Category Archives: Photography

5 Photo Friday: Celebrating 5 Years

Today is our 5th wedding anniversary. We got married in Nebraska, in Sonshine Chapel at Carol Joy Holling Camp, the church camp where I worked several summers during college and for five years as Communications Manager after I graduated. We … Continue reading

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How to Get Great Photos of Your Kids

Note: This post is a little something different than the usual what-are-Max-and-Elly-up-to posts. I’ve been wanting to expand my blogging focus and try to add a little value to what you read here. Something I am often complimented on and … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Flat Stanley Visits Tanzania

The second grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in Cambridge, Illinois, is reading the book Flat Stanley. Do you know that story? Stanley is a boy who is flattened when a bulletin board falls on him, and his flatness allows … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: School Uniforms

Max and Elly have been attending The Tanganyika School for seven weeks now and they are loving it. They are showing progress in counting, the alphabet and colors. And lately I’ve overheard Max singing the Tanzanian national anthem to himself … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Education

Earlier this month Max and Elly started preschool so in honor of that important milestone, this week’s 5 Photo Friday theme is education.

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5 Photo Friday: Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year! After enjoying Christmas in Arusha we went to the village for a few days to ring in the New Year. While we were there Max and Elly put on some of their new Christmas clothes and we did an impromptu … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Rainy Day

The rainy season seems to have arrived. With November and December come what are called the “short rains”–shorter rainstorms that happen once or twice a day a few days a week. Earlier this week we had a pretty good rain … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kakasii!

In honor of Kakasii’s birthday I’m doing 5 Photo Friday one day early and including a bonus photo because these are just too good not to share. I’ve taken on an ambitious project of sorting, identifying and labeling hundreds of … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Max

Since I premiered my new weekly series with photos of Elly, my Twin Mommy Guilt insists that this week features Max. He’s a pretty worthwhile photo subject on his own standing, though.

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5 Photo Friday

To kick off my second year of blogging, I am starting a {hopefully} weekly series called 5 Photo Friday.

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