Sam turns 17

My youngest daughter just turned 17! It feels so very unreal to me! Asked her to take a few pictures on her birthday, she surprised me and said, “yes!”



You are the beauty that is an old soul,

I have always known.

Your face is a million shining stars and your hair is a haven of all the wild things that make our hearts break and expand and gasp for air.

You, my darling girl, are everything in life and more.

Of this please always be sure.


Snow trip

We took the kids to the snow but there was hardly any this year! They still had fun and I got to play with my camera so it was a win-win kinda day.


Went to Sacramento to stay in a hotel with my husband so I could take him to the airport early the next morning for his work trip to Wisconsin. He took me to dinner at The Cheese Cake Factory for my early birthday dinner since he won’t be here to celebrate with me! This will be the first birthday in 28 years that we will not be together the day of. I miss him already and just dropped him off this morning. I got out and took some pictures while I was there because I carry my camera EVERYWHERE. It is literally a part of my soul.