• Hiking With Supermodels

    I suppose I don’t have to look far beyond myself and Ana to find their motivation. I’m a photographer and Ana is a model. Children learn best by example, whether good or not, and that mirror has smacked me in the face more than once, I regret to admit....
  • It Fell Apart But Did She Go Back To The Gang Life?

    She was born into the gang life and lived it to its fullest for thirty years before being inspired to make a change.  She did the bold thing, the thing she never imagined she could ever do.  She earned her GED, and then later, her certification as a Phlebotomist...
  • Saving Souls

    These are special moments when all six are sitting calmly in one place. Cartoons will do that to a toddler and their dogs, and Ana didn’t miss the opportunity for a candid group shot. This picture is rare, unusual, and when I saw it, my mind hit replay. Four...
  • We Found A Better Way To Manage Our Kids

    For more than two months now our kids have been glued to our sides every minute of the day and frankly, they get sick of us from time to time and become hard to handle.  There are few places we can take them and few things they can do...
  • We Had An Epic Battle

    The same scene plays out every morning between 5:30 and 6:00. Jesse calls out for mommy or daddy, and we draw straws to see who gets to fetch him. Soon he is nestling into a sliver of space between Ana and me in our bed and ordering up whatever...
  • Managing Overwhelmed

    Ana and I are overwhelmed most day, every day actually, with three toddlers in the foster system, two dogs, two businesses, and a marriage.  The brochure said there would be balance, the brochure lied.  So here we are in way over our heads and wondering how the heck we...
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