My uncensored journey through fatherhood: laugh with me and at me as I try and figure out how to construct a family.

Jeff + Lindy
- From Southern California - First Time Parents - Tattoos - Piercings - Photography -

Ashtyn Arrived on July 11th, 2012

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thunflowerth asked: Do you think you'll ever get a "safer" job, especially with your expanding family?

Nope. When Lindy and I started dating 10 years ago - she knew this was what I was meant to do and never questioned my decision.

The way our society is structured locks you into working for a living and if I am going to be away from my family because I’m working - it better be for something important.

My parents used to tell me that I was too smart to be a Police Officer. My response was always “don’t you want smart cops on the street?”

It is dangerous. When I leave for work, my wife doesn’t say “have a great day!” She says “please be safe.” But there is so much evil in our society that I feel like I need to do my part.

And quite honestly, after all I’ve seen in my 5 years on the job - I could never do anything else. My entire perspective on life is different. I experience more life drama in a 12 and a half hour shift than most people experience in a lifetime and there is no coming back from that.

Today we had a picnic lunch at Twin Lakes and Ashtyn explored in her new water shoes :)

Today we had a picnic lunch at Twin Lakes and Ashtyn explored in her new water shoes :)

A few “then & now” shots from when Lindy and I got married at the Forest Chapel 3 years ago and then bringing our daughter there yesterday :*)

Rise.

Rise.

Then and now.

Then and now.

Day 1 of our family vacation in the mountains :) All the wilderness shots were taken in the forest where we got married years ago.

Do I have any followers in the Mammoth Lakes, CA area?

I may be looking to do a free photography session for a solo person, couple, or family. We are up here until the 30th!

Inbox me if you are interested.

Hitting the road for a 10 day vacation in the mountains.

When Ashtyn wakes up tomorrow - we will be at one of our favorite spots on earth and I’m going to take her fishing and hiking for the first time ever :) It’s a 5 hour drive. Wish us luck!

  • Lindy: *holds up an item of clothing while folding laundry*
  • Ashtyn: "DRESS!!!" *reaching for it*
  • Lindy: Ashtyn, it's not a dress - It's a Jedi robe.
When she wakes up from a nap - she looks like a Disney Princess. When I wake up from a nap - I look like Jabba the Hutt -__-

When she wakes up from a nap - she looks like a Disney Princess. When I wake up from a nap - I look like Jabba the Hutt -__-