Monday, October 24, 2011


Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been 2 months since my last blog confession. Seriously though, it HAS been that long.  Wow, I suck.  I guess I am just having too much fun.  So what have we been up to?  Well, we took another trip to Disneyland, our third trip this year.  This time, we splurged a little and stayed 5 nights at the luxurious Grand Californian.  It was an absolutely marvelous trip despite me getting sick on our last day in the park.  We went on tons of rides, ate great, and bought a TON of Vinylmations.  Oh, and of course, I took pictures.  Lots of pictures.  Here are a select few:




September 21st, 2011 - Day 264

While in Disneyland, I received AWESOME news that didn't up working out, but was cool nonetheless.  The Valley Yellow Pages contacted ME and told me they loved one of my photos and wanted to have it for consideration as their next cover.  One of MY photos on the cover of a phone book distributed to thousands of people!  And guess what?  They DID choose it!  But here is the bad news, the location that I took the picture of ended up not allowing the Yellow Pages to use the picture because of some contractual issue with their own advertising firm.  So I was picked, was going to be on a cover, and it all came crashing down because of a technicality.  I was so close to really achieving something cool with my photos, but it just wasn't meant to be.  Oh well, what can you do be happy with knowing that they DID pick me and it just didn't work.  Here is the picture:


Besides those pictures, I also did two other photo shoots.  For some reason, I haven't uploaded them to Flickr so I can show you, but both came out great, Jessica's coworker's 4 month old and my lil' nephew at a pumpkin patch.  I actually have to stop and think of how many photo shoots I have done now so I must be doing something right.  I've even got more inquiries on my prices as well as selling a few pictures of the last couple of months.  Feels pretty good to have fans like this!

On the home front, things are good.  Jess is improving day by day and although she can't go too far, can now walk without a cane.  It is a little less than 2 months until she goes back to work so time to step her rehab into high gear and make sure she is ready for those 12 hour days!  I did another 5k and although my time was bad due to a lack of not being ready for it at all, I enjoyed it and am now training for another one at the end of February.  Jess and I also just joined Weight Watchers so the hopeful weight loss coupled with the running should hopefully get me in some kind of better shape. 

Other than that, life is good, work is work, and I keep on taking daily pictures of the whole experience!