So I watched the movie, “The Longest ride” finally. Nicholas Sparks is a true storyteller……and I wish I had more time to read his works. This one though…I will always remember it. It resonated with me in so many ways. For me her name was Dorthy, she lived in the highrise where I worked as […]

~All Of The Pieces and The Longest Ride~

July 17, 2015

It was a Wednesday when I got the message asking me if we would be willing to open our home to an exchange student. His original home was unable to take him and he needed a new host family. It wasn’t something we thought we were prepared for, but our family believes in helping any […]

Lorenzo, Our Italian Son ~ ISE Student Exchange

February 2, 2015

I don’t remember ever not being different. I don’t remember ever not being judged for my size…by most everyone. I don’t remember there ever being one single person who didn’t judge my size and blame me for it…….the negative always out weighs any positive that existed…..that’s life. I never met a Dr who cared enough […]

Beautiful Heartbreak

September 29, 2014

Today I bought a rug for the livingroom floor. I decided this was an amazing accomplishment for the day, no joke.  Today started after only 4 hours of sleep.  My youngest spilled syrup all over the table for breakfast. They took out the dogs to potty and tracked mud all through the kitchen when they […]

Dear Normal Struggling Moms Everywhere….

September 18, 2014

I’ve heard it all, I really have. From, “you’ll never be a good photographer with out off camera flash” to “Your logo is way too plain. Clients are going to hate it.” and then the ever wonderful, “your website is boring and you need to update it, make it more modern.”   The last one I […]

Loving Your Style & Saying Thanks To The Nay Sayers ~ For The Photographer

June 6, 2014

I owe it to all my clients. The biggest hugest Thank You there is. I really do. I think it is time I let it out, because lately my mind has been on how much my life, my heart, my spirit has changed in subtle ways since June 2013. For a while there I was […]

Have I Said Thank You Lately?

March 1, 2014

It’s something I have always done. Use the few precious moments give to me to speak to a stranger, to smile, to say hi, to spread joy. So of course to me, this is a natural habit that all people do….right??  Apparently not. Some people even see it as odd. So while in New Orleans […]

So She Called it Drive By Friending….

December 30, 2013

Sometimes in the middle of our busy lives he does something so amazing, so thoughtful, so beautiful. Yesterday was one of those days when his heart, his words on paper, reached right in and touched my soul. That’s what happens when your blessed enough to truly find your soul-mate. It is the most amazing thing, […]

A Letter Of Love, Life, & Truth

December 16, 2013

In life negativity will always come. People will push you down, they will talk about you, and criticize your mistakes. You will feel alone, lost, and abandon. It’s life, and it is a roller coaster ride. But…… You always have a choice. You can choose to let the negativity, mistakes, and judges of your life […]

Here’s To Being An Overcomer…

October 17, 2013

You are my wild, my crazy, my fun. You are my belly laugh, no worries, tickle monster fun day. You are my quiet, my hope, my future. You are everyday I live, exist. You are my pride, my smile, my heart. You are my depth, my way, my direction. You take my breath away, make […]

You are my crazy, my wild, my fun….

October 14, 2013