Hiking to Silver Lake in the Uinta National Forest #PSF

  After driving over 3200 miles across the country and taking a day to rest (and to do lots and lots of laundry) we thought it would be fun to take a “quick” 5 mile hike with the cousins. Let’s just say that 5 miles straight up and down a mountain is very different (and […]

One Last Family Trip to Castle Park #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  As we prepare to load up the car and drive across the country to take my oldest daughter to college next week, we just HAD to make one last trip to Castle Park (our nickname for it, at least). Castle Park holds so many memories for us – it was a favorite of the […]

Necco’s Birthday – a Little Delayed #PSF


  I remember sharing a family picture from Necco’s 15th birthday – nearly a month ago now! – on Facebook. But apparently the month of June really WAS so crazy that I neglected to “officially” post about her special day. And considering how infrequently I show up in pictures with my kids, it would really […]

Duck Pond with the Cousins #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  After iRetreat ended on Tuesday, my sister and I had fun with all the kids in Hershey. We visited a nearby duck pond and stream and let the kids loose to explore. We had a hard time convincing everyone that it was time to leave…but we DID have to feed them dinner eventually. Every […]

Harmony College East 2014 #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Harmony College East 2014

  I never really dreamed of becoming a soccer mom. I don’t have much interest in team sports. I imagined that I’d be a piano mom or a dance mom. I never thought that I’d be a barbershop mom. This past school year, my 2nd daughter, Necco, got involved in her school’s barbershop quartet program. […]

Reese’s 5th Grade Graduation #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  What a day! Today started early like most school days do…but today was no ordinary school day. Today was the day of my youngest daughter’s graduation from elementary school (though they refuse to call it a graduation…). I left for an end-of-year trip with my 2nd daughter, Necco, and her high school quartet directly […]

Week 1 of the #30SummerDays Photo Challenge #PSF


  It’s sad that I would be proud of myself after a week of taking pictures every day. That’s what a 30 day photo challenge will do for me, I guess. I’ve been having a blast with my new camera. Here’s just a peek at what my camera captured this week: Apparently AJ is in […]

Meadowside Nature Center #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  Yesterday, my friend Lisa and I headed to the local Meadowside Nature Center to catch some photos of bugs and birds. Although the bugs and birds were all slightly camera-shy, I did manage to catch a few. I brought my Canon 60D with 70-200mm zoom lens and my new, smaller Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm […]

Just Another Rainy Morning #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  Yesterday, as I walked my son to school, he asked me, “Mom, are all of those things on the tree going to turn into pinecones? That’s going to be a LOT of pinecones!” I’ve been carrying my new, not-so-enormous camera with me just about everywhere I go…and I’ve noticed a few things. First, most […]

Around Town #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  Today’s Give Me Your Best Shot is courtesy of my new phone. New phones are the best kind of toy, aren’t they? I even threw a little post-Mother’s Day selfie in the mix. The weather’s heating up around here and the pace is speeding up as we near the end of the school year. […]