instant classics

every once in a while something catches your eye and you know it’s going to be an instant classic.  the picture above is one of those “somethings”.  i call it Our Mama. we went out to take family pictures but i was ill equipped and didn’t have a tripod. and it was cold and windy, …

8 smiles

eight faces, eight smiles, all facing the same direction.  that’s all we ask for. what could be so hard about that? here’s some of my favorite pics from our recent photo shoot that didn’t make the cut into the Christmas card and including the one that did. (thanks to michael sekaquaptewa for holding the camera.) See and …

english muffins and love

i would probably describe myself as a competitive person. and if you know deb, she’s also competitive. sometimes this is a fun playful thing between us, and other times it’s not always a good thing.  but there is one aspect that i hope we can keep things competitive. have you ever read your Bible with married eyes? …

yeah, 5

i’m not sure what words could add to the smile of the birthday girl herself. personally for the past few weeks i’ve just been marveling at how much you’ve grown. you’re body’s getting taller, your thoughts and emotions are maturing. and even though to me you’ll always be my little girl, i think you’re gonna make a great BIG girl. 🙂

i love you Julia, happy birthday!!

absolutely full of joy…
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for more photos from our “spring portrait extravaganza” of our whole family visit our mobileme web gallery.

belly button

ok, so i just got these pictures from deb a few minutes ago and had to write this quick blog post about it. the first email simply had the picture below with this subject line: Naomi’s belly button disappeared

no belly button.jpg and then 5 minutes later i got another email with this picture and the subject line: Then it came back it also had the text:

I tried to wipe off the dirty line left behind, then it just twisted back into a knot with the dirt still inside.

family picture day

this past tuesday I took the day off to spend a day with the family. we decided to take family pictures. our last set of family pics we did when deb was still pregnant with the twins, so we decided it was about time we welcomed them to our family portraits. also the last time we took pics they were more dressed up and looked like they were from a studio (actually it was just a bed sheet hung up in our living room). so this time we decided to go more casual. we all wore hoodies and headed for a local park. deb’s mom told her about an orchard near her home that had some pretty fall leaves still on them. when we drove by we thought it was the perfect place. so we just pulled over, set up the tripod and clicked away. here’s one of the pics I took on my iPhone. below you’ll find a link to more pics from our 300+ photoshoot. flickr set iWeb set