simple stories

It’s the little things – the simple everyday things – that make up our stories.

We have just returned from a few days in Pennsylvania with our family. As a family, we mourned together, cried together, and laughed together – sharing fond moments – funny stories. Greg and his brothers share numerous traits with their father – “Georgisms”, we sisters-in-law nod together. George lives on through his sons – through his stories. I would like to thank you all for your kind words of condolence.

And so – we return to our everyday lives, enjoying the everyday moments.

book delivery

The moments of excited anticipation, when Greg returns from the mail box with my Book of the Month Club delivery. January commuting is shaping up to be not-so-bad.

Chessie sniffing at the counter

Moments when I receive more help baking a birthday cake than is truly helpful. As part of an exercise to “awaken the senses”, I was taking photos throughout the process of preparing a German chocolate cake for Greg’s birthday. It was a fun project, though food photographer I am not! But then, I had to smile as I discovered this puppy photobomb.

– And the moments we gather for celebration. I rarely take photos during family gatherings – it’s really not my thing. I am discovering that black and white photography is not my thing, either, but it sure comes in handy when I shoot indoors and can’t figure out the white balance.

So – here we are – mid-January – and time keeps flying by. I’ve been organizing – I’ve been planning…

2018 will surely bring changes, both personal and professional – some within my control, some not. My hope is to continue moving forward, remembering all the everyday moments that, in time, become our stories.

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6 responses to “simple stories”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    You have been a very busy girl. Love the pup photo bomb. Don’t worry my Christmas cookie photos looked liked yours. I did so much better in 2016. Oh well, it’s 2018 now, time to start afresh.

  2. It\'s All About Purple Avatar

    ooooh i loved this karen, this is what we have, it is these moments that make our lives special. i too, have been organizing and planning, i find i organize everything during these colder months when i am indoors a lot!!

    i love your pictures, i must learn to do the background blurrrrr thing better, i love that!!!

  3. Eileen Avatar

    Hello, Karen! Lovely images and post. I love the dog photo. Wonderful family photo. Happy Birthday to your Greg. I am hoping to plan some trips in 2018, something fun and someplace warm. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. Christine Avatar

    Dear Karen, so sorry to learn of the passing of Greg’s father, & send my sincere condolences…& yet life does go on & that is such a sweet family gathering photo on Gregs birthday!
    Best wishes for lots of new photos & stories in 2018!

  5. Lisa Gordon Avatar

    Karen, I love this post (those smiling faces!), but I am so very sorry for your loss.
    May your memories of Greg’s father, bring each of you comfort.

  6. Beatrice P. Boyd Avatar

    Gathering with family and friends to mourn the passing of a family member is always sad, yet in a way joyful that everyone is gathered together to share their memories. As far as your not being a fan of “people” photos, I think the B&W turned out quite well and most likely those family members in the photo would agree. Food shots are not my thing either, but still I try. We don’t have a pet around to photo-bomb our attempts. Did the pup get a sample of the cake later?

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