Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Z-man competed in his first official 5K race yesterday.

He was very excited to do this and was happy with how he ran.


The rain held off as well as this extreme heat wave we are now experiencing.

Next year I would like to participate in the race. . .except I’ll be walking, not running.



Last Tuesday I had a fun afternoon of taking pictures with my friend, Kathy.

This is my favorite. . .


The catch lights in her eyes are just what I am looking for.  The sun was shining toward her but she was shaded enough to not be squinting or have shadows on her face.


Mr. A lost his second tooth last week. . .and swallowed it!


One afternoon I noticed that I’d been running around with only one earing.  Did the other one fall off I wondered?  I sure hoped not. . .it was a nice pair which Mr. E. bought after I had my ears pierced at age 40.  I was relieved to see the other earing was sitting on my bathroom counter.  I evidently was racing around in the morning, got distracted and never put the other one on!

I only have three kids home this week. 

So I hope to make it a productive one around here.

Sunday Blessings,


Thursday, July 7, 2011


I took many family reunion photos over the past holiday weekend.

Mr. E was my right hand man for each of these shoots and I could not have done it without him OR Papa and Oma who watched the chickens while we slipped away.



Cousins are different beautiful flowers in the same garden

– Author Unknown.


Today we said good-bye to H-man who headed out of town on an adventure with

Papa and Oma.

They will pick up cousin Rachael on Saturday and head to Pennsylvania for an intergenerational Road Scholar trip.  This will be the third journey Oma and Papa have taken with the grandchildren.

No doubt, many memories will be created and we will enjoy their stories of remembering upon their return. 

Lovin’ these beautiful summer days!

Happy Thursday!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

workshop, wildflowers & worry


Last weekend I attended a Donna Boucher photography workshop.

It was a wonderful adventure for me .

I was happy to have a few of my lingering photography questions answered.

Lighting is always key.

And when the lighting is just right your subject “pops”. . .



Donna has a fun personality and planned a full day of learning for all six of us.




Yesterday Mr. E. picked wildflowers for me from the side of the road.

Aren’t they purty?


I always wondered if it was legal to pick wildflowers off the roadside.

So I Googled it. 

I Google everything.

Here’s what I found. . .

Wildflower picking or plucking in illegal in Wisconsin, and Wisconsin is one of the few states that has a wildflower protection law. It was passed in 1923. People then were concerned that indiscriminate wildflower picking and grazing were causing the decline of these attractive plants.

So shhhh don’t tell. 

I’m going to continue enjoying my flowers.

The message at church today was based on Proverbs 3:5-6.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

This is a verse to ward off the worries life throws my way.

Simply trust.

Don’t lean.

Walk in His path.

Sunday Blessings,