September 2021 – Exclamation Points!

Summing Up September  At our house, September marks the beginning of The University of Texas football season and back to school.  But this year, I only have one baby in school, and I embarked on my very last back to school shopping spree. It was a bittersweet time, and yes, Kolton ended up with unnecessary...

Summer 2021 – Exclamation Points!

Freedom for the Ages – It’s been said what a difference a day makes. Well, what a difference a year makes when comparing this summer to last summer. We’ve shed – for the most part – the one item we learned to never leave home without.  I don’t care what American Express says about,...

June 2021 – Exclamation Points!

June Bugs For years, I heard my sweet friend Alisa Murray call the daddies of the babies she photographed June Bugs.  It is a term of endearment coined by Alisa, but in hindsight, I think it’s an incredibly appropriate name for dads, because each June is when we celebrate dads with their special day –...

May 2021 – Exclamation Points!

May Milestones –  Two of the most amazing things happen each May. My son’s birthday, and the Super Bowl of holidays for us moms:  Mother’s Day.  Of course, this May is even more special as my daughter Kassidi graduates with her Master’s Degree from our beloved University of Texas – her...

April 2021 – Exclamation Points!

Spring Shenanigans – It’s finally here – Spring! But, as we all know, it’s Spring in Texas, so don’t put up your jackets just yet. The weather here changes as often as my mood according to Mr. Kaminski. Yes, I do my part to keep him on his toes. With the gorgeous weather and COVID restrictions...

March 2021 – Exclamation Points!

Frozen Fort Bend – As we go to press with this book, it’s in the single digit temperatures in Fort Bend. We’ve gone to press during COVID, during hurricanes, during floods and now this. We’re beginning to feel like the postal service around here – neither sleet, nor snow, nor rain stops us! Of...

February 2021 – Exclamation Points!

Perceiving Romance – It is has been said that perception is everything. Two people can have the exact same experience, and the recall – in part due to perception – can be completely different. This lesson came to light this month as we were putting together this special issue devoted to Fort Bend...

January 2021 – Exclamation Points!

As we go to press with our January 2021 issue – mid December of the dreaded year – I’d like to tell you I know exactly what we’re doing in 2021. I do not. 2020 left such an indelible mark on literally every aspect of our lives, planning has become almost obsolete.  I’m reminded of when my babies...

December 2020 – Exclamation Points!

This Christmas is indeed different. Annual holiday parties have been canceled, holiday events are virtual – if at all – and the number one stocking stuffer this year is a mask.  When I look back at Christmas last year, we truly could not have anticipated such devastating changes in only 12 short...

November 2020 – Exclamation Points!

Thankfully, Life Truly Does Go On – The world “thankful” has taken on a whole new meaning this year.  Sure, I have expressed sincere gratitude throughout my life being thankful for so many things, but, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  I didn’t know that our entire way of life could change...

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