1. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    Our weekend looked a little like this: Simon's classroom had a reunion picnic on Saturday morning. His placement is in a Comprehensive Learning Center at his middle school where he receives extra supports in social skills and academics. His main teacher has been at his school for the past 15 years and she is nothing short of ... Read More

    14
  2. The Weekend Lens | Washburne State Park

    The Weekend Lens | Washburne State Park

    Because Thoreau said it best: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to p... Read More

    43
  3. The Weekend Lens | When Doing Nothing Is The Very Best Thing

    The Weekend Lens | When Doing Nothing Is The Very Best Thing

    There have been many weekends when the kids were with Chris where I worked ( to catch up or to get ahead), or traveled, or had plans with friends, or grieved, or had a specific agenda in place.  This weekend I decided to set everything else aside and do nothing.  Aaron stopped by during the day on Saturday ( whi... Read More

    39
  4. The Weekend Lens | Stories Without Photos

    The Weekend Lens | Stories Without Photos

    I've been on a hiatus from my camera for the last couple of weeks. I think it's a post December Daily® break. There's always an ebb and a flow to this kind of stuff. Here's some of the stories from this weekend that I might have captured with my camera: Caring for Simon who woke up with a 102 temp on Saturday morning and stay... Read More

    24
  5. The Weekend Lens + Story Stamp™ Is Live

    The Weekend Lens + Story Stamp™ Is Live

    I don't remember whose idea it was originally. Let's get together. We say it a lot when we meet up at work-related events when we wish we had more time to just sit around and chat. We should meet up just for fun sometime. This past weekend was about making that happen. Kelly, Elise and Carrie all flew into Eugene for the week... Read More

    18
  6. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    Summer is for adventuring.As soon as I wrote that I thought, life is for adventuring.While Simon and Anna spent time with Chris this weekend, Aaron and I took his three kids over to the coast for a couple of days (outside Newport, Oregon). It's been really hot (90's) in Eugene but it was significantly cooler over on the coast... Read More

    26
  7. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    Aaron and I adventured up to Tacoma, Washington this past weekend to celebrate the 4th of July with my brother and his family and friends.It rocked.Here's a look at our getaway via photos.All photos taken with an iPhone 5. Text word art from my Glorious Moments and Glorious Moments Travel sets.Like the look of adding word art... Read More

    29
  8. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    Ah, a long weekend at home.The perfect opportunity for some backyard camping on Saturday night and practice for some potential upcoming camping adventures later this summer.We were joined by Aaron and his three kids which means all kinds of play and fun and food and dolls and legos and messes and laughter.Two dogs added even ... Read More

    19
  9. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    This weekend the Oregon coast was calling us as it often does.My Dad just finished building a set of stairs that go straight down to the beach from their house. This guy totally makes things happen.My Mom sent this shot a few weeks ago when the whole project was in progress:And then she sent this one last week when the stairs... Read More

    88
  10. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    This was one of those weekends (and part of last week) where absolutely nothing went as planned.Actually that's not entirely true, we did go see The Lego Movie. And you better believe that Simon loved every single minute of it and has asked to go see it again multiple times each day since we went to the theater.In the middle ... Read More

    61
  11. The Weekend Lens

    The Weekend Lens

    I'm getting back into the swing of things around here after being gone for a couple of weeks and it feels so, so good.Home.Yes, love it.Even my garage.I bought a cord of wood for our fireplace last week so I spent a big part of Saturday morning moving things around in the garage to make room for the delivery. I love having a ... Read More

    25