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This blog is about stories and how I've captured them with my camera -- some of the stories are about me and my family, and some of the stories are about other people, and some of the stories are probably a lot like yours. Here's a bit of my story: I am a momma of two ornery boys and a creative girl and married to an amazing guy. We have moved lots, which has been a challenge for me, but has taught me a lot, and drawn our family even closer together. God is the center of our home, and His grace has helped us through some pretty crazy journeys. The house we live in is small but cozy, and our favorite thing to do there is have Family Pizza & Movie Night. I find dark chocolate extremely tasty, and I love baking, which leads to the fact that though I wouldn't say I necessarily LOVE running, I do it to try to keep sane and avoid having to buy an entirely new, bigger wardrobe.
My great grandma gave me her Brownie camera when I was about 8 years old. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Photography has grown from something I love to do into something that has become part of who I am. I'm passionate about capturing personalities, love, and the story of people's lives and reflecting it as art. Art that continues to tell the story, no matter what else has happened around us. Life is always changing… kids grow, we lose people we love, we add new people to our families and lives. I cherish being able to remember each part of the story along the way, and I adore helping others remember each part, too, for a lifetime.
I think I’m going to start doing some Friday posts about some of my favorite things. Just for fun. They will probably mostly be about food, because I guess eating is one of the most exciting things I do in my life or something. If you like food like I do, you may want to check in from time to time to see if I’ve tasted something that you’ve never had, because you may just need to eat it. Or drink it. So here’s the first one, and so of course I will start with something yummy! My friend, Sue, introduced me to these at Christmas time. They are best with aged white cheddar, which can also be found at Trader Joe’s, but I save that for special occasions. I used to save the crackers for special occasions, too, but every time I went to Trader Joe’s and walked past these delicious, sweet, crispy things, they called out to me until I finally gave in. I have been dipping them in garlic roasted hummus. Fabulous. And I finished this box all by myself in 2 days.
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Somehow this fun family slipped through the blogging cracks last summer! *GASP!!* But how fun to blog lovely summer images just as the weather is starting to finally turn warm here in the midwest?? Only a few more weeks of school and it will be here. I can hardly believe it! I think the winter stuck around so long, I just didn’t believe it was ever going to go away, and so May snuck up on me, and now here it all comes, ready or not! I believe I am very ready . Ready for all these gorgeous flowers and green things. And picnic blankets and shorts. Sandals and warm sunshine. Yes. More than ready.
Someone had a birthday last week. We just had a quiet little celebration at home. He got to pick the menu ~ lasagna and strawberry cake. It was an amazing combo. He’s an amazing kid.