Camping · Family · My Blog · Photography · Travel

Point Beach State Forest

Camping is our families way of disconnecting from everyday life and reconnecting with each other. Recently we went to Point Beach State Forest, located right outside of Two Rivers, WI. Originally we were going to spend the weekend on Madeline Island, but due to recent storms and flooding we made the decision to go somewhere… Continue reading Point Beach State Forest

Books · My Blog · Travel

Magical Moments

This June while in Denver, I went to the Tattered Cover Bookstore on 16th Street. It ended up being my own piece of heaven here on earth. Something was different, special if you will. Something about the way the staff member each wrote a note and recommendations on some of the books. The worn and… Continue reading Magical Moments

My Blog · Self · Travel

Insignificant Significance

As the waves break against the shore, Lake Michigan reminds me of how small I am and how vast the world is. The sound overpowers everything else. I am unable to hear anything - even my own thoughts. That is what I love about nature. This is the escape I crave. As I sit and… Continue reading Insignificant Significance

Anxiety · Learning · My Blog

Don’t try. Do.

I hold myself to high standards. Always have. Many times they are unrealistic standards, especially after getting sick. Frequently I have forgotten to adjust my expectations (mostly out of habit). I forget that things are different now. This is how I get into trouble. Other times I think it is my personality. No matter how… Continue reading Don’t try. Do.

Learning · My Blog · Self-Care

Problems

Every single person, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity faces problems. Albeit different ones and to varying degrees. This week while reading  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, I came across this quote: "When we feel that we're choosing our problems, we feel empowered. When we feel that our problems are being forced upon… Continue reading Problems

Health · My Blog · Transverse Myelitis

Would I have done things differently?

If I had known I would get sick; that I would lose so much sensation, muscle control and certain abilities, such as:  be unable to run, jump or stand on my tippy toes - what would that knowledge have changed?  Would I have stressed and agonized about the impending loss? probably Would I have relished and… Continue reading Would I have done things differently?

Children · Learning · My Blog · Parenting

Limitless

I want to teach my daughter that she can do anything. Anything that she puts in time and effort to achieve. Nothing is only for boys or only for girls. If there is something she wants to do or learn it can be done. Everything just takes research, practice and dedication. In the last few months I… Continue reading Limitless

My Blog · Photography · Self · Travel

Road Trippin’

Last weekend I drove 300 miles to Big Lake, Minnesota. I went to visit my dear friend Carrie. Since she moved to Minnesota I have only seen her when she comes to Madison. This has been eating at me. Part of the problem was that I had some serious health problems and after my recovery… Continue reading Road Trippin’

Children · My Blog · Photography

Through Her Eyes

Over the last six months Taylor has been taking pictures with her Fuji film Instax Mini 9. In essence it is a modern mini Polaroid camera. She received it as a gift for Christmas last year. Recently while picking up around the house I gathered and assembled all the photographs I stumbled upon. I enjoyed… Continue reading Through Her Eyes

Children · Learning · My Blog · Photography

Posing for Portraits

Natural light is my dear friend. It has assisted me thus far on my photography journey. Until now. Recently I have been trying to learn how to take studio style portraits with an off camera flash setup. Here are a few of my images, well more than a few of Taylor, but who's counting?? The… Continue reading Posing for Portraits