They are headed to Oakland! We are a little sad to see them leave SF, but so excited for their new home! I got to go see a preview of it tonight! It’s AWESOME. They are in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood, just below Pleasant Valley.
There is so much there! We did a little driving and looking, but I know we didn’t even see half of the shops and restaurants there. (We totally could have walked. I’m sure the walk-ability rating is 100.) They had me at Peet’s 3 blocks away, but I’m also super excited for the Tiki Bar a few blocks in the other direction. There’s a movie theater, Fenton’s Ice cream parlor, and even a little Deruta shop we were ogling.
(Cole took this at Fenton’s, May 2009 – Oscar is about Lucy’s age now: 3 and a half)
But back to the new house. Madie and Alex have the sunny front side with a view all the way to Mt. Tam! There’s a sweet and generously sized front porch on the quiet tree-lined street. I look forward to sipping tea and watching the sun set this summer!
Here’s a couple of shots from my phone – the place is in great shape with gorgeous Edwardian details.
And, look how cute Madie is in her scrubs and belly! (Baby is due End of July.)
What a sweet ending to a small happy Christmas…
We drove thru the rain to cozy Glashaus.
Madie and Alex met us there.
Cole and Kiera are in NY, so we did a little iFace Time.
We all got treated to beautiful gifts, and a beautiful tree!
Nanu made enchiladas verdes con crema, and an amazing flan..
After dinner Nanu surprised us with old videos she had put to dvd.
Thanks guys! Spoiling O&L once again! ;)
This isn’t “the” kiss but wow… Hot! Also, I put some photos up on Natural Light Photography’s facebook page. Only a couple, though, so the slideshow will make full impact. :) I am so excited to plow through the stacks of files! I haven’t even seen them all yet..! Most photos are by Cole. Let it be known that this was his first 12 hour wedding! Chief and Kristi are also contributors. I need to check, but I think Kristi may have snapped this click? She was using Cole’s 200mm telephoto lens, which we nicknamed “the Hubble”.
It was a classic day by the bay: morning mist, fresh bright sun with encroaching fog through the Golden Gate. Blustery winds kept our homemade flags whipping loudly. There are some fun photos of Madie with her veil dancing above her head – coming soon. Alex was dashing, and his wedding vows packed some serious heat. Madie’s vows were equally beautiful. All the family and friends were smiling and so happy. Lucy slept in her stroller as Oscar took the dance floor by force. It was an amazing wedding. The slideshow will be coming soon (if I’m not too much of a slacker…)
Congrats Madie and Alex – I ♥ U!!