Category Archives: Updates

New Cousin: Hank James Rice

27 Jul 2013


Hank James Rice was born on July 25th… If you guessed 9 pounds (like I did) you’d be really close: he was 9lbs, 1oz. The delivery went really well and Madie is feeling good! Alex is a proud and loving papa. Hank is a sweetheart – We can tell already. Isn’t he adorable?!



He has beautiful thick blonde hair. We’re all gaga over it.



Email me if you need Madie and Alex’s new address!

Silly Summer Update

03 Jul 2013


I do plan on putting together a slideshow of our Kauai trip, but we’ve been so busy.
Here is a brainstorm list of small things to report:

– Kristi is in town with Cole and Sam. We’ve been hanging out.
– Madie has begun her Maternity leave. Whoot!
– Our (upstairs) bathroom got a white tile facelift. Still to go: turning the pink tub white.
– Mark sold and is now
– Izzie and Lachlan have moved to San Diego, and are selling the upstairs.
– The Giants are tragic.
– Oscar’s piano lessons are more solid and reliable than a German train.
– The French American school has not yet begun remodeling. (“The quiet before the storm”)
– Oscar played a couple weeks of baseball camp with SF Park & Rec, and he lived.
– The back stairs got a power wash and coat of opaque stain – An improvement for sure.
– iPhones, iPads and video games are all at max usage.
– Mark cut the Comcast cord and we no longer have cable.
– Book Reading is gathering momentum..
– The garden is hanging in there. It could used some new annuals and some fertilizer.
– The Bachelorette just booted my favorite guy, so now I need to pick a new favorite.

Lucas and Oscar in Marin at a friend’s pool yesterday

How She Rolls

Nostalgic for the Little Puffer

Grandma Bobbie had a penny

This Guy was awesome.

Picnic lunch on the sunny back steps today

Busy Mommy

21 Feb 2013

I realize I have not been blogging lately.
Is this the time I always wondered about, when I would lose interest?

I don’t think I’ve lost interest entirely.

Instagram is a big contributing factor. I bet if there was no Instagram, I’d be posting more pics here.

After my big Clarendon art project is wrapped up and shipped off, I hope to be free of commitments to others, and able to focus on more selfish endeavors..

Here’s the over due hot mess that I’m sitting next to.
Pray for me that I can throw it together in the final minutes!


2012 – a Year in Review (Slideshow)

03 Jan 2013

The slideshow run time is about 9 minutes…

It was so hard to edit down such a wonderful year!
Love and hugs to you all. xoxo

ps. This show is Also Available on your mobile device! Mark again performed his magic to get it there. One day maybe this won’t seem like such a feat of computing strength… Anyways, while it’s not quite as deluxe as the Flash version, it is nice to have the flexibility to see it on your iPhone or iPad.

pps. If, like Oscar, you’re yawing by June, hang in there, the music gets better. :)

Kiera’s ChristmasBirthday Party

18 Dec 2012

A couple of random iPhone snaps to remember the awesomeness of the night.

Oh YOU KNOW there were some amazing Christmas cookies…

Awww. (Behind Chief you can see the photobooth backdrop)

Surprise Guest! UJ!
Whaaat!? Such a fun surprise!
And we got Aunt Pam on the phone, and it was some great Gott family love.

You might want to know,
There are much better photos over here at (the
NEW & IMPROVED) Natural Light Photography Website!

We put the kids down in Kiera & Cole’s bed so we could stay longer…

Fun times. Happy Holidays, and the best year ever (twentynine!) and a new
apartment layout, and festive jammies, Cherry M&Ms?!, ancient rap reggae, best friends, family, and a new NLP website…

dare I say?