Painting Day

Painting Day

When I was first told about the painting workshop, I really debated whether I wanted to go or not.  I have no natural drawing ability and I had never been to any of those "paint and wine" things that are offered about town.  This one intrigued me though because it was going to be painting [...]

Recounting the days

It seems so hard to believe.  I just can't fathom how the time passed.  One day I was calling into the hospital at 6:00 in the morning to see if I was going to be induced and the next I'm sitting here processing the fact that I have a sixteen year old.  I can still [...]

Series of the sunset

Series of the sunset

Series of the sunset. This is an unfiltered, untouched series of the sunset over the course of 20-30 minutes on February 19, 2016.  Taken with a Nikon D3200 on the landscape setting. I'm still working on understanding more about settings and also how to sometimes use filters and such to convey exactly what I'd like [...]

My first real prayer

I've had a hard time deciding on a throwback topic.  I have lots of things that I want to tell about.  My dilemma has been that I am a visual learner and have visual preference for telling my stories.  I haven't found all my childhood pictures and need some others from my parents.  It has [...]

Smiling at the thief

Smiling at the thief

Smiling at the thief. Squirrel at the bird feeder. Roanoke. Virginia. The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief. -Shakespeare   I love to watch the squirrels because I think they are so beautiful.  I wish they didn't eat the entire bird feeder contents in an afternoon, but it seems a small price to [...]

I think I can

Children have an amazing imagination.  When I think back on the amazing adventures my children created with their minds when they were younger, I am in awe.  It makes me reminisce on some of the amazing adventures that my mind created.   One of my earlier memories was born out of a conversation with Dad's [...]

That One Day…That Changed Everything

  Have you ever had a day that changes the entire trajectory of your life?  A day that when you look back on it, if your life was a movie you can distinctly see the foreshadowing moments.  I have known this day was coming.  I have written this story 100 times in my head.  It's [...]