Portrait Project



eloise: I thought of these lyrics when I saw this photo…
“Sweet Eloise, sing the birds in the trees
When she is near you can hear them
Singing sweet melodies
They’re just for my Eloise.”


-joining jodi and the 52 project!



tulips birthday

handmade kitty

brthday balls

birthday walk

antique market

antique tools

easter tulips

easter basket

easter plans

ellie likes her toys

easter bunny fun

making food

birds nest dessert

birds nest part 2

eating ellie lunch

mom made deviled eggs

the set up


the plate

candy and tulips

strawberry shortcake

passed out

As you can see from all the photos, we had a very busy but very fun weekend! Friday we said goodbye to Jeff’s parents as they headed back across the country to Boston. Saturday we spent the day in Los Angeles at a very special first birthday party. Ellie got to meet her two Great Uncles, cousins she had never met  and a slew of other family. It was a really lovely day! (That kitty was the handmade softie I made for the birthday girl). Sunday was Ellie’s first Easter and we had Easter dinner at our house. First we made a pit stop at the Antique market before we got a rained out and headed back home to prepare for Easter dinner. Then we enjoyed good food, family, friends, and lots of tulips and candy. It was such an exciting day, Ellie ended up falling asleep right after dinner and then waking up just in time for bedtime. It was a long, busy, lovely Easter weekend. How was yours?

*linking up with Amanda.

Easter Sunday

Some Easter Brunch at Mom and Dad’s.

Way too many Marshmellow Peeps.

Jeff’s Edinborough Ale Yeast starter brewing on the counter.

More homemade banana bread (recipe from The Tassajara Bread Book).

New homemade spring time coasters and spring time reading.

And last but not least, Easter doggie who hates us now after being tortured with silly bunny ears.