The back story

This blog is a combined effort by Sam, Terri, Nancy and Beth who live in far flung corners of the United States, have sons born in July 1999, and share a love of photography. Their friendship started through their membership in a Parentsplace bulletin board, grew through participation in an offshoot e-mail group of moms trying to stay in shape, and has now gone "off board" to this blog where they will share daily photos of their lives with viewers. The idea for this blog came from "A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart" which Terri spotted on dooce and immediately shared with Sam. They shared the idea with Nancy and Beth and now collectively bring you this blog. We are purposely not identifying which photos belong to who and the photos will be presented in random order each day. We hope our readers will enjoy viewing the photos and making their own guesses as to what picture belongs to each of us. We welcome your thoughts and comments.


As 2009 neared an end, Beth, Nancy, Sam and I started talking about what we were going to do when the year was over. Were we going to continue on with the blog that had become part of each of our lives...or was it all going to end?

After some discussion, we decided to continue on in a slightly revised format. Each of us will be posting one day a week based on a theme set out for that week. By posting only once a week, it will give each of a chance to spend a little more time with the art of photography, something we all agreed we couldn't consistently do with the pressure of a daily photo posting.

We hope you will join us, then, at our new blog home: as we see it.