Feb 2014
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#MonAndJon

When people ask how I met Monika, we usually look at each other and shrug. Twitter? Ignite Boulder? A concert? All of the above?

It was quite a while ago for sure, and that lady has become a most cherished friend. The difference in our ages makes us more like sisters sometimes, although Monika is quite mature and me… not so much. So basically we meet in the middle?

What *is* clearly defined, though, is how Monika met Jonathon. And then married him 23 days later.

I remember it distinctly because I am there in that timeline, at Day 5 Concert. I got a text while they were in route, “I am bringing a guy. I want your opinion.” Continue reading…

Dec 2013
31

Jealousy

I don’t consider myself a jealous person. But of course it comes naturally to everyone, right? That ugly feeling that creeps out of nowhere when you hear something wonderful for friend, and you can’t help thinking, “why not me?”

I grew up in a pretty affluent area of Maryland, although we are not part of that crowd. In a lot of ways, I was happy about that because it was much less pressure when you didn’t have to have everything all the time. I saw the toll it took on people around me and felt sad when the grass was so much greener that they could not be happy with their situation in life – which was really was quite good, after all. Continue reading…
Dec 2013
19

The Bible

Everyone is talking about Duck Dynasty’s Phil Roberston and A&E’s suspension of him. What is so surprising to me is the wide variety of comments I have seen, and how many people are quoting the bible to me. As far as a general overview of the situation, my friend Kristen Howerton from Rage Against The Minivan covers my feelings quite well.

What I am pondering is our modern day fascination with holding on to the bible with both hands, gripping so hard that our knuckles turn white. Why quote it word for word as a road map for our lives when the words themselves are so contradictory? And truthfully many of the passages have no meaning in the here and now. Not to mention they were written down long after they actually happened. Doesn’t that leave some margin for error? Continue reading…

Dec 2013
12

My Nephew is a Child Art Prodigy

Or at least I think so.

My sister sent me a web site that allows us to buy things (prints, mugs, shirts) based on my nephew’s artwork (what a great idea) and while I have seen some of his work before, it was so wonderful to see a “collection” of it – from Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

I nearly had a double major in college, graphic design and fine art – so, lots of illustration and painting classes. I think my professors would be impressed, kid.

Nov 2013
26

Wedding Portraits:Amy & Dave

I am so honored when I get to photograph a wedding. I don’t do it often because, as a solo shooter, sometimes it is a hard to find the right fit of style and size.

It was an extra perfect fit to photograph my friends Amy and Dave last month, during the last gasp of Denver summer. They are friends, and very special people.

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Amy, Dave and family –
Thank you for letting me share your special day!