Category: Holidays

Turkey Day Aftermath

Almost brother-in-law Jeff takes a well-deserved snooze after cooking two days in a row. Read More

Happy Birthday, Frank, Dorothy & thedude

We celebrated three birthdays this week – thedude’s 49th, and Frank and Dorothy’s 70th – at one of our favorite getaways, St. Orres in Gualala, California. We stayed in three different cabins during our trip, including the spectacular new “Black Chantrelle” cabin – Jim’s new favorite. The weather was perfect, and we were the only Read More

Happy July Fourth!

I should have used a tripod on this four second exposure. Oh well – you get the idea. Read More

The End of Our Holiday Weekend

While having a fabulous lunch on the balcony at the Paragon Restaurant in the spectacular Claremont Hotel, we witnessed this brilliant 22 degree sun halo. This is not an uncommon event. What made it special (besides the oysters on the half-shell and the wonderful spinach salad) is the rainbow seen at the bottom of the Read More

Cinco de Mayo

A few good friends, a few good margo’s and one amazing meal. Loved the pozole! Thanks to Tom and Julie for another fine feast.    Read More

Lazy Hazy Easter Sunday

If you can possibly avoid the usual gathering with extended family, it turns out that Easter Sunday is a great day to get things done. We easily made our way up to Mount Diablo to take in a somewhat hazy, but otherwise perfect view, got the car washed and even ate a little salt-and-pepper calamari Read More

Amazing New York VR

Thanks, Carl for pointing me to this incredible shot of New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Read More

A Very Happy New Year’s Eve

Last night’s celebration was the most subdued ever for thedude. Kelly and I celebrated the arrival of 2004 with just two dear friends – Chris and Ben. As you can see, it turned out to be a beautiful evening. We wish all of you a healthy and prosperous new year! Read More

Merry Christmas!

Lots of love to all of you from Jim and Kelly. Read More

Santa Came Early!

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Barbecue at Grant and Sandy’s

Our friends Grant and Sandy grilled up a big hunk of prime rib last night and oh my gawd it was delicious. Thanks for a fun evening and for the groovy gifts! Our shot of the day has to be this beautiful sunset as viewed from their back yard patio. It looks too exotic to Read More

Finally! Tony’s Party Pictures

Great food, fabulous people. Thanks Tony!         Read More

It’s Not for Me – It’s for Kelly!

Turns out that this lucious liqueur is an essential ingredient for two of Kelly’s favorite cocktails – the margarita and the cosmopolitan. We can never have too much Cointreau. Yum! UPDATE! Our dear friend Tobias suggests that you add one or two of these fabulous gifts to your own wish list! Read More

Finding the Holiday Spirit

Kelly and I are doing our best to get into the mood this year. Having the tree up helps. That and the non-stop Christmas music I’m being subjected to. By the way, Internet Shopping Wizard Kelly has already finished all of her Christmas shopping. She did almost 100% of her shopping on-line this year. I Read More

First Holiday Party of 2003!

This year’s first holiday party was at Dominic’s house in Concord. Dominic is Kelly’s hair stylist and a Fresno native like Kelly, so we never miss his parties. Dominic has HUGE family – six brothers, seven sisters and about 87 beautiful nieces. His home is cozy with two fireplaces that kept everyone comfortable despite the Read More

Turkey Day in Fresno

The holiday weekend consisted mostly of the usual fare – family and tons of fabulous food. Of course, any outing with the Hunter Clan is guaranteed to produce a few memorable moments. This year was no exception. The first surprise was a doozy… Imagine your standard-issue bar stool strapped atop a custom built five horse-power Read More

Odd Todd’s Demented Halloween

I know, I know – it’s a tiny bit late, but I just discovered this. Click the image to view the latest installment from Odd Todd. (Don’t bother if you’re not on a broadband connection. The file is 5 megabytes large.) Read More

Happy Halloween!

I saw so many wonderful costumes this year. Not much scary stuff this year – I saw mostly funny or absolutely beautiful costumes. Enjoy…           Some of these shots are from a party at work, the others are from a party at our next door neighbor’s most excellent party. Thanks Han and Caroline! Wish Read More

Fourth of July

Another July Fourth is history. The day was lovely, and featured gorgeous weather, meat on a stick, wine, beer, family, friends and fireworks – a splendid day. Thanks to all our teriffic neighbors for opening their doors last night.    Read More

22 and One-Half Hours in Fresno

Happy Father’s Day! Read More

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