Category archives: Personal

  • The Summer of Sorry.

  • I’ve been writing a little about the subtle and not-so-subtle changes in my son who is heading to Middle School in two short months. Having a soon-to-be 8th grade daughter, I kind of know what to expect. Mood swings, not wanting to be around family as much, and thinking they just need two things i[...]
  • It's just the garbage.

  • Ella left for school this morning frustrated because I wouldn't let her leave until she took out the garbage. The garbage that she said she'd take out yesterday. A few minutes passed before Griz and I left to chase after her. She's almost 13, in middle school, involved in sports after school, a[...]
  • I have five months.

  • Let's see that doesn't sound great, does it. Instead of thinking about what I might begin to lose in five months, I am challenging myself to think about what I am going to soak up and enjoy while it lasts. However long that may be. Yes, it's January. This kid has five more months of elementary sc[...]
  • Happy 2016!

  • I hope you all had a wonderful 2015. It was a fun one for me. Branched out a little more and worked on a few commercial projects, took on a few more schools for my School Pics w/ a Twist sessions and as always, met a bunch of great people. On the non-business side of things, my 11-year old daughter [...]
  • Wait...2014 is a thing of the past?

  • Well that was quite a year. They say as you mature, time goes by faster.  First off, I am not maturing. That's for sure. Am I getting older? I suppose so. But I'd rather be immature. So there. 2014 was an exciting year.  It was a year of change, taking risks, and well, just plain fun. I met a lot[...]
  • New favorite group. Pickwick.

  • This would rank #2 on my "things I don't get to do as much after having kids." However this summer we were lucky enough to attend the Doe Bay Festival with a fun group of friends. In addition to camping with 11 kids and 9 adults (anyone over 21 years old qualified as an adult...level of maturity was[...]
  • And playing the "____ American Tourists"...

  • A fabulous time was had in London visiting our friends Jodi & Matt, and their two daughters. It's hard to believe they've been living abroad for nearly four years. Although we'd rather have them back as neighbors, it's sure fun visiting them. In addition to vacationing, I was also fortunate eno[...]
  • Blankie vs. Star Wars

  • The love for both is very telling. Approaching his fifth birthday in a week, Ethan is often torn between the comfort of his blanket he's had since day one, and his new love for everything Star Wars. Instead of being the little, chubby toddler waddling around, Ethan is now a kid. Instead of hovering [...]
  • Howzit?

  • That's as far as I'm going to go with dat pidgin talk. Don't want to come across as a true Haole. But how can I not? I live in Seattle, where it rained on every major holiday in 2010. Even Seafair...which isn't even an official holiday. We try to make it to Hawaii every other year or so. The last th[...]
 
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