I'm Ready, What's Next – 2020

Well, this is it friends. This is the final week of my sixth consecutive project 52. Can you believe it? That’s three hundred twelve weeks worth of blog posts. Whew! It’s exhausting just thinking about it. And seeing as we are about to head in to a new decade this feels like the perfect timeContinue reading “I'm Ready, What's Next – 2020”

Together – Heart Warrior

Together is a photography project in collaboration with my 6 year old heart warrior, Kane. Throughout Kane’s life I have photographed his medical journey and written from my perspective, but as he has gotten older I have felt it is not just my story to tell. Together is a diptych project involving both my perspective and Kane’s perspective. OneContinue reading “Together – Heart Warrior”

Heart Surgery

Last week was hard. Even with all of the love and support we had surrounding us. It was hard. When Kane was first born and we learned he had congenital scoliosis and congenital heart defects, I believed surgery meant solving a problem. Six years later, I don’t see it that way anymore. First I wantContinue reading “Heart Surgery”

CHD Dad

This is my rock. He has been there for me every time I have needed him. He deals in my particular brand of crazy unbelievably well. Friday is Harrison’s birthday. And as you have probably gathered from social media, we are still in hospital with Kane. On Thursday, Kane had a pacemaker inserted. This isContinue reading “CHD Dad”

Tell Your Story

Just one of the amazing things about moving to Canmore is that it is providing me with an opportunity to focus more intensely on my photography business. I love using photography to share our family’s story. Making photos of my family and sharing them on my blog is how I have built my photography skillsContinue reading “Tell Your Story”

Ode to the Stollery

One of the hardest things about leaving Edmonton is moving away from the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation have had an enormous impact on our family.  We have used their services for both of our kids. Everything from fetal echocardiograms to open heart surgery to 3D echocardiogramsContinue reading “Ode to the Stollery”

Not a Goodbye

Friday, June 28th was my last day at Mayfield Elementary.  I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal. I thought I would hold it together way better than I did.  When a school year ends I am not usually the person who is crying over kids moving on. I am usually excited about what’s next.Continue reading “Not a Goodbye”

Telling Our Story

Thursday was Kane’s cardiology appointment. As many of you know, I tend to get a little worked up before this appointment. But not this time! This time I have had so many “shiny” things happening, related to both education and photography that I didn’t even have a chance to freak out. One of those shinyContinue reading “Telling Our Story”

The Stories We Live – CHD

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions…Last Friday, during my “Yes Day”, I spent some time reflecting on what’s been going on for us recently and ended up writing for this week’s blog. Below is what I wrote one week ago. I find the days leading up to one of Kane’s big medicalContinue reading “The Stories We Live – CHD”