My iPhone Tells My Story – Photostory Friday

I met the younger kids at the park after school. It’s our old, tried and true, Fall and Spring afternoon routine. The kids run around and release their end of the day wiggles and I get off my computer and enjoy some fresh air. Today I purposefully brought my camera to the park so that […]

Back to School Wordless Wednesday


Can you tell by these pictures how my kids felt about the first day back to school? Why, yes….they WERE running and dancing their way to school. And I danced my way back home. The older girls were not quite so enthusiastic about first day of school pictures. For more inspiring photos, check: 5 Minutes […]

Peanut Butter, Pinatas, and 40th Birthdays – Photostory Friday/ GMYBS


As of Wednesday this week, I am married to a 40 year old man. I feel so old. When CandyMan turned 30, I threw him a huge surprise party, which I pulled off flawlessly. It would have been a perfect birthday had he not just had hernia surgery a few days before. Number 4-0 seemed […]

Time With the Girls – Photostory Friday GMYBS

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It’s a girl’s week at my mom’s house. Two of my 3 sisters have been here all week, along with my mom and my oldest daughter. (oh, and my dad, two of my nephews, and three of my nieces) I love spending time with these girls. Aren’t they beautiful? I am still holding out hope […]

Lessons From the Sky – PSF & Give Me Your Best Shot


I drove home from Pennsylvania this afternoon. My minivan was practically empty – just my six year old and a refreshed me heading back to Maryland. I had 2 hours to do nothing but think (and keep my eyes on the road). I snapped this picture of the Pennsylvania sky during one of the slow […]

Have Piano, Will Play – Photostory Friday


I have a new item on my photo prop wish list. After taking pictures of 1 year old twin girls today, I decided that I am definitely going to have to look for a kid-sized piano now. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a prop catch babies’ attention for so long. Now, I’m not […]

Baby With Boa – Photostory Friday


There is something wonderful about family members having babies. I can almost envision the joy I am going to feel once I become a grandma. I loved my babies. I LOVED the baby stage. But babies are WORK. Nieces, on the other hand, are just plain FUN. I just drove home from another whirlwind-of-a-summer-trip to […]

Dulles Air and Space Museum – PSF GMYBS

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After a whirlwind of a camping trip that I can’t seem to stop blogging about, my dad came into town, followed by a short visit by my sister and her two kids. Rather than stay home in the air conditioning, we opted to take the group of 7 kids to the Dulles Air and Space […]

We’re Back From Jellystone Park – PSF linky

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We returned from our camping trip yesterday (which means that today has been a heavy-duty laundry day for me!). I can’t say enough good about our little family vacation….and in fact, I don’t have enough time today to do our trip justice, so I figured I’d just show a couple of highlights from our stay: […]

The Traveling Photo Booth – Photostory Friday/Give Me Your Best Shot


Two days after school let out, my mother in law, the kids, and I drove down to Virginia to celebrate my brother in law’s recent wedding. The kids loved spending some one on one time with their uncle and newest aunt, we had a great time spending a couple of nights at a hotel, and […]