Wednesday, February 28, 2007


These are my hands.....well, no they are not my hands, they are Eli's hands, but they are my hands......Yeah, mine are a bit older, and a little pudgier, but there is no denying that these are my hands.
Ok, I guess this is not really a "self" portrait, I'll throw this in even though I didn't really want to....
bad bokeh

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


No, I am not making a statement on gun control... Eve and I had a "Dad's night out" at her preschool/church tonight. An innocent game of squirt the bathtub boat turned into squirt Dad. I can't blame her, I think I squirted first. At least she was nice enough to not squirt the camera.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Chaya got to bring her classrom pet, a stuffed animal(dog) named Max, home for the weekend. Max went to a birthday party, and slept over Moma and Bumpa's (my parents)house.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Happy Birthday Rose and Evan!
It is nice to get to see friends on the weekend. I have to take advantage of this, because when wedding season starts I don't get to socialize much at all.

In the evening we went to an annual Chinese New Year celebration. Great food (sorry mister lobster), and great company. This is pretty much the only time each year we get to see these guys socially. Hopefully someday things slow down so we can have more times like this....
(second photo)I photographed John and Sarah's wedding a few years ago. As you can see, they have gone forth from then and multiplied!
(last photo)I just had to post this one. I think Jon will appreciate it.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Take what you want from this.....I give you this tip....Don't shoot yourself from a low angle with a wide lens, thus unflatteringly emphasizing any extra chin protuberance.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Jonah is so creative. He likes to save everything because it can, at some point be used to make something. I love this. I am just now remembering that I used to save everything for Eli when he was younger...old radios, tv's, wood, etc. He didn't quite have the patience that Jonah does. He needed a little more immediate gratification, so he never did too much with the stuff, and focused more on drawing and video. I am thinking jonah could make great things given some interesting supplies. I'll have to start looking at the trash a little more closely. Here is a "rocket" Jonah made today out of some readily available supplies.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Chaya has been having some trouble verbalizing lately. She has been growling and making raspberrys(fart noises as Jonah would say) as a passive aggressive way to avoid doing jobs, answering questions, etc....I hope this is a quickly passing phase.

"Jay" as he now likes to call himself bleached his hair all by himself this week.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I couldn't pick one, and the juxtaposition of these two just seemed to work together.....

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Um, yeah....her birthday was in December, but we are just now having a party. This was a party for Eli as well, but he couldn't make it.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Sometimes the light is trapped behind tangled overgrowth....
and sometimes, when you think there is not enough light, it reveals something great.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Since I spent most of the weekend with the kids, today was a workday. Here are some of my favorite images from the wedding I was working on today.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Today was the annual AWANA Grand Prix. Jonah and Chaya get to participate in this anticipated tradition. I think Eve will join in next year. Here's a run down....

Chaya's car was the Polly Pocket/butterflies/mirrors number. She won a 2nd place trophy for her design! This is the second year in a row that she won a design award. It was definitely not the fastest car around, but you could check out your hair from all angles

Jonah's car started out as a sword, but I think we ended up with a dagger. It was still a cool design in my opinion. It was a semi fast car. He won one race (yeah, his was the only car in the heat, but he won) and got second in a few. No trophies for Jonah. Oh well. We had a good time. Jonah is planning for next year!

Saturday, February 10, 2007


The Gran Prix is tomorrow. We are all a little behind on completing our cars. I did my best to help Chaya, Jonah and some friends sand, paint and assemble their cars. I could really use a nice set of power tools. An orbital sander can only do so much to a block of wood.
Later in the day Josiah had some friends over(see Dalissa's entry today) and I made Cheesesteaks. I spent a better part of the evening discussing what was concidered acting "gay" and what was not. Ahhh, Junior High.
Ooops, I just showed my age.....Middle School.

Friday, February 9, 2007


Note to Self....Go back and take a good picture of this. Odd...they built the road right on the front doorstep of this house. Things that make you go hmmmm.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Wednesday, February 7, 2007