Saturday, October 16, 2010

long weekend, beautiful day

just in case all of you easterner's were wondering just what it is like to spend thanksgiving on the west coast, i made sure to tote my camera along with me... last sunday ryan and i joined wade for a beautiful afternoon at the driving range before hitting up the patio at one of our local pubs.

i had a blast taking photos of ryan hitting off the roof of the driving range. can you track his ball? (it was a beautiful shot!)

wind up...

and up...

what is it that barkley was told? a pause in your swing?


if your eyes can see it, you win! (not sure what yet, but it will be something...a hug from me? a high five?) and i'm not joshin', it's there, when you look at the pic in full size you can clearly pick out the ball! i pointed it out for you to give you a head start...

it's still goin'!

after a few buckets of balls, we went for a pint. or at least the guys did. can't say i'm a fan of honey brown...

ryan was blinded by the hot hot sun.

and just in case the previous picture of the pitcher had you curious, yes, deep cove has turned wade into a true mountain man! check out that beard!

if you are ever craving a warm thanksgiving weekend full of golden sun, green grass and golf, visitors are always welcome!! then again, this weekend is offering up much of the same! it has been one beautiful october!
let's keep it going....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

a long weekend, a wonderful afternoon

saturday i had the joy of visiting one of my girlfriends and her beautiful new daughter on her one month birthday. after a long restless night, anna had slept most of the morning and early in the afternoon. she then was hungry! erin had asked me to bring my camera along, and take a couple of pictures for her. what a treat! in an effort to capture a few moments of anna's special one month birthday, this is what I snapped:

there is something that is just so perfect and pure about a mother's love for her child. recently i have had the pleasure of seeing some of my girlfriends embark on this bond with their babes. erin and anna are a wonderful example!

anna is a pretty content little one, but that doesn't mean she doesn't speak her mind when she wants to be heard.

on a few occaisions, anna slipped into her most peaceful moment of the day, her milk coma.

she was even willing to show off her daily exercises, her post feeding stretching routine. it was impressive!

grandma has been asking for more photos, so anna decided she would cash in on some tummy time for just a few minutes while i snapped away. it was a challenge to capture her beautiful blues while they were open, but i think i succeeded.

and before i left, anna gave her first monumentous speech. i think it was about milk. or sleep. or poop. or how the combination of the three can really keep a girl busy all day.

thanks for a wonderful afternoon erin and anna!!