take better wintery snow photos

Coco stood in the door (guarded by Libby... a.k.a. Bibby) and laughed while watching Gracie (a.k.a. Gacey) roll in the snow. I'm talking belly laughs, you guys. It was the cutest thing ever! I thought it would look pretty cool to have the two of them as a silhouette against the snowy … [Read more...]

oh, the weather outside is frightful

And since we've no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! If I could just remove the wind from this snow equation, I would rate this day an 8 on the awesome scale. Yes, I LOVE the first snow... hate the dreary gray days of winter -- but do think falling snow is about the most … [Read more...]

And God bless us, everyone

It's after 1:00 AM EST on Christmas morning and I'm sorting through the photos I took on Christmas Eve. It's a good thing we aren't still in the days of film -- my favorite brother had control of the camera for only a short time while I was cleaning up after dinner and so I have SEVERAL butt shots … [Read more...]

it may look like just another day…

While outside it may just look like another day, it doesn't SOUND ordinary, and it certainly doesn't SMELL ordinary. The aroma of food is filling the house and the sound of bells softly chiming from a church in the ville is filtering through the office window. I'm the only one up so far... we savor … [Read more...]

the eve of the eve

I can't wait to see my family on Christmas Eve. It's not like I don't spend a ton of time talking to my favorite brother... but it's always about work. An evening with him and my favorite sister-in-law, along with the rest of the crew, without business chit chat edging its way into the conversation … [Read more...]