Thursday, July 27, 2006


Don't ask me how, but I think I just pulled a muscle in my tongue.

Kona: July 12 - 19, 2006

Last week I got to take a trip to Hawaii for my job. We take our clients every summer and just hang out for a week. It was a wonderful time! I took over 300 pictures, it was so hard to choose just a few. The big island is such a beautiful place, I hope these pictures communicate the uniqueness and diversity of the island. Fact: 13 of the 16 climates of the world are on this one island. One minute it looks like you're on the moon, steamy sulfur escaping the cracked ground; the next minute you see rolling, wet hills; the next you're in a palm-filled tourist trap.

This is the view from Bubba Gumps resturant.
Cruise ship off the coast of Kailua-Kona.
Hawaiian gods that were worshipped at The Place of Refuge.
The Painted Church. The entire ceiling/walls are beautifully painted with murals depicting scenes of Christ's ministry on Earth.
These are my toes in a black sand beach.
Lava tubes.
Hapuna Beach Resort: serves the best Japanese dinner here!
Tom and I. (my boss)
This is a sunrise shot from the airplane. It's the northern Washington coastline, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north. The entire flight home the big dipper was right out my window, and I saw a lot of shooting stars.

Allen Wedding

Monday, July 10, 2006

Jen's Birthday

On July 3rd, the world celebrated the life of Jen Staab. Err... at least the handful of us that followed her up to Camano Island.

Please enjoy the photos I took - I picked out my favorites.

Here I begged Jen to pick up a crab head. She was very brave and did it.

I caught this one as Jen was flying by, mid-air!

If you can't tell, these are railroad tracks. They appear out of nowhere, and head straight into the sea.

Down at the end of this beach, we kept seeing 2 bald eagles.

I felt like a stalker taking these next two photos, because Rosie and Esther were having a quiet moment, and didn't know I was there.

But seriously, how worth it was it?... I absoultely really like this picture.

I'm bugged that this one isn't straight, because it's so nice.

Mad found a crab claw and thought it would be fun to pretend like it bit hard on her finger. She's a great actress!

There are no words for this.

I really love the colors in this photo - how the sparkler and the sky just pop out.