Wednesday, July 30, 2014

L.A. Sentinel: Published–Contributing Photographer and Writer


Just a quick note and some exciting news I wanted to share. If you are in the L.A. or surrounding areas, pick up tomorrows LA Sentinel and check out the religion section to catch a quick article with images by us!

LA Sentinel Online Article


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Much Needed : A Story Of Rest


A couple of weeks ago, My Fav and I took off on our first , there-is-no-real-reason-to-go-vacation, driving through Northern Cal to Lake Tahoe. And it was beautiful!


We biked through the National Forest. 12 miles! Up hill! Both ways! Stopping to enjoy the historical sites and attractions along the way.


There was a display of ancient banjo’s and reproductions made by an awesome banjo maker who gave us an in depth private tour. You could really see his passion for what is truly a beautiful instrument



We went in a cave like structure cut near the lake where we were able to see a creek which runs along the lake. So cool


We saw mountains, we saw rivers,


we saw this guy and his cousins who I am convinced were plotting an attack on me!


And we stopped at Mono Lake and enjoyed its beauty as it is being restored. Why yes we are standing on what was the bottom of this massive lake, and yes that is a cave made by an animal that My Fav wanted to explore. Did I mention it was made by an ANIMAL?




In all we had a wonderful time learning to relax. Life truly is now. It’s not a destination you wait to get to. It can not be put off for later, you can not get more of it, you just have to live it. Every moment is a gift. We are finally treasuring our own.

Sunday, July 27, 2014



Remember those dresses we made last year? Well I was just sent this link that shows what happened to them!


Lira School Dress Project

I feel good All over AGAIN! Thanks C.B. for being the industrious lady you are and finding this as well as sewing this dress and many others!


And thanks Y.D. and C.J. for participating The dresses look soo cute on these beautiful little girls.


We did a bit of good ladies. I am so elated, I think I feel another project coming on!

* Please note these images are not mine. No plagiarism nor copyright infringement is intended, I just wanted to share.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Orange : A Family Tribute


Home going services always tend to put me in a reflective mood. On the one hand family from near and far gather together sometimes after years of absence (kids grow up so fast!), stories are told, history and love are shared, comfort is given, and relationships are strengthened.


On the other hand you tend to realize the importance of the people who are in your life and the relationships that you have. People are important, and we should enjoy each other now, take time now to share love and laughter.


Today we gathered to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of my uncle. A man who was well spoken of, fondly cared for and lovingly remembered as a husband, father, brother, uncle, and true friend. A man who served God, family, community and friends.