Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

a week since last post....

it's been an interesting week.  as always.  

been trying to get more and more interesting photographs.  it seems that a lot of what you see is VERY difficult to translate into a good photo.  i'm learning so cut some slack.....

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

time sure is flying

it seems just yesterday the man was just growing some hair and sitting up on his own.  now he's jumping around on beach chairs on the deck and discovering his personality.  what fun we're having watching him grow.

Monday, November 26, 2007

fun with camera

a neat picture of a local fly guy and one of owen proclaiming his status as part of the family:

Monday, November 19, 2007

my dogs are lazy.

cloudy mornings keep my guys wrapped up in bed.   cute little guys, but real lazy.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

beach dogs

the boys and i had a really nice little walk today.  

another beautiful day.....

south bay is gorgeous this time of year.   you can see downtown in the first pic if you look on the right side.  love it.

be sure to click on the photos.  you can see the hollywood sign in that first pic as well.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The weather is here.....

It's been as nice as it gets around here these past few days.  Owen and I have been out enjoying the sunshine and the beach.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

car wash backpack

owen helped me wash the car.  he rode in the back pack and offered words of encouragement.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

the tricks just keep on comin.

I'm now carrying around a camera.  He's been on a role!

great instincts!

i haven't found the 'bag o vipers' or broken glass for him to play with, but for now skateboards and his newfound toy, LADDERS????, will suffice.  oh man.  what a guy!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

owen the daredevil

Owen's discovered the joys of gravity and skateboards.  Whoa.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

very interesting last 24 hours

owen no longer has to wear the stinky dodger helmet!  his head is now properly shaped and it's no longer required.  i felt like a kid walking out on the last day of school when we left the doctors office down in san diego.  his first photo with his dr. approved head shape:

the next news came this morning.  we were off to the high tech OBGYN for an amnio.   got up early and surfed as i generally do and when i was finished i started looking for a couple pieces of trash to throw away on my way across the beach as i always do.  right in front of me as i get out of the water is this:

i saw this as an early indication of what the doctor would be telling me in a few hours.  i was right.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The little man does some assisted walking.

thought i'd post these videos i took this morning.  the man's coming along.  looks like he'll be walking sooner rather than later....


Monday, September 3, 2007


august sunsets around the Pepper house.....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dog days of summer.....

It's been quite hot around here.  Winston loves it.

Surf has been spotty at best.  At least the water's still warm.


Monday, July 16, 2007

that's all i need.

i guess they have you covered?   

tiny waves in the south bay again today.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

popouts and funboards and soft tops, oh my!

everybody showed up just as the tide was filling in and the waves were dying.

surf camps????? not so much.

better than the last couple days.

the new pavel fish is the best fish i've ever ridden. really having a ball on it.

it's also really nice when surfline and the other sites aren't going crazy hyping every little pulse of energy that rolls through. there were fun waves this AM and a thin crowd. thanks to the gate man for arriving at 540A as well.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summertime in redondo

the view from the esplanade:

very good for sunbathing, paddleboarding, kite flying, etc.

not so good for surfing.

oh well, at least the water's warm.

waiting for the 8x8 popup tent so i can start taking the little man to the beach every day. picture volume will increase exponentially when that practice begins.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

random stuff.

everybody surfs

been gloomy mornings with no light to shoot photos. that and i've been fighting to get all the waves i can in that short dawn hour. here's some random stuff from the past week or so.

the lower pic is porto this morning. we call this good.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

HB this AM.

a lot of backside surfing with those NW lines. a lot of bad backside surfing. choppy, soupy, walled. still fun.

it got better as more water came into the pool, but it still wasn't great. bumpy bumpy. tomorrow will be better.....

i hope.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Another day at the cove.

harley HATED this trash can. It was really out of place, so I can't blame him too much. Probably a good mile+ from any road.

not really any swell, but two people were out there using every millimeter of those logs.

the birds didn't care whether or not there was swell.