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9/2/17 : Lincoln Jay Vliet

Well, this post is overdue, but yesterday and today were the first days I got to hang out with my newest nephew, Lincoln! He was born August 14, and weighed 7lbs 7oz and lays a whoppin' 19.5 inches long. The important thing is that when I FaceTimed my sister to congratulate her and meet him via the interwebs, I learned that newborn babies are not born blind. I'm not proud of this, but for some reason I thought they couldn't see anything at first, which my wife and sister promptly made fun of me for, and then educated me on the truth. 

Anyways, here are some pictures of the little fella. 

Day 33: 8 Weeks Ago :)

8 weeks ago today, Morgan and I celebrated our last Sabbath as "single" individuals (according to the state, at least). Our families and friends came together a day before the wedding to worship and eat together, and to just spend time enjoying each other's company. It was truly a blessing to Morgan and I, and one of the highest highlights of the weekend for us. 

Here are some pictures from that day! 

If you want to see more pictures like these, my brother-in-law posted about 250 on flickr, which you can view here

Also, a quick update: marriage is still awesome.

Day 29: Pictures Are Cool

In the past two years I've had the privilege of going to some pretty sweet places! Niagara Falls, sweet little Pine Tree, Maine, Toronto, San Antonio's riverwalk, the Golden Gate Bridge, Boston (the whole city is dope, tbh), amazing overlooks in Denver's mountains, Taiwan, LA, San Diego, Orlando, Miami, and even North Dakota has its moments! However, I don't have a lot to show for it because 1) I don't have very much money to spend on souvenirs from those places and 2) I don't take cool pictures. 

I take pictures! I use my iPhone... and while Apple has really worked hard to make their cameras better, they're still not that tight. I'll prove it. I will show you some pictures I've taken in cool places and then some pictures taken by other people in those cool places. I'm even picking some of my best ones! (ha ha *sad face*)

Here is Morgan and I on a safari in Zimbabwe!

Here is Morgan and I on a safari in Zimbabwe!

Here's another couple on a safari in Zimbabwe. 

Here's another couple on a safari in Zimbabwe. 

Here's my picture of the infinity pool where we stayed on our honeymoon. 

Here's my picture of the infinity pool where we stayed on our honeymoon. 

Here's another picture of that same infinity pool. Pretty much the same....

Here's another picture of that same infinity pool. Pretty much the same....

Here's Morgan at sunset by Holmes Lake. Yowit, #thisINlincoln.

Here's Morgan at sunset by Holmes Lake. Yowit, #thisINlincoln.

Here's another couple on the same bridge I think. Or at least same lake? Same phone? 

Here's another couple on the same bridge I think. Or at least same lake? Same phone? 

Here's a weird picture I took of the Golden Gate Bridge last January.

Here's a weird picture I took of the Golden Gate Bridge last January.

Here's the same bridge. I didn't take this one. Pretty much the same shot though. 

Here's the same bridge. I didn't take this one. Pretty much the same shot though. 

Basically, taking cool pictures of places you go makes the memory of them a little more vivid, and in hindsight can make them even seem way cooler than they possibly ever were in actuality! This year, I'll get to go some cool places, and I want to take some pictures of it. 

I wanna get better at pictures. My phone can probably do a decent job I spose. So here's what I'm asking anyone who reads this: 1) send me any resources you know of to make iphone pictures better and 2) if you have an old camera that can take pretty cool pictures and its just sitting around and you'd like to donate it for this blog's purpose, hit me up! 

Blessings!