Riding around the roadways lined with campers and tents, people and wildflowers, the wind blew through my hair. We knew our way around like the back of our hands because we had done this track so many times before. Only 30 minutes drive away from where I grew up, Blue Lake in Modoc County was probably the best place to be. Bringing everything with us except the kitchen sink, a two night stay felt just like home and seemed to last a life time. We would go with friends, swim in the lake, fish in
Giggling, he put the sea shell up to his ear as if he didn't know what to expect from it. "Listen," she said, "and you will hear the ocean!" Clearly confused, he did it anyway and giggled. Only just over a year old, experiencing new things was his forte. Putting a shell to your ear to hear the ocean was just the beginning...
Pretending to be scared of heights, she sat on the fallen tree and cried. You know, one of those spells that just feels forced? How can you really be scared when 4 feet off the ground?
Alright, I am not going to say that she wasn't really scared because I really didn't know, but mom and I laughed anyways. We helped her down and she went running. At just 4 years old, she is a true spitfire. But who wouldn't be with brothers like these?
Articles decked out in decoupage. All over the walls.
Was this like a 80's thing? Or even earlier? A 70's thing?
If you are not sure what decoupage is- it might be because you are too young. Or it might be because it wasn't as popular as I believe it to have been!
Kneeling down to hug her was hard and her fur was so wet from the rain that all I ended up doing was getting myself wetter than her. When you have to re-home a pet that you love it is one of the hardest things to do. Being a good neighbor comes with a price and the stress was just too much. Knowing that she is going to a good home is little consolation considering the circumstances...
Cough, cough, sneeze, complain.
My ears are ringing with -Mommy I'm thirsty, not hungry, I don't want to go to school, my throat hurts, I want ice cream and I don't want to get out of bed- unless of course you will let me watch my favorite movie while lying on the couch...
Swinging on the hammock listening to some soft tunes while you get those deep lines on your butt from the pressure of the rope, is the epitome of relaxation.
Or for you maybe it's the idea of taking a nap while the house is completely quiet as the kids are at school and you are not.
What about taking a yoga class and feeling completely moved and understood all in the same moment. Your instructor surely had your back that day...
I was about 7 when I learned to ride my bike.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a shiny blue color and fit me just right. Every time I rode it I felt like a queen. Riding with a jacket on in the crisp fall days of Northern California. Our driveway was made of dirt and gravel and it was pretty long. So deciding to ride up and down the driveway was really a no-brainer...
Do you have that one friend that you can talk to no matter what?
All the time? Any time? And they can do the same for you?
I do. And I love her.
She actually had something really painful to tell me the other day. And at first I didn't want to hear it, but in the end I felt ok about it because she didn't just feed me the negative things and that was it.
When I was six years old I had a really big birthday party. I still remember it to this day.
It was a sleepover and I had all my best friends from school there.
My mom's friend made me a cake that looked like a cabbage patch doll head. Ok, what do you expect?! It was 1986!
One of my friends gave me a barbie doll
I was about seven, maybe six.
Let me start with this. You really have to imagine this with me as it happened. As in- close your eyes after reading and imagine this. Because that makes it all better and I am sure you will eventually side with me.
My sister and I wanted chocolate milk...
I had it all together. I was on top of everything all day. I had to get my daughter to dance at a certain time and I literally said to myself. "Heather, you rock!"
But when I got to dance I realized that I didn't exactly rock as much as I thought.
I found out I was 50 minutes late to her class when I thought I was 10 minutes early.
I sat there and felt sorry for my daughter for making the mistake and I felt sorry for myself because I made a mistake- but in the long run I had to understand that it wasn't important. One missed class does not make a big problem.
I was so tired.
It was one of those days that I had been yawning all day and couldn’t catch a break.
All I wanted to do was take a nap....
Way back when I started my business, a lot of who I took photos pf was family.
They were trying to support me in my new adventure and I was very happy for that.
At one point, I did take some photos of family at our State Capital here in California....
Growing up- my mother was a photographer.
She was one of those people that always had the camera in our face and we just "got used to it". I never once told her to stop (well-maybe in middle school haha) and I obviously don't regret that now.
She even had her own dark room set up and enlarger...
Sitting in the one room movie theater as a 7 year old, all by myself, was very scary.
My sister and her friends decided to leave me in charge of saving seats in the very back row at a repeat showing of E.T. while they went to buy yummy snacks. That feeling of telling strangers not to sit in the saved seats scared the bejeezus out of me and thank heavens it never had to happen!...