A Very Avatar Halloween


We have been planning our family Halloween costumes for a long time, and when it all came together, it was more fun than I had even imagined. We are all big fans of the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbenderand we thought that without a shaved head Simon looks pretty Aang-like; with a shaved head, though, he’s a dead ringer. We also suspected that Clara would make the cutest little Appa ever, and in fact she did. (My favorite was when people would ask Clara what she was planning to be for Halloween. She would say, “a fwying buffalo!” Without fail, they looked at me puzzled, and I confirmed, “Yes, she is going to be a flying buffalo.”) An earth bender was an obvious choice for Ian, as his favorite color is brown (and his best buddy’s favorite color is green). Jason chose Fire Nation because, well, it would look cool. And that left me with becoming a water bender to round out the team.

I’m not going to lie: it was a lot of work (I made something like 80 percent of all the costumes by hand), but I would also say it was completely worth it. It was kind of magical to be transformed for a day.



It’s overexposed and blurry, but I still love this image (actually, that’s probably a big part of the reason why I love this image). And I love this family (another big part). In a few days, I’ll share lots more photos of a quick adventure to the apple orchard on a practically perfect fall evening.



I was thrilled when Molly’s mom asked if I would consider taking Molly’s senior pictures. And it was such a pleasure to get to know Molly (and a little bit of Lincoln) on a beautiful spring day. A few months later, I still smile whenever I think of Molly’s beautiful smile, sly sense of humor, and strong sense of herself. She struck me as a classic example of someone who doesn’t say much, but when she does, she’s so worth listening to.

Soccer Field


Not a Flower




We took a tour of Robinette Farms and had such a good time and learned so much. We also came home with tomatoes that we ate like candy, a yellow watermelon, beautiful red peppers, and “funny” eggs (in various colors and shapes).

Birds on a Wire


Little Free Library




This sweet girl belongs to our friends the Ouradas.



We ran across this guy when we were out gathering treasures for our Nature Pal Exchange.