Finds From the Old Notebook: The Long Hair Family

The story of a really good family written by a six year old. 🙂 Continue reading “Finds From the Old Notebook: The Long Hair Family”


The View From My Kitchen Window

Here lately, it has been feeling like spring in my little corner of Maryland. Fresh mornings, birds singing, geese flying back north, and flowers poking their heads out of the earth accompanied by nice warm weather; all sure signs of spring. In fact, I got tricked into thinking that winter was totally gone and spring had come extremely early this year Continue reading “The View From My Kitchen Window”

A Present For My Grandma

My Grandpa Yoder was a dwarf. When he was a child, he was an adorable little Amish boy, with a little grin that would warm any heart. I’m sure if I could have known him personally, I would have been so absolutely proud that he was my grandpa (and I am), but I didn’t; he passed on to be with Jesus after a battle with skin cancer before my parents had met.So this Christmas, I drew a picture of him as a little boy for my Grandma Yoder. It was lots of fun, although I was pushed for time.

And yes, this is the fifth little boy that I’ve drawn in the past year with no little girls… say it’s about time I draw a girl? It’s next in line!

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A little note: Don’t you dare tell me my grandpa was a “midget”, that feels like such a derogatory expression for the wonderful dwarfs that I’m privileged to be related to!

Philadelphia Digitals

Traveling… one of my favorite things. If I were able to fly at least three times a year, it would be perfect. But I can only dream of that. In the mean time of waiting for that elusive, dreamy future, I enjoy doing some on the ground travel to closer destinations.

My most recent adventure was a nice fall vacation to Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, and the Eastern Shore with my amazing parents and sister in tow (Okay, I gotta give most of the planning credits to my sis… 😉 )

I don’t get much opportunity to photograph cityscapes, so I jumped on the chance. Unfortunately, most of the time I was shooting through the dirty van window which resulted in a lot of blurred or specked photos. 😦 Oh well! I was still able to capture some that I was pleased with.

(A note: I will be posting a lot more photos from Longwood gardens and the Eastern Shore, so stay tuned!)


Building a sky scraper!
Independence Hall


The scope used to create the Mason-Dixon line
The Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background


Kansas Favorites

I love photography. Even though I don’t normally think of myself as “A Photographer” (in a more dramatic sense), I enjoy being able to save some of the special moments of life. Big or small, normal or crazy. A trip out to Kansas this summer, served as a great way to not only see some of my extended family, but also to fulfill some of my photography cravings.

I decided to share seven of my favorites with you. So, read on. Which are your favorites?

Out the airplane window.


An airplane wing in the vivid late July sky.




An adorable little girly I was privileged to photograph…


And another little princess (that grin tho!).


Ahhh… Kansas! Note the very straight roads.


And last but not least, horses grazing peacefully.


So there’s a snippet of my favorites, which one is your favorite? or perhaps you have several. I’d love to hear!