Friday, December 2, 2011

The Wizard ..... Then and Now

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have blogged but I think this will make up for it for all you Fred Savage fans out there. I remember as a kid watching on of Fred's first movies "The Wizard" back on one of our first VHS players. Recently, I was able to go visit the dinosaurs that Jimmy wanted to visit in C A L I F O R N I A. Here are some photos from the movie of what it looked like back in the late 1980's and what it is today.

The lunch box Jimmy carried all the way from Utah to California on their adventure.

Fred and Jimmy inside the dinosaur. Today there is a gift shop inside were this was filmed. I really should have taken some photos but oh well maybe next time.

The neck of the great beast.

Fred holding a family photo from the movie.

The main dinosaur now.

Dinosaurs then.

This one has been turned into a museum.

If you haven't seen this movie I would highly recommend it.

Monday, November 7, 2011


As many of you know I am a big MJ fan and have been following the trial of DR. Conrad Murray everyday. During the course of this trial I have learned a lot about the court system. I don't know many people would say this, but I am looking forward to my jury service come early December because of what i have learned while watching this case.

Some pictures from the live streaming of this case.

New accessories for Dr. Murray!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm 5!

Happy Birthday Alex!
Glad you guys liked the glow sticks. Now you just need to hide your PJ's so Mason doesn't pee on them again. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

B+A Forever

Here is a sneak peek of a few wedding photos I took for a close friend of mine a few weeks back. It was so great to meet you all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Let's Play Ball!

Yesterday was the boys last T-ball game of the season. I knew that this was an event that I didn't want to miss. It was fun watching a bunch of 4 years run around and chance a ball and try to focus on the game.

Nothing like playing ball with your brother.

Deep in thought. Starwars? Baseball? Squirrels? Wrestling?

You look like a real pro big Al.

This is mason focusing.

Go Al!

Loving the batting hat.

Good job Mason! Way to score.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Yes, I am a woman of many talents.

I decided while in Florida that I needed to reupholster another couch and let the other one go. After finding an oldie but a goodie from the 50's on craigslist, I began the process of removing the old and making it new again. After a few weeks of staples (bought an air compressor) and some blood it is finally done.

I would love to hear what you think of the before and afters.

If you would like to know more about the process email me and I will be happy to share some of my secrets. :)

I would also like to give a shout-out to my Quality Control, John. Thanks for your help. Hope you learned something.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Look who just stopped by for a quick visit..

Thanks for stopping by.

Love you guys!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 OC Fair Entries --- Finals---

I would like to thank all of you who voted on facebook for your favorite photos for the 2011 OC Fair. Well the judging has come back and I will be displaying 2 photos this year! I don't know yet if anything placed but I will be sure to keep you in the loop for those who are unable to see the results in person.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Eve with the Monkeys

Happy Easter

This year I went and spent Easter Eve with the Monkeys. It was so much fun to see them grow in there egg hunting skills from last year. Here are a few pics from the big hunt.

The boys were nice and let me use them as models for a friends project. After much prompting I finally got some "Blue Steal" faces out of them. It is amazing what four year olds will do for a trip to the dollar store in their favorite aunts car.

Friday, March 11, 2011

California Tsunami Threat

As many us now know Japan had a horrible 8.9 earthquake yesterday early evening. Being on the west coast events such as this always seem to make there way over in some form of warning or alert. This morning I woke-up to news reports of the West Coast was at an alerted tsunami state. After hearing this news I do what any photographer does, grab the camera and head to the source of the "action".

After getting several phone calls from friends and family to get my first hand account of the alert, I headed to Balboa Pier.


I took the ferry across and everything seemed like a normal slow going morning at the beach. I had a little chat with some ferry workers while digging for some money and they didn't seem to have any worries about getting across. Just another day at work for them.

The Newport Beach showed up to make sure no one did anything stupid. Pretty quiet, he didn't even leave his van.

There was a barrier setup to keep people from the end of the pier. No chance of getting breakfast at Ruby's this morning.

Lifeguards out doing their thing.

I think this was a news copper.

Nice guy out taking pictures. Can't remember his name but he was nice to look at.

Tsunami waves?

Before you knew it, families were out on the beach playing with the kids.

Some more guys I met while waiting. The guy in the beard, is from Holland.

This guy had the right idea.

Overall it was just another morning at the beach.