Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hair in placed

I count my blessing daily. I feel really blessed to have a great family, a beautiful wife, and the cutest daughter.

One of Sharon's friend totally blessed Hannah with these beautiful hair clip last week. And it so appropriate because my daughter is so hip already. At the old age of 13 months she is so fashionable and now sporting these clips, she is golden....and the girls around the block totally green envy for her hair clips.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's Palm Desert.

We went to Palm Desert for the weekend for some R&R. Commonly, on a regular weekend I would have been at a wedding capturing images for other people, but this weekend, the pictures are closer to my heart.

My wife really captured it. This is super special to me.

These eyes, when they are looking at you...everything kinda stop.
And what matters most become true reality.

This was a perfect directional light, I love, love this face.

The best smiles on the planet.

This is her first time in the pool.

This is got to be two of my favorites, but off-course I have tons of favorites.
When she smiles or not

My two best girls.

I got this from my friend Mike Meyer (not Shrek or the actor), what a great way to start the week with...let me know what you think.

1.. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk,
smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a
lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following
statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less
food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy
vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things
you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the
positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner
like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea
what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In
five years, will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. GOD heals everything.
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your
friends will. Stay in touch!!!
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following
statements: I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished _________.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. Please share this with everyone you care about.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Croteaus

This is Joao, Claudia and Thia's birthday party.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Ok, first of all; all of you who follow my blog, you guys ROCK! and now.....I am so bless to present my web site.

Also, want to say thank you to Dave Everdez at Everdez Web Design for a great job with this site. If you are looking to get a website, this guy is your man. Tell him JackRatana sends ya.

Please check it out and let me know what you think k. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I so appreciate YOU.