lessons from the cactus

Last week I went with my sister to go visit my dad in Arizona.  It was a wonderful time in the sun and warmthView full post »

what i want her to know

  This past weekend we continued a tradition we started last year with the kids… Evie and I spend aView full post »

674 days later

Below are some photos of sweet Olivia. Olivia was placed in the foster care of an amazing family from our churchView full post »

another christmas with my little family

I love Christmas at home with my little family. This year we went to go see a movie together on Christmas Eve (View full post »


I love traditions.  I especially love the ones around this time of year.  And as my kids are getting older I’mView full post »

treasures in the normal day

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before youView full post »

Letting my voice be known….

Four years ago on election day I shared a post on my blog where I voiced my personal opinions regarding a fewView full post »

a return to Chicago

What seems like ions ago, D and I started what became a yearly tradition of going on a quick getaway to ChicagoView full post »

playin’ at the park

Last week I met this sweet family at a park to photograph them while they played.  I can’t believe it&#View full post »