hello 2016!

and so long 2015...it's been fun!

i love going back & looking at the past year...
what worked, what didn't...what changed and
what i realize now that i want to change.

this year, instead of reading through journals
i re-read all of my facebook statuses and
went through my photos...
sign of the times.
(well, for someone like me anyway...
who posts probably more than anyone needs to, heh).

2015 RECAP

i read 8 books in 2015.  EIGHT books.
i mean seriously.  that is embarrassing.
i used to read 8 books in a WEEK.

LOVED the land of decoration...was a little disappointed by Adult Onset (but the bar was raised high with Fall on Your Knees & will likely never be met again).  LOVED the museum of extraordinary things.


  • started this squarespace website and imported my blog onto it...which was terrifying for me to do.  Almost as terrifying as the decision to allow people to know about the blog. :)
  • tried improv and it was fun!!
  • told a story at storytelling circle which made me feel ill but was glad that i did it.
  • did nablopomo for November and only missed one day!
  • auditioned for a part in a play...and got one!  (which...is also terrifying).
  • shot 3 weddings in 3 days (& i did not cry)
  • did school photos for the first time and it was so much fun! 
  • planted two little gardens
  • made a cucumber!

this guy graduated (& I couldn't have been prouder) <3

these were my most liked photos on facebook...hahahaha....from sock monkeys to middle fingers to burn outs and snails...this is the story of my life.

2015 was the year that I

  • made a firm commitment to take 2017 off from photography
  • saw the counting crows
  • waited with the world in anticipation of the muppet comeback
  • got really really lost on a dirt road
  • made a pugosaur for halloween
  • realized i loved blueberry bagels
  • had my lost fitbit replaced and then FOUND my lost fitbit a couple of months later
  • made my whole family into Peanuts
  • dyed my hair black again
  • followed geese
  • looked for F18's and snowbirds
  • took pugsley for his first dairy bar ice cream
  • tried to get photos of a flock of seagulls in a McDonald's parking lot
  • fell twice, for the SAME wedding
  • began a solar toy obsession
  • survived both emma and campbell going away on trips
  • did photo-a-day project until May this time!  Better each year!
  • complained on FB about my lilac shortage so long that someone made a sweet delivery of lilacs to my doorstep!

2015 you were a fairly good year
and 2016 is looking pretty damn promising already! :)
Moving forward with an open mind/heart and a
sense of humor...I'm a man with a plan, stan....bring it on.
I'm ready!