Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TRAINSET....

RANSOMSOUL My delayed flight did not make sense this afternoon. However, cruising by Carlsbad on the train home, because of my earlier delay, I was able to catch this sunset. In the end, life has a way of working out for the better if you just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

UCLA TOUR...

RANSOMSOUL Mika was finally able to visit this magical place in her mind called UCLA. She walked around taking in every bit of the knowledge on campus. Kiana also enjoyed her time by taking in all the 'Super Cool' fashion ideas she was able to steal from the kids on campus.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KAI*NER...

RANSOMSOUL After several failed attempts to capture some extra money with doing odd jobs in the neighborhood, Kai figured it might be his baby face that is keeping the locals from believing he can handle the gig.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

WE MIGHT HAVE A CAMPER...

RANSOMSOUL Matisse's look after a long discussion of how camping in the house could be just as fun as real camping. Perhaps watching the wilderness special on PBS was a bad idea after all.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

RANSOMVILLE...

RANSOMSOUL Dana Point Showing Off This Morning...

Friday, October 5, 2012

FIVE HOUR TOUR...

RANSOMSOUL Last image as we wished Kai a great adventure to Catalina Island.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

RANSOMSOUL DREAMS...

RANSOMSOUL This is how our beach looks in my dreams.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CARRYING A FATHER'S DREAM...

No adult Ransom has been able to rock a hat due to the size of our enormous heads. They seem normal size until a hat goes on - just trust me. Matisse is pacing to be a non-freak and promises me every night that his head will stay within natural size. Let's hope the kid can keep a promise! RANSOMSOUL

CARRYING A FATHER'S DREAM: OUTTAKES...

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TRANVILLE 2.0...

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RANSOM*AIR...

RANSOMSOUL The gift that keeps on giving...Thank you Oma & Opa for the Legoland passes. These boys continue to max out on fun during every visit.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

GERMANSOUL'S SUNDAY MENU...

RANSOMSOUL Specialty drinks with the new Vitamix made for a fun night!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

BONUS CHARACTER....

RANSOMSOUL Don't Be An Angry Bird - Enjoy Life!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

NEXT LEVEL BEERS...

RANSOMSOUL CHOCOLATE OAK AGED YETI IMPERIAL STOUT is another revered incarnation of Great Divide's legendary imperial stouts. Toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

GOOD NIGHT...

RANSOMSOUL The actually time spent at the Grand Canyon was short when you balance out the time it took to get there. However, sitting on the rocks, looking into the Canyon catching this moment - made it all worth the effort.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

LIVIN' ON THE EDGE...

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Mother Nature continues to win the battle and we are all better because of it. Big thank you to all of the pioneers who had the foresight to protect special places like these.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

STOWAWAYS...

RANSOMSOUL Be on the look out for these 4 fugitives. Please do not be fooled by their joyful expressions, this gang is very dangerous! RANSOMSOUL

Friday, June 22, 2012

TAKE TWO...

RANSOMSOUL There was initial excitement from Matisse on the thought of taking swimming lessons. However, this ended shortly after Matisse was informed that this required him to actually do some swimming. He was FIRED from his class because the instructor felt Matisse was just not feeling it. When I heard this, we marched down to the pool and looked to hire someone who had a better understanding of the special little pupil. We are happy to say that now Matisse has the perfect instructor and he has promised us all that he will take this whole learning-to-swim thing more seriously.

Monday, June 4, 2012

SHE IS ALREADY CHANGING...

RANSOMSOUL Happy Birthday Mika...RANSOMSOUL is crazy in love with you!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

NICE BREAK...

RANSOMSOUL This should be entitled, 'Nice Break For Me' because I am not sure Claudia enjoyed the strength of this beer as much I did. The glass on the right did not make it past the half way point and it started off a little short. There was a great appreciation for her efforts as I enjoyed my glass with lunch.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TRANVILLE...

RANSOMSOUL This has become my favorite means of transportation for work. Not only am I able to work on the computer and answer calls, there are views like this to be appreciated all the way into San Diego.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

MORNING RUN...

My morning run in Laguna Beach turned into a survival adventure. The plan was to knock out a 5k and call it day. After taking a wrong turn or possibly two, the 5k turned into a 15k! Thankfully my legs seemed to be down for the ride because they kept me moving down the trail.

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When I came across this sign I should have turned left but instead I chose to go straight. This added the additional 6 miles to my workout.

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This road seemed like the correct path with the ocean in the background. However, it ended with a cliff view instead of a road home. As I ran back up the hill I took a second to look back and capture this shot.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

ST. REGIS TRAIL...

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Views like this make it so much easier to get out the door for my runs. This is not to say it does anything to aid the normal heavy breathing during my runs.

(St. Regis)

Monday, March 12, 2012

DR. KAI JR...

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Please take the time to appreciate the smile of joy on Kai's face. This kid is so pleased at the opportunity to perform as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at his school tomorrow. I watched him looking in the mirror just enjoying the fact that his master plan had come together. For someone having to do a presentation in less than 24 hours, there is zero fear being expressed from him. During his practice runs you could tell that he feels that he is actually the King!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

14 to 4...

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Kiana continues to shine on the huge responsibility of keeping Matisse alive when no adults are around. As much as it may seem easy enough, I am always so proud of the energy she puts into the task. As Matisse gets older, he will start to really appreciate the love that is protecting him.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

NIGHT RUN...

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The best part about training for the Tough Mudder is that, I have been able to catch some nice sunsets during my evening runs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

THINK WE NEED A BIGGER HAT...

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Matisse has a new love affair with wearing hats. However, his hair has not figured out how to share in this love properly.