Just another day in paradise

Went on a little photo venture yesterday morning. Venture: an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one. This image probably does not look risky or dangerous. My… Continue reading

Decorating cookies

Every Saturday I teach a group of local children English. We usually start with a song, then learn to sound out and write simple English words. After the first 45 minutes the children… Continue reading

Lost car seat

Lost car seat found on the shores of Utila…

Free shoes

Hey, if you ever want free shoes head on over to the island of Utila, Honduras. You can have your pick of high heels, crocs, tennis shoes, flip-flops, and if you take some… Continue reading

Mayan culture

This beautiful Mayan woman is part of a community of women working to help their children get a better education in a little village in Guatemala. We spent a few hours in their community house… Continue reading

With Loving Greetings

When I was staying with my mom during a recent visit home, I picked up a book (Leaves of Gold) she had displayed in her living room, that I must have looked at… Continue reading

Antigua street scenes

Just a few street scenes during Semana Santa (2011) in Antigua, Guatemala.

Antigua and volcanoes

Antigua, Guatemala is surrounded by 3 volcanoes and they sure do make for a beautiful sight, especially days like this where the clouds are painting the blue sky. I am not positive, but… Continue reading

Staff, robe, cell phone

When you walk around Antigua, Guatemala during Semana Santa you see many indigenous people dressed for the holiday.  Men, women and children are costumed for the honorable position of carrying the wooden floats… Continue reading

Waiting for company

Painted walls

Many of the walls in the city of Antigua, Guatemala have vibrant colors. It is what makes the city so lively and inspiring to be in. As you can see from a few… Continue reading

Is this Heavenly or what?

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I live in such a beautiful place as this. Where the water is warm enough to sit in all day long. Where the waters shades of blue… Continue reading

What’s in your window sill?

Sarginson Clan

Some of my most favorite people in the world are the Sarginsons. I can freely say that because they are my family. It is always a miracle to get everyone together at the… Continue reading

Ruiz Family

I recently captured the Ruiz family and it was a delightful experience. I have known this wonderful family for almost two years and this time with their family was a great addition to… Continue reading

Allen Generations

It is rare to know someone who has 5 generations living at once. Some of my dearest friends are privileged to have that happen and with great-great grandpa being 91, it is possible!… Continue reading

Enjoying the simple things

One of  my favorite things to do is walk on a beach and treasure hunt. Being in nature and near water helps clear my head and brings a great sense of peace and… Continue reading

The Wilson Family

I had the privilege of capturing family pictures of a dear friend of mine last week. A family of 7, full of personality, laughter, and love for one another. We had a fun… Continue reading

Guemes Island, WA

If you are ever in the Northwest and want a fun bike day, make your way to Guemes Island. It’s a 5 minute and $3.50 (walk-on) ferry ride from Anacortes. We enjoyed a… Continue reading

The hills are alive

Washington is one of the most beautiful places on this earth. I highly recommend the Evergreen Mountain hike to anyone needing to get away and see God’s creation!

  • A Little About Me

    I'm a writer, deep thinker and on a quest to BE PRESENT and BE LOVE. I'm an ex-churchgoer. I've lived in 27 different places in my life. I was once an island dweller and I've been a pioneer in a handful of start-up organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Honduras. Oh and I should add that I am a recovering people-pleaser. I hope to bring humor and thought-provoking ideas to my readers.
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