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What is a home without children? Quiet. - Henny Youngman

Cleaning out the Basement to the Sealands




What is a home without children? Quiet.

- Henny Youngman

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and...

Black Friday Shopping




The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale.

- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump, May your potatoes & gravy have nary a ...

Turkey Day




May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes & gravy have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.

- C. J. Beaman, “Twas The Night Of Thanksgiving”

Cleanliness is very important. If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, y...

Hog for a Drink then Flour Fun




Cleanliness is very important. If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, you're not really teaching them anything.

- Emeril Lagasse

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from f...

Shoot II





There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

- Colin Powell

Hope can be the most wonderful thing in the world or it can crush your heart like an eggshell. -...

And Hour Shooting an Egg




Hope can be the most wonderful thing in the world or it can crush your heart like an eggshell.

- Harlan Coben

Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines. - Gloria Trevi

Craigslist, Pedicures & “Trespassing”





Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.

- Gloria Trevi

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Charles Addams

Setup Nutcrackers and try VCR




Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

- Charles Addams

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said...

Long/Stressful Friday




A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said 'I love your pictures - they're wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.' He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: 'That was a wonderful dinner; you must hava a terrific stove.

- Sam Haskins

We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay. - Lynda ...

UXPA Meeting and Show n Tell




We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.

- Lynda Barry

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really im...

Struggle for a Photo




Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

- Christopher Morley

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. - Jane Austen

Hartford Shoot




Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

- Jane Austen

Education isn't something you can finish. - Isaac Asimov

Google Grads




Education isn't something you can finish.

- Isaac Asimov

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of you...

Breakfast, Drive Home, Nap, Photo-Editing




Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

- Thích Nhất Hạnh

Everybody loves things that sparkle. - Philip Treacy

Dress Shopping





Everybody loves things that sparkle.

- Philip Treacy

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. - Car...

Up to Albany




A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

- Cardinal Mermillod

I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time. - Drew Barrymore ...

Canvas Shoot & Interest Call & Dinner Discussions




I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time.

- Drew Barrymore

A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you I can make us a success;...

GU Shoot All Day




A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you I can make us a success; I can show you the way.'

- Arsene Wenger

Children don't vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them. - Marian Wright Edelm...

Election Day & Hog Dinner




Children don't vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them.

- Marian Wright Edelman

The longer you ignore these issues the greater the drain on your energy levels. Identify them and...

Talking with Sonny




The longer you ignore these issues the greater the drain on your energy levels. Identify them and take action now.

- Erin Martin

Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; ther...

Semiproductive, and Back Home for Dinner




Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom.

- CeeLo Green

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire m...

Day with Dad in the New Car




I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

- Tracee Ellis Ross

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only str...

Take a Chance





The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

- Mark Zuckerberg

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. - Jack...

Yes, Your Ribbon is Bigger than Mine




I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

- Jack Benny

Self-respect--the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. - H.L. Mencken

Shotlisting Begins with Scouting




Self-respect--the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.

- H.L. Mencken

The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to ...

Barely Hanging in There




The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

- Benjamin Elijah Mays

Homer Simpson: I share your xylophobia! Lisa Simpson: No, Dad, you mean "xenophobia"....

Uneventful Halloween





Homer Simpson: I share your xylophobia!
Lisa Simpson: No, Dad, you mean "xenophobia". Xylophobia would be the fear of xylophones.
Homer Simpson: I *am* afraid of xylophones. It's the music you hear when skeletons are dancing!

- The Simpsons

And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing. - Tim Burton's The ...

Target Day




And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing.

- Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. ...

Cleaning & Moving then Chinese Food and Apartment



Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

- Colin Powell

Keep your eye on the ball. - Chris Lagassey

Halloween at Work




Keep your eye on the ball.

- Chris Lagassey

For those of you of weaker constitution For those of you who may be faint of heart This is a ta...

Gentlemen at Bushnell




For those of you of weaker constitution
For those of you who may be faint of heart
This is a tale of revenge and retribution
So if you're smart
Before we start
You'd best depart.

- A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, “A Warning to the Audience”

For one to turn over a new leaf, one must separate itself from the branches of habit. - Author U...

Internal Photoshoot Review and Next Steps




For one to turn over a new leaf, one must separate itself from the branches of habit.

- Author Unknown

Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted,...

Wrapping Up RU Photos




Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title.

- Scooby-Doo

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model...

Variety Picture Quickly




You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks! - Mehmet Murat ildan

Office then Lisa’s/Gillettes Castle




In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special. - Margo Nickel

Cold/Rain Football Game & BDubs




Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special.

- Margo Nickel

Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him. - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hocus Pocus of the Season




Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.

- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made. - Sammy Davis, Jr.

Meeting Baby Maeve





A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.

- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. - Jim Bishop

Presenting Photos & Getting Through Photos from Month





Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.

- Jim Bishop

The Amazon rainforest has 2.5 million species of insects. That's more bugs than iOS 7. - In...

Keywording and Trying to leave at 5:30





The Amazon rainforest has 2.5 million species of insects. That's more bugs than iOS 7.

- Internet meme, c.2013

Failure is a bruise. Not a tattoo. - Jon Sinclair

Editing all day and Feeling Stuck





Failure is a bruise. Not a tattoo.

- Jon Sinclair

Life is unpredictable, It changes with the seasons, Even your coldest winter, Happens for bet...

Brunch with Marissa & John then Relaxing





Life is unpredictable,
It changes with the seasons,
Even your coldest winter,
Happens for better reasons,
And though it feels eternal,
Like all you’ll ever do is freeze,
I promise spring is coming,
And with it, brand new leaves.

- e.h

Everything in life has its price. - Paulo Coelho

Auction Day




Everything in life has its price.

- Paulo Coelho

I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, a...

Day Off & Preparing for the Auction



I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

- Gilda Radner

I've got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I've got so many scars I want ...

Finally Flying Home





I've got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I've got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I'm not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started.

- Nikki Sixx

I love Las Vegas. I like that Las Vegas has everything. Everything and anything you want to do, ...

Interviews & Back to Vegas





I love Las Vegas. I like that Las Vegas has everything. Everything and anything you want to do, you can do in Las Vegas.

- Drew Carey

The sun rises over the Grand Canyon, igniting rocks that have been there for two billion years b...

Up at 3:30, then Drive Around to South Rim





The sun rises over the Grand Canyon, igniting rocks that have been there for two billion years before we were born and will likely remain two billion years after we're gone. My heart aches with the cruel and unimaginable beauty of it. We are nothing. We are everything.

- Sarah Ockler (The Book of Broken Hearts)

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throug...

North Rim Waiting for Everyone to Arrive




In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Ring...

CO to Vegas to Canyon




Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. - Evan Esar

Zoo with the Boys then a Nap




Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.

- Evan Esar