June 2008

He keeps going & going & going…

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Kids have all the energy.  Some of this spit-fire redhead’s excitement rubbed off on me.  I came back to the hotel very happy, if not a little exhausted.  I only hope some of his energy rubs off on his parents.

It is so exciting to see my past wedding clients… with their kids.  This is the first of 3 families I was able to reconnect with while in Boston.

Back from Boston

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We had a blast in Boston. I really miss being in such a cool city. Although we are becoming aware of the cool things about Denver. It just seems like all those huge trees and the farms so close to the city are things only the East has.

Oh, and the best pizza on the planet is in the North End; Pizza Regina. A great description of that spot here. It was nice to see the familiar waitresses, made us feel like we never left.  Not that they recognized us… even if they did, they’d never admit it.

We also visited all our old haunts in Jamaica Plain and saw some of our great friends there. We even visited our friend’s community garden patch and picked 4lbs. of strawberries out of a 2×3′ patch. Amazing!

India even went on a camp-out with her friend’s grandparents.  Ok, it was in an RV.  But still, who would have guessed she could have squeezed in a camp-out on our Boston trip?  Good times, great memories.  Makes me want to return home.

Here’s one image from our stay in Boston. Stay tuned for more…

Public Garden

Good Luck

Recently India found a 4-leaf clover. I thought now might be a good time to post the image since Friday the 13th is coming up. If you feel you might need a bit of extra luck, just come by and maybe some of the clover’s luck will rub off on you.

Hospital Stay

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Bed rest is one thing, but to have to stay in the hospital until your baby is born? That is rough. The kids and I have been trying to keep this mom company. She was diagnosed with preeclampsia almost two weeks ago, just before the last week of school. She is India’s Kindergarten teacher. Not an ideal situation, but thankfully both mom and baby are healthy.
We had all the kids sign this book that we brought with us on one of our hospital visits. Another mom came up with the idea and helped collect quotes from each of the kids. What a wonderful way to remember all the kindergarten friends. With some extra money from the other parents we were able to raise enough money to purchase an album for each kid in the class.

Another ploy to cheer up mom-to-be was a little photo shoot outside of the hospital… if only in the hospital garden.

and in a wheelchair…

Thankfully she could get out of the chair, stand, sit cross-legged. Just no jumping or running.

Dad is already reading and cuddling with baby.

The Pool House

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When I went to photograph this Arapahoe Acres home I was told that they had once received a call from the city asking when they had installed a pool. The homeowner was a bit confused. The person from the city said, “It says here you have a pool house.” The homeowner quickly replied that the home was named after the first homeowners, the Pools, and that they do not have a pool or a pool house.
This home does not need a pool. It is so beautifully complete without one. The homeowner, Dave Steers, has a restoration/renovation business and has done his share of work throughout the neighborhood.

The woodwork in this home is so beautiful. The paneling is to die for. See the hinge to the left of the light? Hidden closet there. If only homes were still made with aesthetics in mind!

The front room with a view into the family and dining rooms as well as the shaded patio.

The kitchen was restored bringing the original sliding cupboard doors and lower mahogany cupboards back. I love that the original owner requested a glass back splash so she could keep an eye on the kids as they played in the yard. Not only practical but unique and forward thinking.

Of everything in this home, I want this. A tub room looking out to a beautiful garden. The first time I saw this I was stunned by its tranquil beauty.

With two sinks and jetted tub this bathroom addition is one that keeps with the original scale of the home but brings in modern conveniences and some modern styling.