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 […]

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. […]