Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh, Happy Day

Just wanted to post a quick picture of a day trip I took with my dear friend Julia to the Botanical Gardens a couple of weeks ago. We had a peaceful day, just roaming along winding paths, green meadows, and some wooden bridges. Here's a taste of our fun day.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nikki's Day

Just had to post some photos of my very best childhood friend, Nikki. She passed away at 21 years old of a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. I can't help but to smile every time I think of her. She had a joyful zest for life and the best sense of humor I've ever seen. She was a clown, always making me laugh with her break dancing moves or by stuffing her bra with anything she could fit into it. I miss her so much and over 10 years after her death still treasure the friendship we had.

This weekend I will be honoring Nikki with some friends & family by doing a fundraising walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am so blessed to have the health and ability to do this for all those who suffer with this horribly tragic disease.

As for Nikki, I will remember you always and treasure the imprint you have left on my heart.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Life!

She's arrived! My good friend Susie had her beautiful baby girl last week. Everyone is healthy and happy. Little Caroline arrived at 6:48pm weighing 6lbs, 6oz. Can't wait to meet her.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Blog truancy

I never knew I could feel guilty about neglecting the blog, but low and behold I feel like a certain part of my life has been on pause since I haven't been posting recently. So here's a quick photo session I did with Maya about a week and a half ago in her new-used clothing that I picked up at the local children's consignment store. They have such great things and I LOVE the idea of reusing items rather than constantly consuming new things. I found an adorable dress for her to wear to our friends wedding next week as well. I'll be sure to post some awesome photos when that day really, I will. Hope your weekend is beautiful.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!!!

Cupcakes, cupcakes, must be done by noon. Get up, get out of bed. I need to celebrate! Today's the day that she was born, the day my life was forever changed. She's growing so very fast and before I know it she'll be gone out on her own. Cupcakes, cupcakes must be done. How could this time have passed so quickly? Just yesterday she was learning how to ride her bike. Just last week she was tiny as could be curled up right next to me. But here she is now at 5'3" and I'm happy to see the young woman she is and will be. She blows me away every day with her smile and her laughter and on days her new found sass. I'm as proud as I ever thought I could be.
So HAPPY, HAPPY DAY dear daughter of mine! I'm so glad to celebrate you this day, year, lifetime. Cupcakes are done, off to school to watch you and your friends devour them. You bless my life more than you could ever know. All my love to you my sweet....

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fun times

Mia & Maya

Mia was having a little diaper trouble

Moria, Peter & Maya

Gianna & Leo

Leo & Grammy

Laughing Leo

So many photos, but I couldn't resist. My girlfriend, Andi, and I went on a little day trip with our littlest girls for a visit to the zoo, lunch with good friends visiting from San Francisco and a beach stop with my cousin Gianna. We had a great day, long....but great! Hope your day is happy.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Little Buddies

Can't believe how well this turned out

Mr. Man

You are....

My softest blanket to wrap up in when I need warmth,

The bench that supports me when I need a break from the chaos,

The voice that encourages me when I don't know who I am or where I'm headed,

A friend that knows me like no other - and still loves me,

An amazing example of patience, kindness and strength to our children

The truest love I have ever known

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Goodbye Grandpa Harry....

Last wednesday we got the news that Matt's dear grandpa Harry had passed away. Although we are sad to know that we will no longer have the chance to see his smile or hear his laughter, we are so thankful for his long and full life of 99 years and also his peaceful departure. He will certainly be missed.