Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Every Christmas we have an Activity Advent Calendar and a new activity we added this year was to go to a Children's Holiday Festival at the San Jose History Park.
I had only ever visited the park during the week when most of the building are closed so it was fun to not only go when they were open but when they had such a fun event for kids too!

 They got to try their hand at the railroad car.

 There's a mini trolly for the kids to play on.

 They had a blacksmith making things.

 I thought this was pretty cool - they had a printing shop where they showed us how old letter presses worked and Aubrey had a try!

 One of my favorite areas is this old Candy shop.

 You can ride the trolly around the little town and learn some facts and history.
This trolly is double ended so when they reach the end of the track they slide the backs of the seats forward and the whole car can then face in the right direction!

 There was a bean bag toss and the kids got to keep these handmade bean bags!

 There were many crafts like the above snowglobe as well as tree ornaments, dolls and greenery arrangements.
I thought it was a lot of fun with plenty to do!

Friday, December 2, 2016


Taking photos of the girls are very seldom planned - they always seem to happen randomly and thrown together last minute. The babysitter brought Harper out to the garage while I cleaned up after a shoot a couple weeks ago, as she had to leave early. She was dressed for the day and I had all my props set up so I went with it and got just a few of her.


Just playing in our back yard. It was recently re-landscaped - at least half of it anyway.
They put down composite granite where grass wouldn't grow under a large loquat tree and added a river rock board. Not so kid friendly unless it's ok to use as a beach!
The granite is still soft enough to dig in like a sandbox and the rocks are too fun not to throw everywhere. 


Over a month ago I got a new lens and I took the girls out to the park to try it out.
I finally had a moment to go through the photos and I'm pretty happy with the lens!

Sunday, November 20, 2016


At the Spartan Race there were professional photos taken at a lot of the obstacles and they are included in the race price which was really nice! If I had known this, I wouldn't have tried to push Harper around int he stroller in uneven fields all over the place trying to catch up to everyone!
They just posted the photos and here are the ones of Jared and Aubrey!