i am a wife of one very supportive husband & a mother of two children who I love more than anything. i am also a reader, quilter & an aspiring homemaker. i am a huge sucker for cookies, stripes, plaids, peonies, warm weather, music & dancing, cheeseball teen movies & books, history, list-making (have you noticed?), & lounging around the house. for the sake of this blog, I am an aspiring photographer. i am not someone who has always had a camera in her hand, but have recently taken up the hobby. i have learned an incredible amount through reading & practicing (mostly on my family), & this last month, i decided to take the plunge & really devote myself to learning the craft of photography. i hope to accomplish many things in the coming year, namely, defining my style & improving technique with the potential for opening up business. my goal is not to capture "pose for the camera" shots, but rather to photograph life, with all its personalities & emotions. i hope to blend the lines between fantasy & reality in my work & am excited to take on the challenge. welcome to my blog, & i hope you stop by often!