Thursday, July 2, 2015

introducing Hobbes

Introducing the newest member of my kitty clan, Hobbes.

He's from the Wisconsin Humane Society, he's three months old, and he came with the name. Another male orange tabby kitten with a great name seemed like a good fit for us and our boys.

This guy has an insane amount of energy, even for a kitten. Apollo and Ares had an insane amount of energy as kittens and still do as adult cats but Hobbes is on a whole different level. To give you an example, the only way he'll fall asleep when people are around is in someone's lap. Otherwise he's way too excited to calm down on his own. Apollo and Ares never went through anything that extreme.

It's been an adjustment for all of us, but so far things are going well. I'm ending this post with a little round up of first Hobbes cell phone pictures. When he's awake, he almost never stops moving and he's always interested in me and my camera, which has made it hard to get a lot of shots the DSLR. Consequently, even most of these cell phone shots are of Hobbes sleeping.

I know that it's been months since I've shared any pictures of Apollo and Ares on the blog. I have a huge backlog of cell phone snaps, and I hope to start posting them again at some point soon.

What have your cats been up to lately?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

reliving Disney memories - Epcot

As some of you may remember, Jake and I took a trip to Orlando in January. You can check out my preview post over here and my full Magic Kingdom post over here. I'm still going through my vacation pictures and am posting more shots from Epcot today.

Stay tuned later this summer for shots from Universal Studios.

How long does it take you to go through your vacation pictures? Is anyone dreaming about a vacation right now?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

graduation season continues

Remember how I'm in the midst of graduation season? My littlest sister-in-law finished up her undergrad degree a few weeks ago, and Jake is completing his medical residency at the end of June. We attended his department's annual graduation dinner on Friday. Many people assume that this transition is nothing but exciting. In reality, it's extremely bittersweet and pretty surreal. Becoming a doctor is a long journey. We've been fortunate to have a great support network of family and friends in Milwaukee but many friends are moving on for fellowships and jobs and we're losing the built-in social structure that comes with residency. As such, I'm not really sure what this next stage of life is going to look like.

Anyway, with that being said, both sets of parents were able to attend the dinner, which was really nice. I do have some pictures of the event itself, but I'm sharing our family pictures here today.

Is it still graduation season for anyone else right now?

Monday, June 22, 2015

urban wildlife

This month I rented a couple lenses (for fellow DSLR users who are interested: this and this) mainly for some big events. As some of you know, this month didn't exactly go as planned, but I've still gotten good use out of the equipment. Last week I spent some time with my camera in a local park and captured some urban wildlife. Those who live in more remote areas may laugh at my findings, but they're big news for us city folks.

What have you been photographing lately?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

reliving Disney memories - Magic Kingdom

As some of you may remember, Jake and I took a trip to Orlando in January. I posted my first round of pictures from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot over here. I'm still going through vacation pictures and am posting another set from the Magic Kingdom today.



How long does it take you to go through your vacation pictures? Is anyone dreaming about a vacation right now?