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Monthly Archives: November 2011


Having one car means that when the temperatures drop, I reluctantly leave the comfort of my warm, cozy bed to face a blast of frigid air, frozen truck, and icy roads as I drive the one mile (less?) to drop Jake at work. I’d prefer to stay sleepily tucked away, but love calls. I’d face…

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O’ Christmas Tree 2011

It’s Christmastime. Can’t you just feel it? I may be inconsistent in my blogging, but I always make time share our official welcome to Christmas. Putting up our Christmas tree is filled with tradition and memories. It’s one of my most treasured moments of the year. You can see my previous years’ posts here: 2008,…

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Giving Thanks

Winter came with a vengeance this year! Last week we got a crazy amount of snow and wind. Our little island was isolated for days as planes couldn’t make it in or out. I can already tell that I’m going to enjoy this holiday season. I love having an excuse to stay home and do…

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad lately. It was his birthday last week and I didn’t get to talk to him. (Happy Birthday Dad!!) He’s in South Africa with my mom serving a mission for our church. They will be gone for two years. That’s a long time to be away from family….

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Good Life

I have a million things to do today. I have the last photography workshop of the season on Saturday. (Can you believe I did 14 workshops this year?!) Along with getting the house clean, and doing some grocery shopping for that, I also have several hours worth of work at Simply b that must get…

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A well conceived plan.

I am a planner. When it comes to decisions, I spend most of my time in the planning and preparing stage. Often I change my mind and decide to do something completely different than I had originally planned. It works for Jake and I, but it can drive those around us crazy. My family doesn’t…

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