Saturday, July 29, 2006

5th Anniversary 7/15/06

5 wonderful years, getting better and better as we go along. When we got married Sarah gave us a cedar tree in a wooden planter. It sat on the deck for a year or more, didn't grow much, and from time to time we worried about whether it would take off, be healthy and grow stronger. Then we committed to putting it into the ground, anchored it to watch over our yard from the mound, began caring for it in a steady, permanent way. Look what has happened:

So here we are kissing in front of our anniversary tree. We're going to do this every year for the next hundred years!

To celebrate we went to the nursery and brought home a beautiful Pomegranate tree (after all, the 5th anniversary is "wood").

Frank sent us some beautiful flowers.

We are so grateful for a life filled with love. What could be a better use of a blog than to share our happiness? So, yes, we had a very happy anniversary on July 15th, and I'd say we're having a happy everyversary too. -L&F

Monday, June 05, 2006

Clancy the Water Dog - Google Video

Clancy the Water Dog - Google Video

Surprise tricks at Kii's house

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dancing Ethan

We went up to Portland recently to visit and when "Take me back to Constantinople" came on Ethan just had to dance...
Dancing Ethan - Google Video: click here to see it

Saturday, March 04, 2006

A Random Saturday In March

This is a Saturday at home alone - Francine is in LA shopping for wedding dresses with Sarah. I've got a big pot of New Mexico red bubbling on the stove, and a great college basketball game about to begin on TV. So many good images to post - here is one of the cutest little guys in the world

And here are a few of Niko, the latest four legged addition to the family, with his adoring humans

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The New Truck!!

The old Acura needs to be re-registered, and is too far gone to pass smog again. It really is falling apart. So I found this 1997 Nissan truck on Craig's List, and to everyone's surprise, including me, just went out and bought it.
Just brought it home, and here are some views.

Wow, did I really do this?
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Monday, January 16, 2006

Frank's 83rd Birthday Gathering

We went to LA for Frank's 83rd birthday It was great to see everyone again. We started off at Sarah and Gary's new place in West Hollywood, and then went to Torrance where we played Mexican Train Dominoes, ate and drank as much as we could, had birthday cake with Grampy, and had a great time visiting with everyone. Stay tuned for the video of Bill taking off on his motorcycle...

New Years Family Get Together

We came together in Santa Cruz for New Years - 4 generations of us, our far flung extended clan. Bunny and Rod got to meet Ethan, the newest member, and there were so many wonderful moments recorded on our digital media that the DVD will be months in production. Here are a few images....
For a great set go to
If you spend a few minutes getting the hang of the conrols you can click "all sizes" above individual pictures and download any you feel like having for yourself.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Giving Thanks 11/24/2005

Here in L.A. giving thanks for the love and relationship that is the real energy cooking our turkey. It is browning and turning gold before our eyes. How can we not be grateful?

Friday, November 18, 2005

Francine&Ethan 11/12/05

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ethan at 12 weeks

Originally uploaded by elkeeno.


Originally uploaded by elkeeno.
A memory moment in Portland on our whirlwind 30 hour visit to see Ethan.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Ethan contemplates the world...


Ethan, where are you?

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Thursday, August 11, 2005


Originally uploaded by laughlin.
from Laughlin's flickr stream

Quilt by Francine

Quilt by Francine
Originally uploaded by elkeeno.
posting to the blog FROM within flickr

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Monday, August 01, 2005

test image -LME 1977

First Epage

Stepping off into blogdom with a first post. The motivation is to have a way to share images, but who knows where this could lead?