Back from Seattle

My Aunt Diana and late Uncle Ray's barn.

I'm back from Seattle, done with the holidays, and eager to get going on some new projects.  I hope to get some of the things that I have finished up (more of a matter of figuring out how to document them, and how best to showcase that in a blog setting), as well as finish off some things that I have been working and get those up.  Anyways, as this is a blog cum personal slideshow, I have some photos from the trip after the jump.

Emma and her presents


The goats



As I get older, and the pissed off, angry teenager inside of me quiets down, I am able to look at home and Seattle in a different way.  A big part of why I moved away was that I resented it, and wanted to get away from it.  But now that I am a bit older, I am able to look at it and my family and see how it informs me about who I am and what I come from.  And even though I don't go back that often, being back acts as a sort of mirror to allow me to see where and who I am now, by showing me where I came from and who I was.

Anyways, I am still working on the site, teaching myself PHP to try and get this to do what I want it to, such as to integrate a formal portfolio into it. (which is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be)