Be Inspired: The Kelleys in Haiti

Be Inspired: The Kelleys in Haiti

The Kelleys are inspirational to me. Mostly for the way they pushed straight past “Someday we want to move to Haiti” and right into “We ARE moving to Haiti.” That takes guts, that decision to GO to CHANGE to GROW. It especially takes guts when you have a child and a thriving photography business, like …

Free wallpapers worth having

Free wallpapers worth having

Hi friends! The blog these come from, Make Under My Life, has so many great ideas for living PURPOSEFULLY… which I love (BE WARNED… YOU CAN GET LOST OVER THERE FOR A MORNING WITHOUT EVEN TRYING). I have needed both the reminders below in the last few weeks, so currently the “breathe” wallpaper is front and center. …

The cope-a-meter.

The cope-a-meter.

I’m having an off day. One of those, “Why did we move here again?” moments that seems to be lasting for DAYS. Last week my cope-a-meter blitzed past “coping,” raced on towards “what the heck are we DOING here,” and then landed firmly in “I just really want some decent cheese.” If you need to …

Our South African-ness

Our South African-ness

I am a firm believer that there are places on this earth that make “us” more “us.” Like a good friend, these places connect with our souls… in these places we feel like it’s not that difficult to be the people we were MADE to be. South Africa is one of those places for me. …

The Hair Intervention

The Hair Intervention

I love little boys with long hair. If I had it my way, the world would be full of boys whose eyelashes bang up against their long locks. But, for months now, I have had the feeling that friends and strangers alike have been meeting behind my back to plan a hair intervention. It started with, …

Six tips for traveling with kids

Six tips for traveling with kids

Ziplocs in action. It is a gargantuan task to get our family out the door, to the airport, past security, onto the plane, into a seat that is actually ours, and through the flights (there are ALWAYS more than one). Over the years I’ve tried IT ALL on long flights, and here’s what works for …

Family On Polaroid Film

Family On Polaroid Film

Today I was talking to some friends about joy. Specifically about what gives us joy. Photography and family were the two things that immediately popped into my head. Yes, I LOVE photographing other things… but I feel so much joy photographing my boys’ journeys into grown-up-hood (lets face it… they might protest this whole thing …

Family Post

Family Post

Today I’m taking a step back. Looking at the last few months in pictures. I am blown away with gratitude. I am so grateful. Grateful for the journey we are on. Grateful that we live here even though IT’S TOUGH sometimes. Grateful for the people in our lives (the ones we see every day and the …

In Another Land

We walked across the sand and the sea and The sky and the castles were blue. I stood and held your hand. And the spray flew high and the feathers floated by I stood and held your hand. And nobody else’s hand will ever do Nobody else will do Then I awoke Was this some …

Merry Christmas to me!

Our dear friend Jason Grube creates beautiful things (even his kids are beautiful). That’s what he does, pure and simple. I could look at his portfolio site for hours, and I tend to be a bit helter skelter with two little-littles, so that means it’s really worth looking at. He made the beautifulness above using my …