Letters From Santa

Last year, I created “Nice List” certificates and letters from Santa to send to a few kids I know. Pretty soon, I had friends of friends and complete strangers asking me for letters! Their kids were LOVING them. I decided to make it into a mini business this year based on last year’s feedback! If…

A New and Improved Imaginary Me

Most kids go through an imaginary friend stage. Some adults go through it too, but I think we refer to that as Schizophrenia. When we were kids, my sister had a set of imaginary friends who would only come out to play when the toilet was being flushed. Bizarre, yes, but it seemed harmless enough.…

Unusual Punishment

One of the things that scares me most about having children is the discipline you have to instill in them if you want them to be healthy, tolerable, functioning humans. I don’t mean discipline as in “will I spank my child or not?”, because if I have a kid anything like I was, the answer will be…

Fall Photo Crazed

This Fall, I’ve been going a bit photo crazy. I’ve been traveling, doing some random photo shoots for friends and my students, and just enjoying being behind the lens again. Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on lately! Chinese Lovebirds in North Carolina One of Isaac’s classmates from business school asked me…

My Favorite Formaldehyde Sweater

A few months ago, my mom told me about a new laundry detergent that she had discovered called Molly’s Suds. It was “all natural with no harmful chemicals” she excitedly told me. The words “all natural” make me very cautious these days. I have discovered that when a cleaning product calls  itself “all natural” it…

Toddler Rules

“No matter how old you are, no matter how badass you think you are, if a toddler hands you a ringing toy phone, you answer it.” My dad happens to be a fantastic leader of military operations during the week, and toy phone answer-er on the weekends. Such a good grandpa 🙂 Thank you Char for the…

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…

Memories

Sometimes when I am doing a completely normal task like brushing my teeth or loading the dishwasher, a memory from my childhood will appear out of nowhere. I don’t have a lot of early childhood memories. In fact, I don’t really remember anything before the age of 8 or 9. Sure I can recall houses…

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…