Archive for August, 2012


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

When I took pictures of my #2 this summer (see them HERE),  I was shocked by how much he looked like my sister’s #2.   Here is my nephew, in the same outfit, a very handsome look-alike.

Wild About First Grade

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

My girl is so ready for first grade! She is bursting with excitement, especially after visiting the classroom for registration and meet-the-teacher.  Here she is reading our favorite books:


Monday, August 13th, 2012

I’m addicted.  It took me forever to upgrade to a smart phone, and I must admit that my desire for Instagram tipped the scales.  I now have the option of using my iPhone camera, my purse camera, or the ‘big’ camera when heading out in the world.  A sampling of my phone pictures:

Left to right:

1. Reunited with Runza fries  2. Cannon ball for Big B  3. My sister and I (yes, we are twins)  4. Pink faux hawk for soccer tournament  5. Orchid  6. Deserted DFW at 4 am  7. Grilled shrimp  8. Chinese Lantern Festival in STL  9. Cousins playing Sequence  10. Cafe du Monde deliciousness

The Stitches Story

Friday, August 10th, 2012

I traveled solo with the kids for two 400 mile road trips (15 hours in the car) and survived.  There was a pit stop for stitches, however.  We headed out from Omaha toward St. Louis, choosing Columbia, Missouri for an easy overnight stop with indoor pool.  The kids swam for an hour, and I offered a five minute hot tub break to entice them OUT of the pool and toward our room.   Seconds later, E-Man was screaming and bleeding.   The hot tub bubble maker thingie sliced between his toes for a nasty cut.

The hotel staff printed out directions to the nearest clinic, and off we went.  My man got two stitches in his foot, leaving with a flip-flop on one foot and a home made bootie.   We successfully made it to St. Louis the next morning.  The end.

A Before and After:


Saturday, August 4th, 2012

My daughter has declared herself an anti-princess: she does not like princess things and will no longer wear pink.  Purple, however, is totally acceptable.  This session was for her sixth birthday back in June.   I love these images, especially the ones with the cape.  Because some girls can be superheroes rather than princesses!