Hannukah, Christmas Along Deep Creek

A few years ago, I joined a bible study in Gloucester. This small group of women has been an answer to prayers I spoke over a decade ago. I asked God for a spiritual mentor. He sent me several in this group. Each of these ladies is senior to me and I am learning so […]

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December 30, 2016

My Respect for Essential Oils

As I sat on the living room floor in Keller, Texas rubbing essential oils and coconut oil on the bottom of my feet I heard, “Aunt Barbara smells like Christmas.” That is to say, I smelled like citrus, cinnamon and clove. Those are the scents of the Christmas season, just as my niece said. I […]

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December 18, 2016

Runners at Busch Gardens Christmas Town Dash 2016

It happens every December at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg!! The Christmas Town Dash 8K is the race that most motivates runners to be festive in their apparel. I mean like F E S T I V E!! Just wait until you see! I’m seriously thinking about running this one next year so I can start designing my […]

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December 6, 2016

Christmas Town Dashes of the Past, Williamsburg

It’s almost here!!! My favorite race of the year and it’s not too late to register!! The Christmas Town Dash 8K is just the right distance and lots of people dress for the event. If you’re wondering how one dresses for a race at Busch Gardens, check out the images below. They are a compilation of the past […]

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November 30, 2016

Christopher Newport University | Virginia Running Festival

The Fifth Annual Virginia Running Festival was held on the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University. The morning consisted of three races with activities for the entire family. The Half Marathon began at 7:00 followed by the CNU Alumni 5K at 9:45 and concluding the running with the 400 Meter Dash for the kids!!! It’s a great […]

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November 15, 2016

Gerson Therapy vs Chemotherapy | Yorktown, VA

There really was no choice. The chemotherapy was killing my stepdad, Al. His fourth of six treatments was in January and I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think he’d live much past that. After seeing him in the ER within 24 hours of his last treatment, I contacted my brother and sister and told […]

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October 18, 2016

Yorktown, Virginia | Newborn and Family Photographer

They were a family of three when we met expecting their second child. I’ve had the privilege of photographing them during the pregnancy of their second child and birth of each one since then. They were my first family/maternity session and I love these people for this and so much more. They are warm, welcoming, […]

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September 11, 2016

The ERC Midtown Tunnel 5K

My day began at 3:30am because my ride to the Elizabeth River Crossings Midtown Tunnel 5K was leaving at 4:45am. I was not a participant in this race. Thanks to my friends at Flat Out Events, today I was fortunate enough to photograph it!! Races aren’t something I ever thought would energize me nor did I […]

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August 27, 2016

Watch and Wait

Last night I took a bag of recyclable items to the bin outside. I love how something so exciting comes from the mundane! Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a contrast that stopped me. (I notice contour differences in shapes and contrasts of dark and light.) It’s how my mind works. I […]

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August 14, 2016

He’s Been Saying That For Forty Years

  It’s true. He said he was going to retire to the mountains of Colorado when we met forty years ago and next year he’s doing it!! The first time I heard him say it, I thought it sounded like a wonderful goal to pursue. Fresh mountain air, all the sun you could want, clouds […]

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June 30, 2016