Elsie gets her picture taken

Ha ha. Just found this old post languishing as a draft from 2 summers ago. Thought I’d post it anyway, as we’ve enjoyed these photos by Lisa Loop immensely.

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to have a professional photographer show up at our house to take take pictures of Elise. Sandy dressed up our little darling up in a vintage Hanna Andersson dress, handed down from cousin Frances. Our unkempt yard was the perfect backdrop. If you’re looking for a photographer, we highly recommend Lisa Loop. She’s great, as these shots show.

nativities en masse

my collection of nativity sets

Woman with cow

Ethiopian woman with her cow

Elsie, Chris, Godfrey

At Starbucks, visiting Sandy on Elsie’s birthday. Security photo.

Steph Turns 40 in Style

Leave it to Stephanie and Kendall to do up Steph’s 40th birthday party just right. The celebration took place at the Ballard Elk’s Club on Saturday, August 8th, and the theme was Prom Night – Forever Young.

Lots of fun was had by all. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite. The rest are in these 3 galleries:

Formal Shots
Candid Shots
More (not quite so) Formal Shots

Prom King and Queen
Prom Queen and King

Mark and Robin
Mark and Robin

Anders and Rex
Anders and Rex

Photo Galleries:
Formal Shots
Candid Shots
More (not quite so) Formal Shots

Elsie’s first haircut

On a sunny Seattle afternoon in the merry month of May, Elsie got her golden locks trimmed for the very first time. Sandy had pondered the style (bob) and the timing (now) long enough and took scissors to hand, Stella shot video, Frances gathered curls into a ziplock for posterity’s sake, Aunt Steffi offered artistic guidance, and Elsie put on a brave face and sat through the ordeal as if she’s been to the salon on a regular basis for years and years.

I took pictures. Here are a few of the good ones: