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A trip to warmer weather just does a body good. Just like milk.

Violet, my Grandma Helen and I traveled to Sun City to visit my Aunt Judy and Uncle Don from last Monday (my birthday) to Friday (way too short). I give Vie a 6/10 for her first flight… I kept nursing her just to keep her quiet. Reason #47 why I’m glad I’m able to breastfeed. I was able to pack us all into 2 backpacks, which is both progressive and impressive. I used to be a chronic over-packer, but I was very pleased with myself and only neglected to wear 1 top extra.

i miss 75 degree weather. whaaaaaaaaaaaa

my Aunt and Uncle moved into a new house that’s in a beautiful neighborhood right on the 7th hole of a golf course. 100% times prettier than their last house…

this is the back of their house….

birthday dessert…

lots of shopping and estate sales! sad but true, so many older people live there and it’s not uncommon for a dozen or more to drop off in a week. so estate sales are like garage sales and go on for several weeks. lots of good bargains!

I helped decide where to hang things…

she wasn’t sure what to think of the pool, but her diaper thought it was fun.

til next year, AZ!

It happened! And it was fun. I’m writing this as the one and only Marilyn Monroe. (kiss kiss) and my date? Mrs. Doubtfire. She unfortunately burned her boobies just before we arrived (you know the scene….) it was so much fun preparing for our costumes. And of course, the blow-torching of Ryan’s bosom was just the best. It was a great success and we raised over 4K!!! So we’re already thinking of next year…

  • March 2, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    Crystal - Mrs. Doubtfire sure had a hot date!ReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Sue DuBois - Hey Stacy, Any chance you could share the pictures of Dave and I at the party on my facebook page? We didn’t bring our phones that night and did not get any pictures of ourselves. The ones you took were awesome! Its like your a professional or something! LOLReplyCancel

I’ve talked about print competition before… of how vulnerable and naked you feel in the dim room whilst your work is judged. I could write some poems about it. The first time I entered it was so intense I had to leave the room. Seriously. But now I see it as a super fun way to not only work towards my Master’s Degree through PPA, but also shoot for myself and get creative. So that’s what I’m working on now. And I’m having a ball.

crap crap crappy picture… but hey. it’s super dim in there.


here’s a few of my past submissions…



Breaking Bad, 2014



Alone at Last, 2013


In the Wings




Daydream Believer, 2014

photo 4 photo 5

….and here’s a sample of what my cohorts have entered… so talented, my friends!

Crisp, by Jes Galaska

Crisp, by Jes Galaska

Rapture, by Jeremy Wieczorek

Fantasy Flight, by Jason Deyo

Defeated, by Rich Deyo

Natures Fingerprint, by Rich Deyo

I LOVE being on the board for PPN. It’s fun, rewarding, and empowering. We’ve all been working our patooties of for our upcoming Spring Conference… which is in KEARNEY this time! It certainly takes a team to plan this thing, but every time we photogs gather, it’s a hoot and a half. I’m really looking forward to bowling. And I will remember to bring socks this time.

ppn 24

ppn 25

PPN poster front

2015 spring schedule

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It’s me, a teething Violet, and our 85 year old Grandma Helen headed South for a week. Wish us luck on the flight there and back. We’ve got a million and one things going on at work to put on hold, going through a nap transition and then there’s the teeth that are ripping their way through her soft, slobbery, mouth.


Oh, and my birthday is Monday! So I’ll be running a sale when I get back. yay! So when you’re shivering under your afghan watching the top 24 compete on American Idol this week… think of us in 80 degree weather; swimming, growing teeth, and keeping Grandma entertained.

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