Category Archive: Around the House

As I Am, With You…

/ / …and As We Are, With You. . This is the first of twelve in a series, or collaboration, that I will be creating along with some other moms and photographers… called As We Are,… Continue reading

In the Living Years {Thoughts About my Dad Nine Years After His Death} and an Update… Scratch That… a First-Ever Post Documenting Our Kitchen Renovations

/ / {A zoomed-in view of part of our kitchen as it looked about a month and a half ago} . . I really hoped to get this post up first thing last Monday {August 31st},… Continue reading

Because It’s Not Every Day…

/ / … that one sees all these things. Orange cauliflower at a roadside farmstand. A bundle of carrots whose colors were almost as numerous as a rainbow’s. A Monarch butterfly that is injured, and… Continue reading

If We Lived for Food… Instead of the Other Way Around

/ / {I had a photo without Izzy’s photo-bombing hand in it, but this one made me smile, so I’m using it instead. Smiles over perfection win every time.} . I thought I would… Continue reading

Why Four{ish} Is My Favorite

/ / Why this fourish st{age} Izzy’s in right now is my favorite?… In a nutshell, it’s because never in my life have I had more fun or laughed more than right now. Coming off… Continue reading

Finally… A Proper Father’s Day

/ / I hate to put it that way… proper Father’s Day… when, what can be considered “proper” with all the terribly sad things that are happening all around the world today? Grieving fathers who… Continue reading

From August to May

/ / It’s official. Izzy is a learned {little} man. He now has one full year of schooling under his belt, and I have two thick binders full of the cutest little art… Continue reading

Life Lately

/ / “It turns out that bliss—a second-by-second joy + gratitude at the gift of being alive conscious—lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom… Constant bliss in every atom.” ~David Foster Wallace… Continue reading

Easter Dinner

/ / I barely had enough time to cook it, so I certainly wasn’t going to take the time photograph it… but, since my Easter dinner plans called for 39 {yes, 39} eggs,… Continue reading

52/52 {and a Few Final Thoughts for My Final Project-52 Post}

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Doing what he did a year ago for me, but instead of sitting for my second Project 52 post of 2014 {next… Continue reading

Reflections on Christmas and 25 Favorite Christmas Recordings Before I Take an Indefinite Break

/ / Lots of pictures and words tonight. But this is sort of a post for many days… for days past and days ahead… so it’s a long one.          … Continue reading

51/52

“A portrait {or four} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—On Christmas Eve, watching Polar Express in his new Christmas jammies, and on Christmas morning, opening his… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Graciously allowing me to take his picture in front of the tree with a Santa hat on… Continue reading

So, We Did This Last Night…

/ / {This is the view from our window… with our indoor tree in the foreground and the reflection of both trees in the window, each mimicking each other.} .  {This is the… Continue reading

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Playing with his Thomas Legos in the office while he watches the Thomas cartoon on television. . . . .

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Daydreaming about what he’ll get for Christmas as he looks at the daily toy ads. It’s so precious to… Continue reading

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—With Mr. B reading a comic book from the library. {I live with Batman and a gnome… so I… Continue reading

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Waiting by the front door for trick-or-treaters to stop by so he can give them his best tigerly roar.… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or five} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Sitting in our driveway enjoying the Fall weather and fallen leaves while we wait for Dada to… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or three} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Sleeping on the office couch in a position I’ve never seen before… one I just had to… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Napping in mama’s bed. . . It’s rare that he takes naps anymore. And even more rare that… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or three} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Learning to float on his back during bath time. . . . He just started doing this on… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or eight} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Rocking in his chair before I move everything out of his room to sweep. . . . I… Continue reading

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Smiling with sheer delight at the thought of dumping ice water over his mama’s friend’s head. . . . Last week,… Continue reading

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“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Ready to get going for his first day of preschool, then exhausted after his first day of preschool. . . .… Continue reading

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Hangin’ out with us in our room before bedtime… discovering the mirror that’s awaiting to be attached to his new… Continue reading

The Parts of Our Days

/ / We had a weekend full of house updating {finally painting our hallway white so that we can finish our floors once and for all}. It felt wonderful to finish up another… Continue reading

29/52… Mid-Century Modern Playroom Edition

“A portrait {or three} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—As recently found, on three separate occasions, in his ever-evolving bedroom/playroom. I get the feeling he likes it… Continue reading

25/52

“A portrait {or three} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Hanging out in the back yard with his neighbor/buddy. • • • I’ve got only one Izzy-ism…… Continue reading

24/52 and Six Months In

“A portrait {or four} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—In the kitchen, enjoying some time in his favorite “spinny” chair, whilst reading his Thomas the Train… Continue reading

20/52

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Napping in his new nap spot… on the couch in the office while I work. . . . .… Continue reading