Family time just gets better and better!

I just can't get enough of the love of my life, and her (my extended) family. The time spent together just gets better and better with every passing moment. We had a nice visit after a long work day (for me), filled with awesome food, music, legos, laughter, a brief deluge of rain, and of course ... stories. On the way out the door, Liz sidelined her sisters kids for a quick couple Shel Silverstein stories on the front porch. Good times ... and, many more to come.

Observations of Independence Celebrations v.3

The last of Independence Day documentation for the year. We started the day with me feeling under the weather – probably a Summer cold. Ugh. Tidied up around the house, and then made a trip out to the HardRock Rocksino, at Northfield Park. It was our first trip out there. Nice experience. Just broke even. Then finished the day with ribs at my in-law's – as always a wonderful visit. (Mom and dad were researching something on their smart phone, as pictured above. Then, while visiting on the deck, we spotted a tree frog which is a frequent thing there.)

Thanks for looking!

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, 2016 was the first really good opportunity for me to explore my new camera, test some potential limitations of the technology by pushing the native ISO really HIGH, and more importantly — scrub the rust off my photo-j chops. What better opportunity than documenting loved ones (and babies)! All in all the day was a beautiful, and quite enjoyable as always.

  • My brother in law and his girlfriend were looking for a quick candid, so we seized the opportunity on the back deck, utilizing a splash of color from my father in law's new umbrellas. 
  • My sister in law has a newborn — the first baby girl of seven grandchildren (one on the way) born to the four siblings. So, naturally prospects of future newborn photography emerge. Hint, hint. : ) And, as always, goofing around with her two older boys is an absolute delight.
  • Finally, no visit is replete without the potential of catching our son somewhat embarrassing moments, or typically illustrating what teenagers do oh so well.

Much love to all of you!