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About Lori Wray White

I have always worn many hats, but most prominent and rewarding among them are wife and mother.  I am also a teacher, journalist, and photographer in the Blue Ridge area of Virginia, where I live. I can be contacted at hintonrae@msn.com .

This is me, with my lovable urchins Autumn and Lawson. I took this in downtown Lynchburg on a chilly day in December using a self-timer on a Canon 30D. I was taking photos for our annual Christmas card (yes, I do that…) and if you’ll look closely, you might notice that the only missing party is my husband. He’s not very big into photos. I think he was fishing that day…or maybe hunting. Anyway. After receiving many comments about the photo and Duane’s absence, I figure I probably should have written on the back of each one, “Not pictured, but still in the picture…” 🙂

Winter '08

Winter '08

This blog is constantly under construction! Please bear with me as I add new posts, recipes, pages, and photos, and check back often. It’s an ever-evolving process.

Many people have asked me why I blog. “At Day’s End…Are We There Yet?” speaks to the mother who has ever sat down at the end of the day, weary, uncertain of her own abilities, wondering if she’s reached the end of her endurance and reserves. It has a little bit of everything that makes me who I am: an ongoing love story  about my family, recipes, and photography. I hope you enjoy.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan Smith permalink
    February 10, 2009 7:16 am

    Lori:

    Nice. Very nice. I love the photo of you and the kids. Keep it up.

    Dan Smith

  2. Joann Campo permalink
    February 10, 2009 5:34 pm

    Lori,

    Beautiful! The pictures and your web page. Very professional, too! You are so photogenic! Well, all these compliments…what do I want? Unconditional, of course, girl!

    So glad you joined our table. It will be a fun 9 weeks together. Dawn is very real. Well, we are off to the LCA basketball game. But first, dinner…quick-like…

    Bye!
    Joann

  3. Harvey Wray permalink
    March 18, 2009 6:56 pm

    My first visit to this blog thing. You have done a nice job! Well now I can keep up somewhat with you busy people on here, lol. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished so far. You and Duane have done a remarkable job with those kids.
    Love, Harvey and Kathy

  4. hintonrae permalink*
    March 18, 2009 7:03 pm

    Thanks, Uncle Harvey! We are loving our babies to death; I’m sure you know that. They definitely keep us hopping. This blog is easily the best way to keep up with what’s happening on our end…I’m thinking I might start a hunting blog for Duane here pretty soon. 😉 Love you! Take care.

  5. Brenda permalink
    May 17, 2009 10:27 pm

    I subscribed to your blog. I aspire to have mine look like yours. I relate to you and your 10 year old as I have one too. I will enjoy reading your blog as it continues to evolve.

  6. hintonrae permalink*
    May 17, 2009 10:31 pm

    Brenda–thank you so much for the kind words. Blogging is relatively new to me but a wonderful creative outlet. I’d love to read about your own ten year-old’s adventures if you wish to leave your own blog address.

    🙂 L

  7. May 23, 2009 9:29 pm

    Great photo. My husband never wanted anything to do with photos, either! He’s changed now, though. He doesn’t mind so much.
    You have a lovely blog.

  8. June 20, 2009 8:53 am

    Lori,

    Thanks for visiting our blog and for your kind words! I have LOVED looking over your blog. Your photos are amazing and your writing is so fun! Thanks again and come back anytime. 🙂

    L.

  9. January 27, 2010 4:42 pm

    Hi hon!! Will I ever get to meet you? Trip to New England? Conferences?

  10. Lori permalink*
    January 27, 2010 4:53 pm

    Jen–seriously! I’ve been to 27 out of the continental US, but never New England–I would love to get there someday. When I do, I will definitely let you know I’m coming and look you up. I’m afraid my husband would kill me if I started going to blogging conferences. It’s already developed enough of a life of its own, you know?

  11. Lori permalink*
    January 27, 2010 4:56 pm

    Oh, and Jen–that reminds me–I was watching your videos and the one in the car (at the grocery store?) was cracking me up. You must have blogging on the brain nonstop to think–‘wait, I need to sit in the car RIGHT NOW and record all of the ways people can use ham’. You’re a riot. Do you just carry your video camera around with you nowadays? (I meant to put this comment on your blog and I was late picking the kids up from school…)

  12. February 2, 2010 2:22 pm

    Hi Lori! It’s nice to find someone out in the blogosphere that I share so much in common with. Love your blog and I’ll be back in between making the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and folding the laundry and doing the dishes and driving the princess to dance class and, well, you know how it is. 🙂

  13. Lori permalink*
    February 2, 2010 3:08 pm

    Hey, there, Loren! Thanks for stopping by, and ditto that. Every now and then I’ll take some time to surf blogs in search of kindred spirits and end up finding a bunch of mumbo-jumbo things that just don’t fit, or profoundly negatively people, or…just a bunch of square pegs. It was nice to discover you. I hear you on those pb&js and laundry…I’m headed that way as I type. Really. I am. Bye now.

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