Feliz Navidad

Ariana, Year 5

Every year for the past 5, around this time, I sit down at my computer and go through all of the pictures I took of my daughter, Ariana, and put together an iPhoto book that documents her growth.

I do it mostly for her so that as she grows up she has a visual record of her experiences. I also do it because it is a wonderful gift for both grandmas – they love it.

If you’re interested, here is the 2009 edition of Ariana’s Book (24.5 MB pdf) and 2008 edition of Ariana’s Book (22.5 MB pdf).

This year I aslo created a second book, one made of entirely of shakes. Shakes are pictures I take with my iPhone that have an old Polaroid look and feel. You can preview AriShakes at Blurb.com.

Ticonderoga Tractor

Every year shortly after thanksgiving we head out to Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly Virginia to cut down our annual White Pine Christmas tree. This year was no different. Yesterday I posted a set of shakes of an old fire truck. Here’s another set of images from one of the Ticonderaga farm vehicles. These are of an old tractor – still operable and used for the hayrides offered to all visitors.

 

Ticonderoga Fire Truck

Every year shortly after thanksgiving we head out to Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly Virginia to cut down our annual White Pine Christmas tree. This year was no different.

The farm is a great place where we have a great time as a family, hay rides, playgrounds, fire pits and big slides give Ari a chance to run around and provide me with ample photo opportunities for her annual book. This time around I also got to pul out the phone and shoot some shakes of some old vehicles on the propery, here’s a set fro the Fire Truck…

Ticonderoga

Ariana, Year 4

Every year for the past 4, around this time, I sit down at my computer and go through all of the pictures I took of my daughter, Ariana, and put together an iPhoto book that documents her growth.

I do it mostly for her so that as she grows up she has a visual record of her experiences. I also do it because it is a wonderful gift for both grandmas – they love it.

If you’re interested, here is the 2008 edition of Ariana’s Book (22.5 MB pdf).