Friday, January 30, 2009

Holiday of Luuvvvvvvvvvvvvve

Well it's that time of year again!!!

The huggy-lovey-dovey holiday of LOVE. I'm shooting our annual Valentine's Day photo this weekend. My mailing list has practically tripled in the last year with all my new "old" friends......from every corner of the world. I can't complain for having friends for a lifetime, literally. I love it.

I loved getting Valentine's as a kid. I think everyone deserves one in the mail....old school, right? Anyway, I'd love to send you one, just email me your mailing address.

Here are the last 2 years.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy birthday, ellie + more

i will update this a rush. so i don't have edit/flow--you're getting raw thoughts.

i'm thankful for my healthy girl, Elise. i could go on forever & ever about how special she is and what she means to me. but we all know that people. she is me--just a smaller version. although she said "on my next birthday time, i will be big & tall like you?"

what makes her a little more special in my book (besides the date also coincides with Audrey Hepburns death, who is my ALL time favorite woman in history next to Jackie O, but that is a different post) is that she was born on Inauguration Day--for Bush....and today-- her 4th birthday also marks up there with pure history.

i had a shoot today at the airport for the Inauguration.

no matter your political affiliation, watching the world the watch history and being some tiny small part of it always feels good. i am proud of my family, my work and hopefully my small contribution to the world. I had the shooter take a picture of me with a newspaper that a very nice passenger gave me. this is pre-photoshop too.
sorry, i should've warned you--it's a sap of a post.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Party for Ellie's 4th

Well...Jay has phenomonia. i can't spell it. poor little guy. joe, luckily saw all the symptoms early enough that it was caught in the super early stages.

So obviously, we were going to postpone Ellie's 4th birthday party--which, last year we had to do the same because of stomach bugs....blllhelllll....but we had a very small gathering today and it turned out nice, short & sweet. Here are the pics. Notice the cake....NOT store bought. and not falling apart---it's not exactly centered, but hey, either am I if you'll be kind enough to notice my outfit.

Happy 4th, Ellie. She turns 4 on the 20th. Inauguration day.

AGAIN, for those who still don't know---CLICK INTO THE PICTURE BELOW TO GET TO MORE...ENJOY!!

Happy 4th Birthday, Ellie!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

forgot these....oy vey.

yes that is the dishwasher. yes, that is the cabinet where i keep my wine, champagne and other breakables.

Monday, January 5, 2009


I swear, 100% of Jay's "boy" gene has officially kicked in. 99% of my time is spent rescuing him from where he is standing on a table, counter or something high in the air, diving from the staircase, climbing into or out of something.
And he looks at you like...."What?? Is something wrong?"

Notice the marking on the giant lump on his forehead...the cuts actually match the stone tile in our foyer where he fell off the stairs.

He also likes to push this little chair over to the piano.....climbs on top and bangs on the keys. He can't get his leg up to play with his toes....lord help him when he gets a little taller. He will push the chair across the room to stand on it.

The girls on the other hand.................Sam & Ellie had a sleepover.

Fun stuff!!!

They played dress up, ice-cream sundaes & of course the actual sleep over.

The difference between the boy & girl thing is just over the top!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!