October Month in Photos


Highlights from October…

A fun day at the Mill Valley Film Festival to watch Zac’s movie on the big screen (while eating popcorn)

Highschool homecoming week for the kids, nerd and camo day

A girls weekend in Pacific Grove enjoying the beach

Attending the Adobe Max conference in Las Vegas

The adventure continues….


September Month in Photos


Highlights from September…

Rods coming to celebrate Spud’s birthday and bringing fun party supplies

We celebrated Luna’s 3rd birthday this month

Mom came for a visit and we all went to see Jim Gaffigan and laughed a lot

We celebrated Freedom Sunday highlighting the work of IJM around the world.  Shandra came for a visit and we had a good planning weekend as a team

My photos were used at IJM events around the Bay Area to raise awareness and funds for the fight against human trafficking

The adventure continues….

August Month in Photos


Highlights from August…

School started early around here and we have two high school students!

We enjoyed our last free days of summer at the beach

Santa Cruz beach day

Beach bonfire at Ocean beach with friends

Mainly back to work and school

Oh, and Spud got to travel to Australia to give the chapel at Stanford’s first football game of the season! Ripper!

The adventure continues….

July Month in Photos


Highlights from July…

Spending time with friends in Colorado at our national conference

Our sweet Wyoming home–wide open spaces, sagebrush, moose in the back yard, Elk in the front yard, amazing mountains, hiking, fishing, rafting, and brilliant rainbows

Grandpa’s haunted tour of Jackson Hole

An evening at Hedricks Point

Zac driving this summer

The adventure continues….


June Month in Photos



Highlights from June…

Our work in Italy–spending time with refugees in Rome, encouraging our staff, and meeting with the Superior General about human trafficking

All the fun we had in between work in Italy– 2 days in Cinque Terre, 30 minutes in Pisa, an afternoon in Venice, spending down time in Florence and Rome

Traveling with good friends

Being home in between travel–walks for ice cream, riding bikes, dog beaches, barbecues, and spending time with friends

The adventure continues….

May Month in Photos


Highlights from May…

Spending time with all of our regional leaders as we celebrate our time serving together in the Pacific Southwest Region

Traveling to Michigan for my nephews graduation from high school, Mother’s Day and my Mom’s 80th birthday

Going across the street after dinner, throwing the ball for Luna, playing catch with the football and creating incredible chalk art all while the sun is going down

Celebrating the end of the school year.  Junior year completed for Zac and Sarah’s completion of 8th grade and promotion ceremony to a Freshman in high school

The launch of summer…more relaxing days ahead.

The adventure continues….

April Month in Photos


I’m way behind in my Month in photos, but now that schools out I’m trying to catch up…

Highlights from April…

Taking Zac on a college tour of LA film schools and of course taking a nice walk at Laguna Beach since we were down that way

Sarah’s school trip to Washington DC for spring break

Back to LA for Sarah’s regional gymnastics competition and spending time with Grandparents in Pasadena

My Mom’s visit and going with her to a family memorial to celebrate my Great Aunt Elsie’s life

Grandpa Joe’s visit to the Bay Area and spending time with him (hug em’ and mug em’)

Easter Day celebrating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and this amazing life of faith we walk in each day.

The adventure continues….

March Month in Photos

March2017smallHighlights from March….

Zac’s full feature film that he helped to create with a team of teenagers and the Franco family premiered in Redwood City at the Century Theatre…very cool moment for him!

Sarah had another great performance at her state gymnastics meet, qualifying for the regional championships in April

Spud holding down the fort and sending in another book proposal while I traveled for most of the month.

My return trip to India was amazing.  We had fun throwing a birthday party for all of the girls at the House of Light (houseoflightindia.com)

The adventure continues….



February Month in Photos


Highlights from February…

The birthday boy turned 17

I also had a birthday and let’s just say I’m not 50 yet!

Gymnastics season is in full swing

All the rain made for really wonderful, green hills on our drive to Cayucos

Had another wonderful family retreat in Cayucos even with the cold and rainy weather

The adventure continues….


January Month in Photos

january2017smallHighlights from January…

A new gymnastics season begins.

New paint in the kids bedrooms…looks amazing!

Spending time in wine country while planning for my next trip to India

Happy 2017

The adventure continues….