This summer

Some summers are lazy (I’ve heard). This wasn’t one of them, but we did sneak in a week at the beach right when it started at the end of June. I can’t even remember everything we did, but I do remember getting up a 4 a.m. two days in a row for Willow’s softball tournament and driving around Lake Tahoe to the fields as the sun came up ....more

Tough, love.

Toward the end of last October, I thought to myself, This is the hardest month I have ever had. In November it became the hardest two months, December three. Where are we now? ...more

Happy, New Year

I miss our Christmas tree. We went up to the mountains and the kids picked a perfect...more

Tile crush

Paris Metro 1 terracotta tile from Tabarka Studio...more

Day of the FacePaint

Happy Halloween! A photo posted by Jenifer Monroe (@jenmonroe)...more

Taos Pueblo

I keep forgetting that Scuba hasn’t set his nightstand clock since the time change, so I feel like I’ve had more than one extra hour this week, even though I want to get in bed for the night at 6:45 or so. I know that once he does change it, I won’t realize and I’ll lose an hour. It all comes out in the wash, right? ...more

After I voted today


This year

The Camera Shop in Santa Fe. They were nice and didn’t rip me off when I needed a new lens cap. This year I was all, I’m *totally* going to NaBloPoMo it up! ...more


Arizona. That sky is addictive and I’d like to go back and be under it some more. Looking down is pretty rewarding, too ....more

Chapter One

For about thirty years I thought that I would write a book about the trip I took this summer. I didn’t think about it every day, but it was settled in my mind. An eventual fact ....more