Sunday, September 25, 2011

C is for Cookie

I volunteered to make cookies for a party at Meazi's school. I received an e-mail requesting "No chocolate chip cookies." Uhm, that is the cookie I know how to make. Luckily Steven was feeling ambitious.

Linzer recipe Here. No hair in the cookies.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Love Me 'Til My Heart Stops- My Baby Sister's Wedding.

My sister's wedding was incredible! I want it to happen annually! If you have no interest in my sister or her wedding, make sure to at least scroll down to the picture of my dad in his Elvis costume.

Trevor Johnson of Trevor Johnson Photography has generously allowed me to share some of the photos from my sister's wedding. Trevor is a lovely friend of Kate's who lives in Wisconsin. He has offered a 10% discount to anyone who mentions eyes of my eyes when booking him for a future job. So all of you Midwest families out there, check out his work. Trevor was one of those great photographers who you don't even notice are present. Thanks Trevor. Oh, and I'm so glad all of your cameras survived, I thought the beauty of my sister might cause them to spontaneously combust.

World's Cutest Ring Bearer
Meazi and her cousins, Betsy and Abby. Flower Girls Extraordinaire.

Don't hate her because she's perfect.

Did I mention Kate is a choreographer?
The ceremony was on the roof of Madison's modern art museum.

Modern art.

Remind me later to tell you why Kate chose green...
My mom with her beautiful Irish Blessing.
Tarek the Happy
Available, one Nordstrom's flower girl dress worn once. 6x, already too small for Ms. Meazi. Will trade for Grenache Blanc, Dalwhinne, or Chocolate of any kind, or size 7 girl's clothes.
My brother Bubs looking dapper, with Bets.
Can I get a witness?
Family Photo
LA's newest power couple- Best man Greg, and his beautiful wife Claire. I keep checking Greg's website to see if he has posted his charming and eloquent best man speech, and I keep checking Claire's to see if her book is out yet. Still waiting...

Uhm, why my sister chose GREEN!

Again, please don't hate her for her charming form and her giant brain.

One of my dates- the shorter one.
The reception was at the Orpheum Theatre. Kate had two poets open the evening reciting a love poem to each other from the Romeo and Juliet balconies (not shown).

I said a few words.
It was impossible for me to describe what it means to have Kate as my sister.

They chose one of my absolute favorite Talking Heads' songs for their first dance- This must be the Place.
My Father.
My Father- after a couple of cocktails. (Some people garden, play chess, he dresses like the king and performs).
It is a freaking miracle she didn't fall over this balcony.    
It was a truly spectacular evening. I love my new brother Tarek so much. I didn't post a lot of pictures of his absolutely lovely family because, well, I'm not sure how they feel about blogs. Perhaps they enjoy privacy like some husbands I know.

I truly underestimated how moving an experience this would be, watching Katie tie the knot. She looked at Tarek in a way I'd never seen her look before. It was a thing of beauty.

Monday, September 12, 2011


 For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)

Has the world ever known a you, my friend,

And it never will, not ever again…

Heaven blew every trumpet

And played every horn

On the wonderful, marvelous

Night you were born.

Today you are six. I am so lucky to know you.

Happy Birthday Meazi. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This Week...

This week has not gone as well as I hoped it would. Sanding has not been successful. Not at all successful.

I spoke to my friend, Grenache Blanc, and she said, "Keep on Truckin".

So we will.

This weekend we will go to the happiest place on earth. Meazi requested this day trip for her sixth birthday.

Please tell me it isn't as bad as it sounds?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Enkutatash- Early

New hairstyles

I don't YIKE it mommy!

No lijoch on the stage please.

Ham and cheese served all day

Happy Early New Year.