Growing Up Hertz

Monday, January 26, 2009


Phin has started solids and he's not a veggie fan, he must get that from me. I can't believe my littlest guy wants his own spoon and everything. I'll post more pics later, but I'll leave you with Carrotface.

Monday, January 12, 2009

To The Park!

So, yesterday we took a trek to a park that was much farther than it looked on the map. I got blisters and pictures. Yorick loves being outside so much, I can't wait until we can get a place with a yard... I'll only see him for lunches and naps at that point.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Stupid cat

If anyone feels they can't live another second without this cat... email me.
It's definitely doable.

Friday, January 9, 2009


One doesn't think of how to sit very often. It just comes natural.
Kind of mundane. It's something I do more than anything else, lol.
Everyone does it, it's no big deal.
But... for some people... they're just learning to sit.

And then it becomes amazing.



Thursday, January 8, 2009

Window Bunny

So, I've been having so much trouble grasping "exposure"... it was constantly eluding me... I have been trying and trying and have been getting nothing but blur on my manual settings.

Until today.

My first pic on manual and taken in raw format.

This was taken in the window after his meanie big brother flipped him over on his back again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I think one of my biggest problems is impatience. I'm so impatient to learn everything I can, I'm impatient to move back down to Southern California, I'm impatient to start doing stuff, yet... I get so easily distracted that it takes everything 3 times longer than it should.

Like... my camera... I should just be reading and playing with it as much as I can because I want to be more knowledgeable in photography, but I get so caught up looking at other people's pretty pictures (granted, that's how I learn composition), that I totally screw off playing with my camera and learning.

I want my house clean... but I'm so impatient about it, like I don't work fast enough for myself. I get distracted doing stuff like... oh! An empty frame, I'll go and edit and print a photo and fill it and put it away. Now it looks lonely, it needs more... and then where I'm supposed to be cleaning the house... I'm suddenly swept up in this picture printing and matting and framing project that looks freakin' great when it's done, but holy crap, there's still spaghetti in the carpet.

Sorry... this is just me going on some weird tangent. I want so much to move back down near my friends and start a business and be... well, settled... it's this in between part that just KILLS me. 

I hate being so impatient.

And I wish I was a faster learner... or no...

I wish I were more disciplined. Yep. That's totally freakin' it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Phin Phineas

Phin Phineas
Phin Phineas
Phin Phin Phi-ree
When you're with a baby
You're in glad company....

I sing this to him all the time.
Josh thinks I'm off my nut.