Category Archives: My Thoughts

Thankful.

For those of you that suffer through my long, rambling, personal posts, this one’s for you. 🙂 It’s been quite a year for my family! Most significantly, along with proud first-time parents Ryan and Natalie, my family welcomed Miles Alexander in early … Continue reading

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What Would Mary Do? (If She Had a Smart Phone)

“When the the shepherds saw Jesus, they spread the word about this child, and all who heard it were amazed. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:15-19 (NIV, paraphrased) I just finished reading the … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Able to Shoot for 6 Weeks {Updated}

**Please scroll to bottom for an update!** This post is not about photography.  The topic is very personal; I debated even writing it since commercial photography is a heavily male-dominated industry and these issues may be uncomfortable for some colleagues … Continue reading

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Why We Are Moving, Again (Central Illinois Photographer)

Nathan and I moved from Phoenix to Oklahoma City in December 2010, then from OKC to Cheyenne with Rawley in 2012, then from Cheyenne to Phoenix in March 2013, and now only three months later, we are moving to Normal/Bloomington, … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My pPROM Preemie Son (World Prematurity Day)

Parenting is the single greatest mirror life has to offer. Any parent will agree. Before I got pregnant almost exactly one year ago today, I was prepared to be a parent. I was older; I was in a solid marriage; I … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

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How I Coped With 62 Days as a NICU Parent

Today was our son Rawley’s original due date, but he is now 11 weeks and 1 day old. Rawley came home from the NICU on July 24th, 62 days after his premature birth on May 23rd. Our family collectively spent … Continue reading

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