parents could have afforded a big wedding, she wouldn't have done it any differently.
My five-year-old nephew, who's usually decorated with super hero tattoos and Band-Aids.
To most, this is just a swing. To Caleb, it's a part-time pirate ship and high-speed train.
This is Jasim, an Iraqi refugee staying at the Roanoke Rescue Mission. I caught up with this Project Hands interviewee Sunday for a few more photos. Stay tuned for a separate post about my visit.
One major difference between my first conversation with Jasim and Sunday's was his demeanor. He laughed more, smiled more. Though he has yet to hear from his three children in Iraq, he is hopeful for better days.