Heading Home…Finally! #PSF


  After 25 days of being on the road, we are finally on the final stretch of our journey back home. We’re heading home! We’ve had so much fun this summer that it’s hard to want to go home…but there’s something special about home. My own bed. My own computer. My own refrigerator (no more […]

Cousin Time #PSF


  The kids have been loving the time they’ve had with their cousins this week at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Like last summer, when all 16 of us were living under one roof for the summer, the house is kind of chaotic, but it’s a good chaos. Between the water park and the hot tub […]

Views From The Passenger Seat #PSF


  If you’re following me on Instagram, Facebook, or twitter, you’ve probably noticed the road trip pictures I’ve been posting for the last 2 weeks. Some of my favorite shots were photos that I captured from the passenger seat. I saw the most incredible, awe-inspiring views from the passenger seat. (Yes, I saw lots of […]

The Beach Days of Summer #PSF


  There’s something relaxing and rejuvenating about spending a couple of days at the beach…even if the visit is short. Since our stop in Florida this week was a quick one as we start off our summer of travel, we tried to fit as much in as possible during our stay. I had to laugh […]

Wendella Boat Tour of Chicago’s Architecture #PSF

Wendella Chicago's Original Architecture Tour

  When I was in Chicago a little over a week ago for my sister’s wedding, my family took a little tourist break. Here are a few of the photos I took with my phone of Chicago’s Original Architecture TourĀ® with Wendella. About Chicago’s Original Architecture TourĀ®: Departing from the Wendella Dock at Trump Tower, […]

My Sister’s Wedding #PSF


  This past weekend, I met my parents and all 4 of my siblings in Chicago for my sister’s wedding. It was a busy weekend, but one that I will remember and treasure for years. It has been too long since all 5 of the siblings were together at the same time (we usually meet […]

Polaroids and Baby Cheeks #PSF


  2005. That’s the last time all 5 of my siblings were together at the same time. And now we’re adding another sister. We kinda love her. More details to come (with touristy fun in Chicago and lots of wedding photos!). Sorry for the short post! I’m holding a cute, chubby baby boy right now […]

Carefree Summer Days #PSF


  I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot this week, despite the fact that I don’t usually do that anymore. It was a nice change of scenery. The nature park and botanical gardens where I’ve taken so many pictures before was more vibrant and alive and colorful than ever. Or it least it […]

It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Summer #PSF


  It’s crazy to me how fast we have transitioned from spring to summer. The kids are still in school for a week and a day, so really I just feel like we’re dealing with spring AND summer at the same time. School and homework PLUS swim team til 6:15 everyday. And the heat. Oh! […]

Everything is Better When It’s Seussified #PSF


  My youngest daughter (a sixth grader) was in her middle school’s production of a Seussification of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. My daughter who’s in 10th grade stayed after school at least twice a week for the last month or two to be a stage manager. They both had a blast – […]