Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Finn sent me this selfie at the start of his junior year.
Needless to say he is less than thrilled summer is over.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Philly Digs...

 Emma was totally excited to be back in her new home town and even more excited to put down roots in her very first apartment! She is sharing a lovely, brand-new and not quite finished third floor flat with two other girls.  She is over the moon about the whole set up!

We set her up with a brand new bed and a retro-fabulous kitchen table.  She made her own "head board" from a chain of paper cranes she and I folded during our drive out to Philly. We 
unearthed her other belongings from storage and made sure her favorite inherited vanity made it safely to campus from Chicago.

She already looks right at home, doesn't she?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bon Voyage Bolognese...

 Saying good-bye to Emma is never easy, but it is always delicious! We are prepared to part ways so she can start her second year at Temple University and wanted to be sure we gave her a proper send off.  Nancy came over and we all enjoyed a true Italian feast!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Wedding on a Colorado Mountain Top...

 Emma and I  started our morning with a big beautiful room service breakfast before getting all gussied up and heading to the top of Vail mountain for a very special day!

 Gondola Girls
I really cannot put into words just how breathtaking this vista really was and I could not have imagined a better place to perform a wedding ceremony for a couple of extraordinary women in front of their beautiful bevy of friends.

(photo credit to T. Arenberg)
(Photo credit to Kit)
 I nannied for Molly when she was just four years old and I am happy to say she grew up to be a pretty spectacular person. She and her love, Katie, met at Oxford and have been together ever since. Their love story is one of my favorites and to say they both deserved this festive day is a huge understatement. They were a joyous duo from start to finish!
And I even got to spend time with my newest crush; this little man belongs to Katie's sister and makes me a "grand nanny!" Trust me you've never met a more well adjusted young man.
Congratulations to Molly and Katie! 
I count performing this wedding ceremony among the greatest honors of my life!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Family at the Fire Game...

For some reason this family portrait just cracks me up!

Boys in the Morning...

Finn was lucky enough to have two of his favorite people in the world spend the night! They were, donut eating, lazy Fifa playing fools all morning and loved every minute of their time together!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hubbard Street Farewell...

 This afternoon Leif and I watched this gorgeous group of dancers demonstrate everything they had learned during the past four weeks with Hubbard Street. Emma has maintained her friendships over the years with folks like this awesome guy and also added a to her friend group in big numbers this summer. Each one of them is insanely talented and I was an honor to watch them today.  While it was hard for all of them to part ways I know they could all use a rest.
 We scooped up our tired and sore dancer after her performance and treated her to a bowl full of miso ramen to celebrate the day.  After that we were all super lazy for the rest of the day.
So PROUD of our AMAZING Emma Grace!

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