Thursday, November 04, 2010


Pumpkin Patch

Witch Ruby

Gretel and the Witch

Halloween Party

Painting the upstairs hallway

Down time with Stinky


Saturday, May 01, 2010


For Spring break we visited my mom, kayaked the East branch of the North Trinity and camped at a flying competition for Tim. It was fun week. Here are a couple of photos of Ruby in the car. I was entertaining her by showing her how the camera works.

Ruby and her favorite "friends"

The following weekend we visited my dad. The cousins got to hang out. Here is a series of Ruby and her cousin Sevan.

Friday, March 12, 2010

a couple of recent photos

Ruby didn't seem to mind my sunglasses. She was actually trying to keep them from falling off.

Here we are eating escargot for the first time. Yes she did eat a SNAIL and she LOVED IT! Proof that she's daddy's girl. I was so proud of her! Don't let her sad face fool you. Two minutes ago she was gulping it down.

Friday, February 05, 2010


First of all sorry it's taken us so long to update the blog. January has been a sick one for all three of us. I think we are healed though.

Lora and I went for a quick ski last Sunday. It was a clear day. We had a blast. We skied up about 2000ft and skied back to the car. We were baby swapping so had to return to do our share of babysitting.

We'll try to update more often.

Tim and Lora

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Cold and Snowy in Reno

We had a great storm come through Sunday and Monday. In fact school was canceled due to the snow and low temperatures. In our front yard we had a foot of light powder. I took a couple of pictures of my favorite girls in front of the house.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Pillars of the Earth

I thought I'd recommend a book that I recently finished reading. This book was fantastic. The characters are so well drawn out that you can't help root for the good guys. The bad guy is really bad. No, I'm not kidding. He's really, really despicable.

On that note I need to warn you about some of the material though. There are a couple of rape scenes in the book as well as some intense battles. If you can handle these few pages of this epic novel then you're in for a real treat.

I can't recommend this novel enough. It has certainly made its way into my top 10 list. Let me know if you read it.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

She's walking!!!!

Well, not quite yet, but she is taking her first steps. A couple of days ago she took one step between the TV stand and the coffee table. Both Lora and I looked at each other and I said, "did she just take her first step?"

Today, Ruby was at home with Lora and took two or three steps. So, I guess that means by Christmas we might have a terror on our hands. Luckily, Ruby will be visiting all of her grandparents homes and therefore the terror will be shared. Lucky you.


Monday, November 09, 2009


A friend sent this to me from Australia. Seems like I made it into an outdoor magazine over there. No photo credit but it is a pretty cool shot.

In case you can't tell I'm the kayaker wearing the 100% Ducktape costume.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

An amazing day in the air!

Well Lora is almost home from the Grand Canyon. Ruby and I have survived! The house is still standing! The cat is alive! Etc. Actually it's been a lot of fun but quite tiring.

I flew from East to West.

Since I've been stuck on the ground I thought I would post an image or two of a recent flight. It was amazing. I flew along Lake Tahoe for over an hour and ended up flying 15 miles or so. I reached 14,900ft. The really cool thing was that I landed a block from the house we were spending the night at for the evening. I actually flew to a friend's house. WAY COOL!

Words can't describe it. The views of Lake Tahoe were breathtaking. Can't wait for summer to return with the thermals.

If you want to see the stats on the flight you can click below. It allows you to zoom in and even view it in Google Earth. Just so you know I was using a GPS to track the flight.

The flight