Who’s Dat?

My phone’s face time feature connected with my sisters’. Liam gasped and said “who’s dat!?” Char and I burst into laughter, he had never said that before! How funny, innocent, and surprising a 16 month old can be. This boy has stolen my whole heart! I could not be more thankful to live in a…

Rude Awakening

At 4am this morning I was rudely awakened by someone punching me in the jugular. That someone was me, assisted by my right fist. You know that stage of sleep where you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, where you often startle yourself completely awake? Well my “startling awake” was more of a…

Happy Birthday, Liam!

Dear Liam, Today is your first birthday! You have been on this planet for 365 days and in that short time, you have impacted the lives of so many different people. It is a bizarre feeling to love a person before you even know him or her, but I did. As soon as I saw…

Liam’s Dedication

Today my nephew Liam will be dedicated at my sister’s Church in Northern Virginia. I am not able to make the trip there, but I wanted to share the letter that Charlotte and her husband have written to Liam for the occasion. It is such a beautiful expression of a mother and father’s love for…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Challenge: Today! This week’s theme is a bit different (but you like that, don’t you?) – it’s about TODAY. This day. The day you’re reading and reacting to this post. Get your camera out, right now, and snap a picture to share with everyone!  Sometimes I have a hard time getting through the day without a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN

Challenge: Sun. We’ve done sunset before, but what about when the sun, in its full glory, is the feature of your photo? This is a photograph that I took for my friends, Kim and Brandon. I love a good sunburst shot, and I wanted this one to emphasize the baby she was carrying. I like how…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Challenge: Two Subjects.  This “theme” is more of a composition challenge. Share a picture with two subjects!  A few months ago I photographed my sister-in-law and her family so they could have a non-cheesy Christmas card to send out to loved ones. There is nothing worse than receiving a Christmas card that looks like it could…