Life – as it happens… {January}

This year the Finding Lifestyle group I am in decided to take a different approach to our blog circle. We are changing things up a bit and will be posting images from both a documentary and lifestyle approach. We are trying to push ourselves to get in the frame more as well. I failed this month, as I was a bit preoccupied the day I was shooting – as you will see below. Make sure you make your way all around this talented blog circle!

January in PA was a crazy weather month. From some days spent warm and sunny and in the 50°’s to nights as cold as 10°C. To top things off, last weekend we survived the Blizzard of 2016! Yes an actual blizzard with snow fall totals reaching as high as 32″. It set the record for a one day snow fall amount (since 1922). We enjoyed a snowed-in weekend and the girls, and especially Tux, enjoyed playing in the snow and digging out snow caves. The day after the snow fell the sun was out and shining bright. Tux had no hesitation diving right into the snow and chasing snowballs. Bill and I finally dug out after 4 – yes FOUR – rounds of shoveling and the kids got two days off from school.


Head around the circle now and see Lorna Tyson‘s Life – As It Happens post!

frosty crystals

the frost was just amazing today.

Them x 52 {52}

Happy New Year!!  Welcome 2016!

US x 12 : 12 {reflection}

This year has been a lesson learning one for sure. Life has a way of doing that… throwing things at you when you least expect it, and then whizzing by while you pick up the pieces and try to frantically make it whole again. This year I held on to those pieces… Embraced the broken bits and learned all I could from them. Waiting for God’s timing to fix it when He was ready. Not me and my impatient ways. At 45, I finally feel grown up. It’s a strange but good feeling… I know now that I can, and will for sure, make it through.
2015, I thank you for the time shared, the love given, and the knowledge learned.
2016, I am ready for you. I am bringing my notes and will face you head strong. And all the while, loving on and learning with those in my path.
Happy New Year my friends! Thanks for taking this year long journey with me!


1 Corinthians 13:12  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Them x 52 {51}

Merry Christmas!!

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