Our Last Double Digits Birthday #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Happy birthday lunch #selfie with my new 10 year old! #CafeRio

  Monday was quite a milestone birthday in our family. My youngest – my baby boy – turned 10. A double digits birthday. That means that all of us are double digits (and by default, I guess that makes us old!). AJ has never been much of a fan of traditional toys…so when he made […]

Afterglow Sings Again! #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot


  Two sure fire ways to tell that it’s May around here: 1) there are at least 2 spring/end-of-year concerts or performances a week and 2) the weather changes drastically from cool and rainy to HOT. My bedroom is miserable – even with the air conditioning on – when the temperatures are above 85 or […]

My Track Star #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

track star

  Two weeks ago, my oldest son (age 14, in the 8th grade) started his second season of Track and Field through the city’s sports and recreation department. Last year was fun. He loves to run. But not surprisingly, since he grew significantly between 12 and 13 (and beyond) he was a little awkward in […]

New Bride, Old Bride #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

wedding day-1-4

  This past week, I celebrated my 20th anniversary. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen a post or two from me about that. Just a few days before I celebrated my anniversary, I photographed the wedding of a close friend of mine. I’ve known her for what feels like forever (since […]

From My Window Seat #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

window seat

  13 days. 6 planes. Approximately 31 hours of travel time, between airplanes and cars. One exhausted blogger. I’ve had a fabulous, whirlwind 2 weeks. I wouldn’t trade any of the experiences I’ve had these past 2 weeks (like the Thor-me-Captain America sandwich or the time I spent on the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. […]

San Diego Zoo #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

San Diego Zoo

  I know what you’re probably thinking. Didn’t she JUST post about going to Los Angeles Zoo? Yes, I did. And then, after my #AvengersEvent #MonkeyKingdom trip was over, I drove down to San Diego to spend a couple of days with family.   Apparently, I didn’t get enough of zoo animals (and let’s face […]

Legends Plaza #AvengersEvent #PSF


  It’s a late night. I’ve flown across the country, attended the very first screening of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now I desperately need to sleep. But first…2 night time pictures from Legends Plaza at Disney Studios, where we saw the movie. I can’t say anything about the movie quite yet, except […]

Day Trip to Gettysburg #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

Gettysburg Pennsylvania

  This past Saturday, the kids and I got together with some old friends (two families that we share lots and lots of memories with) and spent a very cold March day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We spent a lot of our time looking through the amazing new museum and even more time in our car, […]

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 […]