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Photographer Wannabe

I took family pictures with my iPhone.

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Public Radio Interview

Today I was interviewed about the First Friday we are hosting in November on the local High Plains Public Radio station.  I am a total public radio nerd so this was so much fun.  Take a listen! http://hppr.org/post/stratton-first-fridays-interview-bri-hill-kastner  

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Pencil This In

Hi Friends!  I haven’t written much lately and I am sorry about that. I have been having a difficult time deciding how to spend my free moments.  In the last six weeks, my energy has been swallowed by my teaching job. And another thing….Which gives me some exciting news to share… We are creating the […]

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A Real Life Artist Ladies and Gentlemen…

Originally posted on Venture Here and There:
I have a knack for meeting someone and making a decision that we will be great friends. This has proved to be a skill and I have only been seriously wrong one time.  I don’t make an announcement of our future BFF status but I make a declaration…

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Our Lifestyle Photography Session

We try and do family pictures, or at least pictures of the kids a couple times a year.  This summer I wanted to do something different.  After moving we have spent much of July getting settled and living a low-key life.  I have loved it, I love that we are both teachers and we get […]

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A Different View

  I have, what I like to think as, a modern marriage.  We split everyday tasks and chores evenly.  Traditional roles did not suit us and so we didn’t go down that road.  When we became parents, all of that shifted.  The duties did not fall evenly on our shoulders starting with pregnancy.  I don’t […]

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An Afternoon at the Salon

Cuban men were the most well kept male population I have ever seen.  Eyebrows, hair, well fitting shirts… Everyone seems like they are ready for picture day.  Matt seemed to notice this as well because he decided that he needed a haircut.  Wandering through the streets on the first day, we happened upon a little […]

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Life on the Edge

Taxis were more often than not, vintage cars, and the thrill of riding in these relics didn’t fade.  One night, looking for a ride to an ice cream spot after dinner, Matt was negotiating the price for the ride and the young driver said to Matt in broken English “You can have ride for $5 […]

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Cuba Cars

I thought that the old cars would be a novelty, like the upturned roofs in China.  But they were everywhere.  We didn’t have to venture far to find them painted all variety of colors, smelling like farm trucks passing by.  

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Cuba Cuba Cuba

Cuba has been on my bucket list since I learned that it was off limits.   The idea of exploring the country seen as forbidden was as tempting as a teenager girl with the bad boy.   It took some convincing for Matt to leave on a random weekend in April but after having one […]

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