Saturday, November 19, 2016


Ginger became part of our family last March when Joel, in his words was, "Trying to push up the bid to help bring in more money for our local Pheasants Forever group." Mmmm-hmmmm.
So, on the very night that I had informed my children that when Ellie, our chocolate lab, passed on we would not be getting another dog, we came home with another dog.  Now I have another walking companion who treks right with me.  And invariably finds something to play with while I look for something to photograph.

Friday, October 21, 2016

No Promping Required

Lauren and I have been reading a book called The Sign of the Beaver for history.  I didn't realize how much she was enjoying it until a few days ago when a Native American village began to take shape in our yard.
Jacob helped her to make a bow and some arrows from some small branches.  She also fashioned a spear and began collecting wood for a fire and another tepee.
She asked me to bring my camera outside and take photos of her. I certainly wasn't going to say no.

I love it when my children make learning an adventure.
Lauren now has a tarp around her tepee, a fire pit, another tepee under construction, and all the amenities she may need as she acts this time in history out.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

I Blinked

Remembering September with a little collage today because... well just because I meant to do it in September and now it is October. And October is more than half over and yeah that's kind of how my fall is going.

I blinked.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Over the past year I have been working on documenting our life in photos.  I, of course,  have always taken photos of our family events, but this is story telling. The writer in me rejoices in finding another way to express my thoughts and feelings.  Documentary photography pushes me to look for the details, capture the moment, seek out the beauty of the light and shadows and be present in what is taking place around me.
Eventually these photos end up in a photo book that my family, especially my children, look at over and over again.  The beauty of this type of photography is that I don't hear any complaining from my boys and husband who do not like formal photographs.  They get to wear what they want, sit where they want, look where they want, be comfortable,  and be themselves.
It's a win-win situation!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Photo Journal~ 7/15/2016

 With all three of my boys on a missions trip in Kentucky it was pretty quite around here.  I did a lot less cooking, dish washing, and laundry.  Lauren and I went berry picking and picked 15 lbs between the two of us.  It was super hot and we tried to go as fast as possible.  I took a few photos with my phone, but we were on a mission to get out of the sun.  So later that day we went to look at our own blueberry.  I freelensed a few photos of Lauren and our growing blueberry bushes. Then it was to the pool to cool down and relax for a bit.

Our mornings were so quiet and this week.  This girl is a walking photo op.  One morning when she had just climbed out of the covers she was a little cold with just her summer nightie on.  She wrapped up in my sweater and I had to capture the moment.

 And when we weren't picking berries and eating them we were picking Queen Anne's Lace in beautiful sunsets.

What a blessed week!

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