My Blog · Photography

Rising Waters

August 2018 was a very wet month for Wisconsin (to say the least). These photographs were taken August 25th after the first round of storms went through earlier in the week. Since then we have had rain nearly everyday. Stores, homes and streets are flooded. Highways are washed out. There have been many who have… Continue reading Rising Waters

Camping · Children · Girl Scouts · My Blog

She be campin’

So Taylor is gone this week at Girl Scout 'Ninja Girl' camp. It is her first week-long overnight camp. The day before she left we were looking over her packing list and the camp map. While holding the map she turns and looks at me very straight-faced and says very matter of fact like "You… Continue reading She be campin’

Children · Family · My Blog · Photography · Travel

New England

This August Taylor and I went to New England to visit my folks. It was her first time on an airplane since she was one and a half. Due to how young she was, she really doesn't remember it. Ever since Tay learned that we would be going to visit Papa and Grandma she has… Continue reading New England

My Blog · Photography · Travel

Snippets of Denver & Westminster

On my most recent trip out to Colorado I was able to arrive a day early! This was wonderful because I spent time with my brother and meandering about with my camera. I ended up doing more relaxing and living in the moment than taking pictures. Honestly the weather was beautiful (aside from one hour… Continue reading Snippets of Denver & Westminster

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?