Tuesday, October 9, 2012

4th of July fun with the family

Over the 4th of July we were able to get the whole family to Tahoe to boat, wakeboard, swim, hike, eat s'mores and just have fun together.  It was great!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This weekend Laurie and I participated in a photoshoot at the coast.  Here are a few of the over 500 pictures we took.  We visited the beach for the first half of the day, and a redwood forest in the afternoon.

Before the shoot, we took a few shots just for fun.

Here come the wave.

And there is the rest of the wave!

Laurie caught a beauty of a seagull in flight.
The next few are my attempt to capture the motion of the waves over the rocks.

Sea Lion enjoying the nice weather

Bird enjoying the critters near the Sea Lion

Dead something, not really doing much of anything

This time, I captures some waves coming right at me!

Laurie took a free shot.

Starfish and his afternoon lunch remains.

Sea Anemome - both shot with the D10, underwater 

And a cute little hermit crab.
 After the beach, we took a drive to Pescadero, picked up sandwiches at a wonderful bakery, and drove to the redwood park, just a few miles inland.  There we had lunch and enjoyed the serenity of the coastal forest.

You'll have to look close to see the spiderweb in the center.

We also captured the denizen of the forest, the Banana Slug!

Talk about forest primeval!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


So the Lyrids meteor shower was scheduled to pummel the earth with debris from a comet last night, achieving its maximum between 8pm and 2am.  As a good nerd, I decided to shortcut nature and use my camera instead.  I programmed the camera to take a 25 second exposure every 30 seconds, thereby capturing over 80% of the available meteor capturing time.  I shot over 750 pictures.  The vast number of meteorites was totally staggering.  Out of the 750 images, I managed to find two.  YES!  two whole images with a meteorite!  Glad I did not waste the evening trying to see them live.  Here is the best one:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mason came to visit yesterday.  We were so pleased to be able to watch Mason while his parents went to the Temple and had a date night.  What a fun little guy.  We had a blast with him.  Sure, he was feeling poorly after his 4 month old shot... but he still kept a pretty good face on for his grandparents and aunt.

Mason is thrilled to be spending time with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Ashley!

First bottle - running on empty!  He gets hungry after smiling and laughing so much.

Second Bottle - much better.  Princess, of course, needs to help.

Mason is SOOO happy after getting two bottle and a diaper change.

Posing for pictures is no problem for this young male model.

After a hard afternoon of playing, a little crying, eating, and p...ing, it's time for a nap in Grandma's arms.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

January 2012

In January we had some fun with Braden, Tiffany, Kayla and Logan before they had to go back to Cambridge, MA.
Dinner with Jen and James at California Pizza Kitchen

Kayla and Ashley

Braden and Logan

Grandpa with Kayla and Logan

Grandma with Kayla

Feeding the goats at Tilden Park

Kayla loves playing with umbrellas with Jen

Emily, Terrill and Mason

Tiffany, Braden, Mason and Kayla

Kayla on the Merry-Go-Round at Happy Hollows

Kayla and Ashley on the roller coaster at Happy Hollows

Ashley and Mom

Ashley and Dad

Kayla and Tiffany riding the roller coaster at Happy Hollows


Braden, Tiffany, Kayla and Logan at Natural Bridges State Beach...

...and at Oak Hills Park

Grandpa and Logan

Grandpa and Kayla

Tiffany and Kayla at Sycamore Park

Tiffany and Ashley


Kayla at Oak Hills Park

Emily, Mason, Tiffany and Logan


The cousins

Kayla and Logan 

Tiffany, Kayla and Logan

Tiffany and Logan

Kayla at Tilden Park

James and Kayla

Jen and James and Logan at Fat Cactus
Ashley with Kayla and Logan before they head to Cambridge