Monday, December 24, 2007

Bell Ranch

I spent a full 24 hours on Bell Ranch this week. The 250,000-acre ranch is amazing. It's for sale right now at $115 million. The people there were great to work with. I so wish I could have gone on a trail ride around the property. From the center of the ranch everywhere you looked was part of the property. The sunset and sunrise were amazing and the amount of stars you could see at night was like no other. All in all it was a great experience.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Veterans Mass

Quite a few veterans turned out and current service men and women. One of the parishioners was being deployed to Iraq on Tuesday (which was yesterday). So the entire church prayed for him and his family and called his family up to the altar. His wife, holding their 10 day old son, was crying so hard I couldn't focus on her. I did for a second and started crying and decided that wasn't the important part of the story even though it showed the most emotion. I felt the community standing in front of them with their hands in the air and how they almost resembled a holy family standing up there praying for safety was where I wanted to focus. I wish I could have gotten more hands in the air in the frame but I see that looking back now.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Writers Strike

Soccer Jump

Indoor soccer winter training...

Santa's air landing

Santa came to town in a helicopter!


Oscar is 98 and still going strong. It must be something in the New Mexico air, but there seem to be the most active and healthy seniors in this city. And I came from Florida, the land of retirees!

Against High School Recruiting

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Engine 21

A dog always makes a press conference better. This one was up for adoption and they dubbed him "Engine 21."

Global Warming

Press conference on the weather.

More high school basketball


Obedience competition for law enforcement K9s.

Snow and basketball season

These are all from last week... we had some snow up in the mountains and I had fun falling on the slippery ice at Sandia Crest. High school basketball is in high swing and so is wrestling apparently. And finally the last photo is my ode to not having a Christmas tree this year. It was funny though that the lot selling the trees had a fake one all decorated and lit up.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Catching up...

Somehow I've fallen behind in the blogging and now it's December. How did that happen? Thanksgiving is in the past and Christmas is a short 23 days away. So here are a few images from two to three weeks ago.

Senior citizen that reminded me of Ginger because of her spunkiness.

Colorful prescription pills that APD was going to burn.

Photo illustration stuff.

Motorcycle toy run where I met the real Santa Claus.

Exchange student from Korea.