Gavin and I took a trip to Baja and ended up at a local beach where we were the only tourists. It was nice to be welcomed by the locals. This is one of my favorite shots because after I took a photo of the restaurant owner he threw a hat on Gavin and opened up his cooler, he then took out this monster of a crab and said, "Here, hold this."
Even in Rosarito we were one of only a few tourists.
Underwater looking for a lobster at our beach in the Mesa. This was one of the days when we had the entire family at the beach. I didn't see any lobster but I know they were there.
Hayden and I have been taking drum lessons and I don't have any photos of him so I threw this one up even though I was having a bad hair day. These cymbals are so clean SICK SET!
It's pretty rare to have Beckett and Hayden getting along so this photo is one of only a few when they are happy together. It's my favorite when they get along because it's so much easier to manage the two of them. Brotherly love I guess.
Gavin has traveled to Mexico and Portugal this summer. This shot is taken right when he got off a 17 hour flight. He and his friend traveled with no parents. It's not the best photo but it is a significant moment. YES PORTUGAL!
Here he is in Portugal with Tiago Perez! YES TIAGO!
Have you ever met Sadie? Now you have. I don't even know where to start telling you about this puppy. She is our ladie named Sadie and she is crazie.
Downtown Baja town. We were cruising town looking for fireworks and every 2 seconds I was getting cut off by a taxi. Best drivers ever!
This was the WSA Championships at Churches. Throwback to the end of May. San Clemente is a great town. If you ever go there I suggest going to Pizza Port for the best beer ever and really good pizza. I was recently met a few more dads down there so I am starting to get to know a few people there. Really nice people to compliment the town.
Secluded beach way off the beaten path. One of the most beautiful beaches and some of the best surf too.
Santa Barbara North County photo in between the beach closures due to a shark sightings. Shark bait oh ha ha.
The crew for the Fiesta summer concert series with Back Pocket and Collin Daniels with special guests Caleto Campbell and Keyth Garcia. Fun show!
Viva La my drum set!
Butt barrel! Secret beach that is only accessible by invitation. PC: Tony Rogers
Not sure why Beckett is crying. I think it's because he wanted a chocolate chip muffin too. Pre-Lego Land snacks.
This is taken right after being asked if we wanted our picture taken by the Lego Land photographer. I was like hell no. I can just take a photo in the exact same spot with my camera and I don't have to pay $15 for it and I can get a professional shot with all my lighting gear so I set up my lighting for about ten minutes and finally had the perfect light for the shot. Not really, I just snapped this quickly but it looks like I did since the lighting was so amazing. I am not a professional photographer fyi.
Hayden takes quite a while to put on all his hockey gear. Sometimes we would show up twenty minutes early and barely make it on time. Especially when he plays goalie OMG!
Hayden looking on.
Beckett bought a lego guy so he could trade it throughout the day. Our goal was to take a picture of each different one but then after trading it about 3 times, he lost it at the water park play area. He set it down for about five minutes and some other kid scored on it. YEW! 5 finger discount all day daddy!
The big bros looking on. These guys melt my heart. Like a glue gun.
Lost in North County.
Beautiful mommy! Love Love!
1st visit and a birthday pin.
Gavin and friends in Portugal.
Beckett loved the gold fish. He watched them for about half hour, climbed around the pond, stuck his finger in the water, stuck his hand in the water, he did just about everything and then nearly stuck his entire body in the water. OC goldies at the HB. Love Orange County!
Hayden took this photo on his class field trip to La Purisima. Those are some big horns Oh My Goodness!
Beckett in Lahaina last April. This photo is followed by him crying on the sidewalk. We forget why he was crying but it's one of those cries that make you laugh because he is so cute.
A few more of the trip to the Westside of Maui. Dan's Green House has some exotic birds and even little piglets. This is Prince and he is a rare bird with tons of character. He loves Kelly because she was wearing a colorful top when they met.
Me....totally freaked out. This little guy actually bit me.
Maui Boys shave ice is a favorite. The boys are so lucky that we say yes to this treat.
When I post on this blog I am usually looking for pictures of the whole family but I am always surprised at how hard they are to find. I am not in this one but at least all the boys are. I think the girl in the background is thinking she may want a red vine with hers too.
Sunset at Kaanapali. No Ka Oi
On this day the pier section was on fire! I haven't surfed in three months now and this was the first week after dislocating my shoulder. I thought I'd at least get a good shot but then my camera ran out of batteries. At least I got this shot. I am going to Rincon today or tomorrow to surf for the first time in so long!
Chet and his dad doing the routine.
Hayden making his face at ye all! This is close to Bainbridge Island in Wa. Kelly has family there and we were visiting. Katie and Justin's wedding was amazing and a highlight was when Scott towed them on their dingey and lit off fireworks from the boat. I also thought it was great when Justin carried Katie through the water to the boat. They are a happy couple.
My lovely wife!
This is Scott the firework man. If you are ever in Wa. for the Fourth of July check out his firework show. He puts one on every year and it is supposed to be really good.
I think this is a pre-Beckett photo of the fam. The Olympia Mountain range is looming in the background. Hayden and Gavin love the NorthWest and they have been going there since forever. We all love it there and Hayden may be going to camp in the San Juan Islands this summer. He may go for an entire month. I will miss him so much I may not let him go. He can just lounge on the couch and I will constantly tell him no more X-Box instead.
All three boys! This was a staycation in Carpinteria. Carp is such a great town and being able to fall asleep to the ocean everynight was a highlight. It was amazing being so close to the ocean.
Throwing it back with a diaper man shot! Beckett has such soft skin it is addicting to hug and kiss him. I have the urge to do it right now. Love Love Yes Yes.
All three boys again. Is Beckett crying? Awwwww!
This is me ice skating. I love skating because it's like skiing in the summer. Sun Valley has an outdoor rink that rocks!
This is Ryan and Krista's wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho. This is the Hook Draw Saloon and it takes you back to the way things use to be. Poker is played here and you could easily get shot if you drew a card from the bottom of the deck. When I play there I always bring a pistol and an extra Ace of Spades.
This is Kelly's cousin Morgan looking lovely with her friends. They are cowgirls at heart. Morgan is an amazing person and she is blessed with a beautiful family which we adore.
Me ice skating again.
Riders on the storm
Beckett as the beach baby. We spend a lot of time at the beach in the summer and this photo brings back so many memories of summer.
This is Liberty and we miss her as our neighbor. This picture was taken when Gavin was about 6 years old. He was really into soccor and he would wear his cleats to school everyday. I got him a Lakers jersey and he wore that a bunch too but it wasn't Magic Johnson it was Karl Malone who only had a short stint with the Lakers.