Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

Happy Easter, Baby!  I spent the day with your crazy family...they are starting to grow on me.  :p

Don't worry, I'm going to shave before you come home.

I love you,
I miss you,

Friday, March 29, 2013

Texting Home

Here's my latest edit (still playing with Photoshop) to an image I took last year...I'm calling it "Texting Home."  I am not exactly "feeling it" but it's a good rough draft.  Please let me know if you have any ideas on how to elevate this image.  I want the viewer to get the idea they are watching this Marine enjoying a sweet moment communicating with her daughter back home.  

I know that when I receive a text from you I am smiley so maybe I should have the little girl smiling?  How do you like old Zoe in the picture?  :)  Made me smile too.

I love you.
I miss you,

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sweet Sick Kid

Our pitiful daughter is so sick today...these are the times I find her so sweet and kissable.  I just hope I don't catch her stomach virus, ew.  It's been pretty funky.

We miss you and love you,

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chewy Louis

I wonder if Stella would have chewed my favorite card if she could read?

Ironically, one of Siena's favorite library books is entitled, "Chewy Louis" how appropriate, sigh.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Take THAT Photoshop!

"I'd Rather Be...Skiing" is my latest, and hopefully final, edit of this image.  I had a lot of fun with it and hope you dig it too.  It might be hard to see but I added snow (inside) and changed the teeth xrays to ski vacation photos.  (If you click on the image, you can see it a little larger)  I am really anxious to call an image "finished" so I can set the standard for my series and I think this one did it.  My next project is...a secret.  :p  I'm slowly conquering my PS fears, so take THAT Photoshop.

I miss you.
I love you,

ps. For the family...YES, that's Dr. Sam!  :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Martin Stranka Made Me Smile Today

I won't bother telling you about my crappy week.  It's not interesting to read that the garbage bag broke last night as I was pulling it out of the can.  I won't amplify that with "and it was full of freshly shucked corn silk, a remaining dirty diaper and the carcass of a rotisserie chicken.  You don't need to read about how I was shampooing the carpet (because of the nervous-puppy-peeing incidents) and I spilled all of the dirty water on the kitchen floor as I was carrying it to the sink (rookie mistake).  

I'd rather share something fun with you today.  I got the mail early and found a square, brown envelop with European-looking writing and a foreign stamp and I immediately knew "it" arrived.  The coveted image from the generous artist, Martin Stranka!  He sent it, he really sent it!  Thank you so much, Mr. Stranka for this lovely, inspiring image.  I love it and will lovingly frame it and hang it in my office.  In spite of all the crappy little things that tried to sour my mood, Martin Stranka made me smile today!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I DO NOT have a butterfly on my head!

So, I thought about sending you some "cute" pictures of our day at Sea World (with Ella) or our day at the zoo, but then I knew you knew better...we had more of "these" moments than the pretty picture moments.  It's our reality and I know you can see through the angry face and still smile.  I know I can.  


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We'll Be Just Fine

Hi Sweets, we enjoyed a nice afternoon in the beautiful sunshine.  After art school we played on the school grounds with our new friends (thanks, Susan for taking this shot). Siena was happy to be on BOTH sides of the lens today. (go figure)  She was being so sweet to her Mommy and even put her arm around me and gave me a smooch.  This comforted me knowing that even though we'll miss you, we'll be just fine.
I love you,
xxx k

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Year Apart

You left today.  It's March 12, 2013 and so begins our year apart.  As I watched you walk down my apartment stairs this morning, my throat tightened and my eyes began to sting with tears.  I hate good-byes, you know this, I also hate crying, you know this too as I rarely do it.  So, why didn't we just get in the truck and drive to Mexico instead?  We could homeschool Siena, let her wear cornrows and make shell necklaces while we run a tourist bike shop...oh yeah, you're the responsible one, I almost forgot.  Darn you!

I love you and I miss you tonight.

xxx k