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 […]

Instagram It! Give Me Your Best Shot #PSF

Instagram collages

  I’ve practically given up on myself taking any photos of note anymore (unless I’m traveling, of course). I scroll through the photos I’ve taken each week and see a whole lot of food and not much else. My phone, of course, is a different story. A few weeks ago, I decided to do step […]

Ringing in the New Year With Cousins #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

New Years cousins

  The holidays didn’t feel like the holidays until my family drove up to Pennsylvania for a last-minute New Year’s Day party with my sister’s family. We pulled together a silly gift exchange (with a couple of real gifts mixed in there, too), threw together a traditional taco dinner on the fly, and had a […]

Top 10 Moments of 2014 #PSF

loaded van

  Happy New Year! It’s tough to narrow down a whole year into the 10 most memorable moments, but that’s what I decided to do (it felt like a fitting thing to spend a quiet New Years Eve doing). Here are some of my best memories from the past year (at least those that were […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2014

  Merry Christmas from my family to yours! We’ve had a wonderful holiday, despite the fact that we’ve all been so sick. I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week, whatever holidays you and your family celebrate! And I hope you’ve had a nice break away from the normal routine for some unplugged family time. […]

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 […]