Category Archives: Photography

Halloween Costumes

29 Oct 2013


These were taken on Saturday, which is our annual Halloween Party at the preschool.
This year the real Halloween falls on a Thursday, and we are excited for trick-or-treating, but it won’t be such a fashion show. If I predict correctly, it will be a race to get out there in costume, a race to get candy with maybe a few clicks of the iphone, and then a race to get the kids into bed.
In any case, here’s this year’s efforts. I give you Elvis, and Rapunzel.

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Introducing Our New Kittens

13 Aug 2013



Bonnie and Boz!
‘Bonnie’ is inspired by Bonnie & Clyde, and also Bonnie Rait. She’s smaller, but she’s tough and talented.
She’s our future mouser. #Hired
‘Boz’ is from Boz Scaggs, but this is a new era, and the name is ready for some fresh air. He’s a cool cat.

I have been busy these past couple of days, trying to clean the house, (baby steps!) and get ready for Back to School! School starts next Monday for both kids.

Of course we’ve spent many hours with our new little ones. The playroom is the perfect room to corral these guys, and Booker’s fireplace is a natural cozy spot for the kitties. They’ve been crashing around in there! Sadly, it’s the darkest room in the house, so the photos have been mostly dark and crappy. This afternoon had decent light on a sunny day, so I tried to capture a play session with my dslr. (I should have borrowed Cole’s camera while I still can!) Not the best, but better than nothing.

The mouse in most of the photos is Bonnie’s favorite. It’s bottom weighted so it tips onto a round ball-bottom and has extra movement (Genius). We hold it back for even more excitement. Bonnie barely lets Boz have any turns with it. I kept tossing it to him, but mostly he’s content to let her have it. What is it with feisty/fierce girls in this house? And mellow cool dudes? Ha ha I’m over generalizing – no worries :)

An East Bay Summer Day, With Family

19 Jul 2013

(And, Camera)
Cole took these sweet shots yesterday. We went over to see Madie and Alex, and I had it in mind to help her in the baby’s room, but we ended up not accomplishing much. Instead, we walked over to Piedmont Ave to get fish tacos at Baja Taqueria. Chief and Nanu met us there (We were all waving at the car. I *LOVE* good timing). After, we walked to a bookstore. I had flashbacks to Dad buying books for me and Madie. And then we came back and sat on the porch. It was niiiice. Madie is 39 weeks, in case you are wondering – due date is next Friday.

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A Baby Zoo For Madie

04 Jul 2013


Baby Shower time! And I gotta say we rocked it. :)


For a complete and fantastic blog post with the whole story, head over to Sweet Kiera’s Baby Zoo post.
And for a beautiful ‘roll call’ of all the baby animals, as cookies, head here.

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Madie and Alex – A Year

30 Jun 2013

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Photo by Cole Stipovich for Natural Light Photography

What a year it has been has flown by!
You’ve moved to Oakland and you are expecting your baby next month! Amazing.

Surprise! on this photo – I held it back on purpose so that I’d have a new one to show you today!
(Hope it’s okay and you’re not mad! Did it work like I meant it to?)

We are so happy for you both – Congratulations on your anniversary!
Love & Hugs!

P.S. It might be fun to watch your wedding slideshow again…
UPDATED! For your mobile viewing pleasure, you can now see the show on you phone, tablet, etc.