Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Manta Rays

We just came back from an amazing vacation in Hawaii (I will blog about it soon), while there we did a night swim in the ocean with Manta Rays. This video is of one of the manta rays eating the plankton in front of my face.

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This video is from the end of our time in the water. A second, larger manta ray showed up.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Trip to the midwest

In April, my sister got married in Jamaica. In June, she had a reception to celebrate. I was able to fly out there and photograph it for her.





The Corder Family


The Byer Family

The theme of the reception was burlap and lace. It was in a "barn" out in the country in Indiana. It made miss the Midwest.

We drank out of ball jars that my sister painted with chalk paint.
 The centerpieces on the tables had lanterns and old jars with wild flowers.
 My mother made these cute table runners for all the tables.
 Since the reception took place in Amish country, it only made sense to have Amish baked pies instead of cake.


 Their guests were a lot of fun! My sister is an American Sign Language interpreter. Many of her guests were either old classmates or people she works with. It was so interesting to watch her have conversations with her guests without saying anything. She is very talented and passionate about her profession!
 My niece Kelley loves Uncle Jeffie!
 I can't remember what Kyleigh was doing, but she was having fun!
 We danced for a few hours.
 And then they pulled out the Karaoke machine. Kenley and one of Jeff's nieces sang an entire Taylor Swift song. ADORABLE!


 Jeff and his proud mamma!
 By the end of the night, we were all exhausted. It was a lot of work to set up the reception hall and dance the night away.

Congrats Jeff and Kyleigh! Thank you for letting me celebrate with you.


P.S. My sister is now pregnant....and due on my birthday! Can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wipeout Race 5/11/13

We ran a really fun race in may! It was similar to the wipeout tv show. This time we got a big group together. 

The way the course was set up, James was able to walk between obstacles and take pictures. 















I can't wait to do this race again next year. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

San Fran getaway

We have been so busy with school and work. We don't get to spend very much time together anymore.
We decided we needed to take advantage of our spring break and plan a getaway.

We headed to San Francisco. We booked a nice hotel room right off of fisherman's wharf. (Most of these pictures were taken with my phone so the quality isn't the best.)

The Bay Bridge looked amazing with its light show.


We rode the trolley cars all over the city. We got off at random places and walked up and down the hills looking at all the houses.


James was excited about hanging off of the edge of one of the cars.

We walked down the famous Lombard St. 


We had lunch at the rainforest cafe. There were beautiful fish tanks all around the restaurant.


This picture is very hard to make out, but I wanted to document this experience. We went to the wax museum and Ripley's Believe it or not. Inside Ripley's was what seemed to be a huge mirror maze. They gave us disposable gloves to wear so they didn't have to clean the mirrors and sent us in our way. We laughed the whole time.


We got matching tattoos!! Ok, not really. We went to the aquarium.


On our way out of town, we drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. Sadly, it was rainy and foggy. 
It was so nice to spend 3 days alone with each other. We can't wait to runaway again soon!

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