Family photo session in Balboa Park

The star of our last blog post makes another appearance today, this time with her whole family!

We photographed Cynthia and Ted’s wedding a few years ago and since then, we’ve been so honored that they have asked us to continue documenting their growing clan.

What’s so fun about photographing this family (besides each being so easy on the eyes), is that they are also incredibly warm and loving. Christopher and Jimmy adore their baby sister and Mom and Dad’s eyes light up whenever they look at their children.

It’s so evident that they all love and enjoy each other so much. Being around them just warms the heart.

If you’d like to see a video slideshow of Christopher’s baptism, click here.

squishable, ticklish, adorable…

baby parts!

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Getting pretty…

Hope you take the time to pamper yourself this weekend!

Plymouth Plantation

Beehive wood pile on Plymouth Plantation

Hoeing the field

Women's hut

Governor of Plymouth Plantation

Charts abord the Mayflower

Man mending a roof

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I thought this would be an appropriate day to share with you some images from a recent visit to Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts.

For those of you not familiar with this fascinating place; it is a living museum wherein actors portray what life was like for the Pilgrims shortly after arriving on the Mayflower.

Once you step through the gates, you are transported back to 1627 and every detail is perfect in its authenticity. The actors are playing real colonists, their speech and mannerisms odd and stilted to our modern ears but true to the 17th century. Larry had an interesting conversation with Myles Standish about his views on war and his dealing with the local Wampanoag tribe. These actors don’t pull any punches – they are not concerned with offending our politically correct sensibilities. Standish made no apologies for his beliefs or what we would consider a brutal course of action against the neighboring tribes. While it was difficult to listen to, it was also amazing to hear his point of view.

What’s most unique and special about this museum is the interaction with the colonists. Barging into their homes and asking all sorts of questions is not only okay, but encouraged. While visiting the Governor’s house, I commented to him about the size of his very small bed. This thing was maybe 4′ wide and 3′ long. He explained that everyone slept sitting up. Apparently it was considered very bad for digestion to lay down after eating.

Speaking with the women was really interesting too. I can’t imagine even spending one hour doing the back-breaking work they were required to do day in and day out.

I left there feeling very thankful indeed – mostly for the wonderful modern appliances that make our lives so easy but also for educational resources like this one, that aren’t afraid to shine a true light on this seminal time in America’s history.

In search of what he needs…

iphone photo of man on cliff

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ”
~George Moore

Oh Happy Day!

If you visited our blog in the last couple of days, you may have noticed it was down for the count. Well, I’m very happy to report that not only are we up and running again, but we have switched from Blogger to WordPress. For those of you who were unable to leave comments or subscribe to our blog in the past, you’ll find that is no longer an issue.
I’d also like to give a shout out to programmer Chris Anderson of CLabs (email: cxanders@gmail.com) for helping us with the transition. If any of you are looking for a great programmer (and really nice guy) contact Chris.

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