New York City in December

Since I was 7 or 8 years old, I have dreamed of going to New York City. It represented everything I could dream of; art, musical theater, and DANCE!  I used to want to live there. I dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and joining the NYC Ballet or becoming a Radio City Rockette… of course, I Read More

Eric’s Senior Portraits

Another school year, another student! At the beginning of summer, I shared about hosting my first foreign exchange student and I mentioned that our reasons for choosing to host were: To give an invaluable opportunity to a high school student; to bring another culture into our home; and to teach our kids to welcome, love, and Read More

My First Foreign Exchange Student

I would like to share a little story about how I became a “cool American mother”. Last July, my friend Danelle sent me a Facebook message, asking if I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. I had never considered hosting before that but was fond of the idea ever since my experience Read More

Road Trip to Niagara Falls, Canada

Last August, as summer break was quickly coming to an end, my husband’s parents came to visit us for a couple weeks. We don’t have any family near us, so we took this visit as an opportunity to leave the kids with their grandparents and take a quick, kid-free road trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. Read More

Film | Kodak Duaflex III

My friend Lindsay and I drove to a huge antique store in Coloma, MI a few years ago and among all the wonderful and random things, I found an old Kodak Duaflex III camera. I didn’t know if it worked but I decided to snag it anyway. It was $6 – I couldn’t pass it up. Read More

More Film With My Canon AE-1

In my continued pursuit into film photography, over the course of six or seven months – in 2015, somewhere between May to November (the downside to film: no timestamp) – I carried my Canon AE-1 to various places and used it to capture random things in my life. Something I love about film is that Read More

Adventuring back into Film with my Canon AE-1

When I was a kid and all the way through my teens all I knew was film photography. Digital cameras were not commonly used until I was in my late teens; and I didn’t handle a digital camera, myself, until I was about 21 years old. Even so, when I got the itch to dip my Read More