Saturday, January 30, 2010


We had a real snowday today! I say "real" because we had a couple of snow days a few weeks ago but it was the weakest "storm" I have ever seen. :) No offense to people from Tennessee but 1 inch of snow is not a storm in my book nor is it a reason to shut down schools for two days. Last night and today was different though. While we only wound up receiving about 4 inches of snow it iced throughout the night leaving a slick 1/4 of an inch thick layer of ice on top of everything making for very slick roads.

We remained close to home today and church has already been canceled for tomorrow which means more time being inside but we'll enjoy the time together.

Ella and I decided to explore our winter snowscape this morning and here are a few pictures of that little adventure. Ella would finally get comfortable walking only to fall down again. By the end of our excursion she was wanting to be held. Good times.

This is the view from outside our apartment

Ella getting ahead of me and not realizing it

My child never wants to look at the camera. Sigh...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Photos for Haiti

Have you been wanting to help the people of Haiti somehow no matter how big or small? I have and I feel like I've been brainstorming ever since I first heard about the devastation. And I have finally come up with an idea.

On February 27th my goal is to do up to thirteen, 20 minute mini-sessions. For those interested in a session I ask that you donate $50 or more (please feel free to be generous!) to the charity of your choice (this will count as your session fee). Then you will choose a time below when you would like to do your session and finally, you will email me to confirm that the time slot is still available. I kindly ask to see a receipt or email confirmation (with confidential information blacked out) stating that you donated before the session takes place. Each session will include either one 8x10 print or one digital image. For any additional images that are purchased I will donate 75% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

For additional information please see my website: and click on the link "HAITI".

The times are listed below:

Saturday, February 27th








Lunch from 12:00-1:00