My little poser
Caleb joins in
A heron posing on the dock during a shoot
We had some fun beach time with our friends, the Grays, on base last week...
This will all too soon be a sweet memory...
Moriah at another shoot - I just love the colors in this one!
My footprint flower at the beach while waiting to start a shoot
Last Saturday was the year end picnic for MOPS. We played some super fun "Minute to Win It" games!
The kids getting ready to do the Orea game...
Using nothing but your facial muscles, you have to move the cookie down your face and get it in your mouth!
Haha, so funny!
None of the kids managed to do it in a minute, but Keenan didn't ever drop his, so he won =)
Next, it was the adult's turn...
Such attractive pictures =)
I have played this game before, so that may have helped...
Bingo! I was second to finish in a minute
On Tuesday, the packers showed up to pack up our house!! It took them two days, but they left our whole house looking like this:
Poor Caleb ran into a doorknob and Philip had to take him in to have the gash glued shut! =0/
The kids were going stir crazy in the house, with no toys, and the rain coming down outside while the guys packed
They resorted to funny things =)
On Wednesday evening (even though I have stopped doing shoots, I agreed to this one for a friend in a bind), I had the opportunity to be the photographer for a pretty cool event. It was hosted by a retired four star general and was an event/book signing honoring a man named Paul Hsu. My friend, Amanda, is his assistant and called me when the photographer for the event fell through. Mr. Hsu is an immigrant (from Taiwan) who came to America 40 years ago with $500 in his pocket, went to college, started a business in his garage and now he owns five companies in an enterprise worth 70 million. His companies include (but are not limited to) avionics and battlefield electronics, a component of medical tests that include physical activity, called Acti Graph, and a company in China that combats air pollution using a system he designed to make coal burn more efficiently. He is a very humble, funny, genuine man who believes the American Dream is not dead. He funds a lot of educational programs and seeks to inspire young people to have an entrepreneurial spirit and not settle for mediocrity.
The picture on the bottom right was the line of people waiting to have their books signed. I'm getting a signed one (woohoo!) and my friend asked what I'd like written in it. I said, "Dear Joia, you've taught me everything I know..." Haha!
Half Price Shakes at Sonic day! =)
I took this fun picture of the boys playing (on and in) the piano before the movers took it away =)
...and a day after 1/2 price shakes, we got free smoothies from Tropical Smoothie! Woohoo!