Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer's over! New project and Sammy's birthday-

Oy! I got caught up in my new inspection contract which began the first week of June. Haven't updated this blog in almost 4 months- not good!

So, while I track down family photos, (but look past the construction pics for Sammy and his new bike!), and other interesting things from the summer, this series of shots will show how our largest building on the project has gone from a flat layer of rebar on the ground to a 65 x 85 foot (16' high walls) waster water treatment basin-

Oh, and then whenever we get a good "mug" shot of Sammy, it's certainly worth posting- here's Sammy being helped by Daddy Julio for his first bike ride ever-

Now here he is after he's used to the idea and ready to head down the street!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede

Now I realize one reason I don't update this blog more often is because uploading pictures is very awkward?! I need to read some Blogger forums and tip sites to see how to upload pictures in batches and arrange them in the post easier. But I whine!

Teresa and I very much enjoyed our visit to Walla Walla a couple weeks ago! This was our first chance to see hot air balloons up close. We plan on making it to New Mexico in the near future for even bigger shows. Now I have to come up with a plan to update my blogs easier and regularly, sharing more pictures from various events.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

sammy in the window

Sometimes the best pictures aren't planned. A couple months ago I was shooting some icicles in our back yard when I noticed Sammy looking out the window. I quickly got the shot allowing the window to be the frame-within-the-frame. His calm expression doesn't have a lot of information behind it, he's just watching. Sammy enjoys using my camera so he was just watching grandad ("Peepaw") use the camera in a new setting. He was storing the experience away for use when the weather gets better and Peepaw lets him use the camera outdoors!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

After the snow...

Exactly one month after my last post we woke up to 22" of snow in our yard! The snow began on December 17th and continued all night, well into Dec. 18th. It set a new 24 hr record for Spokane. And the snow didn't stop there! For the next couple weeks we continued to have waves of snow from 4 to 10" per system until our yard had seen at least 60" by early January. Then we finally had a melt. Most undisturbed areas have a crusty, compacted 8" layer of snow in our neighborhood.

Well, that's just to help me get re-started. I'll see if I can get back into blogging in the next week or so!