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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Life: A Halloween Feast


Life: A Halloween Feast
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Farilla made Eggplant Parm, Spaghetti Squash and a green salad for dinner tonight! It was totally blog-worthy!

Life: The Process


Life: The Process
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Carving my Moustache O Lantern!

Life: My First Moustache'kin!


Life: My First Moustache'kin!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Photos: Granite Pass It On :: October 2009

There was...
a legendary wedding with epic vows,
a unicorn, butterfly, fairy, queen, empress & raven,
a gazillion twinkling stars,
face melting beats late into the morning hours,
tamales, S'mores, cupcakes & pancakes,
fire....blazing rings of fire
& an outpouring of LOVE!

Come what may...







Congrats to my beautiful friends. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your ceremony. You inspire us daily! So Say We All!

Due to my role in this incredible event I didn't get the opportunity to snap many pics. To see the few moments I was able to capture click here. (NOTE: Out of respect for the Bride and Groom's privacy only friends and family will be able to view these photos in toto.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photos: Our Nor Cal Foothill Adventure :: September 2009

Last month I took Farilla on his inaugural trip to that place I called home for the first 18 years of my life. Rather than driving him around town to show off the many local strip malls my parents took us on a Nor Cal Foothill adventure which went a little something like this...

Knights Ferry, CA:
Knights Ferry, CA: Still Standing
(The Mill)

Knights Ferry, CA: Pickle
(My nephew, Nicholas.)

Knights Ferry, CA: Longest Covered Bridge West of the Mississippi
(Longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi.)


Knights Ferry, CA: Stanislaus River

Jamestown, CA:
Jamestown, CA: Road Rash

Sonora, CA:
Sonora, CA: Diamondback Grill
(Diamondback Grill)

Sonora, CA:

Columbia State Historic Park:
Columbia, CA: State Historic Park

Columbia, CA: Gold Rush Country

Yosemite National Park:
Yosemite National Park: He's In Heaven

Yosemite National Park: Half Dome
(Half Done)

We had a great visit up north and we're very thankful for our my parents, our tireless tour guides. Our afternoon in Yosemite inspired us to immediately make reservations for a longer visit to The Park (which we did last week). Pics from our more recent Yosemite adventure to follow. For a more comprehensive look at our September Nor Cal trip click here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Travel: Lunching @ Dog Lake

Travel: Lunching @ Dog Lake
Travel: Lunching @ Dog Lake
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Near Tuolemne Meadows. We had the entire lake to ourselves. Well, except for the flock of geese that flew overhead.

Travel: Enjoying Our Morning Tea


Travel: Enjoying Our Morning Tea
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Friday, October 23, 2009

Travel: Farilla & Lower Yosemite Fall


Travel: Farilla & Lower Yosemite Falls
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Travel: Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls


Travel: Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

When we were up here a couple of weeks ago these falls weren't even running. This is run-off from the first snow fall of the season.

Travel: Our Yosemite Home


Travel: Our Yosemite Home
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

The bears were very active last night. I sat and listened to them trying to get into out neighbor's bear box for a few minutes before they finally moved on. This morning I stood on the steps of our tent cabin and had a staring contest with a deer. If you're wondering where the wild things are then just come to Yosemite!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Life: Cirque du Soleil - Kooza


Life: Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Go.See.It. We purchased top tier discounted tix from
Goldstar.com and the seats were fantastic! 40% off, yo!


Life: The Grand Chapiteau


Life: The Grand Chapiteau
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Cirque du Soleil awesomeness! I only wish they sold these tents in the gift shop.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Humor: Public Option 60 by ModMan



"But How Much Does It Cost" 60 sec version of the Got Competition vid that was submitted to the Health Reform Video Contest by ModMan!

Hoop Dance: Karis and Stefan's Hoopmasters Hoop-Off

Hoopmasters Hoop-Off: Karis and Stefan from eevadoherty on Vimeo.

Karis' hands move at lightening speed! Love it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Life: Lunching Up In Oak Glen


Life: Lunching Up In Oak Glen
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Dos Cervezas!

Life: Apple Farmin' Up In Oak Glen


Life: Apple Farmin' Up In Oak Glen
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

We got a sneak peek of the cider press!

Life: Drinks @ The Well w/ The Grrrs

Life: Drinks @ The Well w/ The Grrrs
Life: Drinks @ The Well w/ The Grrrs
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Mr. & Ms. Awesome!


Life: Mr. & Ms. Awesome!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Ryan Heffington @ Carnival Of Creation


Life: Ryan Heffington @ Carnival Of Creation
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

The wildly energetic Ryan Heffington recreated his Sweaty Sunday dance class for us @ C of C. That's Jazz...front row! She's awesome like that!

Life: The Grrrrs @ Carnival Of Creation


Life: The Grrrrs @ Carnival Of Creation
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Straight From Cirque Berzerk


Life: Straight From Cirque Berzerk
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

As seen creeping around Carnival of Creation.

Life: MacDracula

Life: Mac Dracula
Life: Mac Dracula
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Simply, awesome or should I say Funk-tastic!

Life: Carnival Of Creation


Life: Carnival Of Creation
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

...at Golden Bridge Yoga.

Life: Farilla's?


Life: Farilla's?
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

The infamous Funk Soul Farilla claims to have no affiliation.

Life: Success!


Life: Success!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Birthday gift success. Lil L's first tu-tu!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Life: Shorty Soccer


Life: Shorty Soccer
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I told Lil L that her Dad would pay her $10 per goal. She scored 2 last week!

UPDATE: No goals scored by Lil L but she sure did save a lot!

Burning Man 2009: Crazy Big Clown

Adjusting My Bustle!
(photo courtesy of Farilla)

Also, as seen at LA Decom (pre-costume change)!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hoop Dance: SaFire's Hooping Manifesto - Love The Process



[Thanks, Ops!]

Completely inspired!

Life: Parking Structure Exhaust FAIL!


Life: Parking Structure Exhaust FAIL!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

These exhaust fans sit around the parking stucture at my office to promote better airflow. While it might not look like much that's actually a puddle of water it's sitting in.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Photos: Burning Man 2009 - Evolution

10th Burn = BEST BURN EVER! I know I say that every year but it's so true. Each year just gets better and better. Introducing Farilla to the world of Greeting was such a treat...he's a natural! Shutterillaville was, without a doubt, the most comfortable home I've ever had on the Playa. This might explain the abundance of sleep we got this year. Note, the missing pics of the Burn...no, we didn't miss Burn Night altogether but thank goodness for those fireworks otherwise we may not have woken up in time. That said, this year marks the second time I've watched the Burn from the Tower. The art was stellar, our community was supportive, the weather played nice and the winds were tolerable. What more can I ask for? Below are a few of my favorite shots...for all 300+ pics from our evolutionary Playa adventure click here.

Homeslice landing...
Big Lucy

TJ's Special...
Nothing Simple About It

My gift to Farilla...
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This is the cleanest you'll be all week....
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Gate opening...
Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:01am

Face melter...
Face Melting

Buugeng break...


Stormy weather...
Do You Remember That Day?

He can fly...
The Ultimate Winner

What it's all about...
Beautification

Illumination...
Illuminate

Half of Homeslice...
Sunday Slicers (w/ Me)!

A heartfelt thanks goes out to my ever-growing community! YOU are the biggest reason I come back year after year. How lucky am I to have you all in my life?! Mad Love...