Friday, October 31, 2008


i have never witnessed a child more excited or proud of herself than estee was this morning in her cinderella costume.

she is parading around her preschool right now, i am sure telling everyone "grandma mary made it for me, she is really good at fixing stuff"

thanks so much mom... it's perfect and we both couldn't love it more.

photos of my little kitty cat (simone) to come.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

to my dear simone...

lucky, lucky me that i get to kiss your perfect, round face millions of times a day.

lucky, lucky me that i get to witness your sweet and peaceful way.

lucky, lucky me that i get to be your mother and tell you that you are capable of anything in this world. i know that there is no limit to what you can achieve.

you are only one year old and i already know how extraordinary you are.

love, mommy

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

she must really think i'm cool...

estee loves to watch the fiest 1234 video she knows the song by heart and the best part is, she thinks i am the star of it. she really and truly believes that i actually strapped on a blue sequined strapless number and danced to my hearts content.

notice what she says in the beginning of this video... hilarious.

and just a word of caution, you may get dizzy just watching her dancing.

monie needs some blog time... i think i'll write her a big love letter tomorrow.

Monday, October 27, 2008


it is very rare that you will find this girl without at least 3 dress ups on at once. and let me tell you, eight is definitely not her record...

she loves her dress ups so much she wakes me up in the middle of the night to ask about them. like she will come in to my room and shake me and say "mommy in the morning i can go downstairs and play with my dress ups" with a big smile on her face nodding her head up and down.

here she is in all her glory.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

becky and max...

this is my third time taking pictures for becky, she is so much fun and seriously has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and like you have know her forever. it was freezing cold this day but little max was such a trooper!

Friday, October 24, 2008


it was good to be back in yuba for a bit.

we layed around in our pajamas for like 3 days and then went to the punkin patch and then went to casa lupe and then went to our 10 year high school reunion.

you just got the complete run down.

but we had a so much fun spending time with mom and dad. and it was so great to see some old friends at the reunion.

here is pretty much every photo i took.

i am obsessed with monie spinning in this one... you have no idea how proud she is of herself.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


our only day with nothing scheduled.

we always stay in our p.j.s and bake (cookies today) and watch movies and have lots and lots of tea parties.

i love tuesdays.

and next tuesday i'll be in northern california with my parents, i'm going for a whole week with the girls and ann... so excited, i love yuba in the fall.

Friday, October 10, 2008

eating cereal...

i roll at some of the faces she is pulling in these.

and a shot of my house all decked. this is just a portion of the shizz i have up.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

happy as can be...

this is my gorgeous friend cassaundra and her darling family. we were roomates in college and lost touch throughout the years but reconnected through blogging. i am so glad she asked me to do her photos again... it's always such a treat to see her.

Monday, October 06, 2008

a perfect trip to the mountains...

we spent a luxurious weekend up at adam's cabin. it was so relaxing and absolutely gorgeous.

nothing better than grimey little girls thinking they are in heaven, rides in the unimog, smores, breathtaking views and enjoying the wonderful and uplifting talks given at conference.

thanks adam and ann for having us... can we do it every weekend?

Thursday, October 02, 2008


today is the day i just want to be with my twin. i guess it's because this has always been our day.

i wouldn't have it any other way.

sister, how did i get so lucky to come into this world with you? perfect, loyal, funny, amazing you.

happy birthday sister. i love you so much.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

louandlee update...

i have been getting everything ready to update the shop with some prints from my trip.

they should be up tonight so be sure and check them out.

here are a few i have ordered for my house and they will be in the shop as well...