Category: Family

Happy Anniversary, Baby!

What a splendid day! We were blessed with absolutely perfect weather. We took it easy – enjoyed a nap on the sofa, an Okaland A’s game, (they won) a couple horse races, dinner, a terrific movie – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – even a little shopping. (Three new CD’s!) What a way to Read More

We Really Should Stop Meeting Like This…

Another weekend – another grueling trip to the valley. Each and every one of these gals can all outlast thedude. When will he learn???     The brief visit was BIG fun, though. Congratulations to Wendy! (Love that sweater!) Glad I could help increase the odds, Frank. (I’m sure I’ll) see you again soon! Read More

Oh My GAWD! They’re Back!!

Don’t get me wrong – it’s absolutely wonderful to see the two of you again – even though it’s been just SIX DAYS since we saw you in Fresno…   Read More

Today It’s All ABout Jill

Happy 40th, Jill!     Ofoto album here. Read More

Three of my most favorite-est people…

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Happy Birthday, Kelly – Again!

I know, this post comes a few days late, but the Parental Units arrived with these fabulous gifts. Read More

Happy Birthday to My Wonderful Wife

You know, you are the best thing that ever happened to me. You are my very best friend. You are beautiful and kind, and the most thoughtful person I’ve ever known. You enrich my life in so many ways… In a nutshell, You Rule! Thanks for being you. I look forward to spending many many Read More

More Wedding Photos

Next time I promise to try to get more shots of the actual bride and groom.     Read More

Big Fat Creek Wedding

Kelly and I drove to Fresno over the weekend to attend the marriage of our friends Scott and Cindy. I was not the official photographer, so I did not have the sort of equipment I would have needed to take good shots of the bride and groom. I wanted to give them something unique, so Read More

Yes! Family Photos

And now – for those who say their aren’t enough pictures of my family on thedude.com. Read More

A New Month!

Oh my GAWD! Kelly gets to change the month on her favorite calendar! Woo-hoo! Read More

Giraffic Park

The longest day of the year is special around here, epecially when it coincides with one of Kelly’s most favorite-est events – Oakland Zoo’s annual Walk in the Wild. This fund-raiser for the Oakland Zoo really is totally cool. You get to walk through the zoo while munching on fabulous food and sampling superb wines Read More

22 and One-Half Hours in Fresno

Happy Father’s Day! Read More

Little Things Make a Big Difference

Kelly bought us the cutest little cake for dessert tonight. Read More

True Love

Kelly claims that she does not always love her birds. To support this blatant lie, she says things like, “Orion can be a real pain in the ass…” Yeah, right!! She totally loves him. See for yourself. Read More

Blasted Animals

I had a chance to try out a Canon 420EX flash unit on Kelly’s Canon G3 tonight, and so to put it through its paces, I chose a couple of the most difficult subjects I know and put them into horrible lighting conditions. I threw out at least 30 images to get these three, but Read More

The Best for Last?

We decided to spend Kerry’s last evening with our dear friends Chris and Ben. Ben was kind enough to prepare a splendid Thai dinner for all of us. As always, it was totally delicious. After dinner we watched a huge fireworks display (the anual KFOG KABOOM!) from the balcony of Chris and Ben’s home. Later, Read More

Eat, Drink, Eat, Repeat…

We began the day with lunch at the fabulous Rutherford Grill, where we enjoyed the world’s best smoked salmon and a grilled artichoke in the warm Napa Valley sunshine. Our next stop was at the popular V. Sattui Winery for a taste of their famously fresh, flowery wines. Later, we stopped at Clos Pegase. The Read More

A Mighty Funny Movie

After a quick dinner at a new noodle joint near the theater, we decided on A Mighty Wind. We were not disappointed. My face hurt after 94 minutes of continuous smiling and laughing. While not as funny as Best In Show, this reviewer still gives A Mighty Wind an enthusiastic thumbs up!      Talk to Read More

Next Activity!

Another spectacular day in the Bay Area begins with a ferry trip across the San Francisco Bay and ends (surprise!) with some kind of food. Along the way, we visited the Museum of Modern Art, the Metreon and Rickenbacker’s for a fabulous lunch. This evening promises more fabulous food and maybe a movie. We’re torn Read More

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