25 March 2010


happy 4th birthday to my
sweet as a cupcake
spicy as cayenne

super adventurous
cute people drawing

mind of her own
creative dresser & hair stylist!

i love you, miss m!

(she took this picture
of her own feet!
i am so proud...)


23 March 2010

too sweet...

melts in your heart
not in your hand...


16 March 2010

wonder cousins!

with 4 kiddos 5 & under,
deciding to do a cousins picture

5 hours before it's supposed to be
a 50th birthday present is quite a feat...

it takes moms who are very
optimistic, energetic & filled with hope...
thankfully my sister & i are just that
(well, she's energetic)

& when you are all of those things,

you are rewarded
with magic

(because you've got some sweet, cute kids :)

we were so happy to get a picture!
it was such a fun shoot!
we threw some balloons in too
thinking that might get some fun shots
& it didn't really work for the four kiddos
but check out these cuties...

this is my favorite
(not just because it's headless
but yes,
that is one reason)

it just seems like a little snip of what having twins is like...

it was so fun to have them here!
my kids LOVE their cousins
& it is especially sweet to see Q with them
i think he may just end up being
one of those great boy babysitters,
when he's not out mowing people over on the soccer field...

kate & i got to hang out late on thursday night
project runway & lots of chatting
plus calzone & adorable fur lined boots
(which i will share soon)
it was a great night :)

i love you kate!
please come back again soon!

here's to sisters & cousins
& photo shoots that turn out
better than you expected...


11 March 2010

together 1-derful!

what a fun evening
with some of my favorite girlies...

& since one of us has moved to salem
(cough rachael)
it has been harder for us to get together...
however this little shin-dig
was planned in 20 minutes
with angie & i IMing on facebook
while i texted rachael
& angie texted erin...
it was awesome!
a revelation!
usually one person is texting 3 other people
& that's just difficult
but this was smooth & lovely...

the place we went
is a cool new-ish wine bar in town
(what do you imagine that stands for?
i'm sure it's on their website someplace)
& as is my way
i took more pictures of inadement objects than
of actual people...

the wine racks...
(my camera needs it's operator to read the manual
i wonder when that will happen...)

& this wine that angie & rach got
just because the name was so great
& then i bought a bottle for my sister
because of the name & the label
(which is how i choose wine all the time...
well, label & price)

can you blame me for taking so many pictures?

& the other adorableness
more adorable
of course!
was mr jack who joined us
& was charming the entire time!
so cute!
but did i get a picture of his cute smile?
got three pictures of a wine bottle though
i will certainly treasure that for years to come...


hope you're finding time to
hang out with your girlie friends
or at least
it's a good thing


10 March 2010

some blogs....

some blogs just make me want to
go to the art table
& start making stuff
this one is like that for me
every time i read it...
i have to be careful
or my little brain just starts to spin

with ideas
& inspiration...
& everything else
can just float out the window

i just love it
every time...

all photos
a beautiful mess
& the mind of elsie flannigan
artist & visionary :)

05 March 2010

found on friday: not as fun as most....

i'm getting better
& we
(the doctors & brian & i)
are figuring it out
you know
my fridays
& all the other days
are full of this kind of stuff...

life is goofy!
yes it is...