Sunday, January 31, 2010

Officer and a Gentleman

That was one of my favorite movies growing up. Who knew that I would actually marry one. haha Congrats to my hubs who passed all his interviews and is now on his way to being ordained in June. Although, I'm not liking the fact that people will actually have the right to call me a Pastor's wife now. haha As he was getting dressed for his final interview, I decided to take some portrait shots of him. Doesn't he look dashing? ;)
Oh, FYI, this is not his usual Navy uniform. Since he is currently stationed with the Marines, this is his Marines uniform. I always tell him he looks like he just popped out of a 1950's catalog.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Denver, Colorado

With all the lights that are still hanging, you would think it was still Christmas in Denver. We even got some snow this past week. But I have to say, it is so good to be back in San Diego. My skin is thanking me too. I never thought that extremely dry weather could be a bad thing. I'm not sure if I ever want to go back there in the winter, but there was definitely lots to see.

View from our hotel window
Strolling along 16th Street Mall
No that is not a homeless man, that is my husband. hahaha He is such a good sport; I asked him to that. After I got home and looked at the photo, I couldn't figure out what he was doing with his face. Then it finally hit me; he is imitating the bear.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tilt Shift Lens

Who says you can't take nice photos with a PowerShot camera? The following photos were taken during our honeymoon in Greece. I resurrected these because I've had a slight obsession lately with the Tilt Shift Lens. And instead of shelling out the big bucks to buy the lens, I decided to fake it in Photoshop. What would the world be like without Photoshop?! So this lens is supposed to make pictures look like toy models, to put it in layman's terms. So I decided to test it out on these photos:

Good Night!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I have to say, it is so nice being in an area surrounded by beaches and mountains. This past weekend, we took a hike in the mountains. The trail back up was extremely painful, but being surrounded by nature, without humidity and bugs, was beautiful. Here are the highlights of our afternoon.
This nifty fanny pack came in really handy!! I'm so glad he got this as a Christmas gift!!
My wonderful husband is looking for a large pine cone for me to take home. Seriously, these things were huge. They were like a freak of nature and I just had to have one! I think Zoe was trying to help him out too.
He's asking me which one I want, but of course I'm not really paying attention b/c I was too busy taking photos of him.
I was being silly and asked him to put his wedding band on the pine cone that we took home with us. That's me trying to be a wedding photographer. haha
So I found this tree that had a couples' carving on it. I asked Dave to carve our initials on it too, but he said it was vandalism, so he refused. So not romantic, my husband. haha So I did the next best thing. Photographed it and then photoshopped our initials into it when I got home.
Didn't I do a pretty good job?
Sorry, no photos of me because I looked like a complete bum.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Basking in the Sun

These are the moments I love. Zoe fast asleep in the sun - as opposed to the peeing and pooping and chewing stuff up in the house. haha Though to her defense, she has stopped chewing carpet. What a bit of exercise can do for a dog!
The beast has awoken.
Hubs took this shot of me and Zoe while we were napping on the floor.
I just love it!
And last but not least, my whackadoodle husband. ;)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Eve

Ok I'm going backwards now. These are some of my favorites from Christmas eve.

Hey! I just realized...doesn't he already have this toy?
Chloe just loved this dress...can't you tell? hahaha Makes for a cute photo though!

These are some more from New Yrs Eve.
Wanted to test out some cool photoshop tricks I discovered.