I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


My Little Cutie Cowboy


Caleb Cowboy, originally uploaded by JL!. We dressed Caleb up in this little western outfit (complete with boots!) and took pictures of him in my parents’ basement. They have a Roy Rogers themed room complete with a saddle and other western stuff. This is one of my favorite pics because he gave me this hilarious Read More

Our Christmas Letter


This year we sent out our Christmas letter in e-mail. Is this a lame thing to do? You decide. We considered getting pictures done and printing out a letter and addressing envelopes and stamping them and driving them to the post office…. Then, Josh and I looked at each other and said, “Why?” So, as Read More

Borrowing Adult Books


I get a lot of books from the library in Cupertino to read. But I always chuckle when I go to return my books. The book depository has a line up of slots to drop your books in. Here is a picture of it: From left to right, the slots say: Book Donations Children’s Books Read More



A lot of the Recycle Replanet bins have been turning up in grocery store parking lots around here. Based on the name, I figured they had something to do with recycling. But, the word replanet really threw me for a loop. I imagined mankind deciding that our planet was overused so we voted to get Read More

A New Television Low


If any of you have been following the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, then you know that many of the television networks are running out of new material to cover their airtime. Then I saw the add for Clash of the Choirs. It’s a reality show that features Michael Bolton, among others, going back Read More

My Mom Rocks!


This pic of Caleb is priceless. I love the “My Mom Rocks” shirt, which he’s wearing along with a hat that Jen Alward made for him. Actually, you may recall seeing Caleb & Josh wearing the matching hats that she made for the two of them!

My Gary Fong Lightsphere


Josh gave me my Christmas present early (so we could use it to take our Christmas photos!). It’s a Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud. I tried it out today on my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. The following are some comparison pictures to show how awesome my new Lightsphere is. I stuck Caleb in his Read More

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