Camping Season Has Arrived!!!!

1002969 Camping season has arrived. The end of Spring break was this weekend for the girls, so I decided to get a head start on the summer. We set up camp Saturday morning and than headed out to their last soccer game at Dixon. As soon as the game was over we raced back to camp for a little R&R… It was a lot of fun. Had some great company to enjoy the down town as well. Even though we were only a few miles away from home, just getting out and back into nature just felt right. I love camping and although I wasn’t quite prepared like I usually am it all went well. The girls made a new friend and was out and about pretty much the rest of the day. We had chairs set up around the camp fire while they ate smore after smore. The camp fire was the highlight of the night. Who doesn’t love a great camp fire. img0033 I was able to get some photo time as well, shooting both digital and film (infrared). Can’t wait to see what the infrared is going to look like.

img_0021-1It was really nice to be able to get out and let the girls just burn up some energy. Maybe here in the next couple of weeks we can do it again. Better prepared next time…. Remember to bring pillows… Not good for your neck. Maybe get in a little fishing and a nap sometime during the day.. Bring some books and just relax in the sun, who knows.

img_0025-1 It was a good day, not too cold. Pretty peaceful end to their spring break. Now it’s back to school and getting ready for their first communion on May 3rd.. Even though you may get a break from the normal routine you always have to get back to reality. That’s what makes crave the excitement of getting some much needed time off. Next time it will be for a whole weekend. I hear Bear Island calling my name….. In the mean time I will keep up the daily grind and look forward to more adventures to come. June is almost here and I will be going home for a couple of days and than off to Nashville for some artistic endeavors, and some quality photo shooting time.


easter-vigil1Easter Vigil was Saturday night at St. Mildred’s Catholic Church in Swansboro. The RCIA group and also four kids including my own were baptized into the Catholic Faith. It was the most beautiful and emotional ceremony that I have ever been in. Besides becoming a Marine, becoming a Catholic is hard to explain, I have connection that I can’t put to words. I find myself drawn to the faith and wanting to do more and get involved more. GOD has filled a void in my life that nobody can fill. I know now that yes I am in control of the things that I do but GOD is ultimately in control. Easter 2009 is a rebirth for my family, it is the time to sit back and reflect and enjoy the things to come. I’m looking forward to getting involved with the church and getting closer to GOD.


RCIA Class/ Now Neophytescommunion

Easter Weekend was nice, enjoyed a moving ceremony along with the whole Holy Week. Spent time with my brother, and of course my kids. Kicked back at the Pub after church and had a beer or two with Patrick. He introduced me to the Catholic Faith, and I’m very blessed to have him in my life. The girls spent all day Sunday with friends, enjoying Easter egg hunts, candy, snow cones, spaghetti, and more. I went to church and it was standing room only. It was a great service and Wotchec was always as comical as he can be. julia


The clouds were out and the weather was so beautiful, so I began taking random shots around the house.I started to stack filters on my lens and experimenting with the settings on my digital camera. I also loaded my AE1 with Infrared film, started popping off shots and after about 7 I realized I forgot to add a red filter. It’s been awhile since I shot infrared. I didn’t have a filter to fit, so I just held one up in front to the lens. We will see how that comes out when I develop it. I have a couple of rolls of black and white film that I need to develop also, I’m really looking forward to doing that, hopefully next week.








Jaucie in the Kitchen……

Hope every ones Easter went well. Take Care and God Bless!!!!!!!!!