Monday, January 25, 2010


Ahh the playful innocence of a child. It seems the older we get the narrower our vision gets. Seeing only what we want to see.

Looking at this photo makes me wonder... maybe she's not looking through those binoculars the wrong way but right way. Because instead of focusing on a little piece of the world, she's able to see it all.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Holy Water

Went to Mission San Diego de Alcala over the weekend for my son's 4th grade Mission project. He elected to do the field trip instead of building a model and I'm glad he did. The Church is beautiful!

This is a detail of one of the holy water fonts that they had over there. I thought it was pretty cool that they had the cross on the bottom of the font.

Here's a history excerpt from the Mission's website:

"San Diego de Alcala, the first of the great California Missions, marks the birthplace of Christianity in the far West. It is California's first church. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from the Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar. "

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1st Day

Tuesday was my little son's 1st day of preschool. He is finally starting his journey of learning and education. He's been looking forward to going to school for quite some time now.

Always grabbing a book and pretending to read or grabbing some paper and telling us he's doing his homework, now it's the real thing. Let's see how long that enjoyment lasts. I hope it lasts forever!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


He's my muse and monster, blessing and curse, gift and bane of my existence. He's the ballast I need to right my ship. Once he gives me that smile, all my problems seem to melt away. So whether it's one or the other I love him too much to give back. He's my little Liam.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I saw this while driving down Garfield Avenue some time before Christmas and haven't had a chance to stop and photograph it until the other day. It caught my attention once I saw the flowers. They're wilted now but I can still feel the amount of devotion that was given for such an iconic image.

The painting is by a Chicano artist by the name of Israel Valenzuela. I have no other information about him other than that.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

What do you do when you've got a New Years party and a bunch of camera equipment? Do a photobooth of course! We set it up with a paper background for everybody to tag on, one flash strobe, and a camera with a remote trigger and tethered to a laptop for instant review. Wow what fun!!!

I hope that everyone else had a great New Years eve as well. And also hope that everybody's dreams and wishes come true this coming year! No matter what, at least I'll try to make mine happen. That's my resolution.