Tony's family gathered recently to celebrate his birthday and invited me to cmd along to document the party. And let me just tell you, these people know how to party. There was surprise silly string, spray-in hair color, plenty of cake, baby naps, games & outside activity. These pictures are a tiny part of everything … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Tony!
I'd never actually been in a Montessori preschool before last week. I've heard about them, and truthfully, I thought my son's preschool was sort of similar to Montessori, but now I know it's not. I've got to say, Montessori is something close to awesome. At least Miss Jessika's Mother Nurture Preschool is. It worked out … Continue reading Mother Nurture Montessori Preschool
Rachel Austin is a Portland artist I met several years ago at a local DIY show. She's fan of DIY - replacing windows in her basement studio, making frames for her work...when I was just getting started print my own card line, she was the one who told me I could do it myself. I didn't need … Continue reading Rachel Austin, Portland Artist
This is Lyla, the owner of Full Belly Fare. She's got a passion for good, good food and being a force for good in her community. She founded Full Belly Fare to feed people the sort of food they would make at home if they had the time. They use beautiful ingredients to cook up dinners … Continue reading Full Belly Fare
I went to visit Owen again last week. Some of you might remember he had a traumatic brain injury and was in the hospital for months. He's home now. He's full of energy and full of life. He still has a good amount of recovering to do and frequent physical therapy appointments. He's recovered so much … Continue reading Owen – at home
If you're the DIY sort, you'll be tempted to take your own family's pictures. You may have even done it successfully in the past. And yet, I'm here to tell you - it's a bad idea. Why is it a bad idea, you ask? Why shouldn't you do this your self? I will show you. … Continue reading Why you should not DIY your own family photos
Every year, around the Christmas break, I photograph my own family. This presents its own unique challenges. It's impossible to be sure you got a photo of everyone looking into the camera at least once when you're on the receiving end of the picture. My own kids are about 3000% more difficult to photograph in … Continue reading My family
My cousin Jonathan is a trainer at Crossfit Portland, and I recently shadowed one of his personal training sessions with his client, Misty. Misty is hoping to compete in the Crossfit games and is pretty impressive. I learned all kinds of things about bumper plates, keeping one's core stable and why coffee is so much better than … Continue reading Jonathan – Portland Crossfit trainer
We decided to try making graham cracker (gingerbread) houses this year. They were so patient waiting for the green light to go for it. My children love posing like Justin Bieber. We frequently listen to the music provided through our cable company and they post pictures of the artist during the songs, and they copy … Continue reading Merry Christmas from our (gingerbread making) house to yours
I was so excited to meet Baby C this past week! She's adorable and her parents are so in love. Welcome to the world little girl!