Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ONE DAY.....12AM-4AM

Ok...here is January 30th 2007. You need the full 24 hours to get an idea of my exciting life. If I did this right, it should come up in cronological order.
12AM work
1AM loading reprints in the barn
2AM a break on the porch. Nothing but moonlight.
3AM Multi task.
4AM Close computer, set alarm try to sleep.


6AM wake up our oldest. He's in there somewhere.
8AM Breakfast Dad?
9AM Shower & shave.
10AM Smash Brothers.
11AM Lunch, Gilmore Girls & reprint upload.


12NOON Service Day... thank you Jess, Kat, and Sadie.
1PM Lesson with Lynette.
3PM Drive to New Hope to pay parking ticket to avoid extra fees.
4PM Driving home....tree farm again.
5PM as I entered Doylestown it bagan to snow...it was done by the time I got through Doylestown.


6PM Appointment at Panera.
8PM Dinner.
9PM Get kids to bed?
10PM Another lengthy snow shower.
11PM I believe I have come full circle.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Dalissa

I had to post this for the crown, and to complete my wife's photo. For the 180 view, take a look at Dalissa's post!

Happy Birthday Chocholate fondue!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Anthony & Suzanne

One year ago today I photographed the wedding of a wonderful and happy couple. Anthony and Suzanne decided to relive the day a bit by doing a first anniversary photo session. It is such a pleasure to be part of the lives of such nice people. I look forward to capturing future events in their lives. This is what I love about my job!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Best Part of Making Brownies


Once a year I get to play Tom Hanks. I spent the evening with about 12 8-12 year old boys. Our AWANA group has an annual Father/Son sleep over at the church. We spend some time working with power tools(not my specialty), making pinewood derby cars, and the rest of the time playing(the pictured cushin diving was an early evening event). Only 3 of the Dad's actually stayed, and two of them were asleep by 1:00. This left me playing capture the flag until 4 am. None of the boys went to bed before this. Capture the flag has become a much anticipated tradition. This is the 4th year in a row we have done it, and all the other Dad's basically rely on the fact that I am going to stay up and play with the kids. They say I am the resident insomniac. Fair enough. Capture the flag was one of my favorite games growing up, and it is fun to revert a bit. There is nothing like sneaking around a dark church in the middle of the night. It is quite big, and we use the whole space to play the game. Ahhhh to be 10 again. Jonah and I had a fun night. An extra added bonus to staying up is that the other two Dad's cook breakfast and let me sleep in a bit (9:00)! Now I am back to being the "old man" maybe a nap is in order.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


This is the Broad Axe Tavern. It is hundreds of years old. I have never been there. I have driven by it many times. It is being demolilished. Next week they will probably start building a CVS, just like the one a mile down the road.
Chaya and Eve got haircuts! I need to stop telling Chaya when I am taking her picture. She is going to get stuck like that.

Monday, January 22, 2007


OK, so this may be concidered cheating because I didn't take these pictures today. They are both from weddings that I was working on today. I could not resist posting this example of interesting wedding fare.

Friday, January 19, 2007


I am not a morning person. I was up at 6 to get Eli up, and tried to get back to sleep. It was a beautiful morning here before the sun came up...there was a nice coating of snow on the ground. I wanted to get up and take a picture of this, but I fought myself....I could sleep at least another 2 hours! The thought of getting up and shooting kept me just awake enough to not really fall asleep, but not actually get up. Soon the sun was up and as Chaya got ready to wait for the bus (which ended up never coming), I remembered how nice the morning light in the hallway is. I got up and got this picture instead. not what I wanted, but Chaya's warm smile is better than some dark snow and ice, right?
I have to throw this in. After the early, snowy morning, I was happy to find my favorite coffee place(ok, it's a donut place but isn't the coffee the real attraction) in my rear view mirror. Dalissa and I had a rare 5 minutes to sit down together for a bite and a drink, then it was on with work and the rest of the day.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


It snowed a little today...just a little. Focusing on melting snowflakes provides an interesting view. You have to look at this big.
One more from the basement...I thought they kind of went together.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


No, it's not fencing. The third floor was host to some "friendly" simultaneous guitar playing. Too bad for Josiah,Eli has a much larger amp. "Ariels" sounded great though!