Christmas Tree 2014 #PSF

Christmas tree 2014

  I’d love to say that we waited to buy and decorate our Christmas tree until this past weekend because we couldn’t imagine decorating for Christmas without the whole family together. As it turned out, the fact that we bought our tree this past Saturday and decorated it that night, shortly after our college-aged daughter […]

Holiday Concerts Galore! #PSF

The Crucible

  ‘Tis the Season…for holiday concerts! Last week, we had 5 nights of play performances, this week is choir (and quartet), and next week is orchestra. For your holiday listening pleasure, here is one of the songs that Afterglow performed at last night’s winter choir concert: Last week’s middle school performance of How to Survive […]

Classic Cuban Medianoche Sandwich #PSF

Cuban media noche sandwiches

  The day after Thanksgiving, I was looking for a few new recipes to make with leftover turkey, and I accidentally stumbled on a recipe for Cuban sandwiches. I love Cuban sandwiches. Love. I decided to make some sandwiches for dinner for the family. Other than the fact that not everyone in the house is […]

Who Needs Sleep? Sleep Quotes and #PSF

who needs sleep?

  Who needs sleep? Well, you’re never gonna get it Who needs sleep? Tell me what’s that for Who needs sleep? Be happy with what you’re getting There’s a guy who’s been awake Since the Second World War My hands are locked up tight in fists My mind is racing, filled with lists Of things […]

One Family Photo #PSF

one family photo

  Back in the spring of 2008, I asked my sister (who was over at our house at the time) to take a picture of my family in front of our house. Even though my sister is an incredible photographer, the point was not to get the “perfect” family photo, but just to capture all […]

Sugarloaf Mountain in Fall #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Sugarloaf Mountain

  My mother-in-law came to visit us last weekend, and we took advantage of the beautiful fall weather and an extra day off school to hike around Sugarloaf Mountain. We made it back with just enough time to eat some dinner before heading out to trick or treat. It was a perfect way to spend […]

Halloween Class Party 2014 #PSF

Halloween class parties

  It has been a busy day. A busy, busy day. But despite the busy-ness of the day, I was able to make it to AJ’s 4th grade Halloween class party and school costume parade. As my kids often do, AJ changed his mind about his costume at the last minute – before he left […]

My Guy {Afterglow} #PSF

Afterglow quartet 2014

  Afterglow is back and they are rocking it already this school year! My daughter’s quartet, Afterglow, performed at their first concert of the year last night, and they brought the house down. I love that in just a year since they first started singing together they have not only improved so much, but they […]

A Lone Fall Photo Shoot #PSF – Give Me Your Best Shot

fall photo shoot-3

  Last fall, I swore off professional photography and officially closed the doors of my photography business. My blog had become busy enough, and frankly I was making more money for my time through my blog than I was for my photography. I just couldn’t do them both well at the same time. I think […]

On the Road Again #PSF


  I’m sitting at LAX on a layover from San Jose to home in Maryland. My computer isn’t working, so I’m typing on my iPad while I eat a quesadilla with carne asada…hoping that this was an ok choice before heading on a 5 hour flight. Although I have so much I could say about […]