Under the Midnight Sun: Alaska In 72 Hours or Less

In trying to catch up on writing from this year, it feels appropriate to talk about a place of extreme days and nights on the day Daylight Savings Time ends for most of the US. So while most of this writing is several months old, this trip was such a highlight of my year, andContinue reading “Under the Midnight Sun: Alaska In 72 Hours or Less”

Mini Sessions and next steps

December marked my first venture into mini-sessions! I had a fantastic day early in the month working with several families over the course of one day. I spent my morning at a tree farm, and finished my day in a friend’s neighborhood next to a gorgeous lake. The day was one of Virginia’s warm-winter days–weContinue reading “Mini Sessions and next steps”

Hike It Baby, Tinkergarten, and learning to be a WAHM

Am I a WAHM? A SAHM? Employed part-time outside the home? In a way, I think it’s all of the above. When I resigned from full time employment back in August, I had a lot of complicated emotions associated with it. I’ve always worked. Always. I counted down the days until my 15th birthday whenContinue reading “Hike It Baby, Tinkergarten, and learning to be a WAHM”

Clickin’ and Hopin’

When Kairi was a baby, while searching for Halloween costume to make for a three month old, I got an idea to make her little faerie costumes themed after the four seasons as a cute way of tracking her first year. While the faerie aspect didn’t really stick (we ended up with a faerie, anContinue reading “Clickin’ and Hopin’”

Trail Review – Pocosin Mission

Last weekend (okay, a week and a half ago), we went up to Skyline Drive to hike the trail down to the Pocosin Mission ruins. I picked it initially since we’d never done it before and it was pretty close to the Swift Creek Gap entrance to Skyline Drive, and it was a fairly shortContinue reading “Trail Review – Pocosin Mission”