Wednesday, May 21, 2008


What are you still doing here?

I've MOVED! Come see the new Lawyer Mama Dabbles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Come see me HERE!!

And update your bookmarks and feeds. I'm going to forward this website once I update my links.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day at the Botanical Gardens

In the Garden

Running 'Round the Fountain

Dare Me

Boy Reflecting

It was a lovely day. Until the end. When I fell trying to catch Holden, my daredevil child. I twisted my ankle (pictures to follow soon), gouged a nice chunk out of my knee, and almost saved the camera.

You can read more about it here.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Spring Afternoon

Tickle Me Holden TMX

Tickle Me Holden TMX

Is there anything more intoxicating than a warm Spring afternoon? No coats, no cold, no Winter. The flowers are blooming and the boys are bouncing off the walls. So we head outside to enjoy it.

Over the Fence
Over the Fence

T gets out his tiny remote control helicopter - a Christmas present from his brother that the boys have been dying to play with. Luckily Daddy shares his toys. He flies it a few times and then Hollis takes over.

The Wonder of Flight
Wonder of Flight

Eventually, the sun heads down for its nap and it is time to go in. But first, there is one thing left to do....

Make a Wish
Make a Wish

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change.
- Buddha

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Love Thursday by Hollis

Today is Love Thursday over at Shutter Sisters. I'm cheating a little bit though. My Love Thursday photo is actually a piece of art work by Hollis, my 3 year old.

Say it with me, "Awwwwwwwww!"

Ladybug by Big H

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Norfolk: It's My Town Now

Norfolk Cruise Terminal
The view from our office conference room.
That's the Norfolk cruise ship terminal on the right.
I even dig the cranes in the middle. Cranes are pretty cool.

It's no secret that I miss D.C. I went to law school, bought my first house, got my first job as a lawyer, worked in the Pentagon, got drunk and closed many bars, heckled politicians, and had my first baby there. I cling to the home I once had, unable to completely let go. I had some of the best years of my life there. Hell, I still write for the D.C. Metro Moms Blog and I head up for happy hours every couple of months.

But I'm starting to dig this place where I live now. Yes, it's a bit less culturally diverse and there aren't as many cool restaurants, bars, and museums here. Let's face it; I can't go to many of those anyway unless I fork over $10/hour for a sitter to watch the little tasmanian devils in my home.

Hampton Roads has its own appeal, the beach being primary among them! It's a bit too early for beach photos, but I recently took some photos of downtown Norfolk, where I spend so much of my time. (In the office, of course.)

Sunset in Downtown Norfolk
This is the old Customs Building in downtown Norfolk (with the green roof) and another historic building behind it. I've always loved the contrast of the red brick with that roof.

Sunset Reflected
The sunset was reflecting off of this building about a block from my office, so I headed up to the roof of the parking garage to get a few shots. I just wish I'd been a bit higher up!

Curved Building at Sunset
This is the side of the World Trade Center building on the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk, where I work. I'll have to circle my office window next time, just in case Jenny wants to stalk me.

Old Customs House
The Old Customs House again. I look at this through my office window every day.
I just love that roof.

So, it's growing on me. More than just the space around my house feels like home now. I might even tell people I'm from this area in the future. Maybe.