Friday, July 31, 2009

GERMANY HERE WE COME!!!

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Thanks to all the well wishes from our friends & family. I'll make sure to max out the D90 with pictures & video of the adventure. The likelyhood of a blog update are slim but you never know :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

LOOKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME....

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It's not like something we don't do - taking a trip to Germany is pretty much an annual event (minus last year due to prices). So as I was sending the crew off, something was a little different than normal. We had Matisse taking his first trip on an airplane and of course it has to be a +12hr flight no less. This was not a surprise since the tickets had been purchased months ago and as much as we try, Germany is still far away from California. However, out of the blue I just had this heavy feeling about it. I have full confidence that I'll get a nice text around 2am, expressing Matisse's wonderment of the sights & sounds. In the moment though, it felt like I was sending him into a pressure cooker and he would remember me as being the Chef! Fortunately Saturday will be here soon enough and I'll be able to confirm there's no hard feelings. Until then, I'll embrace the fact that most kids at this age have short term memories.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

MY TANK IS BIGGER THAN YOURS!



The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

NOTHINGS LIKE A MOTHER'S SHOULDER

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

TAKE A RIDE ON THE SUN

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Matisse's first time on the Ferris Wheel he had this to look at during the adventure. I'm not sure about your 'first time' but this has to rank up there as one of the best ever. Even with this amazing shot being the backdrop, he seemed to have way more fun playing with Kai & the balloon connected to his shoe. As much as we try get them to notice things, in the end it's about what they notice in the moment that makes it special.

Monday, July 13, 2009

FISHEYE IN STYLE

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There's no official need for this gadget. It doesn't even have the third of the power that is in my current D90. However, it's so cool looking I want it! I'll have to get a fisheye lens in the coming future just to heal the wound of not owning this shine ;)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

THE NEXT POP SUPERSTAR!!!

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It's difficult for words to express how happy we are for the the new addition to the Johnson Family (Cory, Michelle, Anisa & Lex). The world will be that much more in-line with greatness with his presence. As for the 'Pop Star' remark - just remember you read it here first!

Monday, July 6, 2009

WE'LL MISS YOU LITTLE GUY!



With the ' Big' kids being gone for a total of 4 days, they thought it could be cool to make a video for Matisse to be able to watch while they're gone. I recorded each one separately and, as you could imagine, the videos were all over the place from silence to silliness. After watching them all back, I narrowed it down to this clip of what I felt were special little moments of love. Even though he wasn't supposed to be involved, Matisse even found a way to make a little cameo.