Remembering Grandpa Pete

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller

Beachin’

It would appear that the only times I’ve taken pictures with my camera instead of my phone this summer were beach and lake days when everyone is swimsuit clad and we are near the water (which ironically is probably the worst time to grab a camera, but whatever). Below are some moments from when we…

June 2020

We’re more than halfway through summer (and 2020!) This summer definitely has moved at a slower pace. There’s been less hustle and rush and I’m not mad about it. Walks around our neighborhood and park visits. Chasing the ice cream truck. Working on our landscaping, the house, and the garden, and decluttering. And shooting a…

Three, Six, Nine (and Six Months)

For nearly a month now, I’ve had “Take Archer’s 6 Month pics on my to-do list.” And I’m satisfied to say that about five minutes before he turned seven months old, I got them done! If that doesn’t deserve a self-high five, what does? I also realized my family is at this neat moment where…

April & May 2020

Alternate titles for this post included “Love in a Time of Corona” as well as “Straight Outta Quarantine,” but I just decided to go with what I’ve been consistently titling these monthly/bi-monthly life updates complete with iPhone photos. I haven’t really written much about my thoughts/feelings/experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it seemed like EVERYONE…

Family Photos Spring 2020

Last month, we had family photos taken by my friend Tricia! The purpose was for the Hudson Neighbors magazine feature, but she was kind enough to snap way more for us. I know it seems like we are always getting family photos done (and it sure feels that way for my own family I know!)….

Taking a Hard Look in the Mirror

I feel like all I have been doing this past week is absorbing news and observing everyone’s reaction to the news. (The news being the death of George Floyd and the protest and riots, just in case you haven’t been on Earth for the past week). I assure you, even though I haven’t written, my…

Cece’s Photography

One week ago I let Cece borrow my old Canon rebel with the kit lens. She had asked if she could use it a few other times, and honestly, I’m running out of ideas and activities around here so I said sure. I gave her a few tips, but then just let her do her…

Eat, Wear, Read: New mom edition

I know when I need a distraction in life, I like to turn to food, clothes, and books. So if that sounds like you, then enjoy today’s content. I’m throwing it back to my new-mom-of four days. Things had to be simple, stretchy, and comforting for the first few months of this year with the…