2.5 years later…

I have no idea how it happened.  None.  Two and a half years have passed by since I last posted anything here, and that just blows my mind.  It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.  Maybe a year, year and a half at most. Nope.  Two.  And a half.

A lot has happened in those three years, too.  School years, birthdays, and recitals have come and gone.  We moved into a larger house and a different school zone.  I returned to college (again) for a nursing degree…which I will finish in December.  Meredith started middle school, stopped taking dance, and started playing the flute in the  band.  Lilah is in third grade, in gifted classes in school, and is taking dance.  Ellie is almost five now and starts PRE-K next year (how did that happen??).

Two and a half years.  It’s amazing how quickly time flies.




Sea Nettles

One of my favorite parts of aquariums are the jelly fish, especially sea nettles.  I love their colors and patterning, and the graceful way they flow through the water.  I could honestly watch them undulate and bounce off of each other all day.  Beautiful creatures.

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I stepped outside of the box a little bit and converted these.  I wanted the graphic patterns and shadows in the bells and tentacles to stand out more, and I felt the nettles’ natural oranges and reds and the bright blue from the aquarium lights overshadowed those features.   I love how they look even more luminous and delicate.

Laughing goat says….

I suck at blogging.



I have no idea how mommy bloggers do it.  Seriously, no clue.  I have every intention of writing a post, and then…well, usually I get sidetracked.  And that sidetrack get sidetracked.  And so forth.

Ah, well.  As long as I post something sometime.  🙂


I was sitting with the wee one this past Thursday evening, and saw an awesome orange reflection on the wall.  I put her down, grabbed the camera, and saw this amazing sunset.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to hop in the car and go anywhere else to capture it, so the view from my front yard will have to do.Sunset2-7 branches Yeah, I *still* haven’t taken the Christmas lights off of the tree.  I put the fake snowman away…that counts, right?




So, 2013.

New year, new blog, new goals.

A few of the goals are the normal beginning of the year type…eat better, exercise, organize something…all of the things we’re programmed to aspire to because doing those things will magically make life better.   Others are relative to more personal interests, specifically reviving my creative side.  I created this blog to have a place to show off the creative things I manage to do, and to document I’ve actually done them.  A good majority will be photography related, but I’ll try to throw in some arts and crafts too.  😉

Other than capturing all the cute things my kids and cats do, I hope to learn all the cool things my new camera can do, work towards being happy with what I create, play with new concepts, get back to the creative aspects of my life I’ve let slide (Illo anyone?), and have loads of fun.  This project is for me, and getting back into doing what makes me happy.

Feel free to look around, say hi, leave a nice comment or two.  Constructive criticism is always welcome, but please keep it constructive.  Don’t get nasty on my blog…I reserve the right to moderate comments, and if I feel something is out of line I will take care of it.

And, as much as I wish I didn’t have to say it, please don’t take my images.  If you see something you like and want to use it for something, ask me first.