Friday, April 23, 2010

Photo Friday: Sunshine

Photo Friday: Sunshine
Originally uploaded by jlocken

looking for more of this now that spring is here.... bring on the sun!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

kids at the park

Originally uploaded by jlocken

i love this photo. love it love it love it. little brother sawyer looking up to big sister ruby as she starts down the spiral slide. :-) right now it is one of my favorite photos i have taken of them together... nothing posed but just a moment of time in their lives together. this was saturday of a great weekend.... sunday it was much colder and rainy out so we were in the house most of the day... they played so well together... creating an little truck world with car seats and chairs and they were very busy traveling and interacting as they took on diff. roles.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

sunny january day

Originally uploaded by jlocken

i took the kids to peninsula park this afternoon on a great sunny winter day. The kids did lots of running in the empty fountain before playing on the playground, eventually tiring out with some running through the rose garden area.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Originally uploaded by jlocken

Sawyer loves trains like most boys do. I stumbled upon a train shop in Kirkland, WA last weekend. I was and am amazed at the amount of things they offer and at what prices things are listed at. I never realized having a train hobby had the potential to be so expensive. I thought, "Wow, Sawyer would love this store!" but then realized that his hands would be to busy with some of the items that are quite spendy! I would like to share more train options with him still so maybe we'll find a similar store in the Portland area soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

portland mercury cover

I worked on the cover (photos and design) for Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness for this weeks Portland Mercury.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

may photos

Thursday, April 23, 2009

end of march to the end of april

it has been a month since my last blogger posting. i guess it has been easier for me to share my photos on flickr and post information on facebook... but i still value this page as it is truly a place to update happenings in the Locken Life. the kids continue to grow and evolve and always surprise us with all that they do.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

kids come home today!

the kids have been in eugene with amy's parents since saturday. I was out of town for a couple days looking for work and amy was working. I am so excited to see them! I'll be heading to N.E. Oregon soon with them for a few days to visit gramma iNez and to see the cousins and aunts and uncles! It should be a fun trip. Hoping to have time to stop a few places to share with them... Multnomah Falls, Etc.

time for an update

it's been too long since i've added anything to this blog... i may switch it over to my typepad acct that i opened for

maybe not. i should keep this place for just the Locken Life updates. yeah that's what i'll do.

stay tuned for more exciting photos and stories soon!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

blind pilot documentary trailer

Monday, February 23, 2009

art show & sale coming soon

i will have some photos for sale at the Buckman Elementary Art Show & Sale in early March.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

back when i was a kid...

Originally uploaded by jlocken

Thursday, February 12, 2009

blind pilot on tv

Sunday, February 01, 2009

park city, deer valley, sundance 09

amy and i were fortunate to make a trip to park city with some new friends to experience the Sundance Film Festival 2009. We had a fantastic group of people staying in a house just outside of downtown Park City. we had many fun filled nights and busy days as some people had work to do, others had movies to see, i had to ski part of one day at Deer Valley. Four nights of great memories,... cheers to all of the housemates and others we met out and about.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Originally uploaded by jlocken

some people call me a snow cowboy...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Originally uploaded by jlocken

sledding at woodlawn park!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

snow and more snow

Originally uploaded by jlocken

getting a good amount of snow for portland. if the wind stops blowing and no freezing rain falls in the morning then i'll take the kids for a sled ride tomorrow. this afternoon i pulled them back and forth a few times in front of the house.... maybe we can do the park tomorrow if it all works out. just a little warmth but no freezing rain and we could build a huge snowman in the front yard.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

almost 2 years old!!

Originally uploaded by jlocken

sawyer will be two on the 18th of december. what an amazing little kid. wears his heart on his sleeve already, smiles with his eyes along with his great little mouth. likes to dance with his arms a swinging and boy o boy does he enjoy his big sister ruby! i usually don't say things like i'm about to: we are so blessed. love you sawyer and ruby..

daddy & momma

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Originally uploaded by jlocken

a little bit fell today. cold wind blowing and snowing.

Monday, December 08, 2008

december nights

Originally uploaded by jlocken

getting ready around here for christmas and the new year. i am done working at dex.. 11 years of graphics design with freelance on the side, mixed in with a new passion for photography... i'm ready to look for better options and brighter days. i will miss nothing more than some of the friendships i made and look forward to the next few weeks in december as i get things planned out and spend some extra time with my wife and kids.