Stormy Surf

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in photography

We had some stormy surf and dramatic sunset tonight.  Caught some surfers down at Windansea Beach.

You can see it raining in the distance.

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The surfer is waiting for another set of waves but it was not to be.


The iconic Windansea surf hut.

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Cruising San Diego Bay

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 in Family

Bill took us on a nice little boat ride yesterday so we could check out beautiful San Diego Bay before some torrential rains came in.  The morning was bright and sunny and by the time we got back to the dock it was already looking like rain.  San Diego has had such a rainy December that it seems a little bit like Seattle here.  I was able to get some really nice pictures that captured the day.

A view of the Star of India from the Bay.


Coming up on downtown San Diego from the Bay it was a beautiful sight.


You can go many places in the world, but San Diego will always be a place that you will remember as one of the most beautiful.


The Port of San Diego is a place that many cruise ships start their journeys.  It is a destination city.


A seagull soars above the bay.


It was a great day for sailing until it got too windy, cold and rainy.


The picture was like  a postcard.


This model is Irish Giron.


Evan.  The sun was too bright for his eyes.


Always cool.  Always well dressed. Irish Giron.


That is the handsome face of Geno.


Geno cracking us all up as he battles the storm brewing outside.


Is this the Backstreet Boys or what?


Charlie reflects in the sunlight.


The day is coming to an end as marked by the flag Irish flies.


Olivers Snow Party 2012

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 in Family

They have one every year.  Bridget and Michael pay for truckloads of snow to be brought in from the North Pole to have a snow party right in the town of Encinitas – the beautiful beach town.  The party was the best yet and there were lots of new babies that we welcomed this year.


Eoin and Evan Checking In

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 in Family

We headed out to Point Loma today to check out the Tide Pools.  Apparently everyone else had the same idea because it was so crowded there.  Well we managed to have some fun.  Eoin and Evan are out from the East Coast visiting with Danny and Camille.  Some hilarity ensued during the day particularly when Evan wanted to give his mom a video update of the event.  You can check out the video update here.


In case you doubt the friendly rivalry.


This became Evan’s favorite pose of the day.


Oh yes and here it is again on the rocks.


And here is Eoin, without his shirt on looking for stuff on the horizon.


Here is Evan posing for the camera in Point Loma – his favorite place in San Diego.


Camille found this starfish and they picked it up and felt it.


This is the Album cover for Evan’s next rap album.

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I am not sure what Geno and Evan were doing here but it worked.


We put a gold reflector on Eoin to give him a gold glow.  He seemed to like the effect.


Christmas Moments

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 in Family

This year was full of good Christmas cheer and times with family and friends.  What promised to be a long weekend of Christmas celebrations wisked by so quickly that it seemed to last just moments.  There was Christmas eve fun at Mom’s house in Coronado, fun with Camille, Danny, Eoin and Geno at their house and then an all day celebration at Bridget’s house for a surprise Snow Party for Oliver.  Oliver’s snow parties are always a hit.

Each day Frankie and James get cuter.  When they put on tiny Santa outfits the break the cuteness scale beyond repair.


Little John is cute too. Look at him wearing this hat!


Tu and Oliver are cute too!


Last year not one of these little cutey pies was even born yet.


The big thing with little toddlers this year is sports cars.  And they love it.


This year all the nieces and nephews got together for the first time. Friendships are forming.


Isabella races across the bed to her mom wearing a very cute hat.


Isabella plays with Mom’s necklace.  She is so curious.


The three amigos.  It’s hard to look at this photo and not giggle with happiness.


Darla took the corn cob pipe right out of the Snow Man’s mouth and put it in hers.


Look at these little best friends, sitting side by side, sharing conversation, and cookies!


Every time I see Darla she had another cute outfit on.  What a stylaista extraordinario.


Geno gets more handsome everyday, doesn’t he?


Just in case you did not get enough happiness.  More cute twins dressed as Santa’s little helpers.


Merry Christmas

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in Family

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house.  Not a creature was stirring, but Darla was still up waiting and looking for Santa Claus.


Christmas Times Past

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 in Family

More McKenna movies, here is some old footage from Christmas Times over 30 years ago.

Darla is

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 in Family

Darla is cute.


Darla is sweet.


Darla is funny.


Darla is happy.


Darla is wondering.


Darla is fashionable.


Darla is dancing.


Darla is sad.