My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Homeschooling High School - senior pictures

A few years ago before my oldest was a senior, I asked my sister about senior pictures. She told me that to get a nice package with lots of variety, was around $600 in her experience. That was definitely out of the question for us!

When I mentioned it to Mr. Pete, he said, "We could buy a nice camera for that" and the thought clicked with me. So before Calvin Graduated we bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70S 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized Zoom. It was a great little point and shoot and I took Calvin's Senior picture with it!

Not perfect, but it served our needs and Calvin liked it.  I got a 5 x 10 for our house and then wallet sizes from Walgreen's Photo.

A few years later I was able to make a bigger investment and I bought a Pentax K200 and have been using it ever since.  I blogged about that here.

I had been bugging Sam all year to get a hair cut so that I could get a nice senior picture. So last week when he got a hair cut and picked up his tux for the prom, I got him dressed and set out for a site that I thought would be beautiful for pictures. Then I clicked away.
Sam's Senior Picture Shoot

Here is the one I picked.  After a little editing in Picnic it was just the way I wanted.
Sam Senior Picture

I also ordered his announcements from Walgreens!

All told with the Picnic subscription and the announcments, my costs were still less than $100 dollars! For us it's an economical and unique way to get homeschool high school senior pictures!

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  1. Great photos, Elena! And what a handsome young man! Praying for him and his future education and vocation!

    May God bless Him and keep Him in His loving care!


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