Category: Photography

European Reflection

August 26, 2017
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The end of the summer is usually a time of reflection for me. I like to look back and reminisce on all of the special moments, trips we took as a family, personal growth and memories shared. Last year, our sweet Miles was born and during the summer we took him on a crazy trip to Europe when he was only 6 months old. I say crazy and I laugh a little because when I look back I have no idea how we managed to travel to 4 different countries with an infant. Really, who does that? Carrying a pump everywhere, dealing with major blow-outs on a plane, dragging all the luggage around plus a car seat and stroller and changing diapers on the floor of a restaurant’s restroom are just a few examples of the craziness that usually happens. However, putting all the trouble aside, we would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Kaua’i in a Day… a very JT thing to do

May 1, 2017
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Sometimes you have to stop, pause take it all in and begin again...


Fun fact about me is I get some of my best thinking done on an airplane. So, to travel far away for just a day to get my head straight is actually just like me. There’s something about being up high that reminds me of how small I am and how big God is. And thanks to gogo inflight Internet, I got more thinking and writing done than emails sent so in case you are wondering gogo only works 30 minutes off the coast to the US (though American Airlines advertises the flights to Hawaii have wifi).

Our Oregon Trails

November 18, 2015
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Growing up as a kid, my favorite game on those little Mac PCs was “The Oregon Trail.” We played it at school and it was much harder to beat than say Mario Brothers (no offense).  Yet, in all my travels I never ventured out to Oregon.  Well, until now that is.  I had a conference back in August for work in Portland, so Deb and I decided to make our own Oregon Trail.  I had heard how beautiful Oregon was, how outdoorsy it was and blah blah, but none of it could really prepare me for how true all of it was.  People were outdoors everywhere, all over the state.  Hiking, biking, fishing, chilling, surfing, running… and it was more scenic than I could have ever imagined.

Anyway, instead of boring you with more words, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking… enjoy this very long post.

Our 2015 Brazilian adventure

July 29, 2015
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Jeremy and I have been fortunate to travel to so many wonderful places. I’m almost always excited about where we will go next, but there’s something special and different about Brazil. I still get a little nervous and nostalgic about traveling to Brazil because of the many memories of growing up there. Memories of my family, of its beautiful landscape, the amazing food, warm people, and the musical atmosphere.