This is our current work and pieces of our thoughts. We live in Tulsa, Oklahoma but are well travelled and will go anywhere you want to take us. Our new blog will be ready in just a few weeks! We'll leave this one up for a bit with a link to it since nothing can transfer over - boo hoo! If there's a favorite post in here you want us to repost in the new blog, drop me a line or ring me and I'll move it over when the time is here.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Some of you know that last year about this time Sophia and I met the founder of New York Says Thank You, Jeff Parness, in Ft. Worth. One of those "accidental" meetings that brings people together that would never probably meet otherwise. It's a God thing. He invited us to the annual NYSTY charity event that was being held in Greensburg, KS that year, to help rebuild a town virtually destroyed by an F5 tornado. We felt called to go and just packed our gear and drove to Greensburg for 3 days to shoot the barn raising led by NYSTY and many citizens of Greensburg. We were welcomed with open arms and had a great time with all the volunteers and the families of Greensburg. It changed us forever. As I said, it is an ANNUAL event. It occurs each year the weekend before 9/11 - often labor day weekend. Firefighters from FDNY, many of whom were present on 9/11 and lost friends and co-workers in the abomination of that day, pack their gear and head to the site of assistance for the year - their way of saying "Thank You" to all the people who helped them in the wake of 9/11. Each year as they "pay it forward", people from the area helped the year before also trek to the new site. The volunteers have grown from a few to hundreds each year. There's always room for more. If you're looking for a way to "pay it forward" check out this organization. Maybe we'll see you in Souix City this September. "What we do is NOT about 9/11. What we do is about 9/12." Here's some more info and a link to read more about this wonderful organization. click here