Saturday, January 31, 2009

say what!?

at 4:00pm yesterday chris announced that the new residents of our sweet little house would be moving in on monday... excuse me?

so needless to say i have worked my fingers to the bone and pulled an all nighter last night just to get this done. and we are still not done. looks like another all nighter in is the works.

our new house is a real charmer. cant wait to show her off when i get the www.

wish me luck!

Friday, January 23, 2009

happy birthday...

to this party animal.


she is coming this weekend (at the drop of a hat) to watch my kids next week while chris and i get away. how did i get so lucky?



oh how i wish i were there to celebrate your day with you. you are way too good to us.

have a perfect day.

we love you so much.

Saturday, January 17, 2009



have you seen this yet? oh my... i am not sure a movie has ever touched me so.

also,did you see a few of my photos were featured here? proud as punch.

i spent a lot of the weekend indulging estee's newest obsession.

and monie's too (please dont ask me why) it's horrible.

oh, and maybe i went a little crazy here yesterday.

and sister, will you please make me one of these beauties...?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

life is so beautiful part 2...


mommy, daddy, estee and a little bit of monie.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

a good day...



took this photo of estee

met ann halfway for a fine dining experience

showed our house*

ate a fresh as a daisy cupcake with 2 inches of frosting on the top

*please, please let it sale, you should see the beauty we get to move in to when it does.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

our ski bunny...



daddy and estee's favorite past time... and i about cried when i watched the videos from their day. flip video, run dont walk.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

why it's good to be a girl... with a sister.



*** and for those of you who have asked, the green paint downstairs is called martini olive and is a home depot color that we had sherwin williams color match. i'm still obsessed with it.

slipping through my fingers...



Tuesday, January 06, 2009

little helper...



we have been cooking and baking like crazy over here... i guess we have estee to thank, all she wanted for christmas was this red kitchen and she pretty much obsessed over it for four months.


please notice in true estee fashion she has not one but two aprons on.

when she is not making her own pretend gourmet delights she loves to be in the kitchen with me, perched on the counter and telling me how delicious everything is going to be.

Monday, January 05, 2009

It was so much sweeter than any dream could have been...


Last night I couldn't sleep so in the middle of the night I snuck in to simone's room because I was dying to hold her.

I never want to forget how we tip-toed through the dark house together and she had the most perfect little smile on her face. how we looked out the window and she pointed at the dark world and kept saying "snow" in her little raspy, sleepy voice. how I rocked her and sang to her and she just giggled and giggled. How when I laid her in her crib and told her i loved her she said "i you"

oh and how she slept in until 9:30 because of our little party... that part was really good too.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

cousins...

i did a shoot with the girls and marlo while i was home. poor monie was exhausted and wasn't really having it... i could not get one smile out of her, in fact she had a grouchy look on her face in pretty much every shot. regardless, i am so happy we took the time to do this.