Thursday, January 14, 2016

Speaking of big birthdays...

Tom's dad, Irvin is celebrating his 90th birthday this weekend.  We're traveling to northeast Nebraska and I checked the weather and it's gonna be a cold cold trip, something like -17 degrees overnight on Saturday, omg!  Honestly, I know I don't have enough warm clothes packed in my carry-on!!!   Sweet baby Jesus.   On the other hand, it's going to be sweet seeing all the family!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What to blog about??

I've had the worse case of mental blog block.  I have so much I could share but for whatever reason I just can't seem to put the time into posting on my blog.  

But it's 2016 and as most people it's time to reflect on the past year and start some newthings in the new year.  How I want to do this is post things from the past year.....  It was a busy travel year, it was a busy studio time year, it was a busy spending time with people year, along with all the photos to documenting everything.  That is one thing I did do, photographed everything 2015.

So let's begin.....

In March I traveled back to my home in Nebraska for my dad's 80th birthday party.  It was so much fun.
This is my family mom & dad and six of us kids.

This is my siblings and Texas cousins

My sisters & I always take a photo...this time we were lucky to have our brothers, too.

My parents, Gilbert & Kay Tinajera

My niece made this cool book.
The grandkids wrote letters to my dad of lessions learned from him.  

Here's something I forgot about...on my drive from Denver to Nebrasaka I drove Mini Lula through a ice storm.  The roads were clear and wet.  The temps were very cold and the windshield index was even colder.  I learned driving Mini is different than driving a regular car or truck.  It rides low to the ground and all the surface water was hitting Mini all the time...with the windshield index so cold the water was freezing and icing up the Mini to the point of no air getting through the front grill.  Scary scary scary drive!  Won't ever do that again!