Category Archives: travel

Boston trip

Our trip to Boston was a very quick two days. Our Sunday morning flights didn’t pan out quite the way they were supposed to (one was canceled) and we couldn’t get rebooked until the next evening. So, we flew up on Monday, arriving around midnight. We flew back home Thursday, leaving around noon, so we could have had time to get up and do something early that morning, but we didn’t. We just hung out at the hotel. Tuesday and Wednesday we were out on the town having fun. Jeff was at a conference during the day, so Lyle and I were on our own most of the time. It was cold, and there was a lot of snow and slush on the ground, and Lyle didn’t like any of that one bit. But I think he had fun anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

This was my first trip back there since I moved away 3.5 years ago. It was fun to go back to the familiar places.

One of the places we went there was the Children’s Museum, which featured this awesome three-story climbing structure made up of a series of ramps. Adults were allowed to climb on it, too! This thing was seriously the highlight of my trip.

And now I’m back in Houston with 80-degree weather and no pretense of winter anywhere. I had to turn on my air conditioner today because it was so hot and stuffy in here and the ceiling fans weren’t helping enough. And it’s only March!

Favorite place

Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows what my favorite place is: Colorado. And while I don’t live there right now, I still visit regularly, and I’m planning to increase the length of my visits in the coming years. I have been spending too much time away from the place where I really feel at home.

I don’t have details worked out yet, but I do plan to be in Boulder for part or all of June and/or July this summer. I am really looking forward to getting in a lot of hiking and biking and playing in the amazing Colorado outdoors. I’ll also be booking photo sessions there during that time. I’ll put up more details when I have them worked out.

And I will be posting here more. I mean it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Family session

Ok…a couple of pics from my very last photo session in San Diego. I am trying to get everyone’s galleries up so I can get orders in so I have time to order from my lab and have them back in time to deliver them before I leave town. Whew. It’s coming up quickly. I move in TWO WEEKS, people. Hard for me to believe, really, but that’s a whole other post.

Here’s the S-H family. We did these on the grounds of the Marston House in Balboa Park, which is beautiful. I’ve got color versions of these, too, but I think I like the b&ws best.

Bad blogger!

I don’t mean to neglect this blog; really, I don’t. But I’ve just been SO BUSY lately with all kinds of stuff that I haven’t had time to post about it. I’ve got about 10 things I want to post about, but I don’t have time now for any of them.

Last week I was up in Portland visiting some friends there. I had a fantastic time, and I’m headed out of town again tomorrow for another week, so I’ll probably be scarce for a few more days. Then, updates galore, I promise! With lots of cute photos, too (I just have to find time to edit them–eek!).

I’ll leave you with two photos from Portland, which was gorgeous.

Catalina Island

I know I’ve been horrible about updating this blog. I’ve been busy, although not with as much photography as I’d like. I’ve got a couple sessions lined up for June that I’m pretty excited about, and I’m eager to get back into shooting.

Last weekend for the long Memorial Day weekend, we took a little vacation out to Catalina Island, about an hour off the coast of L.A. We went with some friends and stayed in their vacation house. The only bad part was the ferry ride over, on a stormy morning with really rough waters. My almost-two-year-old got seasick, all over my husband and me both. Poor kid–I felt so bad for him. Luckily our ferry ride back over at the end of the trip was MUCH smoother and there was no throwing up on that one.

The island is so beautiful, and there’s *just enough* to do that you don’t get bored, but you also don’t feel like you’re missing out if you decide to take long afternoon naps (which I may have done, oh, once or twice) or just chill out on your balcony.

Here’s the house we stayed in.