Yesterday, on a cold January morning in 1958, a young woman became a Mama with her first daughter. I'm told there was lots of snow and my dad was trying to keep the driveway clear for when it was time to head to the hospital. I made my debut at 9:10am at seven pounds something. … Continue reading Six life lessons
I believe as we get older, we lose our childhood ability to experience spontaneous joy. While many of us love to see snow with all its glistening beauty...we love it mainly from inside a warm home drinking hot chocolate and wearing fuzzy slippers. Especially when the temps are sub-freezing. However, there are times when a … Continue reading Spontaneous childhood joy
Every year I try and take some pics of the grand girls in Santa hats during the Christmas season. You would think this project would get easier as they get older (more cooperative?).....but that is not necessarily the case. This year I made a tactical error and tried to do this after an afternoon of … Continue reading Awwww Monday: Santa’s elves
How close to the moon does the tooth fairy soar with her arms so full she can hold no more? Could the tiny bright stars that hang in the sky be the teeth that fell down as she flew by? ― Denise Barry , What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with Our Teeth? Playing along … Continue reading Twix Lost Her First Tooth!
About a year ago I offered to take newborn photos of my BFF's first grand girl. The hospital's photographer didn't do a very good job and the new Mama was upset. Little did I realize I would completely fall in love with capturing this sweet girl's first year of life. Family photographs are so important. … Continue reading Sweet cherished memories
Well, I'm late to the party this month. If you are in the US, I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving. It seemed like I ate my way through November, but forgot to take photos for much of it. But, here's what I did manage to get for PJ's theme this month....Whatcha Eatin'? Whatcha Eatin'? … Continue reading November Photo Challenge: Whatcha eatin’?
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip. ~Henry Rollins October has put away … Continue reading Quieter and slightly subdued