Saturday, December 27, 2014

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Merry Christmas to All!
And Happy New Year!

(no babies or childern were harmed or put at risk in the making of this photo. do not attempt at home.)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Welcome to my newest little nephew!

We had quite the little photo shoot the other day...

 Best baby model ever-- well, with 3 exceptions.

Showing off his very special hat, knitted by his cousin-- her very first knitting project ever!

Everybody loves him!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An unexpected find!

Yesterday we went on a little hike and were surprised to find this in a nearby park...

A flock of sheep accompanied by their friendly neighborhood Great Pyrenees!
This is an an odd sight to find unexpectedly in New York suburbia.
Our puppy, Loupiot (a Pyrenean Shepherd), was quite interested to meet his compatriot.

And then he posed a bit.

And checked out the funny looking woolly beasts.

And then ran off to play with the kids.

A Glorious Day

Today ended up with one daughter just slightly worse for wear with a few stitches on her leg.
But this is the part of the day I'll remember.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer 2014

We're sucking every last drop out of these final days of summer!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Our New Baby

So... we have a new baby.

He's fuzzy. And very naughty.

He came from the kennel of Monsieur Amare, one of the oldest operating breeders in France, and I feel privileged to have him. I also need to thank Terri Walker from Bien-Aime Bergers for everything!!

This is James du Castelmouly.

aka Loupiot (pronounced Loopy-Oh!)

I also had a fabulous adventure going to France to pick him up. And we went for a little hike in the Pyrenees together.

We met some friends along the way.

And now we're all in love with little Loupiot!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another Portrait

Here's another painting from my Thursday portrait class!
This guy's a fantastic model. So much fun to paint.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sick Day

Carys was sick last Thursday, but I couldn't skip my painting class, so she came along.

The results:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

We've been living with an ogre...

My little boy is growing up to be an ogre. He got the lead role in a local kids theater production of Shrek. He's never done anything quite like this before and he was amazing and we're so proud of him for working so hard and improving so much, but most of all for throwing himself out there.