grandma's breakfast table

i was scanning some old film and came across this shot of annika at grandma's breakfast table. i love her bed-head hair, posture and expression. its one of those lucky photos that are simple, yet say more than i could have hoped for. pictures like this, make me want to take more.


annie yesterday annika and sophia were digging through the "dress up" bin and she came across this bunny costume. absolutely adorable. i love my little sweet pea! :)

annika in costa rica

annika just got back from a trip to costa rica. lots of swimming, surfing, adventures, monkeys, sloths, butterflies, remote beaches and best of all visiting some of our best friends who now live there. above is a picture of my little fish swimming with her eyes wide open. more pics to follow....

annika / self-portrait

annika self-portrait last weekend we went up to northern california to visit family for mother's day. i brought along my old wooden large format camera and had set it up next to a window in the living room. while i was setting up, my oldest daughter annika asked if she could take a picture of herself. of course i obliged and as far as i know, this is her first ever self-portrait. wow. isn't it just beautiful... it's one of my all time favorites. what a gift.

my annika

annika up in northern california visiting family and yesterday we walked to a park at dusk. there is something about fall that makes me reflect, reminisce and appreciate the gift of time. annika (my oldest daughter) climbed up the play structure and at the top i captured the portrait shown above. she is now 5 years old, yet that picture makes me imagine her many years from now.

dream come true

surfing with annika i'm back from hawaii - it was a great trip. today my sister-in-law sent me these photos and i am ecstatic! as you can see, i had the chance to take my oldest daughter annika surfing - it was a dream come true. we even practiced a few stunts...  it was an absolute blast!!


and here's a couple more photos of some beach fun. if you look closely you can see that the kids had a lot of fun getting buried, and burying me, in the sand.