• Family B. – Summer

    Just a few days ago, miss Evelynn B. turned 3! She’ll celebrate with a birthday party tomorrow, along with her mom Heather, dad Tim, baby sister Eleanor and many other family members and friends. She was excited to try out some “poses” that her uncle Matt taught her for this summer photo shoot a couple of […]

  • Hennings Family Reunion

    It’s been 17 years since we last had a family reunion on my mom’s side at our farm. Since then, the Hennings have added spouses and children, moved across the country and lost some loved ones … and also hair. But we haven’t lost our smiles and ability to reconnect.

    We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day catching up, […]

  • Traveling with Mom

    I have always admired my mom.

    She is loving, kind, beautiful and selfless.

    She puts her family first. She has steadfast faith. She’s super healthy (she exercises and eats all her fruits and veggies – every day). She speaks her mind – even if it’s silly – and I love her for it.

    And, I may be biased, but […]

  • St. Germain cabin visit

    The day before and after the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival in Ashland, my mom and I spent time at our family’s cabin in St. Germain. I try to make it up there at least once a year because it is such a special place.

    No, it’s not a giant log cabin with floor to ceiling […]

  • Nature Festival – Stockton Island

    Although my mom and I extended our trip up north to our family’s cabin in St. Germain, the last day of the Chequamegon Birding and Nature Festival was Saturday, May 16. We planned that day with an early morning boat cruise aboard the Island Princess to Stockton Island, the largest and most biologically diverse island […]

  • Nature Festival – Sea Caves

    My mom and I were among nearly 300 people to attend the ninth annual Chequamegon Bay Nature and Birding Festival near Ashland, Wis. from May 14-16.

    Our first excursion was an early morning nature hike to the Apostle Islands Sea Caves near Cornucopia. Recall that just two months ago, a few friends and I traveled to the same area […]

  • Snowy Owl

    Today, the Ashland Daily Press newspaper published the photo I took of a snowy owl during the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival last week.

    After hiking above the Sea Caves, my mom and I stopped to watch the owl on the rocks at Maslowski Beach in Ashland before heading to Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s […]