We have been whipped up into the whirlwind of the holidays! Parker really understood santa and the magic of the holidays. I remembered what it was like to wake up on Christmas morning and think that santa had come to the house. I know we only have a few years till some pal ruins it for her! We baked cookies with Gma Susan, met the their new family puppy (OMG!), took pictures with Santa, had Christmas dinner with friends, had brunch with family and a minor bout with the stomach flu. All in a good week. I also went snowboarding for the first time in 3 (!) years and remembered how much I love to be in the mountains. Kerry, Kelly and I only did a few runs but it was a fun one night, all girls, get back into the swing of things kind of trip. And last but certainly not least Parker is officially potty trained which is a great way to start 2011! PS excuse the quality of these pics they were mostly taken from my phone and it looks like the lens has a 2 years old hand prints on it!

Our little tree on xmas morning & opening gifts, Dylan & Parker discussing an episode of Curious George on xmas eve, shots of tequila on xmas eve(and I love how the baby is in on the action), xmas dinner, K, K and I getting ready to hit the slopes,Kerry and Kelly on the mountain, Ellie the puppy, making cookies at gmas!


We are STILL in California!

2 weeks is a long time to be away from home! Alas, we are coming home soon...here are a few random shots from the past couple of days:G and P in the hot tub, the view, the sunset from my mom's house last night (for real! that pyramid is the neighbors house) and a happy girl


California Knows How to Party

We are hanging in CA for a couple of weeks. G is working in Berkeley and I have bouncing all over the state. I just spent the weekend in LA with 2 of my oldest girlfriends and had a blast. We are back in Jenner with my mom and Don trying to soak up what little vitamin D is here.
Parker taking time to smell the flowers in Jenner:



Thanksgiving has come and gone and I have been reminded how thankful I am for health, love, family, friends and adventure. It has been a great year and I am so excited to see what’s next!

Last weekend I did a photo shoot for a sweet family who I randomly knew because Seattle is the smallest city in the world. Here are a couple of my favorite shots of Miranda:
Also, we had a great dinner at Aunties on Tday. Here she is in all her hostess glory (Cheryl, this is your big blog debut!) And a picture of P and me this past week


Snow Daze...

Winter is here! Seattle had its first snow storm in 20 months and it was before thanksgiving....I have a feeling it is going to be a LONG winter. The good news is that Mom and Don are in town to help prevent cabin fever and hang with Parker! Here are a few pictures that my mom took of P's first real snow day....Not sure why she needed the sunglasses upside down but I think it might be the winter way to wear them!


Photo shoot + Jassapaloza!

Where did they week go? So, last week I did a photo shoot with Amy & Kelly + family. They wanted to get some shots of their mom with the grand kids so here are a few shots of their beautiful family!

Then, last weekend I went on a girls weekend to Oregon to celebrate my pal Jessica: Jessapaloza. We had the best weekend with one night in Portland and 2 nights in Cannon Beach. We danced and ate and slept and drank lots of wine and spoiled Jessica rotten. Here are some cute shots of the weekend :



This is just a mishmash of thoughts...here goes:

First of all, Halloween was a blast. Parker got the hang of (and loved!) trick or treating. I didn’t take any pictures but here is one of her as a 80’s rocker chick (turned aerobics instructor) that I got on my phone. I forgot how fun Halloween can be as a kid!
Also, we have been loving our co op preschool. We go 2x week and Parker has the biggest crush on the teacher—Teacher Christi. She is fabulous and I am glad Parker knows a good one when she sees one! She is kind of a teacher’s pet. We will see what gives in the coming years! The other day, I caught her pretending she was Teacher Christi with all her “friends”.
And in photography news, I did a shoot for our neighbor last weekend. The weather was dreadful but we managed to get a few good shots. Lastly, while the weather is turning fall/winter, Seattle throws in just enough nice days to make it manageable. Here is one from a little family outing...


Dorking out

I am turning into such a photography dork. I am taking a workshop right now and last night was "night photography" at Pike Place. And it was SO fun. I am ready for shooting car ads! And check out the ghost picture of my pal Ginny and me. Perfect timing for Halloween this weekend!


Sweet Baby Layla

I had the privilege of photographing sweet baby Layla last week. Here are some of my favorite shots from the session:


Parker & her buddy!

A few pics from our weekend trip to the pumpkin patch with Carly, Peter & Dylan. Fall is here!! PS outfits were not planned!



Oh, NYC. Love, love, love. Kelly and I just had the most fabulous girls/kids-free weekend visiting Kerry in New York. We ate the most amazing food, soaked in the sunshine, got rocked by Broadway, walked till our feet hurt, shopped SOHO, drank great wine and slept in past sunrise! It felt luxurious and sweet. I cant wait to do it again! Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend.