Tag Archive: family

If there are birds, things are okay.

I followed in Dad’s tracks, stepping in each footprint like I did when I was little. His feet are slightly pigeon-toed, and I rotated my boots a few degrees to fit exactly within his prints.

Things Mikayla Says

Mikayla is my best friend’s little sister. She is 12 years old. She is also my (non-legally) adopted sister*, as I live with her and her amazing family every time I go to… Continue reading

Visiting Mountains, by Ted Kooser

  Visiting Mountains   The plains ignore us, but these mountains listen, an audience of thousands holding its breath in each rock. Climbing, we pick our way over skulls of small talk. On… Continue reading

My sister the Thrifting Queen

My sister Megan is the Queen of Goodwill. That’s a fact. Abba even did a song about her:   Ooooo she’s a Thrifting Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen*, Thrifting Queen, feel the beat… Continue reading

Christmas time is nearly here

Christmas time is nearly here Give a shout, hooray! It’s time to be with those held dear, To frolic, sing and play.   But behave yourself, the warning goes, To kids, both naughty… Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue Fundraiser

Hey everyone~ As you might have known from my previous post Max Seigal Photography, I’m good friends (I’d even go as far as to say best friends) with Max Seigal, who takes epic… Continue reading

I stay a little longer

Good-night! good-night! As we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and… Continue reading

Things My Brother Says

In honor of my little brother’s birthday yesterday (22, you’re making me feel old here Eric!), here are of some of his more recent quotes– as in, these are the only ones I… Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

This one is for you, my Mother Dearest, A mother of three, whom we all both love and fearest! — Today’s a day of thanks for my lovely Mom, Like every mother, she’s… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Dad!

For my Dad, one of the many Mike Smiths that exist in the world, but definitely the most important (at least in my life). You’ve taught me just about everything important in life,… Continue reading