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August - November 2021

Panthers Football

Extended season gives extra yardage

Will’s first year playing tackle football was a learning experience. He was picked by the Varsity Gold team because of his size and athleticism. Training as defensive end, line backer and tight end he got to see both sides of the ball. We finished the season with a tournament in Tennessee with Will getting his first receptions and touchdown.

October 23, 2021

Happy Halloween

Reincarnated after 6 year absence

Brought back after a six year sleep the Vala Halloween party was once again a success. The weather cooperated as over a hundred kids and adults joined us on the Saturday before Halloween.

September 27th - October 1, 2021

Colorado Mountains
Off-Road

Camping and Riding IN Rampart Range

Located in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest about 35 miles southwest of Denver are nearly 200 miles of trails with terrain and challenges varied enough for riders of all abilities to find enjoyable.

September 24th, 2021

Finding Love

Tanya & Joseph Vala

My brother Joe found love with Tanya and the two were married in front of a small group of friends and family. I was honored to asked to be their photographer for their special day.  

September 16th, 2021

Rescuing Bonnie

Recovering HummingbirD

We found a hurt hummingbird lying helpless on our back patio. We brought her indoors, named her Bonnie, fed her sugar water, soothed her and took her to the animal rescue in Lisle. Sadly she died 2 days later from a broken spine.

September 8th, 2021

Late Season Water Runs

Boys day

Bill, Mike, Brad, Alberto, Will and Joey went up to Lake Geneva to get some turns in before the end of the season. Will and Joey surfed while Brad barefooted and Bill surfed, wakeboarded and “tried” hydrofoiling.

January 31st, 2021

Family Snowmobiling

Playing in the Snow

Merce, Will, Chace and I went on our first snowmobile trip on the trails in Southern Wisconsin. 

October 24, 2015

Happy Halloween

Costume Party

The Vala’s annual costume party for kids and adults. We invited friends, from high school, friends from the city, new friends, old friends and even friends of friends. Seeing adults dressed up in costume and makeup is a real hoot!