Photo of the Day: Abandoned Goal

I took this photo three years ago during a visit to my husband’s grandfather’s farm just after he passed away. It’s such a beautiful, peaceful place. It certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been three years; yet so much has changed during that time.

Check out the original blog post to see a few more photos of the gorgeous farm.


Days 253-255: Ten Years Ago…

This weekend everyone was talking about where they were ten years ago during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. I was sitting in junior history class when we first heard the news. The school had just installed controversial TV’s in all the classrooms, and that day was probably the most important day to have them. We still went to all of our classes that day, but we mostly stared at the TV’s in awe and shock. It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years. My heart still goes out to all of those involved. Things have definitely changed over the last ten years.


Ten years ago, the Kansas City Power & Light District hadn’t been built. It has really changed the feel of downtown Kansas City.

Friday evening we enjoyed a Happy Hour at Maker's Mark at the P&L District.


Ten years ago, this child wasn’t alive. In fact, his parents probably weren’t even dating yet.

My cousin's toddler, Izac, plays basketball during a family get-together on Saturday. We had so much fun spending the day outside & catching up.


Ten years ago, the people at Platte Woods United Methodist probably had very different issues on their minds.

In honor of Sept. 11, my church, along with the Methodist churches across Missouri, participated in volunteer projects all weekend long. Our church packed 240,000(!) Numana meals for the 3 million starving people in Colombia, South America.

Day 79: Around the river and through the woods…

… to Grandmother’s house we go! Yesterday we spent a couple hours with Grandma, bringing her one of her favorite foods (Chicken McNuggets from McDonald’s), watching basketball, and looking through photo albums. She’s lonely without Grandpa around, but she’s a devout KU basketball fan. I hope they stay in the tournament awhile longer since watching them play brings her so much  joy!

Canon 60d
1/50 sec., f/4.5, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (18 mm), natural light

Day 70: Traffic Jam

Can you see the long line of cars behind us in the rear view mirror? Rush hour in downtown Kansas City was a little busier than normal this week with the Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. I can’t complain though, because it was estimated to bring $14 million to the city. Plus – what a beautiful day to have the window down!

1/250 sec. F8.0, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (38 mm), no flash fired