P52.3: Who We Become – victorious

Hello friends!  It’s been a while.  I will only be popping in here sporadically until next month, but here is my image for “victorious”.  It was taken on Whidbey Island when we were visiting with some of our favorite relatives.  Please click HERE to visit Who We Become and see the other victorious images this week.


100 Days of Summer (the first week or so)

I’m participating in a project this summer – taking a photo everyday for 100 days.  I don’t have a great success rate with shooting everyday, but I am hoping that my plate will be clearer this summer and that I can document the free-er days.  I will try to post the photos here every week (ish).  Here are the first 9 days, with some photos you’ve already seen.  Wish me luck!

Day 1 – Washington High Desert Sunset

Summer-1-May 22, 2015

Day 2 – Whitefish Lake (Whitefish Montana)

Summer-1-May 23, 2015

Day 3 – Glacier National Park – The Hikers

Summer-1-May 24, 2015

Day 4 – The Brave Tree on The Long Road Home

Summer-1-May 25, 2015

Day 5 – Rocco turns 6

Summer-1-May 26, 2015

Day 6 – Small Girl, Big Cone

Summer-1-May 27, 2015

Day 7 – Her First Watch

Summer-1-May 28, 2015

Day 8 – Crab Hunting at Lincoln Park

Summer-1-May 29, 2015

Day 9 – Ethan the Dog Walker

Summer-1-May 30, 2015

Let Them Be Little (88)

My image from this week for Let Them Be Little was taken near the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.  I knew that Washington had a desert, but I have to admit that it was hard to imagine until we saw it with our eyes.  And I wasn’t the only one blown away.  Please click HERE to visit Let Them Be Little and see all the kids this week.


P52.3 – Who We Become – Hidden

This week on Who We Become, we are exploring the word “hidden.”  We were at Glacier National Park for Memorial Day and took quite a long hike (considering we had 4 kids who were all 6 and under) to this gorgeous lake hidden in the mountains.  Please click HERE to visit Who We Become and see all the hidden images this week.


Letters to Our Daughters (May 2015)

I have been participating in a blog circle with some wonderful photographers who are also mothers of girls. Each month (more or less), we write a letter to our daughters to preserve thoughts and memories of this time in our lives. I treasure being able to do this for my girls and I love the chance to see the messages that my friends leave for their own daughters. You can access all the letters by clicking HERE. Once you have read my letter, please follow continue on to see what my friend Nicole Johnson wrote to her daughter Chloe by clicking HERE.


Dear Avery and Alexa,

I am writing you this letter from a hotel room in Whitefish, Montana.  Tomorrow we are off to explore Glacier National Park.  We drove yesterday to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and then the rest of the way today.  It was a last-minute trip.  We were having dinner last Sunday with our friends – the parents of your friends Max and Teddy – who had plans to come here and invited us along.  We decided to join, though the timing meant we would have to drive here rather than train or fly, and we truly had almost no idea what we were getting into.  But your dad and I promised each other adventures and so you two – our biggest adventures of all – come along for our crazy rides.

I think that this adventuring has helped you both to be more adventurous yourselves.  That picture above is from your first soccer practice, and the ones below are a mixture of that one and the following week.  (Yes, that’s right – I am now officially a soccer mom.)  I am so proud of you both for how you’ve thrown yourselves into this and are having so much fun.  It’s so wonderful to watch you run around and play!

I hope that, as you grow older, you continue to love all the amazing things that your body lets you do.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful life – to be able to take trips, see beautiful places, hike mountains, and to run fast, play games, and spend time with our friends.  Have fun and go on all the adventures that you can handle (though I do recommend naps in between).  I love you and am so very proud of you!