Where You Can Find Me…

I finally got my business blog off the ground. Since the majority of what I post is pictures. I plan to post them there. I will still use this site when I have more writing posts, but for now you can find me at my work blog.

Go on over and check it out.

My most recent post is on where I live and where I hike with the beast…
Where I Hike...


I arrived in Kansas on Friday afternoon along with my mom. We were greeted by one of the newest members of the family, Miss Emma.

Emma & her dad

We have been waiting for Miss Emma for four long years. It took a long time to make this baby but she is perfect in every single way.


She has only been in America for 3 months and she is already understanding so much. She knows all her body parts, she knows animal sounds, and so much more. When they picked her up in China she could not even sit on her own. Within three months she is RUNNING! And she is fast. Not to mention funny.

When you say Emma make an angry face, this is the face you get:
Emma & her angry face...

I am totally smitten with her if you could not tell.

I just have to add I wrote this blog post while online in the air. I love the new in-flight wifi! Technology is awesome!

Sunflowers and Love

There is so much good going on lately. I just have not had the desire to post here. I think about it, but then I don’t.

I am thinking of turning this into a photo blog. I don’t have much to say, but I will add pictures I take.
My family lives in Kansas. Every time I buy sunflowers I think of going home to Kansas. My mom and I are going next weekend for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk. My mom plans to walk 2 weeks post op. She is unbelievable.
I bought these last night and sat them on my window sill. They made me smile every time I looked at them.

I have not seen Amazing A and her side kick Super G in a few weeks. I never go that long without seeing them so I was missing them. Today Amazing A had her first day. I decided to bring her these flowers for her first day along with a package of monogramed tissues. Cause nothing says bring on the colds like preschool.
She loved the flowers. She was so proud of them and when her Papa walked in from work it was the first thing she showed him.
My God I Love Her...
I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life. Amazing A being one of them. I can not imagine life without her. She is amazing.

Pulling Out The Big Guns

Someone has been cooking and baking again…


I feel like I am 5 again when I have to bring my own food with me where ever I go. It is totally worth it though. I am feeling a million times better & I am losing weight to boot.

This weekend I made blueberry/raspberry gluten free scones and gluten free chocolate cupcakes.

Gluten Free Living…

I have been living on my elimination diet for almost 5 weeks now. I added back two items and they are peas and tomatoes. I am glad to say I can read them. I accidentally ate something with flour and was sick for the entire day. I am almost certain I will not be able to have flour or milk back in my diet. I feel a million times better since starting this new way of life.

I have been following gluten free sites and I really love the site I am gluten free. Tonight I am making the gluten free blueberry scones. They look delicious. I do not have hemp milk or even goats milk, so I will be substitiuing Almond Milk. I am still going to make it and see how it turns out. I will let you all know!

Delicious Divas

I have been busy. Busy with good things. Going back to work full time in a few weeks. Currently working on gettting everything in order. In the meantime I have been visiting with friends. Shooting and processing lots of pictures.
My girl Denise at This Delicious Life is starting a new business.
d.lish & the stink eye
Here is a brief summary of what the parties entail:

d.lishs divas is an in-home portrait party for women only! It’s about fun, freedom and discovery. Its about celebrating YOURSELF! Its about seeing yourself for who you really are — seeing the beauty that is TRULY you — and discovering the of *photometamorphosis*. Each participating diva will have a 20 minute private photo session, resulting in a personal online gallery of images. (wording totally swiped from her site)

It was an incredible evening and I am so excited that I got to be a part of it. What an amazing experience. I vowed this year to get back in shape and start to be in pictures. I never let people take my picture, but for some reason I let Denise. I am slowly letting people and I am so happy I am. These pictures are amazing and I plan to hang some in my home. I never hang pictures of myself, but that is all changing.

What an incredible group of women. I have met so many wonderful people this summer. It has been a great summer full of wonderful memories.

(denise took this picture of me, it is by far my favorite picture ever, I might even go as far as to buy a canvas of this print. I love it that much)

Life is good, really truly good!

I went to New York over the weekend and stayed with a group of photography friends. I love getting together with others that enjoy photography as much as I do.

We did a lot of shooting and a lot of visiting. It was a wonderful weekend and I can not wait to get together with them all again.

We started out at the farmer’s market, then went to an abandoned brick yard. It was hot, not Africa hot, but hot. Then we went back to our friend’s house for mandatory naps before the evening of festivities. I joke about mandatory naps, the hosts asked if we wanted to take some time to nap. I joked that we had mandatory naps and that was my idea of heaven. I never did get to nap I was to busy visiting with my friends.

On Sunday before we headed home we went to breakfast and then to an abandoned train.

It was an incredible weekend full of wonderful friends. I can not wait to see everyone again. We are planning a trip to Italy next summer. I  have wanted to go to Italy for as long as I can remember and I don’t think there are any other people I would like to experience that country with.