Life doesn't always go as planned.

The cancellation of the live nativity at Cristo Rey Ranch is proof of that.

2020 doesn't look like we thought it would, but each of us still has something to be grateful for.  This season of life has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.  Event cancellations and additional time spent at home forced me to reprioritize my life, which freed up time to go back through my archives of photographs.  I document stories and have been doing so for nearly two decades.  Unfortunately, many of these stories have gone untold because they never became a priority.  Now is the time for change, I'm hear to tell these stories through my lens and the written word.  The process of sifting through decades of photographs is profound.  I've searched long and hard for my purpose in this life.  Finally, I found it hidden in plain sight.  I am a storyteller.

I'm doing something different on the blog this season.  Each week I will share community events that brought us together in the past and will certainly bring us together in the future.  These are the stories I was born to tell.  I hope they make you smile.

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Cristo Rey Ranch hosts a live nativity each December.

2019 marked its 20th year.  Countless individuals volunteer their time and talent each year.  Many were part of this live nativity in 1999, when it took over the barn for the first time.  It truly takes a community to organize and perform this live nativity each Christmas season.

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In 2017, our daughter played baby Jesus in this live nativity.

At six weeks of age, she got the lead role.  No lines required.

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