Summer Visit {Photo-A-Day}

Summer Visit {Photo-A-Day}

Ever since we moved to this home five years ago, we’ve used the two fences that flank our driveway to take a photo whilst she is here with us visiting. It’s a treat to go through old Facebook photos or external hard drives and see how much she has grown! Of course, there have been […]

A VERY Busy Spring Break!

A VERY Busy Spring Break!

What a week! It’s always great to spend a lot of time with Littles, but the amount of activities and events we crammed into our time together was record breaking! From setting up primary doctors, feeding ducks at the lake,  to dad’s birthday, it was incredible.

Our visit to Hope Cottage

Our visit to Hope Cottage

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Activity, Blog, Photography, Special Moments | No Comments

My husband was raised by his mother, her mother, and his maternal grandfather, Jim. They spent a lot of time together when he was a child, traveling to art shows, watch westerns, and help our with yard work and chores around their small town home. He refers to him as dad, and holds him responsible […]

Summer Visitation & much needed updates!

Summer Visitation & much needed updates!

So, our summer officially begins tomorrow, with Littles arriving c/o her maternal Gma & PopPop! She spend a good chunk of the week in Oklahoma, at Jellystone Park! I have so many updated to make since I presented my work at my Capstone presentation, with so many sweet moments included! There’s been a lot going […]

Submission: Summers with My Son

Submission: Summers with My Son

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog, Long-Distance, Submission, Travel | No Comments

I adore hearing real stories from real people. This is a submission from a real father about how he and his son communicate from a distance.     Being as far away from any Father of the Year candidate as possible, I live approximately 1300 miles away from my son (he is in Virginia, I […]

Pretzels

Pretzels

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog, Long-Distance, Mail | One Comment

It’s not uncommon for kids to become completely distracted while video-chatting. Between seeing themselves in the screen, being seated on the patio of a beautiful backyard, or chatting while snacking, there’s a LOT going on! Last Sunday, we got a kick out of her :chomp chomp chomping: while chatting, and had to inquire as to […]

Mini Doc: Separation & Social Media

Mini Doc: Separation & Social Media

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Blog, Video | No Comments

My objective was to create a 2-minute mini documentary/journalistic video over the topic “Digital Culture & New Media,” with a series of photos and audio narration. I focused on a father / daughter separation, and the use of social media to shorten the distance between. This is one of the projects that instigated the narrowing of my focus […]

A Surprise for Her Dad

A Surprise for Her Dad

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Blog, Special Moments, Travel, Video, Visiting | One Comment

It’s very rare (and very hard) for me to keep secrets from my husband. When a secret is tied into a surprise, it’s even tougher! Littles’ Mom and I are the calendar planning schedule makers. We work out all the details on her visits sometimes half a year in advance, since we both pretty much […]

Seen On Reddit: Treasure Hunt

Seen On Reddit: Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Activity, Blog | No Comments

As a kid, I remember doing this type of thing with my parents. I would tear about the house finding clues and moving on to the next item until the treasure was found, then turning right around and making my parents partake in the fun. I continued this fun when Littles and her friend are […]

Easter via iChat

Easter via iChat

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Long-Distance, Special Moments, Video | No Comments

This Easter was so incredibly busy. Between The Mr.’s schedule and my work load, seeing each other was few and far between. When we were asked if we wanted to spend Easter weekend with Littles, we were crushed that our schedules had finally taken over. Usually we jump at the chance for any extra time, […]