An ode to Christmas Lights

We put all our decorations away this week.  I am so deeply relieved to have more space in my house etc, etc, etc but I am really sad about taking the lights down.  I LOVE Christmas lights (and sparklers) and am bereft when they go away in January....

Wild Child [Arvada, CO three-year photos]

It’s about time I shared the photos from Alba’s Arvada three year photos!  You can see her at two, one and brand new. I stand by three being the hardest age to parent (I mostly took pictures of my kids crying when they were three), but it’s...

Miss one-derful [Arvada, CO 1-year pictures]

Miss Arya turned one this summer.  We met one Saturday morning to get some 1-year pictures before she grows up completely.  One is such a fun age…still holding on to the chubbiness of babyhood while hints of the little people they’re becoming emerge. Love...

OhOhPokemon Go – Louisville, CO Pokemon hunting

Some of the businesses in our town (Louisville, CO) came together to coordinate a Pokemon GO event.  The businesses put out lures and you could walk around, catch Pokemon, check into businesses on Facebook and win prizes. Thanks to Facebook I understand that there are...

Memphis

Memphis.  My husband trained there last week and I tagged along, as I love to do, to learn a new city. I’m not sure what I expected from Memphis.  I try to arrive at each destination without plans or preconceptions.  But the human mind insists on attaching ideas...

Hometown Tourist – Louisville, CO

Sometimes….some times my husband just gets it right. One afternoon I was sitting upstairs, editing pictures and falling deeper and deeper into my foul mood.  My kids appeared at my elbow and told me to get my shoes on and go for a walk with them.  I grumbled and...

The summer that exists, part 2 #100daysofJBsummer

I feel like I’ve done pretty well in keeping up with this project.  In this segment, we took 2 trips (ie, I lived in my happy place, making it easier for me to share pictures).  Looking through these I notice that all but two are iPhone pictures.  The original...

The butterfly whisperer [Louisville, CO Butterfly Release]

My darling third born son Kieran received Painted Lady caterpillars for his eighth birthday this spring.  They arrived as teeny, spiky little bugs, grew exponentially every day and soon pupated.  A few days later we had butterflies!  And this, my friends, is when life...

This summer will exist #100daysofJBsummer

Welcome to my 100 days project! If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know that I get sucked into the vortex in summer and end up blogging it well into MARCH.  I also tend to be perfectionistic and thus paralyzed.  Someone invited people to a...

Blue eyes and barrettes [Louisville, CO in-home Photography]

Check out this beautiful family. I photographed them in their Louisville, CO home shortly before Christmas.  We chose to meet at home because I feel like kids under the age of three do better at home and Mom agreed. This family paid me the best compliment, ever.  When...