nearly two months since the last blog entry...and although i sometimes feel the need to remain more consistent in my posting, i have to remind myself that for the most part...this is the off season, and sometimes my family really just needs me 'off.' and so a few weeks out west to unplug and spend time with my parents was rejuvenating for the whole english clan. growing up out west, i can distinctly remember the times i would see my grandparents here in michigan - and how exciting those visits always were. and now, my kids have the opportunity to experience something similar and it certainly brings me joy to see them run to their papa and grandma in the airport, ready for new adventures and vacation memories!
benjamin the photographer a true roast beast... we headed up north to wine country, with the hopes of finding our way through napa to the inviting town of sanoma. yeah...this bakery...all sorts of goodness wide-eyed ben...with treats galore! when wine tasting with parents who are club members...you must pace yourself! benja is a good sport...i try my best to follow along on his adventures with as little direction as possible...but sometimes, just sometimes he gets a 'hey bud, stand there...look up at the clouds' grandpa and komali girl just workin' on my lorax stance 'we're going buddy!!' sanoma details ravenswood...yeah, i think i've heard of them* dad and i are working on a new brand / website / logo for his custom woodworking business. we snapped some shots to help tell his story.. ben wants to be just like grandpa! in grandpa's classroom dad did some work for concannon and we wanted to catch some of the details of his work there...so we decided to stop off for a bit of the afternoon. this place is awesome! dapper jonathan, of english craftsman woodworking the ladies of my life! a table in the tasting room made by english craftsman woodworking out past the skyscrapers of SF is land's end...we arrived in time for a spectacular sunset hike! #bensadventures somebody seemed to be pretty comfortable around people.. a few days later we headed down the coast to monterey, stopping along the way near santa cruz for a little beach exploration.. destination station i couldn't take enough of these silhouette photos in the aquarium...spellbound.. the look of surprise! truly mesmerizing* ben and his love of sharks..