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Thank you for visting my blog. When I started this blog, it was just the vehicle for which I had hoped to share photos of our life in Chicagoland with our loved ones, but it has turned into so much more for me. Life is ever evolving in our household and time no longer stands still. Every moment is precious and worthy of being captured and treasured. In addition, through my love of the camera, I have had the opportunity to meet and also capture moments in others' lives. It is my hope, with this blog, that when my memory fails me, the words and photos on this blog will remind of where we were. History...Through My Glass...

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

new year...new blog...

Thank you for visiting us here this past year. It's been great! However, I've got a new blog...I'm moving to Wordpress. It should allow for more features related to showcasing photography than this one.

Please visit us here:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy holidays!

Hanukkah has already begun, but wanting to send our wishes out to all. We got our cards out kind of late so I didn't want to post too early. These were our cards this year:

Front of card:

Inside Spread (think: top and bottom of a folded card):

I can truly say that it was a labor of love. I designed them from some digital paper that I got for free from Three Peas. There were no tears this year as we learned that Roan loves to be in photos, if we are in them with him.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I can't believe how much my baby is now a little boy. In addition to his increadible imagination, he has begun to build things (boats) with his legos. He really loves his pirate ships!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

h'mong doll

I'm a total dork, but I felt so proud to see this doll on the pages of Cookie Magazine so I had to look them online. I so want to get one, but for $105, that's kind of steep! Maybe I can justify it as a piece of art? Here is the link in case you want to check out the store. BTW...I love the store!

Monday, November 24, 2008

magical again

I had forgotten how much I loved Christmastime until this year. Having Roan has brought back much of the excitement I used to feel. I remember lying underneath the tree in the dark, except the lights from the tree and looking up into the branches, pretending to be a small Tinkerbell flying through it.

He was so excited to see Santa (according to Roan, Santa is called Christmas) at the mall and since then, he's noticing the local decorations. We put up our tree and decorations (and took our holiday photos) on Sunday (we started on Saturday night) and he was so excited. He took many of the ornaments and was pretend playing with them. We did have a few casualties, as far as broken ornaments, but that's because I tend to stay away from the fancy stuff. Up until this year, we've had no issues with Roan touching the ornaments, but every day since I've found abandoned ornaments around the house. He also loves the tree lighting every night. So sweet!

When we finally got all of the ornaments up on the tree and turned it on, he said, "Beautiful!" It was so sweet! Finally, someone who appreciates my work! Unfortunately, I'm not much of a decorator and I tend to lean on the haphazard side, even though I love pretty things. The following are some photos from the night.

Below: He actually wanted to pose for photos with the bare tree. And yes, ours comes with lights. One day we'll have a real one, but for now...this is all that I can take.

Above: we took a Ka-cup (cupcake) break and thus the chocolate food marks on his cheeks.
Above: Roan's favorite ornament--Frosty.
Below: sneak peak of our holiday photos.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


How can this sweet little face already be such a trouble-maker? I got notice that he had to be separated from another boy at school and the bus because they were fighting. I feel so conflicted over this.

The bus driver told Mary, his daycare provider, that she thinks it's the bigger boy (not Roan). Roan doesn't have any issues with this anyone else, but the big one does. The little one (Roan) is only defending himself. Mary says, "What's a little guy supposed to do, but stand up for himself?"

Here's our conversion:

Me: What happened?

Ro: I fight.

Me: Why?

Ro: He pull my hair.

Me: So you hit him?

Ro: Yes.

Me: Did he hit you?

Ro: Yes.

Me: Is he your friend?

Ro: Yes.

We have our first parent/teacher conference on Monday night. I have no idea how it's going to go.

On another front...he loves baking with me.

Friday, November 14, 2008

impromptu test shot

I like to think that one day I'll look back and think this is so silly, but I was so excited to see this on my blogroll this morning when I opened the link to the Parentdish blog. Roan's photo was chosen as the "Image of the Day"!

I took a fun photo of Roan in his new hat--the one that Roan will be wearing in our holiday photos/card and just loved how sweet and happy it made me. He's actually wearing his PJ's and I have no idea how the background turned out black. It was taken in our office.

Here is the link: http://www.parentdish.com/2008/11/13/image-of-the-day-furry-friend/

I don't know how I feel about being referred to as "his".