Back-to-School Shopping 2014


It’s tax-free weekend in Alabama, and we’re going to try to take advantage. The big kids could use some new threads for the school year. Before we ever left the house, the two younger kids were whining about having to go. I can’t blame them; they come by it honest because their mother has set […]

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Summer Favorites


What’s up, Internet (and family & friends)?! Today is the last Friday of our summer vacation. School starts next week, and, to be totally honest, I’m not happy about it. Of all the summers for school to begin the first week of August,  they had to choose the mildest summer in recent memory. This past […]

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Mom and Me (photography session)


In April, before the craziness of summer 2014, I had the privilege of photographing this wonderful family again. They are just precious. Abi is beautiful, and her daughter is such a sweetheart. I just love the way this session turned out. The weather was perfect, and Hadassah loved swinging. OK, the above photo is not […]

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Weekend Recap


Friday was a fun day. Karl took the day off, and we just piddled around the house. We met up with our geocaching friends for lunch at a local Chinese food restaurant. After lunch, we piddled around some more before it was time to pick Hannah up from school. Wow, this is riveting. Are you […]

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I’m a little excited


For the first decade of our marriage, my dear husband refused to agree to take our family camping. In fact, this conversation became a running joke between us: Me: Hey! You know what would be fun? Karl: Let me guess…CAMPING? Me: Yes! Karl: NO. I grew up with many wonderful camping experiences with my grandparents, […]

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