Out for a walk with the children. Evie has gotten sick too often this winter, so I’m being deliberate about “airing the baby”. If we don’t go out on some other errand, and the weather is not completely miserable, I bundle her in her bear fleece, plop her in her pram, and take a walk!

Nothing Says Mama Like…

…the sound of the washing machine running? When Evie was born, Davey and I left for the hospital in the middle of the night.  We’d left all the lights on in our hurry, but when the older girls woke in the morning to get the house and farm up and running, it all felt so […]


We ate dinner early and I’d been hoping, after a busy day, to catch a few minutes of sunshine, after these long days of dreariness, before it set. Alas, by the time I got the baby bundled, it was nearly gone.  This is a photograph of longing.

Baby Girl

I never did a nine month update for my little Munchy! That’s what I call her. It’s short for munchkin, but it’s also because she has a tendency to nip. Mostly my shoulder. Anyway, nine month old Munchy! She figured out how to crawl just at her nine month birthday. She still did the inchworm […]

Kid Quote

Jonathan looked fondly at his baby sister, as she climbed all over the neatly stacked piles of folded laundry on the living room floor.  “She’s like a Mark V tank in World War I: she goes over everything and through everything.” Then, with a sad shake of his head,”And she destroys everything.”

Cranberry Cake

Oh, gosh.  I found this on allrecipes a couple of weeks ago. It was called “Crustless Cranberry Pie”, but it’s really more of a cake, albeit one without leavening.  It’s great strength is that it requires very little in the way of prep work: just stir the ingredients together, smooth into the pan, and bake.  […]

New Blog

Because I’m so good at blogging on one site, I thought two would be a great idea. 🙂 All blogging of a family or personal nature will now take place here.  Please update your readers and subscriptions accordingly so you never have to miss out on photos like this:  

{P,H,F,R} On A Cloudy Day

Well, just everyday is cloudy lately, and I confess it is starting to take it’s toll on my attitude. My motivation walked out last week. And photography? Is there anything less beautiful than early winter on a cloudy day? It’s all death and decay and dreariness. And on that cheery note: {PRETTY} …is my Brenna, […]