Saturday, February 28, 2009


It most certainly has been an eventful week!  Nothing huge and earth shattering.  Just lots of little stuff.   Monday and Tuesday were days spent with nieces and nephews and shopping and coffee.  My kind of days.  Thursday a friend and I went to a bakery auction in Manhattan.  Totally fun.  This place was adorable with tons of charm.  Too bad the cafe and bakery located within didn't quite make it.  Ballet and a visit from the little charlie man rounded out our eventful week.  Perhaps some sewing this weekend yet?  One can hope?  I think my machine may throw a hissy fit because I haven't spent any time with her since Christmas!

Monday, February 16, 2009

kc movement

I had the amazing opportunity of photographing a performance by KC Movement this weekend.  What a glorious way to spend valentines day!  This modern dance troop moved us in so very many ways.  I was really pushed to take photos and not just watch!  The music choices, the costumes, the raw emotion.  No words.  Just amazing.

My girls are blessed to have one of these company dancers teaching them on weekends.  It was truly a treat to see her dance.  Her grace and strength are an example for my girls.  They have taken lessons at a very classical ballet studio for so many years, it was nice to stretch their view of ballet a bit with professional modern ballet.

And did I mention?  We brought 5 kids with us!  To Kansas City.  On Valentines Day.  Enough said about that!  

Friday, February 06, 2009

an artist of the culinary kind

I have recently begun to admire a whole new form of artwork lately.  Don't get me wrong, I have always enjoyed a good cupcake.  And by a good cupcake I mean every cupcake is a good cupcake right?  Then I met Allyson.  She is a serious artist dealing in sprinkles and sugar and chocolate, oh my!  

One of the things I love about her is that look on her face while she is baking.  I mean how can something turn out poorly when you smile like that?!  One of her employees noted that she smiles each time she finishes a cupcake.  

She bakes it all from scratch.  No boxes around this place!  The cake is awesome but the frosting is insane!  She goes from vanilla to chocolate to lemon to strawberry without skipping a beat!  

This week I did a bit of photography work in the bakery.  Getting ready for Valentines day and all.  What a pleasure.  All of these cupcakes went home with me.  I will totally work for cupcakes anytime.  Well maybe not anytime.  My rear end will be as big as a house if I keep this up!  

If you are in the area check her out.  Or just drool over her web page!

Monday, February 02, 2009

toothless wonder

If you ask me there just ain't a whole lot cuter than a little one with no teeth!  Poor kid doesn't have much on the bottom either!  

Okay.  Not much of a post.  We are all beyond exhausted here.  Hope everyone else is fine.  Happy February!