Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nathan turns 4!

Nathan, too, has hit the 4-year mark. We celebrated with a cool photo shoot. He got to handle a bazillion suckers...his FAVORITE! Here are a few portraits from the shoot.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aaron's Fall Pictures

It's hard to believe Aaron is 4. We took some nice outdoor portraits to capture this milestone. Here are a few from the shoot.

Dad is proud to see the Brown and Orange! (Aaron will tell you he's a Colts fan though.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Everyone else was Joe Montana, I was Bernie Kosar

Growing up in Southern Indiana in the late 80's, there was no one I would rather be in a game of football than Bernie Kosar. All of the other kids I played with were Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Bo Jackson, etc. etc. And with good reason. But I chose Bernie. My buddies would always reply with a resounding "WHO?"

Bernie wasn't your typical quarterback. He lacked the style, grace and mechanics that a pro quarterback "needed", but boy could he win games. And that's why I liked him so much. I like the under-dawg.

This YouTube video is a perfect example of what I mean:

Yes Bernie, the quarterback position is a "result oriented position, in a result oriented world," and you did it best.

I always dreamed of meeting Bernie and getting an autograph. I was close once, when my family drove to Ohio in the late 80's to visit family for summer vacation. We went to the Browns training facility and watched a practice. Bernie didn't practice that day, but it was the closest I got...until now.

My brother-in-law told me that Bernie was going to be in Bloomington at a Longaberger Basket Party of all things. Apparently he's the Celebrity helping sell a new line of NFL team logoed baskets. Didn't matter. This was my chance.

I took my son Aaron with me to meet Bernie. When we walked in, it was packed, and we were 2 of maybe 8 guys in the whole building...including Bernie.

We promptly got in line to meet Bernie, we got to shake hands, he high-fived Aaron and signed some autographs. He liked my son's #19 Kosar jersey, and he signed it!

Bernie, if you're reading this, thank you for signing some cards, and my son's jersey. It was a pleasure to finally meet you.

Go Browns!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Braydon's a Country Boy!

Braydon loves to help his Grandpa work in the garden, and Grandpa sure enjoys the company and the help. The garden was the perfect scene for Braydon's portraits. Here are some good ones from the shoot.