It has been awhile since we’ve been able to post an update, so we’ll hit you up with four of our latest things – a new lens for camera and memorial day weekend camping.  On our next post, we’ll talk about a visit by the Reimer parents and the twin’s fourth birthday.

As part of our continual process of adding to our photography equipment, we purchased a “special” lens for accomplishing shots with more/less depth perception.  Having a lens as such will help us to create photos where the subject is sharp and the background is out of focus which can create a unique perspective.  Below are a few sample pictures I (Nicolas) took while learning/playing with the lens.




Memorial Day weekend camping was a blast.  Our trip began with a quarter mile climb up a class 7 off-road trail.  When we arrived at the trail, we had to wait behind six other big rig jeeps waiting to go up this hill.  As we watched, they all trouble….but my little Pearl went straight up with less difficulty!


After completing the trail, we drove for a copule of hours in search of the ‘perfect’ location.  We were very fortunate to find a nice spot in the national forest, right at the juncture of FR 502 & FR 503, near Rampart Range Road.  It was beneath a large bald capped mountain with several crags, in a valley next to a creek with dozens (or more) beaver dams.  Note that the picture you see at the very bottom is actually two pictures merged into one…I couldn’t fit everything in all in one photo!  Below is a picture of Kara warming up in the Sunday morning sunshine.

One of the first things that needed to happen prior to having fun was to gather and chop firewood.  Fortunately for us, I was able to find a nearby aspen tree to fell and chop.  (OKay, so I didn’t really fell the tree itself, but I did cut up the remaining 20 feet of it…branches and all!!

 Getting psyched and ready to chop wood.







All done!  4 hours later.  Though not even a third of all the wood is actually shown.







Our beatiful camping spot…