Saturday, August 30, 2014


Front door view... clouds rolling over the mountains

Even though the last week and a half has been physically difficult for me, there have still been these amazing nuggets of beauty.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

doctors and needles and pills

Disclaimer:  I do NOT! look like this right now... :-P

Oh my!

Today I find myself on prescription medication and collapsed on a couch eating saltines and Italian ice.  Yesterday seems like it happened years ago.
Let me back up a little bit.

Monday, August 18, 2014

recipe... yummy meatloaf

I was never much of a meatloaf lover as a child... then my mom found a recipe that changed my mind.  It was the best meatloaf I had ever tasted and I married a man who loved it as well.  Then we started eating in a simpler way and that recipe had to say goodbye.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

desert rain

I am surrounded by mountain and valleys... stretching, climbing landscapes that capture the attention *and heart* every day.
But the most beautiful thing I have experienced here is the rain.

Monday, August 11, 2014


These pictures were not planned or posed.  Emotions flooded me, like they so often do, and my camera just happened to be in my hand.  As the loss washed over me, my heart screamed for me to capture this... not a stormy sob-session, just the quiet mourning that a mother's heart goes through every day that her child is not with her.

Monday, August 4, 2014

goodbye july

Oh, summer months.

Even though summer is, quite honestly, my least favorite season (I'm sorry... autumn, spring, and winter just have more perks!), there are still so many amazing and fun times to be had.