Monday, March 28, 2011


I have been completely addicted to [FRAMED], an amazing, online photography show. They post a new episode every Tuesday featuring a different photographer. It is really interesting and inspiring!

They have a contest for bloggers to post a "photo that tells a story".
Being a scrapbooker, I feel EVERY photo tells a story!

So, here's mine:

The story this photo tells me is one of blossoming, becoming, changing. My little girl is just between childhood and full on teenager. She is changing from a cute kid, to a beautiful young lady, right before my eyes.

If you are interested in [FRAMED] click this link or follow them on Facebook here or Twitter here.

The above picture was taken of Celeste before attending her friend's Batmitzva. Here is one of her in her dress for this night:

Celeste and her friends had a great time dancing the night away, at what turned out to be quite the party!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Nylon Kites: $10.88 each
Extra string: $3.00
And afternoon at the park with the whole family: Priceless.

Sophie with her butterfly kite

OK, so Blogger automatically turned this photo, so now you can't see how high Celeste got her parrot kite.

All 3 kites at once.

And, FYI, we need to find a new park to fly them, as security informed us there is no kite flying at Tempe Town Lake because it is in the flight path of the airport, OOPS! He was nice enough to tell us as we were getting into our car, a weird end to a fabulous afternoon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dream Big

It doesn't hurt to dream big, right?
Alexa wanted to check out a couple of schools on her radar for college.
They just so happen to be private colleges.
Really, really EXPENSIVE private colleges.
And, of course, they were amazing!
We took tours of Pomona and Scripps, both in the Claremont Consortium of colleges.
Scripps had one of the prettiest campuses I have ever seen. In fact it is Forbes rated #4 of college campuses! Every building was unique, the rooms were furnished like they belong in Europe, and the art, fountains, and plants around the campus were gorgeous!
Oh yeah, it's a damn good school too. Amazing courses, 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio, study abroad opportunities, and SO much more.

(Alexa at Scripps)

And then there's Pomona, the largest of the Claremont Colleges. It was equally as impressive and unique. They offer many of the same things as Scripps, on a slightly larger scale. Either of them would be amazing.

So, first step, apply. Step 2, (if accepted) figure out where to get the $53,000.00 a year tuition, room and board....
Oh well, it doesn't hurt to dream big, right?