Thursday, March 31, 2011

83*

this past tuesday, i  had the pleasure of sharing a beautiful afternoon with Sara and her two gorgeous girls...


we were headed to chautauqua for some late day play, and swung by longmont on our way.

you know sara right?
sara of walk slowly, live wildly..
sara of the happy hoop...
and the live lightly tour, the happy janssens, happy foody...
sara the incredible photographer..

yes, that sweet sara.

her gorgeousness framed in dreamy dreads...
she speaks with the articulation of deep intelligence and gentle compassion...
more simply put::    she is lovely.
so so so lovely.

and her girls are two beautiful spirits who my girls loved and still talk about daily...


we talked shop over mate and tea while sitting on the grass in the sunshine while our kiddos played in their worlds of imagination...

sweet lucy was so tired...

before it got too late, yet an hour after i told my girls we were leaving (does it take you ten times as long to get out of the door too?)  we headed towards chautauqua to catch the late afternoon sun, but not before a quick stop to cold stone creamery to pay out my bribe to get them into the car..  **note to self.. if you want decent pictures of kids, do not give them ice cream prior to the shoot.. hyper children adorned with chocolate stained faces and clothes is not what i had in mind...

sophia had fun in the bathroom.. oh my, i try not to think about what is on that floor.


required bathroom shot


sophia refused to play by the "stay on the trail" rules...

happy girls

my favorite shot of the afternoon...
this is Sophia...
walking to the beat of her own drum and not giving a damn about anything else...
i wish i were more like her.