Food: Theme Thursday

Dashing off a quick one:     My Favorite Breakfast (and sometimes lunch): Drizzle some olive oil into a hot pan.  Saute onions ( I prefer the sweeter varieties) until slightly softened.  Add tomatoes and let saute for about a minute more.  Add spinach or other greens and heat until just wilted, usually under a minute. […]

Statues: Theme Thursday

Today I took the kids up to the University of San Diego campus to visit Kevin’s alma mater and show them where we were married.  What I didn’t mention, because it would have elicited many groans and versions of, “Why do you always have to take pictures, Mama?” Well, children of mine, it’s a hobby.  One […]

Askew: Theme Thursday

Reasons my Whole Life is Askew (and Why You Might Feel Sorry for Me): 1. I have strep throat and tonsillitis. 2. Kevin has strep throat and tonsillitis. 3. On the day we came down with these awful maladies, we received 6,700 lbs of our household goods. (Not an estimate or an exaggeration; they weighed […]

Bright: Theme Thursday

What I really wanted to do for the theme of “Bright” this week was to take one of those really cool night photos that leaves the lens open for a long time and captures swirls of color from passing cars, etc.  (What a technical sentence, I know.)  Alas, life was… life, and by the time […]

Rooms: Theme Thursday

This post is not going to be pretty.  I did no editing, the lighting was atrocious, and I was hurrying.  But if you kinda like me, or are interested in our move, or you are somewhat of a masochist when it comes to finishing what you start, Welcome!  Grab a beer, some peach wine, or a […]

Theme Thursday/3 Reasons/Bad Blogger

I’m a very bad blogger this week. No soup for me. But first, the good news: Adorable children!  That’s good news, right? The other good news is that as you read this I will be camping.  Real  camping (not glamping) in the wilderness.  No internet, no phones… It will be a welcome respite. The bad news […]

Black and White: Theme Thursday

It’s odd that while I love B&W photography, I never ever think to shoot in it.  The handful of times I’ve posted something here in B&W, it’s been done in Photoshop, so photographing  in straight B&W was pretty new for me. One black and white tip I read awhile back that heavily influenced this photo shoot: Use […]

Water: Theme Thursday

Why, hello there!  How have you been?  I’ve been in the depths of nightmarish jet lag, at the heights of California poolside bliss, and everywhere in between this past week.  But this post is about Water, not Whining, so I’ll have to save that for another moment. Water Reunions Family Friends Joy That’s what “water” […]

Dads: Theme Thursday

You guys.  I have like 4 seconds to write this post, and it. is. killing. me.  I have so much love for my dad, my father in law, my grandfathers, my husband.  I want to wax philosophical and say all the important things about all the dads, but I just can’t.  Please forgive me.  It’s […]

Girls: Theme Thursday

Do you know what I did when I found out my firstborn was going to be a girl? I almost threw up, that’s what. My first thought was, “A girrrrrl?” What am *I* going to do with a girl?!” Quick early life recap: I was born a second child, with an older brother.18 months later, […]