O Vere Beate Nox 📷 Easter Vigil at his request. Deo Gratias.

First time inside Chik-fil-A since the before times. 🐓📷 Needless to say, the kiddo was very happy about it.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kushner A quick family photo after the Mass. (Note the water all over one of the kiddo’s shirt. He totally wasn’t playing in the fountain.)

She loves her biggest brother. (Taken at Mass—a rare exception to my no phone policy at church.)

Kids soccer, yet again.

It was a warmer start to our weekend soccer games than last week when the reported 55 degrees was warmer than it felt. This week is quintessential Arizona winter. Highs in the 60s, sunny. Little brother had the first game. He loves it more and more each week. I didn’t get any shots of the big …

I’m not ready for her to be a beautiful toddler. But she runs ahead to her future anyway. 📷: the inestimable Mrs. Perez

Winter time bliss in Arizona.



Reading with grandpa. . . . . . My Dad got his turn to come out and visit. It’s been longer since we’ve seen him than my mom, at nearly two years. He was very excited to have his grandkids read to him. Here, Paco picked a board book. #family #monochrome #iphone12promax

Dancing with Gram. . . . . . #shotoniphone #monochrome #iphone12promax #blackandwhite

Portrait of the missus and the baby. Took this quick snapshot while the three brothers were playing in the splash pad after we got hamburgers and went to the park. 📷

Morning smiles.

Date Night, the first since the Before Times.

Playtime, Fall 2020.

Feeding the ducks. . . . . #lightroom #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #sonya7ii #sonyalpha

Free space, May 28, 2021. . . . . #vsco #monochrome #iphonography #familytime #iphone12promax

Quick view from my building. My office is actually one of the windows off the left but this view from the top of the stairs is so much better.

The true, the good, and the beautiful. Big kiddo has his initial assessment for fall classes at a classical school here in town.

Starting Soccer, pt 3

We conclude our three part story on the boys starting soccer this spring. Paco had his first practice. Other than missing the first half of the NCAA Men’s basketball final (and let’s be honest, after how bad Baylor dominated, I didn’t miss much), I was glad the start time was a …

Starting Soccer, pt 2b (Opening Day!)

It wouldn’t be a full morning of soccer without the big kid’s first game. Our theme of jitters continued. In fact the pattern was the same: lots of eager excitement, followed by extreme shyness just before the game started, tears in and throughout the game, with moments of courage and elation. Nacho …

Starting Soccer, pt 2a (Opening Day!)

Today are the first games for the boys. Paco went first. Although we missed our first practice this week because we never received the email from the city league, Paco was very excited to get started. Of course, no game would be complete without butterflies. Paco ran out to start and immediately …

Spring Soccer, pt. 1

Today Nacho had his first soccer practice. He wanted to do a sport for more than a year and just as we began to look at youth sports last spring, the world shut down. So he was, to put it lightly, more than thrilled to start soccer. He struggled a few times. Thrice he came running back to me …


I spent part of my weekend working on the back yard. When we bought our home last summer, both the front and back had been neglected for a long while. What green did cover the ground was a mix between crabgrass and nutsedge. After months of spaying herbicide to kill what was up, watering until new …

Family photos

My wife has been wanting family photos for a while. Back in 2019, we agreed that “next year” we’d do it for our Christmas cards. Of course, that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago a member on one of her Facebook groups said she wanted to do free photo sessions to give back and …