April Month in Photos


Highlights from April…

Playing hacky sack every night after dinner

Lots of brother/sister time with lots of laughs

Coloring Easter eggs and our traditional egg hunt with friends over FaceTime

Mowing the lawn with our new push lawn mower

Birthday air hugs

Sad prom photos and an alternative prom night of ice blocking 6ft apart

Still sheltering in place

The adventure continues….

Covid-19 Photo Project


This is my teenage daughter.  She had an idea to capture some photos during this time.  I helped her to set up some studio lighting in our garage and took this shot of her as a test. She then invited friends over and had them write on their bodies how they are feeling.  She only was able to get a few people in before the Shelter in Place order.  I am so proud of her project and how it allows these teenagers to express some of their feelings about what they are experiencing.  I hope these inspire you to find your voice in the midst of this crisis.


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March Month in Photos


Highlights from March…

The world has changed.  I was planning on flying to Italy for a photo show for the International Women’s Day, but instead jumped off the plane in Portugal skipping my flight to Rome.  Things in Italy were escalating as the Covid-19 virus took hold.  My show was cancelled along with the rest of my travel.  I was supposed to continue on to India but instead booked a flight home to California.  Now, like everyone else around the world, we are sheltered in place.  We are figuring out how to work and do school online and take walks in remote places with just our family.  We have taken up a family game of hacky sack in the evenings and have started eating ice cream sandwiches (uh oh).  We pray for those that are hurting the most and try to help our neighbors.  Thankfully we are all healthy and finding our way in this new reality.  Peace to all.

February Month in Photos


I’m a month behind!

Highlights from February…

Birthdays!  My birthday celebration with friends and celebrating our sons 20th birthday

Family wedding in Michigan–

snow, cousins, celebration of love, family time

The adventure continues….

January Month in Photos


Highlights from January…

Ghana summer project reunion

Wandering around with the daughter taking photographs

A new gymnastics season starts

Dear Evan Hansen in Sacramento

Facetiming our college student

The adventure continues….

Goodbye 2019

Happy New Year!  We had a really great 2019 full of new adventures, new friends and time with family.  Here we go…walking into a new decade.  I never want time to pass (it always makes me a little sad to say goodbye to now), but I know there are so many good things to come.

December Month in Photos


Highlights from December…

Celebrating the end of an era at Berkeley Cru

Lots of holiday fun with friends, making cookies, Christmas tree lane, hot chocolate

Zac home from college

Lunch at Union Square

Dad and Sherry coming for Christmas

Soaking in the joy of the season and remembering God’s gift to us all

The adventure continues….


November Month in Photos


Highlights from November…

The leaves turn in California (late November)

Celebrating our 17 year old at Disneyland and taking her friends along

Hanging out with the cousins

Breakfast and lunch with grandparents on the road trip home from LA

Thanksgiving with Nonna and our college student

Enjoying time as a family

The adventure continues

October Month in Photos


Highlights from October…

A new driver in the family

Homecoming festivities and dance…Airbands…amazing!

Carving pumpkins and giving out giant handfuls of candy

Northstar student conference in Washington DC

Stanford Alumni coming for a visit during reunion weekend

The adventure continues….

September Month in Photos


Highlights from September…

Celebrating birthdays (Spud and Luna)

Another week in Cuba bring hope to people through clean water and good news

Nonna coming for a visit

Spending an afternoon playing pétanque with Bill and his friends

Face time calls with our college student

The adventure continues….