Fireweed is a very attractive flowering plant that tends to love disturbed places.  It is the first plant to bloom after a fire destroys the area. It’s bloom a vibrant beautiful magenta to purple color. Like those of many weedy plants, its seeds can lie dormant for many years, awaiting the warmth necessary […]

Fireweed ~ Because even when it’s dark there is beauty.

July 1, 2017

I could not sleep last night. I tried, I fought, I pretended but sleep would not come. So I pulled out my bible, grabbed my color pencils, and put on the song “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns. The first scripture I read, the first coloring I did resonated in my heart. “He Said unto […]

Eight Steps Back……Because Not Every Journey Only Moves Forward

June 8, 2017

Do you remember when you started out? When Joel was only 2 months old and you would study “How To Use Your Camera” PDF’s at 2AM while nursing him? Do you remember that as your business grew you started to meet other photographers………..and that’s when you realized how they all fall into 2 categories that […]

Dear Younger Me……….

June 6, 2017

Warmth. If I had to use one word to describe my time in Italy that would be it. It seems strange for me to say that now, because the truth is I kind of stood out like a sore thumb in most of the places we went. Especially to the street vendors…it was like they […]

A Trip To Italy ~ A Long Awaited Meeting ~ Tears, Laughter, Fears Faced, & Unmeasured Joy….

February 28, 2017

“she guessed my favorite color first try.. but between me and u……. i didnt even have a favorite color until she yelled out yellow!! she was hella excited n smiling like a little kid. so i told her she was right and i havent seen yellow the same since, its in everything. i could probably […]

And they danced straight into the sun…

October 4, 2016

My body is not perfect. It is round and soft and a size super squishy. This body has been loved by the same man for 16 years. He adores me, can’t keep his hands off, he lust after me…….sometimes society makes me feel ashamed of how much he loves me. There’s a bridge society……….go jump […]

I am not every person…I am only me and in that I am also EVERY Woman in the World.

June 30, 2016

But baby that don’t mean I’m not dang good. Let me start by just being as open and as honest as I can be.  First I am fat…..yes..F A T. Gasp…dear Lord she said the F word. I did. It’s descriptive, it describes my body shape. I don’t remember ever not being fat. I don’t […]

Never Going To Be Your Rockstar……..

March 8, 2016

“So tell me,” She said, “Do you have a passion/ dream besides photography?” Of course I do. We all do. It’s about dreams, seeing the unseen, it’s what drives us. But here is my answer. Here is my dream. ……………I dream of a kitchen full of friends. Family. I dream of odd ingredients, pure ingredients, […]

Tell Me A Dream You Have….

January 22, 2016

When you have been married for as long as I have….sleeping alone because your hubbies job has him out of town is not fun. So it comes down to sleeping alone or sleeping with a 10 year old wiggle worm. As much as I would like to tell him no when he ask, the truth […]

Random Life…..

October 13, 2015

So last night my sweet hubby was sick. He doesn’t get sick very often and doesn’t handle it so well, but who can blame him, he’s only been sick 4 times in the last 16 years, so it’s completely understandable. As bed time approached he refused to move from his curled up comfy position on […]

Way To Small….

September 17, 2015