Monday, November 28, 2011

In the Paper Again

Luke was named Golfer of the Year by The Kennebec Journal. He got his name and image splashed on the first page of the sports section and scored a teaser on the front page. You can read all about it here.

Photos taken 11/28/11

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Light in the Darkness

Jessica Maleski, a fellow Catholic photographer, and I have just launched a new website called Faith-filled Photographers. We hope to encourage others to find their creative voices via photography and to put God first in their lives by letting Him inform their artistic visions. In the near future, we will be looking for contributors to add their voices and share with us about the roles faith and creativity play in their lives. The site will include photography lessons and Photoshop tutorials. Thank you in advance for the taking the time to explore the site (, and please pass the link on to others who may benefit or be interested.

Photo taken 11/27/11

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving. We've had a nice, relaxing day here with Grandma and Grandpa: we've played games, had nice chats, and eaten lots of food. Stella seems thankful for the time she's gotten to spend with our visitors.

Photos taken 11/24/11

Monday, November 21, 2011

Drawing a Breath

The past few months have been chock-a-block with planning Luke's curriculum; studying science, history and Latin right alongside the boy; my own forays into poetry, romantic literature and web design. My head is dinnlin' (as Seamus in Trinity would say) with thoughts on what I'm learning, what I'm reading, possible blog posts, and the details involved with a new photography project (a collaboration with a fellow photographically-inclined mother of six). I've needed a mental break, so for the past week or so, I've spent my teatimes drawing.

Photos taken in November 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Stella has been on an artistic bent lately. Everyday, she asks for the paints. That, of course, means that she often ends up in the tub.

Photos taken 11/17/11

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day Remembrance

Dad fought in the Korean War, but he seldom talked about his tour of duty there, or any of his time in the army. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Dad was a naturalized citizen of the United States. I'm thankful for his service to our country, and for the service of all Americans who fought to protect freedom.

Photo taken 11/11/11.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Sometimes Stella is so matter-of-fact. This evening, we were playing with the Scrabble Jr. game. Stella would hold up a tile, I'd tell her the letter's name and help her find a matching letter on the board. She got quite good at remembering the names of letters and finding the correct spots for them. Before we had filled up the board, however, Stella decided she need to draw. She held up her hand and said, "Wait a minute, Mom. I'm going to draw with my purple marker now." And she looked at me with that expression on her face (one that I'm sure she's seen on mine) that says, "Give me a sign that you're listening and understand what I want from you."

Photos taken 11/10/11