We had some awesome, awesome neighbors that had to move away not too long ago. In fact, they were the first neighbors we ever actually got to know and hung out with. They were a family from Mexico that played mexican music loud all the time (something Lindsay and I love) — and they made us incredible food pretty often (fed me my first ever deep fried lobster!).
One of the things we miss most is their little chihuahua who would sneak over through the fence. Remmy has some dog aggression issues — but for some reason she’s always loved little dogs. Even bossy ones. Chickelino (the “o” was their to let you know he was a boy ;) would push Remmy around the entire yard and Remmy just loved it! I miss seeing that little guy sneak over and boss my big german shepherd around…
My nephew, Izzi, loved when Chickalino would sneak over :)
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Wish there was another ripping movie like Inception coming out this weekend. Any good ones out?
The Darlington House. What lovely, hidden, little gem in San Diego! An old, historical residence with international flare — and tons of awesome places to shoot on site (not to mention the beach is right around the corner). This is truly a great place to get married. Thanks to Deann for having me along to shoot it with her :)
I always feel for fathers of the bride. I know that if their daughter is marrying someone they love, they are happy for their daughters. Still, there’s something about giving a daughter away that always hits me.
Every once and a while, I see something at a wedding I’ve never seen before. This “garter toss” was one of those things. Instead of throwing a garter, they did a sort of “hot potato” with a horse shoe :) The bride’s step dad played music while the single guys passed the horse shoe around. Whoever had it when he stopped was the winner. I have to call “shenigans” at least a little bit — since he was looking and just happened to stop on his son :P But hey, you can’t blame a guy for wanting grandchildren :)
So this video hardly does our experience justice. I know people always say that, but I’m serious. On my last trip to South Africa, we were driving from Lower Sabie up to Olifants (a couple hour drive) and there was a stretch of road — about a quarter mile — that was packed with elephants. We figured about 60-70 of them (at least, in fact). Normally, you can drive by elephants with ease — but these elephants were running in and out of the street without warning (which is why you’ll see a few cars down the way — they got stopped by the elephants during an effort to pass). The culprits? We found out a pride of lions were in the bush making the elephants exceptionally nervous — heard them roar in the bush really close to our car.
All in all, we were there nearly an hour. Eventually there were 40 or so cars (including proper safari guides) who just had to wait. There was a small break for a moment and I went for it. But there was still a huge line in each direction as we left. The hold up made us late for our gate entry at Olifants (you have to be inside lodges promptly at sunset).
So I really thought I’d have the full post up today. But when I looked at the clock — and then at Lindsay who was waiting for me to cook dinner — I realized I wasn’t near close enough to being finished to keep pushing dinner back. I mean, she’s eating for two so I’ve got to prioritize, right? :)
Here’s another sneak peak of Terry and Jen’s wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla…
Shot a wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla over the weekend. What a beautiful place to get married! Anyways, here’s a sneak peak…
I should have the full post up this week :)
What better way to end a wedding then being about a mile from home and seeing this guy on the side of the road!
I drove past him and thought “that was probably a plastic bag — but it might have been an owl…” I turned around and there he was! I absolutely love owls so I parked my car and walked over to him (very quietly/slowly). I had just gotten off the phone with Lindsay telling her I’d be home in a minute. I had to call her back and tell her it could be a while. My rule with wildlife tends to be that I stick around as long as they stick around. It was about 10 minutes before he finally flew off. Being that close to an owl is somewhat rare out here, so I absolutely enjoyed every second of it!