#Typeacon – Photostory Friday

typea 001

On Wednesday morning, I set off with three blogging friends in a new Dodge Grand Caravan and drove 8 hours to Asheville, North Carolina, for the Type A Parent Conference. Today, I attended several hours of blogging classes, and I’ve been taking copious notes. But because the internet has been spotty at best at the […]

Necco is 12! PSF – Give Me Your Best Shot Linky

12 year old birthday party

It has taken me nearly a week to recover from the 12-year-old birthday sleep over party that occurred at my house last Friday. Kidding. It wasn’t really that bad. It was noisy, yes. It was messy, too. But I was more than happy to play host to good kids having good, clean fun together. I […]

Slip N Slide (Trying to Stay Cool!) – PSF Linky


We’ve had record heat these past few weeks, and although the kids are still in school for another week, it definitely FEELS LIKE SUMMER. We have been running the AC non-stop and blowing fans in every room. And when that doesn’t work, we turn on the water and play in the back yard. Anything to […]

Love and Marriage (and Gnats) – PSF Linky


It’s wedding and engagement season again. Unfortunately, it’s also gnat season. I met this fun couple at a local garden yesterday morning to take a few engagement shots. We had to postpone their photo shoot a few times last month because of rain, so when we had a dry morning for pictures, we were thrilled. […]

Barney Birthday Party (PSF Linky)

Barney Party

My BFF Safire, who accompanied me to BlogHer last year, won a birthday party for her kids from Sprout and PBS Kids while we were there. Her twins turned 3 at the end of April and her daughter turned 6 just a few weeks ago, so she threw an enormous combined birthday party with everyone’s […]

My Baby is Six – PSF GMYBS Link-up

6th Birthday

If I had any doubts about the fact that my baby is growing up, those doubts are gone today. Yesterday, AJ celebrated his 6th birthday. I remember when KitKat turned six years old. She seemed so old. Now with my baby turning 6 and my oldest in high school, gone are the days of bottles, […]

A Caterpillar Named Mason – PSF/GMYBS

Caterpillar to chrysalis

It’s Caterpillar Project season in 2nd grade. Caterpillars and chrysalis’ and mallow plants are all Reese has wanted to talk about this week. So when she brought a fuzzy caterpillar home on a stick on Tuesday, I figured it would be fun for her to observe it for a few hours. It’s our policy to […]

Miss Mary’s Legacy – PSF

remembering Mary

A year ago, my friend Mary died of cancer. I didn’t write more than a quick mention of her cancer since the day that I first heard the news. I didn’t know what to say. I still don’t know what to say, but after today, I feel like I have to say something. My heart […]

Reese’s Baptism – Photostory Friday Link-up

Reese baptism

Last Saturday, my youngest daughter, Reese, was baptized. Not only was this a special day for her in and of itself, but it was especially unique because it was the 22nd anniversary of her Daddy’s baptism, when he was a senior in high school. Despite the fact that we really missed having Grandma and Grandpa […]

Traditional Easter Eggs – PSF GMYBS Link-up

Easter eggs

After showing off our slightly complicated Easter Egg decorating the other day, today I am ready to share the more traditional “dunk and dye” eggs that we also decorated this week. Sadly, we have spent the majority of our Spring Break with 2 or 3 kids sick. Vacation is no fun when all you want […]