Aurora and Oma’s doll

Aurora sat for a portrait last week playing with Tina’s childhood doll. This doll was manufactured by Schildkroet in 1960.  It speaks German and has natural hair.

Favorite Birding moments of 2010

One of my favorite birding moments of 2010 came surprisingly while visiting a family grave. While visiting my grandparents gravesite in southern Kansas, we came across this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher sitting on a fence.  A beautiful bird and also happens to be the...

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from our family to yours. Tina and I are enjoying the wintery landscape by spending lots time with our kids and grandkids. Being surrounded by friends and family helps keep us young and warm.  Enjoy the holidays and let us know about your...

Taking my boys to see Santa

About 20 years ago, I stopped taking my boys to see Santa.  I’m not sure why, other than they just got too old for such adventures.  Saturday, in the middle of one of the largest snow storms in our state history, both of my “all grown up now” boys took their...

Going Back to Cape Hatteras

Tina and I are off to Cape Hatteras for a week with my folks.  We were talking about the last time we visited the Outer Banks and realized that it has been 5 years.  In 2005, Jeff was in the Army, Zander was 1 and walking and I had blond hair from a bike...