Blenko

After talking about it for years, we made a road trip down to tour the Blenko Glass Company. Mom has collected their wares since her youth. This was my first time visiting the company store, museum and factory floor. Hindsight? We should’ve scheduled the trip around a class to make some of our own glasswork. […]

A special dress

My brother Robert sent a text with an image of this dress saying mom was keen on it. ‘Nuff said. What’s her size? I asked. Within the week we were able to see how lovely it was. My mom? She’s beautiful.

My brother, one year older

Oh, here’s the photo my mom made.

Dropping off supplies for the oncoming snow that never came

Milk and bread. That’s all my mom wanted before the winter storm hit and I was braving the grocery store. Dropped things off and chatted for a good while, having one of those conversations you may find yourself lucky enough to have with a parent. Thinking out loud over the challenges and joys of life […]

Ham sandwiches

Ham sandwiches, a gift exchange, classic Christmas movies on the TV, an awesomely decorated new home, and a pup named Jasper.

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

This was the tenth anniversary of the Lantern Lighting Ceremony at Spring Grove and my first. Families come together and customize lanterns with messages of remembrance or hope, then launch them on the lake at dusk. We got our lanterns in order, carved out a nice spot on the eastern shore and had a makeshift […]

Butterflies

Butterfly show with the family at Krohn Conservatory. I kind of wish they had “expired” specimens on display for photos, because these suckers are hard to pin down* and photograph. * insert rim shot

Eric’s birthday

My new favorite thing is taking pictures of people taking selfies. I know this is out of focus, but you get the vibe.

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