Well, for starters - the wife and I officially got the keys to our new house last week. After termite work, more termite work (welcome to California), demoing both bathrooms, picking out tile, fixtures, and quickly realizing that we'll be using old appliances that are full of energy suck for a while, we're starting to get ready to paint and move in.
I've also managed to line up a possible wedding for September, as well as get asked to do head shots for my cousin, possibly for my other cousin as well, and I've been asked for "my card" (I suppose it's about time to get some cards) because people have expressed interest. I'm also supposed to do some family portraits sometime in May or June. WOW. What a God thing. Seems to me that this was all planned out. I haven't even been pushing my photography. Things just seem to continue to fall into place. Now I just need to get out there and shoot more biking. Man... I miss shooting biking.
In the midst of all of that is my dad's birthday tomorrow and my wife's birthday was yesterday. For her birthday I surprised her with a new iPhone as she'd been hinting at one for months. We also went to a restaurant called Sent Sovi in Saratoga. It was frickin' amazing. So amazing my stomach got upset, most likely due to the fact that I haven't had food that good made from scratch in MONTHS.
While I have hundreds of shots from other family events, my brother's ordination, and another walk around downtown San Jose, here's just a few quick shots from dinner last night. The one of the salad and the one of me are ones that my wife took. I keep telling her that she has an eye for photography, but she'd rather be crafty and design her own greeting cards and scrap book. To each his/her own.
Just testing manual operation with a little TTL flash. Background is good. I should have toned down the manually powered down the flash a tad, but hindsight is 20/20. She still looks beautiful.