One of the great things about looking at older photos is using them to remember how things were, and then realizing all the great ways things have changed. In October of 2013 Matt and I joined four friends for a couples trip to Disneyland to celebrate Halloween early. We were met at the gate by Matt’s friend who he affectionately refers to as his cousin, Gary.
Six years ago when I was still photographing weddings on a very part time basis, I was invited to help out with a charity, Take Flight for Kids. The charity invited children with disabilities and or special needs to go up with a pilot and parent or guardian on a small plane around Reid Airport. The children got to experience being an unofficial copilot for the day, though of course the real pilots had full control of the airplanes.
Two years ago on September 20th Matt and I had our engagement session in Monterey and Carmel, two of our favorite towns. We chose to have our first setting be the Monterey Bay Aquarium one of our favorite places to enjoy together. As we discussed with our photographer, Chance James, who also photographed our wedding, we knew it would make for some amazing and unique images like this one of fish swimming above our heads.
Four years ago as of yesterday, Matt and I moved in together to a one bedroom apartment in San Jose. Then, as is true now, our work schedules differed, so some of the tasks such as choosing the color for our accent walls, fell to him as he was there at a time when I was still working. We had debated a set called the blues and a red orange set whose name I cannot recall and he ended up choosing the latter which sort of looks like SF Giants orange in some photos and more red in others. Here’s Matt on our move in day with our dining room table which we still have and use.
Two days ago my family lost someone very dear to us, Matt’s Great Aunt Beverly. Matt, I, and a few in our family knew her affectionately and simply Aunt Bev. When this Easter it was time to tell my extended family our pregnancy news, it was so great to be able to tell her and Uncle Harvey and I know she was so happy for us and looking forward to meeting our child. Cancer may have cut her life short, but today’s Throw Back Thursday is dedicated to the happy memories I have of her.
I was delighted when “On This Day” showed me what I was doing 8 years ago on yesterday’s date. It was the day of my first, and only, trail half marathon, Dirt Inspires Women. I was very intrigued by a few parts of the event, that it was a women’s only event, that it was on a trail – most of my training and all of my races to that date had been on roads and similar materials and that it was the inagural event for the race which was held in Aptos. So, even though I went in kind of blind in that I really did very little trail running at all for it, I was excited to participate in this event.
While my Aunt Carol celebrated her birthday in its true day which was Monday, in her words she’s had and is having a week of celebrations to fit in her friends in small groups. As a very social person, this fits her perfectly.