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Friday, October 25, 2013

Paso Robles Wedding

I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to shoot a wedding in Paso Robles, at a great bed & breakfast, for a really awesome couple. Thanks so much Jessica and Bobby! Congrats! Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding Paso Robles Wedding

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mountain Home

My favorite camping trip of 2013. Mountain Home with great friends.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Manker Flats

MF-1Manker Flats, Mt Baldy

We've moved out of our amazing house in Altadena with the huge, green yard and chickens. Luckily our friend Allen stayed so we can visit. We moved to San Dimas with family so that I can return to school for NURSING. Crazy? I am deep in prerequisite classes and I apply for the program in November.  Crazy? I feel crazy. But this is so good. We bought a motorhome to do some traveling in-between classes... hopefully. Gas prices are what's crazy.  SO MUCH CHANGE IS HAPPENING!

So Arlo is doing great. He's already been on two camping trips. First one we went to Wheeler Gorge campground in Ojai. ... I didn't take photos.

And last week we camped at Manker Flats in Mt. Baldy. We have a little bit of a problem. ARLO SCREAMS EVERYTIME WE ARE IN THE CAR. Makes driving far less than pleasant. We are going camping again this weekend in Wrightwood. I'm trying to pump myself up for scream fest.

Pray he grows out of it!

Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy
Manker Flats, Mt Baldy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Introducing Arlo

Arlo Jose

Arlo Jose (middle name is after my dad's name)
Born on January 27th, 2013
via emergency C-section at 34 weeks
4lbs 11oz 18.5"

I had complete placenta previa and knew that I had the possibility of having a major bleed... I just didn't think it would really happen. I thought for sure I'd make it to my scheduled c-section date of February 8th.

I woke up on January 27th at 4:45am to a gush of blood. Justin and I rushed to the hospital. I thought maybe I would be on bed rest, or hospital rest as worse case senario. But the bleeding started again. For the safety of me and baby, he had to come out right then and there. It was a scary, crazy rush of events. I was rushed into surgery and my baby boy was born at 34 weeks and 3 days. He was 4lbs 11ounces and spent almost two weeks in the NICU. TWO LONG WEEKS in the NICU. But now he is home and we are so happy! JW LOVES his brother.

JW and Arlo 1
JW mom and Arlo 1

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy 2013

2013 is coming with lots of changes! We are welcoming baby boy #2 on February 8th (it changed again!) - if all goes as planned. Going from a family of 3 to a family of 4 may not seem like that big of a shift, but I imagine it will be an adjustment. Especially for us, since we are .... Hm, how do I put this? Not settled down... we don't have a solid place to live.. our job situations are up in the air... This year could be interesting! Nothing like an adventure. It's all not without hope, we have hopes, dreams and plans. So cheers to 2013!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Just Some Photos

Things have been slow going around here. I'm just sitting here, brewing up a baby, spending time with my toddler and trying to keep up with everything else in between. No adventures recently, no camping trips. Those will come again with time...

Yesterday I found out we will likely have baby #2 via c-section on February 11th (due to complete, total, I mean VERY centered - it's anterior and posterior - placenta previa). It's sort of strange "picking a date" but I'm also very grateful for modern medical advances that allow for the detection of issues like this. Back in the day this was a death sentence for women in delivery. So, I feel pretty lucky.

In the midst of all the changes, and life in general, I am grateful for those who pull me out to take some photos. I wish I made more time for it. Thanks Danielle, Tom, Noah, Peyton, Naomi, Kim and Blake.