It is a Tulsa Tradition to take pictures of your kids at Woodward Park.  The park is less than 2 miles from our house, so we rolled over to capture Fiona at 14 months old.

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A few bonus pictures…

The bike seat is a Yepp Mini attached to the Grocery Getter Deluxe (1995 Gary Fisher Mt Tam that I had in college).  This was a replacement to the original Grocery Getter.

Proud dad moment. Fiona pushing a skateboard for the 1st time.  Not bad for an 11 month old.

Things have gone surprisingly well with our new baby.  We have settled into a routine of diapers, naps, and feedings.

As you might expect from the proud parents of a newborn, Traci and I have gone camera crazy.  We bought a camera, returned the camera, purchased an entry level DSLR instead, and now I’m taking a photography class.

In the meantime, a friend of Traci’s recommended Megan Setter of Setter Studios for portraits.  Her pricing was very reasonable and she gave us full rights to the pictures.  She came to our home to set up a mini-studio and we had a blast posing little Fiona.  We would recommend giving her a call if you need portraits (baby or adult).

Without further ado, here are our favorite fifteen photos from the shoot.

If you can’t get enough, all 87 pictures on Setter Studio.

We are excited to announce the birth of Fiona Rose Leigh.

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Fiona was born on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:19pm.  She weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long (even).

Mother and baby are recovering nicely.  Dad is still recovering from an abundance of nervous, protective energy.  Fiona gained back her birth weight after one week, which is amazing since we are not bottle feeding.

The slideshow is from the first week.

Yesterday I did some Okie Surfing.  On the coast they ride the waves.  In the mountains they ride the powder.  Here in Oklahoma we ride the storms.

It was really hot when I left work; probably well over 95 deg F.  I rode due north with a slight tailwind right into a storm that was headed south.  When I first noticed the clouds ahead of me, I figure it would be relief from the heat.  By the time I turned west and started my loop home, the clouds had turned black and there was lightening off to the northeast.  I was 200 meters from my turn on 116th when the wind shifted 180 degrees and the temperature dropped down to 80 deg.  I had a strong cross wind until I made it to Skiatook.  From there, it was a 30 mph tailwind blasting me home down a long, straight road.  The entire time I had black clouds and lightening brewing behind me, but it didn’t start raining until I had been home for 5 or 10 minutes.

In the end, I ended up with 50 miles for the day (including the ride to work) in less than 3hrs.


Since Traci and I are without gainful employment, she figured it would be a great chance to do another long trip.  So we packed up the Subaru again, and headed towards the North-East for a fall foliage tour.

Our first touristic stop (after a few days of driving) was at the Niagara Falls.

They were not as tall as I expected.  We quickly realized that we didn’t bring our passports with us, so we couldn’t cross into Canada.  It was a bummer, cause the Canadian side looked more fun with casinos, a Hardrock Cafe, amusement park, and government supported healthcare.

We eventually made it to the Adirondack Park Preserve in upstate New York, which was the first place for us to camp for a few days.

We did a hike up Pharaoh Mountain.

And the next day we enjoyed a great bike ride on a mixture of paved and dirt roads.

Our next stop and was the western edge of the Green Mountains in Vermont.  To get there we had to cross on the Ticonderoga ferry.

While there, we enjoyed two great bike rides.  Once again, it was on a great mixture of paved and dirt roads.

It started to rain, so we packed up a wet tent and started heading towards New Hampshire.  It seemed that the weather schedule and our camping schedule meshed, as it was always raining on the days we wanted to drive to the next campground.  Better than raining during our hikes and bikes.

We had seen some foliage color change so far, but as soon as we started to climb into the Green MTNs we saw what we came for.

On our way, we stopped at the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT.

Our next stop was in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Right next to our campground was a great dirt road that made for a great ride.

We also did a hike up to Mt. Chocoruain for some great views of the changing leaves.

Slideshow of pictures from the first 1/2 of our Fall Foliage Tour.


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