Summiting Beauty


Nature, Photography, Random

2:15 a.m.: Wake-up, bathroom, tell girls we’re really going this time. Grab packed bags, food, water, blankets. Let’s go. Around 5 a.m. wake-up (again) by the harsh jostling of the Pilot maneuvering over the trail road, if you want to call that a road. Girly giggles jump around the backseat, replacing their quiet snoring and open-mouth […]

August 8, 2018

Sunrise Colorado {Wordless}


Nature, Photography

Here’s a little “wordless” break from our vacation in Colorado this summer. Thanks to amazing friends, my husband and I sneaked out of the house early (without the kids!) to watch the morning sun rise over the Grand Mesa Mountains and flow into the Colorado National Monument. It was sublime. Again, all photo credit goes to […]

September 27, 2017

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse! {With Pictures}


Astronomy, Photography

Alrighty, now for number three on my list of 7 Things I Want to Write and Share. (What?I never said I’d go in order.) Wayyy back in 2012, my husband, his parents, I and our kids stood in wheat field observing a partial solar eclipse. On our way home, my husband told us we’d get a […]

September 11, 2017

When a Meteor Collides with your World


Nature, Photography, Travel

Continuing on with my “Pilgrimage” story…. After a night’s stay in Flagstaff – a place I’d like to come back and see more of one day – my brother and I finished up our complimentary continental breakfast, smuggled out some extra bagels and fruit for later, and then headed out just after sunrise towards our […]

March 14, 2016

From Shore to Canyon {A Pilgrimage}


faith, Grief, Nature, Photography, Travel

Continuing with my mini “pilgrimage” across the southwestern United States… After a lovely day touring LA, we woke up before the sun on Friday morning and packed up the rest of my brother’s belongings into the back seat of his 4-door car (good thing I packed light!), we started our journey from LA to the […]

March 2, 2016