See this glorious yellow bush of wonder? It’s a desert delight called Lady Banks Rose. I have a slight love/hate relationship with it. I hate that it only blooms like this once a year in the springtime, for about a month. Then it goes back to being a green vine/bush for the rest of the year. At first, I thought “What a joke! Why can’t it look that way longer than just a short, ridiculous month??”Read More
Three things about me:
Wind. I love the wind. I live in a desert valley, and experience wind throughout the year. Not the horrendous strong winds that we get, but the soft windy days that make the trees come alive.
One of the great educational gems in life are a little something called podcasts. My goodness, how much I’ve learned from podcasts. I have subscribed to a variety of podcasts ranging all topics from homeschooling, photography, motherhood, minimalism, and more. I’ve especially learned some great tips for my photography business from podcasts.Read More
It’s Friday! That used to mean big party plans when I was in college, but as a mom now, it just means cookies and movie night with my kiddos.
I’m going to share three things about me on Fridays. I just thought it would be fun:)Read More
I have something wonderful to share with you today. When I’m not taking pictures, I love to play piano and compose songs. Granted, I haven’t composed any new songs in a long time due to the busyness of mothering, but I was blessed last December to compose a song. It’s a song that was inspired by the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our world today. So much sadness in precious souls ending their lives.Read More
I woke up today like many others seeing the horrible news of an act of cruelty that happened last night, not far down the freeway from my home. My heart broke, as I heard of so many people killed for no reason at all. My heart softened towards my kids, as I tried to be a little more patient with them. We talked about choices that people make, and how bad choices have awful consequences. We talked about being more kind and forgiving quicker, to put aside our differences, and to just love more.
I look at this picture I took last week of my son enjoying the simple happiness of blowing bubbles. I know that there are many parents who are grieving today, my heart breaks for them. How important it is to notice life happening around us, and to try not to be so hard hearted. I appreciated the words of a police officer saying that we need to put aside our views on the NFL, Trump, taking a knee, and more, and to just come together in unity and help each other. That's the most important thing right now.
Please pray for the families who are crying today, and please try to slow down and notice the little things in life. Give more hugs, and laugh more. Forgive. These are my thoughts today.