As part of the school year tradition, my niece asks me to take a photo of her beat up chucks at the end of each summer. Abbi will turn 13 in September. That means the next time we repeat this photo, she will be a teenager. *pause for uncontrollable weeping*

These shoes have seen her through picking mulberries in the sticky Indiana heat with her favorite auntie, on nostalgic sunset bike rides with her best friend, and  through countless theater rehearsals. I hope she looks back on this photo and remembers how sweet Summer ’18 was ❤


Running from my problems like……… LOL!


This time last year, he was a boy. Now he’s a full grown man – time is funny that way, I suppose.