Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I took a week-long trip to Tennessee the week before Christmas to be with my Mom and sisters and their families. Unfortunately, my niece in France couldn't make it, or one nephew, and my guys weren't there either, but we had a blast, and it was wonderful to be with family. My sister and I made my niece Megan a photo album of her life up to high school graduation, I included one image of her looking at the album. She was pleased; we knew she would be.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
My Mother. She's a wonder. She's superwoman. She's intelligent, a caregiver extraordinaire. She put herself through school and was an RN and then a school nurse. She is so good at so many things, it's seems unfair, but I could never think negative thoughts because so many of those things she's done for ME. She's an excellent cook, seamstress, housekeeper, wife, mother, grandmother (now great-grandmother). She isn't just those things, as many are, she's the BEST at those things. She really is. I'm not just saying that because she's My Mom. She's always made us feel special, and took TIME with us... really, isn't that what kids really want anyway but don't always get enough of? TIME. With me, and more noticeably, since I'm older and can understand these things, with my kids. She makes incredible handmade gifts for everyone she loves and cares about. The possession I hold most dear in life is the quilt she made for me. And she's classy... dresses to perfection, head to toe. I don't understand where she gets all her energy, which has never diminished, even at age 82. She's been an incredible role model. I admire her more than anyone I know. I love her so much. Here's a peek at her awesome life. Isn't she beautiful? Inside and out.
Monday, September 13, 2010
So now I'm a grandma to THREE gorgeous grandchildren. My daughter-in-law Michelle (Carl's wife) gave birth to twins on August 2nd. Here are Taryn (6 lb 7 oz) and Leyton (6 lb 6 oz) at 4 hours old, with Daddy Carl, sister Kylah seeing them for the first time, and last but not least Uncle Bryan and Aunt Joanna holding the babies. My cup overflows!
Friday, July 16, 2010
I had the privilege of traveling to Bend, Oregon to be the photographer for my dear friend Jeff's wedding. Here are some of my favorite images of the wedding and of my time exploring this incredibly beautiful place. He works at a place called "Crystal Peaks Youth Camp," a haven for abandoned and abused horses where disadvantaged, disabled, and/or abused children can come and experience bonding and sometimes even healing. It's an amazing place. And ps - that heart shaped design on the horse is not photoshopped.