San Diego

University of Memphis, a Wedding in San Diego

I started off last week with a quick trip to speak at the University of Memphis. After a few packed days back in Phoenix, we were off to San Diego for Suzanna Kennedy’s wedding. Right now I’m back in Phoenix, typing from my kitchen while Candyce and Norah are asleep upstairs. The early morning sun is stretching across the kitchen over the counter tops and floors. This is the first quiet moment I’ve had in the past two weeks.

Here are some photos from over the weekend. Don’t miss the commentary beneath the photos after the click.

Panoramic Photos of a Sunset at Carlsbad State Beach

While I was in California, I played with a feature on my new camera called “stitch” that helps align multiple photos to help take big, wide open panoramic shots. If I had a tripod, the panoramic shot below would be even tighter. Click on each of the two photos below to see what I came up with.

I snapped this photo from the switchback on the wooden staircase from the bluff to the beach. The setting sun gave a beautiful glow.


Thirty minutes later, I captured this scene while standing on the beach. The sun was setting behind the Pacific,
casting a cooler, bluer light.  Notice the lifeguard’s tire tracks on the left and right.

Photos of Norah’s First Christmas in Carlsbad, California

We enjoyed a long break celebrating Christmas in Carlsbad, California. Although it would’ve been special to spend our first Christmas with Norah at our home in Tempe, we knew it would be more fun to make the road trip out to Carlsbad to hang out with Candyce’s family. After working so hard in 2008, it was nice to relax with family for a couple weeks.

Here are some snapshots from the time we had together. Don’t miss the commentary beneath each photo.