The Newest Bear Scout #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  When my oldest son, now 14, was starting cub scouts years ago, I was his den leader. I was involved in every step of his progress. Now that my younger son (almost 10) is in cub scouts, my husband is his den leader, and so I have literally not been involved in his cub […]

Just Another Barbershop Weekend #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Afterglow Quartet

  This past weekend was the yearly Barbershop Youth Adjudications for my daughter’s quartet (along with the adult International Prelims) in Harrisburg, PA. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the weekend as the quartet mom (aka world’s best chaperone), tagging along on all of their adventures in Pennsylvania. It was exhilarating and […]

A Change of Pace #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

late sunset

  A funny thing happened today. I went outside three different times. And I didn’t wear a coat. Remember last week at this time? We were about to start snow day number 3 of the week and we were literally buried under feet of snow. I remember trying to drive somewhere last Friday and finding […]

Another Week, Another Snow Day (Or Three) #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  It’s getting old. The snow and the snow days and not having school. I do like turning my 5:00 am alarm off and catching a few extra hours of sleep. But oh my goodness. Being stuck inside for so many days…all 6 of us? It gets old. OK, enough complaining. Here are just a […]

Snow…And More Snow! #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  I have a confession. I got home from my youngest son’s Blue and Gold banquet about 2 1/2 hours ago, and the goal was to come straight up to my computer to get this post ready. But I have become completely distracted by a photo of a dress that most of you have probably […]

This Week on Instagram: #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  This week has not been one of my favorites. It’s cold. COLD. We lost power and ran out of milk and fuel for our kerosene heater. (PS – that’s an Amazon affiliate link to the heater we’ve got because I’ve discovered that tons of people don’t know what I’m talking about when I refer […]

New Cousin #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

new cousin

  My sister adopted a sweet little newborn baby boy a few weeks ago. The kids and I were dying to meet the new cousin, so in the last 2 weeks, we’ve made 2 special trips to my sister’s house to spend time with the newest cousin. It was love at first sight, and we […]

A 14th Birthday, an Oreo Cake, and a Flashback #PSF


  It’s kind of hard to believe that my baby #3 just turned 14 this past week. Although…considering the fact that he has grown so much in this past year that he’s towering over me and even taller than his dad, I suppose it should surprise me that much. It’s also pretty hard to believe […]

This Week on Instagram – Give Me Your Best Shot #PSF


  Another week, another big collection of Instagram photos. I’ve actually been having fun setting multiple photography challenges for myself each day. Like I’ve said before, Instagram may not be quite the same as taking pictures with my camera, but I’ll take what I can get nowadays. I’m noticing that as I challenge myself to […]

This Week on Instagram – Give Me Your Best Shot #PSF

Instagram collage

  You’ll have to forgive me for being short this week. I just walked in the door from the Washington Auto Show, and I honestly feel like I’ve never been more tired. I’m sure I HAVE actually been more tired, and I don’t really have a good reason to be THIS fatigued. But regardless….I am […]