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Why I Love Photography

I see things better from behind the lens of a camera.  I notice more details, I judge the contrast of light and dark more accurately, and generally I feel more “in the moment” than I do as a casual observer.  Taking photos makes me feel like I am thoughtfully in wonder, and that is a […]

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Memorial Day 2014

My father in-law died last month, and today was the first time we went to see the headstone.  The National Cemetery held a beautiful ceremony today in honor of Memorial Day, and I will be sharing more pictures in a later post. This one is for Vernon.

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The Crime of Loving

“The crime of loving is forgetting.” ~ Maurice Chevalier I’m sure this sentiment can be taken many ways, but right now, to me, it means that I have been loving living lately and have forgotten all about my computer.  Seriously! I can’t remember the last time I opened my computer (until today) because I’ve been […]

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God is good. All the time.

I am completely blown away by this, and I’m still thinking of it hours after I watched it for the first time.  It will take me some time to process it, and I’m sure I will write about it later.  For now, enjoy! The Story of Ian & Larissa from Desiring God on Vimeo.

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What 40 Looks Like

So. I’m not a 40 year-old (much to the chagrin of most of my friends), but I am now officially married to one. Thanks, Brown-Eyed Boy, for snapping the pic! This is what 40 looks like: It’s all, “Really?  You gonna get the camera out at this fancy-schmancy restaurant?” Me: Why yes, yes I am. […]

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Blessed.

I had the best birthday ever. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as the celebration part went, it was just that every single thing about it was perfect in my opinion. My hubby’s gift to me was a plane ticket to Atlanta to visit my BFF, who I hadn’t seen in awhile.  We kicked […]

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Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Place de la Concorde, Oct 2009 I have a favorite season, Autumn, and I got a teaser of the cool, crisp air a few weeks ago. It lasted two glorious, scarf-wearing days. Ever since then, I find myself in a constant “grump”, complaining about the 80° weather, because I feel I’ve been cheated out of […]

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What Day is Today?

Tuesday.  Supposed to be Taste Addiction.  I can’t remember the last time I ate or drank anything worth mentioning.  I’ve been so busy lately that food has been an afterthought. OOH!  I just remembered, I *did* eat something remarkable this week.  It’s remarkable not only because it’s go-ood, but it’s about a 50-mile round trip […]

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Boots, Boots, Boots. I Love Boots.

My Annual Boot Hunt has begun.   Prompted by an upcoming trip to Paris, I get to wear boots early this year!  [Boots, boots, boots.  I love boots.]  But when I have to pack light, I need to choose accordingly.  I need to find a pair that are comfortable enough for sightseeing (I mean, really?  Is […]

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I Need to Wine a Little

This is for my friend Valerie, who moved back home to Paris last week. ::sniffsniff:: She and her family were expated here for a couple of years, and I had the pleasure of getting to know her. I miss her like crazy and hope to see her soon… but I digress… One of the last […]

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Excitement in Change

We have been trying to expat for awhile now, and today we got our first ray of real, founded, hope. In the past, the attitude towards us has been, “Oh, yeah. I’ll support that. Let’s talk next quarter after budget, blah blah blah.” The call that came today, however, was one of, “I need to […]

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