classic cars ~ close up

just somethin’ to look at when you stop by my site. somethin’ super fun! no, …wicked cool, mouth-watering, confusing and mesmerizing.

below are a few of my fave photos taken at a cruise-in (held by haggen’s in tualtin, oregon) by this amazing artist i heard about, bruce bebb. here’s a website displaying more of his artwork: only these shots are fused w/some funky filter-photoshop action (courtesy of ricky russ). this creative duo will leave you wondering what the heck you’re even viewing…in a good way. bruce is not just a wonder at photography, but dang good at writing posts about his excursions. WORTH a checkin’ out.





well, hello bello

this mornin’, i thought i’d take a moment to shamelessly promote some photos recently posted by my hubs on (i needed to go ‘meet the teacher’ at his school, but ricky & braylon were able to experience their 1st real circus with gramma janis while in town for his birthday) …what a special memory it turned out to be. bray earned his ticket from the library by participating in their summer reading program. he was sittin’ on the edge of his seat the whole time & kept yelling, “awesome!!”.

he had the best timeexcept for when he got so excited about eating the cotton candy off his hand, that he chomped on his thumb (ricky was right there with the camera to capture the cry-face). click this pic for more snapshots of bello and the greatest show on earth!

photos to keep y’all updated

so head over to for a bunchanew pix & an entirely new design ricky’s been workin’ on! he rocks. but, there are even more (below) that didn’t get included (from my camera)…enjoy!

austin’s park and pizza, yum-yum cake & gifts (like this spi-dog, spiderman tracing laptop & lilo & stitch 2!)

watermania at frank & sherry’s pool, with ‘gamma’ janis & ‘papa bob’

chillin’ out on the fridge: lessons in comfort

you can have a heart of compassion…

even with a mohawk.

you can sing, you can beat-box, you can distract, you can pray

you can write, you can call, you can wipe tears away.

lessons in comfort from a 5-yr.old.