Two weeks ago, I had the chance to visit my sister Katie in South Carolina.  We had planned this trip months ago, even before finding out that my sister would be leaving to spend a year working at an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. As the time approached, Hurricane Irma kept us in suspense.  We weren’t […]

Ask anyone who knew me at any point between 3rd grade and sophomore year of college and they will tell you – I was not getting married.  I just wasn’t.  My plan was to graduate from college, move to Colorado, and have lots of cats and if I got lucky, a horse or two. That […]

You guys, when I say I grew up in the woods, I’m not kidding.  This was my backyard, and I wouldn’t change a thing! Some of you know that I went home for a few days in July to visit my family.  My five days in New Hampshire were filled with quick visits with friends, […]

This past Saturday marked the first real day off I had had since February and also happened to be a gloriously sunny, breezy, warm, actually-feels-like-spring day.  The kind of day that makes me want to go plant a garden, even though past experience has taught me that that is a terrible idea that results in […]

When your brother-in-law’s dog has puppies you make time to go snuggle them.  You just do.  And maybe take a few photos here and there!  We somewhat spontaneously decided to drive over to the farm after work Saturday evening and it turned out to be a lovely evening away. Life seems much simpler when the puppies […]

As I am an introvert, writing about personal things does not come naturally and this post has been a draft on paper and in my heart for a long time! Stories, true and imagined, have fascinated me ever since I was a kid.  I was a voracious reader and my mom actually had to limit how many […]

You may have noticed that its been a tad warm lately.  I’m so thankful for little things…like completely perfect weather that we never could have planned for!  Wisconsin winters are not, as a rule, photographer friendly.  This past weekend was an exception and thankfully, Becky and I were able to take full advantage! Becky is a photographer friend […]

I’m just going to be honest.  My 2016 was positively ridiculous.  Its the year I gave up on from-scratch meals and started having our groceries delivered.  We consumed far to many chicken nuggets and my husband ran more errands (grabbing things I forgot) than he’s ever had to do in his entire life thus far.  The Chick-fil-A curbside pickup app […]