After a two year hiatus from this site, blogging, and posting to various places for photography I am easing back into things.

This story begins two years ago where many great adventures begin… Independence, MO.

In the first week of June 2017 the Tholen family packed up all their worldly belongings, and two adults, and a newborn, and a two-year-old, and moved east to Washington, MO. It’s a wonderful River town (on the Missouri River) of about 14,000 people. The move was spurred by an exciting job offer. Pam became the principal of the high school she graduated from just 15 years prior. So the move home for her and our family was a tough decision, but really a no-brainer.

I’ll spare you all the details of the last two years, but we now have a 4 year old and two year old - pictured here:

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Pam is about to start her third school year as principal of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

I am about to start my third year at Union High School (just a few miles down the road) as an Instructional Technology Specialist who also teaches a few classes… including Leadership Class, which has been a long time dream.

The littles are awesome and take up a lot of time that was once dedicated to posting here and photography and a bunch of other stuff that is way less rad than hanging out with them. But I hope to post a little about them and our family adventures here. I have some recent practice with video editing so I’m thinking we will try to get that here every now and again. There, I said it, now I have to do it.