A Dora Fiesta

The threenager has landed! On October 2nd, Miss Jemma turned three years old and this first month has been awesome. Truly, she is full of a fresh zest and although we “fight” over who is the boss on occasion, we’re having a ball exploring and learning about everything under the sun. I mean, just today […]


I could write on and on of how Jemma has changed my life. But today, we’re busy. Because we’re three and busy is our middle name. We’re eating pancakes and watching Thumbelina and making a mess of all our toys. We’re going to paint pumpkins and order pizza delivery – her favorite treat. This morning […]

36/52 & 37/52 & 38/52

 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013  Jemma / / / Oh, the flower girl. xoxo Max / / / Blurry, but perfect. That smile. My boy. Jemma & Max / / / These two. Rarely separated. Jemma / / / Ready to dash into the rain. Max / / […]

Here Comes the Flower Girl

Earlier this month Jemma donned her “pwincess dwess” and “dancin’ shoes” and waltzed down the aisle of my dear friend’s wedding. Denise and I have been friends since college and I was so honored that she asked my girl to be a part of her wedding. The big day was September 8th at a gorgeous […]

The ABC’s of Jemma

Today is all about this little sassafras! It’s her first day of preschool so I thought I’d commemorate this fabulous milestone with a little ABCs inspired by Chelsea over at Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles! I mean, I have to do something other than sit around and cry over my baby. Going to school. […]

33/52, 34/52 & 35/52

 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013  Jemma / / / Heading off to Mimi’s house during Max’s surgery and recovery. Max / / / Home from surgery. Thinks his cast is dumb. Jemma / / / Bubbles will lead you straight to her heart. Max / / / Ignoring […]

29/52, 30/52, 31/52 & 32/52

Behind again, whatevs. At least the pictures are being taken. Uploading is just such a task these days. :: wipes brow in anguish ::  a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013  Jemma / / / Apparently someone watches mama put her sunnies on her head. Max / / / Hangin’ […]


 Attended the most beautiful bridal shower on Sunday – aren’t these centerpieces presh? And oh the macaroons that were there (not pictured, obviously because they were all eaten). Kind of obsessed with pistachio and almond ones.   Then today, we went swimming and saw a mermaid – Jemma was thrilled!   Chelsea commented on my […]

27/52 & 28/52

 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013  Jemma / / / She is the corkscrew queen. She launches off, swirls down and runs around to do it again. Max / / / “Look, Mama!” Crawlin’ on the grass! Jemma / / / She told me she was waiting for a […]

Mini Style File | Smile, Jemmie!

 errands in the blue car: dress, old navy | converse, thrifted | our best friend turtle, jbf walk to the park: dress, thrifted hanna andersson | frog boots, thrifted western chief As you can see, Jemma still doesn’t smile for the camera. Well, she occasionally does, but not often. She also picks out her own […]