Family and the Beach: My 2 Favorite Subjects

Family and the beach, they’re my two favorite subjects, as they should be. A family day at the beach is the greatest and I’m just happy to live in a place where that’s the norm and shiny, happy people are everywhere. For me, living on Galveston Island is a true blessing. There’s nothing better than […]

Just a Mom Busy Capturing Memories Behind the Lens

As moms, I think a lot of us come off as absent from our family’s lives because we’re never in every day photos, especially in my circles. But I promise you, we aren’t absent; we’re just busy capturing memories behind the lens. If you look hard enough, you’ll see we’re in every reflection and memory […]

Tropical Storm Bill Visits Galveston in June 2015

Photos from The Seawall in Galveston, TX on June 16, 2015 when Tropical Storm Bill touched shore. On June 16, 2015, my family and I listened to the news and watched for the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. It was supposed to be huge and B’s job site was even shut down so he stayed home. I worked…of […]

Galveston’s “Place of Remembrance” Keeps Me in Check!

Galveston’s “Place of Remembrance” statue helps keep me in check often. I have problems in my life, we all do, but this statue makes my issues seem insignificant and gives me strength when I’m doubting everything I do. This statue by 4th generation Galvestonian artist, David Moore, was dedicated on September 9, 2000 in memory of […]

The Galveston Seawall

As you all know, I love this island. I love its history. I love its resiliency. It’s an amazing and beautiful place that I’m happy to call home. Our history is rich, and our people are strong. Our Seawall stands because the citizens before me weren’t willing to give up on this amazing island, despite the […]

The Beauty and Strength of Galveston’s Jetties

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~Mother Teresa I live in a beautiful corner of the country. I’ve wanted to live in a spot like this my entire life actually, but now that I do, […]

Sandhill Cranes on the Island

There are these birds in the field behind our complex that intrigue me. Until about a year ago, birds frightened me. Now I’m intrigued. Odd, I know. Odder still? I’ve been trying to identify birds through interwebz searches. And I’m taking photos of them. I think I’ve gone loopy. BUT, I had a breakthrough this […]

The Day Galveston Island Froze Over

Yes, I’m being a little overly dramatic here. I don’t suppose this was some deep freeze and technically, we weren’t completely frozen, but it was COLD y’all. As in 29 degrees cold. To us, in southeast Texas, that is just not something that happens and it hurts deep down into your bones. That’s ICE on […]

October Sunset in Galveston

There’s much I love about this island. Y’all know that by now. But one of my favorite things, which you also already know, is to watch the beautiful sunsets and stand in constant awe of the amazing colors as they appear and evolve.  Halloween was a night of fun filled with candy, dress up, family […]

Enjoying the Harvest Moon Regatta: View from Galveston’s Seawall

Every year in Galveston, just off the coast for one day in October, we get to witness something amazing. The Harvest Moon Regatta makes its way down our coast and vibrant, brilliantly colored sailboats by the 100’s race their way through the gulf. This race, this tradition, started back in 1987 and the concept was conceived […]