Monday, January 14, 2013

An Epic Weekend

I had a great weekend facilitating a Leadership Seminar Series event at the Hotel Finlen in Butte, America, for The Policy Institute, Montana's Progressive Think Tank.

There were funny moments, and sweet moments, and even a few epic moments. Examples of epic: my niece and I singing "I Don't Know Much, But I Know I Love You" at a karaoke bar. Watching a gay marriage proposal at the same bar. Hanging out with the most amazing emerging progressive leaders around.

More epic-ness: The woman I'm posing with in the bottom row was our keynote speaker Denise Juneau, Montana's Superintendent of Public Instruction. She's the first Native American, man or woman, to be elected to state-wide office in our state. A true historical figure. An inspiration to many. I'm proud to know her. Can you tell by my cheesy grin?


Today I stayed home with two sick kiddos. Planning and executing these events takes a lot out of me. I'm tired. Things will slow down for me now. I'm glad.

It's all white outside and all quiet inside. Just what I needed.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Magical Afternoon

We had a magical afternoon that almost didn't happen.

It was Brynja who pushed our lazy butts out the door.

To the skating rink.

It was magical!

The late afternoon light was gorgeous.

The girls are skating better and better.

I even skated today!

We finished with dinner out. Fish tacos downtown.



A few of my faves from a recent session with my friends Rachel and Diego. They're expecting their baby this spring.

A beautiful couple with a beautiful bump. It was my honor to help them capture this special time in their lives.

See more photos over at my photography blog.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sledding Day

New Year's Day 2013.
Sledding just down the road from our  house.
Sun on snow. 
Quickly fading light in the late afternoon.
Up and down. 
Down, then up again.
Then back down.
A great way to start a year.