Thursday, October 27, 2011

Video Release California 2011

Here's the moment you've all I've been waiting for... finally finished.
Sorry it's almost 15 minutes long.
We had such a blast and we love the memories that come crashing back to us as we watch this together!  We are itching to go again, especially to the beach.  Maybe the next beach we hit will be on the East coast where the water is a bit warmer.  I think we'll be looking to do a house/cabin swap on that one.
Make sure you watch enough to see Sam's dance performance at 7:50.

Special thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Gerritsen for coming with us, helping us incredibly, and enduring our quirks and fusses.   Thanks for all the still pictures taken by Grandpa Gerritsen.  Priceless!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Photos

It's that time of year when we all get our photos done for our Christmas cards.  I love the weather during this time of year.  Not too hot, not too cold, and beautiful skies and changing foliage.

 The cousins

 Camille and cousin Hallie

 The Hepworths

 pickin out pumpkins (bunkins - as Seth says it)


Friday, October 7, 2011

oh "Hi Winter"

Was it 90 degrees 7 days ago?  Was the low really 55?  Is the high today really 46 and the low 36?

Hopefully this was just a glitch in the system.  Next week will be in the 80s again, right?

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Coincidences... Steve Jobs had a large impact on our culture. With his passing yesterday, I am reminiscent of the history of Apple and the way its products have shaped what I do and the way I do it (computers, software, ipods, etc). He died at age 56 on Oct 5, 2011. I have had on my ToDo list to post a video I made back in 2003 of two people who also had an impact on my life. They were Dawn Sebesta and Jim Messinger. Among other volunteer activities such as serving on the board of Ballet West, being a docent at the Hogle Zoo, and a chairwoman of Hawkwatch International, Dawn was deeply involved with RINS (Raptor Inventory Nesting Survey) of which I volunteered for a few years. Dawn and Jim were killed in a small plane accident in Utah on Oct 4, 2003. Dawn was also 56. Here is the video:

Red Tail Hawk Banding 2003 from Tyler Gerritsen on Vimeo.

I know it's generic, but thanks to all those who have and continue to impact my life for the better. Thanks for your passion for what you do. Thanks for making a difference in this life.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Way too long - sneak peak

I can't believe we didn't post anything the whole month of September. I guess some great weather and being out of town for half the month can do that to you. We are working on the video for California... big project this time. But here is a sneak peak of what's ahead.