Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

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Natalie contemplates everything she is thankful for this year while she sits in front of her Grandparents' tree this year.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's been a while since I've posted

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But Natalie is still cute. I think she grew in the 5 days I was away in Chicago.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

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Natalie says happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just Checking In...

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Natalie hasn't said hello in a while!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Natalie Left at Home with Dad

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Well... thank goodness for the new toys that Grannie and Grandfather bought me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Natalie Hanging Out at the Detroit Zoo

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Grannie and Grandfather came to visit this weekend. The weather actually held out for a trip to the zoo!



Monday, October 20, 2008

Natalie doesn't like the taste of leaves

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Taken in the back yard of Laura's childhood house.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Natalie picks her pumpkin at the pumpkin patch.

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Natalie picked this pumpkin for herself at the Long Family Orchard and Farm in Commerce, MI.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Things are going to get complicated very soon

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She knows how to stand now. Fortunately, she can't go from sitting to standing quite yet.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Natalie Supports Ed Hochuli

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Natalie has decided that despite all the controversy surrounding Ed Hochuli's call, she still supports him. Go NFL 85!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Praying mantis

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Ready to eat some bugs out behind our house.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Where is the baby?

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Laura and I actually escaped for a few hours and went to Eva's wedding at her farm near Cincinnati, oh.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Natalie says hello

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She likes her hat

Friday, August 22, 2008

The child turns six months.

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It has gone really fast. By the way, she has graduated from bumbo to a normal chair.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Natalie tries some carrots

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She thinks they are OK after the first few bites. This is the pre-carrot photo.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Natalie Goes Up North

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Back from up north... Laura and Natalie on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive with Little Glen lake in the background.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What a Difference a Few Months Make

Laura and I try to take a few photos of Natalie every few months. Accidentally, I got the same photo of her a few months apart! She sure has changed.

This is her now...


And this is her a few months earlier.


Back from the beach

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You can only stay so long! This is a very underexposed photo of the beach... exposed for the sky! Whoops!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4 Month Photo Update

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Laura and I took some new photos of Natalie for her 4 month birhtday!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Laura Does a Massive Photo Update

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Laura has been taking tons of photos and uploading them to flickr. Check them out at Laura's flickr page

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Orleans, LA

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Well, I survived the trip to New Orleans... That is a crazy city. The conference was educational, and one of my presentations won an award. Overall, it was a good trip where I got to see some friends from out of town, and learn a lot about one of my favorite parts of radiology.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Just Hangin' with Dad

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How does she survive when Mom goes shopping?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

She survived the baptism.

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Everyone followed the first rule - Don't drop the baby. Now we just have to wait and see if she gets sick from all the different people holding her all weekend.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Two Months Old

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Well... two months and one day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Taken just a few minutes later.

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Thought I'd post this one too since some people only look on this page, and not my flickr page (link to the right, or just click on the photo!)

Quick update....

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We think she weighs 10.5 pounds by now.... She's looking a little scared here, huh? She's smiling now, but it's REALLY hard to catch it on camera!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Playing on Saturday Morning

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Natalie has discovered a mirror hanging from her play mat. She likes to look at it for a while then knock it around for a bit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

She Meets The Uncle

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Uncle Brandon and Natalie.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Another photo stolen from Laura

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Look at the eyes!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Laura has been taking pictures...

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Laura finally got some time to upload a few of her pictures to her own flickr account. Click on the photo to get there.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

One Month Old

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Natalie is now one month old. Taken this morning with natural light from the window.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Starting to wake up...

Taking some photos for a birth announcement... will this one make the cut?


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Chilling Out on a Saturday Morning

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Just chilling out in her bouncie chair!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sleepy Baby

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They say babies are supposed to sleep 21 hours a day. Since we figured out how to feed her properly, she's taken to that schedule.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Saturday Morning Preparations...

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Natalie had a bath this morning to prepare her for a visit from the grandparents...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Her name was dot for a while...

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Since she was just a dot on the first ultrasound, we called her dot while she was gestating. We had the name Natalie picked out for a long time, but we kept it a secret until she was born!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

So Cute!

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We are enjoying Natalie more and more every day... This was taken right after she ate this morning... she looks pretty satisfied.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Coming home...

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We're home! Click on my flickr feed to the right to see all of the photos!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Natalie Grace Koch

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Natalie was born this morning at 11:03 am. 5 pounds, 14 ounces. 19 inches. Laura and Natalie are both doing well!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Last Night of Childbirth Education

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Tonight is the last night of childbirth education. Hopefully we'll be seeing this for real within the next month.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Laura Has Been Busy

Laura has discovered flickr, and has been uploading all of her photos to her flickr feed.

Enjoy some of her photos!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lessons Learned from the North American International Auto Show

My friend Marc and I met his friend Ken at the North American International Auto Show, aka the Detroit Auto Show. This is the actual trade show where concept cars are revealed every year in Detroit.

None of us were really looking for a new car, so we went with the idea of taking some photographs. Now, I've been there before in 2006, and I don't think I did any better this time around taking photographs to be honest.

I used to shoot the 300d, which was pretty bad with noise. I now have the 20d, which does much better. Nonetheless, I convinced myself to keep the ISO low, which forced me to use wide apertures and slow shutter speeds. BIG MISTAKE.


Most photos are NOT sharp, I think because of a combination of the wide aperture (small depth of field) and my slow shutter speeds (shaky hands).

What I really should have done is bump the ISO to 800 and used some smaller apertures for better DOF. Nonetheless, Ferrari had some pretty nice cars, even though they kept the coolest one behind glass.



Of course, since I drive the mazda3, I had to check out the new Mazda concept car.