Learning · My Blog

A Year of Wine

Over the last year I have taken on the exciting challenge of learning all about wine. Not to be confused with learning to whine or practicing my ability to whine. Although, I must confess; there were times that I did whine before, during and after consuming wine. Wine. Oh yes, wine, wine, wine. One of… Continue reading A Year of Wine

My Blog · Photography

Rally and Protest

Today I stumbled onto some excitement while downtown Madison. As I went to drop my daughter off at theatre class, we noticed a very heavy police presence on State Street. So, after getting her checked in, I went to investigate. There was a loud crowd of people towards the end of State Street near the… Continue reading Rally and Protest

Learning · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018 Resolution  blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution

Marriage · My Blog · Photography

I fall over and over again…

I fall nearly everyday, deeper and deeper in love with the man I vowed to spend the rest of my life with. Nicholas does a great job of making me feel so very loved. It is generally not with grand gestures, but rather with all the little things he does. It is him slipping out… Continue reading I fall over and over again…

ADHD · Anxiety · My Blog

Strenuous Moments

Energy envelops me; Buzzing, pulsating around me, seeping into my ears. Thunder of footsteps reverberates through the house. Voices echoing; My heart... lub-DUB, lub-DUB, lub-DUB . Inhale, exhale, my breath is in my chest and ears. Creaking of furniture, crinkling of wrappers, clinking of glass or ceramics. Can't think - everything echos (echos...echos...echos...). Woosh, swish,… Continue reading Strenuous Moments

Learning · My Blog · Photography

Engagement Session

Last weekend I shot my first engagement session. This was very exciting and nerve wrecking all at once. It was  37 degrees out, windy and very cloudy. This produced quite a few challenges for me to overcome. Cold: not great weather to be outside in, a challenge to keep them warm and happy, red and… Continue reading Engagement Session

Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Let loose!

Sometimes we get too caught up with life. Work. Family. extracurriculars. Expectations. It is good to shake out your limbs and soul on occasion and loosen up. Laugh. Be silly. Goof off.  Don't conform. I try to have these loosening up moments regularly. Taking a second to remember you don't have to conform to social… Continue reading Let loose!

Camping · Family · My Blog · Parenting

Kids do the darndest things

In our home we generally have humans sleep on mattresses and canines sleep in dog beds. However, earlier this week our adorable child decided she was going to switch things up a bit. We kissed her good night and sent her upstairs to bed. A little while later when my husband and I made our… Continue reading Kids do the darndest things