Mornings – Photostory Friday and Give Me Your Best Shot

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My mornings start at 5:00 am. My first alarm goes off and I check to make sure that my oldest daughter is awake and getting ready for her early morning seminary class before high school. I go back to sleep until 5:40 am, when I take up my position at the front window, watching for […]

First Homecoming – Photostory Friday GMYBS


I’m not sure when my daughter got this old, but last Saturday KitKat went to her first Homecoming dance. Luckily, her first fancy school dance was an easy one on me….none of her friends were interested in going with dates, so a big group of girls went to the dance together. I was stunned when […]

Meant to Be That Way – Photostory Friday & Give Me Your Best Shot


I got a message on Facebook a few weeks ago regarding a friend’s friend who needed a last minute wedding photographer. My friend (actually a long time client of mine) recommended me, the bride-to-be and I chatted and checked dates, and I had a wedding on my schedule. I arrived at the wedding location last […]

Mushrooms, Eggs, and Sunny Days – PSF and GMYBS


I’m not a huge mushroom fan. I’ll eat them without complaint but I don’t go out of my way to put them in my food. However, I AM a huge fan of taking pictures of mushrooms. I can’t explain my weird fascination with photographing mushrooms, but every Fall I can’t help but hunt them down, […]

Too Busy – Photostory Friday/ Give Me Your Best Shot


These pictures make me smile. Nature, my kids, and my camera. I am not enjoying them as much as I should lately. These pictures are from September 9, 2010. One year ago. I don’t have any pictures to share this week beyond what I already shared on Wednesday’s post. Not only has it been too […]

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 […]