Thankful November 28th: Friends

I’m writing this from my phone as we head out to Thanksgiving dinner at the home of our dear friends. I have the best friends. Some are close physically, some are far away. But all are dear to me and have played a huge part in my life. I’m grateful everyday for good friends.

I don’t have a good photo on my phone for this topic (I’m horrible at phone photos), so you get a picture of the ghost of pie past. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Changes to the Photo a Week Challenge

Big Sur sunset

Hi, everyone. Before anyone gets too nervous, I just wanted to let you all know that I will be continuing the challenge. However, due to a hectic work schedule and just life in general, I will no longer be commenting on everyone’s entries. I’m sure you’ve noticed a delay recently. I love that you all love the challenges. Please, please, please continue entering and sharing your wonderful photos. Please visit each other’s entries and like and comment.

Thanks for all of the wonderful support, and here’s to more happy photo snapping!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners


During our trip to Switzerland, my niece and my mom were great partners. They had a lot of fun sharing experiences and hotel rooms (the good, the bad, and the ugly). Thanks for making Europe so memorable!

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Partners.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration


I admire my mother. The last couple of years have been very tough, but she has more than weathered the storm. She has shone and been a light for her children during difficulties. She has shown us what it truly means to be a devoted spouse and partner, and she has kept her kindness and positivity through it all. I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day this week.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration.

I realized after I published this that it works for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Facial Features challenge for this week as well.