So, we have a newborn baby. Same old story, but not really. This time around we have a little lady to add to the family. Avery Rose Garcia was born on June 2, 2011. We were hoping that she would be here sooner, but she really didn’t want to come out. So since Avery was way too comfy in Mommy’s tummy, Tey was scheduled for for a 9am Caesarian in Newport Beach. It was a surreal day. View complete post »
Haven’t done a Family Friday in ages and I can’t make any excuses. But this is a quick one. Just want to share a video of my big boy, Lucas. He was doing one of his paintings for school the other night and I just filmed him for a bit. Here is Lucas at work:
Last weekend, we were in San Francisco for a few shoots and we decided to bring the boys up for a few extra days. They love coming up to visit their Aunt Chloe and Uncle Rob, so they had fun causing havoc in their flat. We all checked out the Maker Faire in San Mateo, which was pretty cool. Lots of crazy stuff going on there. And in the city, we checked out a few farmer’s markets and finally ate at PPQ Dungeness Island restaurant….which is so great!
We decided to drive since just the thought of bringing all our gear AND the kid’s stuff on the airplane was already stressing us out. It was a long, long drive, but thank god for movies on the go! On the way home, we stopped somewhere off the 5 freeway to stretch our legs a bit and took a few pictures. We found a cool spot and got the boys to model for us…not an easy task! This shot took forever to get because they kept on running around like wild animals!! With Tey holding the flashes and me trying to take the pictures, it was crazy hard to get their attention. But we ended up with some keepers.
I’m embarrassed to say how long it’s been since my last Family Friday post. Please don’t even do a search. It seems like forever! But it’s here now, so I am at peace :)
Lately, we’ve been noticing the increased struggle in juggling time between family and work. It feels pretty overwhelming at times because I feel that there is so much more that we could be doing to improve our photography and our business. But, of course, we are not the only ones who feel this way. I’m sure every small business owner goes through this struggle. But, I do feel bad when we have to leave the kids for extended periods of time. Hopefully, this year, we can find a better balance when dealing with it all especially as the boys are getting older. Looking forward to our upcoming family trip to Hawaii!! View complete post »
On our way back from Phuket, Thailand, we stopped over in Hong Kong for 3 days. I had visited once with my Dad but I was only 10 years old, so I really don’t remember anything from then. My overall impression of Hong Kong is that it’s an awesome little city! Check out some of the pics below from my iPhone with a few descriptions of our trip.
The first photo is from the top of Victoria Peak, one of the main tourist attractions. It was hazy but you could still see a bit of Kowloon across the harbor. Hong Kong Island is right below us.
There was free WiFi everywhere! Which was pretty awesome. I think Tey is playing Words with Friends on her phone :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great weekend of family fun and it was great to just spend time with the kids and other visiting family members. I didn’t even turn on my MacPro! Now, the iPhone…that’s another story. I got hooked on the Words with Friends game over the weekend. But at least, I consider it a brain training game :) But, I did my usual mix of online shopping and Christmas Eve mall madness. Thank god for Amazon and their Prime two day shipping! The kids got a ton of stuff and we’ll be doing our usual store-in-the-closet-until-a-later-time method.
Just wanted to share our Christmas card for this year. Thanks to ProDPI for printing them out so fast! Their smooth matte paper is pretty sweet.
Now it’s back to work. Still got lots to do before the new year!
A day late, but never the less, I have a fun clip to share! I had a revelation that I should organize my iPhone photos in a separate library from all of our other family photos. I tried bunching them together with our other family pics, but it got too cluttered and the quality was different, looking at them was giving me a headache. So, I created a new library for iPhone pics only.
While iPhoto, was importing thousands of these photos from my phone, they were all flashing in front of me in a lightning fast manner. And the light bulb above my head lit up. Let’s do a super fast slideshow of all these crazy little pictures. I pretty much take a photo with my phone everyday, no matter what I’m doing. Most of it is of the kiddos, but never the less, it’s pretty cool to look back at all of them. This two and half minute slideshow is what I saw through my phone in 2008. This year should be fun, too! Check it out:
Oops! I guess it’s been a while since the last Family Friday post. Tey’s been bringing the heat on me…hahaha! But since it’s been a while, I figure I can put up a slideshow of our latest trip. I haven’t done that in a while, so that should please a certain someone :) A few weeks back, we went to Sequoia National Park to see some big ‘ol trees. It was a fun getaway with the boys and we made some time to snap some family pics. If you got 2 mins to spare, press the little play button on the bottom left! Happy Weekend to All!