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Best Pictures: November 2018

Here are some of my favorite pictures I took in November:

Fall colors at Van Raalte Farm
Fall colors at Van Raalte Farm

While in Colorado Springs, I got to do a photoshoot for a friend at the Broadmoor Resort. After it wrapped up, I stuck around and did a bit of night shooting from the hotel.

The Broadmoor Resort at night. Colorado Springs, CO.
The Broadmoor Resort at night. Colorado Springs, CO.

I also finally visited Garden of the Gods on a very snowy Saturday morning. It’s a spectacular spot right in Colorado Springs.

Leah at the annual Black River skating party
We got to celebrate Grandma Jan’s birthday with her in Rochester, before heading to Ann Arbor to take the kids to their first (Leah) and second (Aly) Michigan game on a freezing November day.
We got up on the big screen several times, and Leah even got on TV when we first got to the stadium.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Boatwerks in Holland
Catrick/Bob/Cat With No Name in his adopted home.
Our backyard Christmas lights
A snowy and blowy night at the Holland Parade of Lights

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Family

Halloween 2018

As has become tradition, Leah trick or treats for half the time, then we come home to hand out candy. We also got a quick trunk or treat in first, with a horse ride and s’mores!

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Family

Leah’s 2018 Fall Soccer Season

Leah’s team improved a ton during the season, and the girls had a lot of fun as well. Here’s the proof:

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Family

Aly’s 2018 Volleyball Season

I got to attend some of Aly’s 7th grade volleyball matches this year, which was quite a bit of fun. She really started to enjoy it by the end of the season, which makes her volleyball-loving parents happy. Here are some pictures I captured.

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Family, Life in Holland Michigan

The Many Faces of Maggie

We were lucky to have Maggie G come stay with us for a few days in Holland. The three girls had lots of fun – as we did we two adults.

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Family

Dan & Kate’s Wedding – June 2018

We descended upon the small town of Hartville, OH for Dan and Kate’s wedding in mid-June – my cousin Rick is Kate’s dad.

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Family

Goodbye Brother

My brother Doug died last. He was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer late in 2017.

Please excuse the language, but #fuckcancer. Do what you can to help fight cancer. Raise funds, donate, or make sure you get the appropriate checkups at the appropriate times.

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Family

Catching Up On Michigan Pictures

I haven’t done a good job of posting pictures from my last few trips in Michigan, so here we go. First up are pictures from the end of February/early March, followed by pictures from the week of Aly’s 12th birthday.

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Astrophotography, Family, Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

A Couple Recent Visits to GSMNP

After our quick trip to Charleston, we spent a few days here in Greenville, before heading up to Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Family, Travel, Walt Disney World

WDW2018 Day Six: Leah’s 7th Birthday

Here’s the tale of our day at Epcot, the Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort, then Magic Kingdom, then a late dinner at Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

This is Leah’s 7th birthday, told in pictures.

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