Tag Archive: Izzy

Michigan Dunes Camping Trip — Part Four

/ / The Essentials . . . I’m near to wrapping up my camping series. There will be one more post after this one. But first, Part Four… all about our little home… Continue reading

Beach, Weekend and Birthday Things

/ / Last weekend, the boys and I took a day trip out to Lake Michigan, ending up at a beach of which I’m not even sure of its name. That probably sounds… Continue reading

Preschool No More

/ / Well, hello there old blog! It’s been too long. I don’t have the kind of free time I used to. But I couldn’t not get back on here for old time’s… Continue reading

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

Fort Sheridan {Part Two}

/ / Here is the rest {part two} of my set of photos from my birthday day trip to Fort Sheridan. If you have a slow-speed device, it will take a while to… Continue reading

Our Annual Anniversary Hike Through the Bog

/ / Though our wedding anniversary has come and gone and several days have since passed, I still wanted to post the photos I took from our annual trip to the bog… a… Continue reading

Fort Sheridan {Part One}

/ / There were too many shots taken {that I liked and wanted to keep/include} during my traditional/annual birthday trip to Lake Michigan, and I am growing tired of slide shows {especially embedded… Continue reading

Finally!… Florida

/ / …and with it, hopefully a healthy dose of inspiration! . . I can’t believe I’m finally getting around to posting about our Florida trip… the Florida trip we took last May! Yup…… 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

Looking Out for a Friend

/ / I love these photos from last Friday when Izzy and I drove to the city to do another fashion shoot for my fashion-blogger friend. I actually use that term only for lack… Continue reading

Second First

/ / It feels like I just posted about Izzy’s last day of his first year of preschool, and here I am already posting about the first day of his second year. ::sigh:: That… 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

Little Boy

/ / June, 15, 2011… at 10:32 in the morning… you were born, my precious boy. And it was the happiest day of my life. It’s a tale often told by so many…… 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

Timely, Tried and True

/ / Dear Izzy, I think God may have heard my heart’s prayer asking for a different view. When we woke up today, there were about ten tree removal workers across the street, cutting down… 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


“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

1732 and Sleepless Again

/ / I should be in bed right now. But just like one year ago, I am sleepless. Today was an awful day… and not even because my daughter’s would-be birthday is tomorrow.… Continue reading


“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

One Year of Seeing Things

 / / As I wrapped up my freelance work tonight, I thought about the date {because I was trying to gauge how much time I have to finish what work I have left… Continue reading


“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. . . . .


“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

Taking Stock

/ / Making… time for this short post… because I haven’t taken stock in a while . Cooking… …well, if one can call microwaving popcorn cooking, then… popcorn . Drinking… black cherry/concord grape juice… Continue reading


“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Posing patiently for a Christmas card photo and making snowballs in front of Anysia’s tree. . . .… Continue reading


“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—in the driveway sporting his new winter coat. . . . .


“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


“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


“A portrait {or two} of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.” / / Izzy—Playing in the leaves down the street from our house and performing in his Batman costume standing… Continue reading