Sometimes a birthday goes unnoticed like my 30th and sometimes birthdays require little need for fanfare like this year and sometimes all you need is the company of four of the most wonderful kids you could ever want and spend a lazy day drinking fabulous rootbeer on the beach. But don’t get me wrong hanging out with 35,000 of your closest friends singing and dancing can be really fun too and if you bring your kids to see the Flaming Lips (yes it’s the name of a band, for those of us over 35 and don’t have an ipod ) live with confetti canons and giant balloons it can catapult you into super cool mom status instantly!
I’m exhausted from thinking literally, for the past week now the news about the fate of our daily paper like many others around the country isn’t good. We will no longer be printing seven days a week and my job of 13 years is in jeopardy. I’m still in shock, it’s like losing a best friend. I absolutely love what I do, meeting new people, sharing stories and connecting with tens of thousands of readers daily through my photos. It has been my way of making a difference in this world letting the good, the bad and the tearful be shared in your homes and at the breakfast table. I never dreamed of a better job or career this is what I aspired to do, it’s the memories of our family sitting around the table on Sunday morning after church, talking about the stories, laughing over the comics and playing word jumble. I don’t know how many people I’ve impacted in my 16 years as a photojournalist but there has been many hugs from strangers and thank you notes left in my mailbox and phone calls of gratitude, I can’t imagine doing anything else. So as I wait to hear what will become of myself and co-workers I know that what we do we do out of a love and for every dogs that fetches the morning paper. The ink still runs deep in my viens and I hope for many more years to come.
we don’t even eat raw cookie dough not ever! So when my photographer brain kicked in and I had to
snap a few shots of the eggs that looked so pretty sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to become our next dinner
I wouldn’t have thought it would turn into 5 days of recovering from salmonella.
Yep, just like the egg cartons warn you about, playing with eggs is not recommended especially by this photographer.
But how many of us are ocd enough to sanitize our camera equipment, really?
the last I LOVE YOU MORE in before she falls asleep just
because that’s how much I love her more!
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