the shoot-out

We’re home!

Fantastic as our trip to the USA was, it’s lovely to be home with Bella and Gloves, cars with steering wheels on the correct side, and toddler-proof accommodation 😉

We’ll be “business as usual” from Monday, but more photos from San Diego, Yosemite and San Francisco will appear as I go through them. It was a little more difficult than expected to blog while traveling with an 18-month-old boy who had just learned to walk!

Here are a few more photos from our time in San Diego. I shot some scenery too, promise! Will get to those photos later 😉

Bobby and Lindsay put us up in their attic, which was awesome! Josiah was an especially big fan. He could reach the top unassisted. We were torn between pride and disbelief.
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The day after meeting a bunch of other photographers at Chick-Fil-A, a few of us had a little shoot-out. Cindy posted her photos of us on her blog ... go check them out! Here's Leif and Erica getting some baby bump love.
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Meanwhile, hiding in the grass ...
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Lindsay and Clive didn't make it to the shoot-out, so here they are straight afterwards.
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a day in san diego

Just a few photos of fun times we’ve had out here … we’ve been in Escondido and San Marcos mostly, but San Diego is close enough!

Hanging out at Bobby and Lindsay's place. We've spent a lot of time here 🙂
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Joey demonstrating that, contrary to popular belief, he doesn't need to be in his cot to fall asleep.
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Our second visit to Chick-Fil-A, Bobby and Lindsay's favourite hangout!
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Cindy and Daniel from Orange Turtle. So good to meet them!
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Joey took a liking to my camera. He shot all of these himself. OK, so we may have helped a little 😉
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The rest of the Chick-Fil-A crowd.
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1 February 2011 - 1.03pm

Julie Cruz (Lot116) - Awesome photos, Luke! By the looks of that last pic, it looks like you were sitting in my usual spot 😉 jk. I wish we could have made it out and met you guys, but we already had dinner plans that night 🙁 Hope you had a great time out here 🙂

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cindy - it was so fun!

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Rebecca - Loving Bobby & Lindsay’s dog on the couch! Obviously amazingly people 🙂

30 January 2011 - 6.16am

Leif - haha…I look extra Asian in that picture.

29 January 2011 - 2.14pm

deevar - Yes, I agree with Bernadette. 🙂 It’s great to meet new people like that. I’m looking forward to seeing some scenery tho….!

29 January 2011 - 12.03pm

Bernadette - Looks like you are having a great time 🙂

remembering june

The day before we left for the USA, a lady from our church fell asleep for the last time.

Her name was June. She was married to one of our church’s founding elders, and her sphere of influence – within her family, her church and much further afield – would be impossible to overstate.

She might not have been influential in an obvious, public way, but the depth of her love for everyone she met was evident in lots of little ways: hospitality, random acts of kindess, her listening ear, her gentle advice, and so much more.

We traveled with Don and June to Rockhampton in 2004 – Don and I were preaching at a small conference up there. We’ll cherish that special time with her, and like so many others – most of all Don – will miss her terribly.

Thanks for everything, June. Until we meet again.

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28 January 2011 - 8.42am

Katie T - What a beautiful picture of Aunty June. God is good for making her his and blessing us all so much through her life!

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Pieter & Anne Visser - Wonderful Luke, June’s one a kind our kind!!!! We all shall never forget ,she impacted and encouraged us all!!!

27 January 2011 - 4.04pm

Robyn - I’m sorry Luke and Michelle.

pacifier … [photo of the day]

Greetings from San Diego!

The flight over here wasn’t much fun (more on that another day), but it’s been great to see Bobby and Lindsay again, and finally meet Clive, Remi and Trouble.

Here’s Bobby attempting to comfort Clive, who has been a bit out sorts lately.

More to come.

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