Saturday, May 23, 2009

This morning we picked up the newspaper, and there was our granddaughter right on the front page! The picture was taken by a reporter yesteday at the Tiny Tot contest.

The caption under the picture reads:

"Stephanie Cardenaz can hardly contain her daughter's excitment. Isabelle, 4, was crowned Tiny Tot Queen at the 51st Garden Grove Strawberry Festival on Friday."
The 51st Strawberry Festival Parade this morning featured our granddaughter Isabelle (seated in the center next to the Tiny Tot King) riding a parade float. Stephanie walked as chaperone alongside the float.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our granddaughter was a contestant in the Annual Strawberry Festival Tiny Tot Contest. Isabelle won her category, 4-year old Girl. Then, to our surprise Isabelle was crowed the Tiny Tot Queen. Tomorrow she will ride on a float in the parade! She follows her mommy Stephanie who was Tiny Tot Queen many years ago, and her Uncle Kyle who won title of Tiny Tot King two years in a row. Isabelle was very excited, and she immediately latched on to Miss Garden Grove.

CLICK HERE to see all of the pics from today.

Congratulations Isabelle, we love you,

Papa & Mema
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

- Dr. Seuss

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alisyn, our resident model spent the afternoon with us in the studio. Ali is in a school play and her character is a "hippie" so here she is in character.
Another of Alisyn in character.
The newest in my series of teen posters. Alisyn wanted a poster that implied courage, so this is what we came up with.
Alisyn in her fighting mood!
A busy day in the studio. Here is our little lady Isabelle posing during her time in front of the camera.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's been a while since Kelly and I visited with my Sister and her husband in Parks, AZ. We absolutely love this place! At about 5,000 feet, they get all four seasons, and the landscape is stunning. They are both such fantastic hosts, and ohhhh the cooking! First class all the way. Thank you Neil & Joyce for making this one of the coolest trips so far! For all the miles you drove and the time you spent slaving in the kitchen. We always have so much fun with you guys. Can't wait for our next trip, maybe to Sedona?

Love you both,

Gary & Kelly
Getting the chance to shoot with my sister is always a real treat. We have so much fun exploring. It's so nice to have a common interest to share with my Sis, and she takes great pictures too!
My brother-in-law has this nature hike thing down to a science - he guards the stuff, while we head on up the trail. Good job Neil finding that recyliner in the woods!
Lots of homesteads (little houses) on the prairie :)
Very limited birds in flight subjects, but there were plenty of frogs to entertain us.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

A fun day with Isabelle at a few of the parks near our home. Yep, she was not satisfied with just one park, we had to go to a few parks until she got her fill. Needless to say five minutes after arriving back home, she was laying on the couch sawing logs!

CLICK HERE To see all of her park adventure.
Isabelle just hanging around...
Isabelle and Mema at the end of a fun day!