Thursday, February 3, 2011

sweet closeness

we just missed the narly ice/snow storms taking on the northeast.  i went to visit my sweet sister and meet her sweet little stella with these two clowns.

the ladies

if you don't already know, stella is my first ever niece!  i think my heart wants to burst how much i adore this one.  i did not expect to feel this strong about my sister's beh-beh.  and now i'm back and i'm bragging about stella to everyone at work, but it's just not the same to them!  haha.  i keep catching myself and saying "you just have to meet her".  i think i will smash my kids when i have them.  i make myself nervous sometimes.  

with that, please excuse me as i gush some pics of our much-missed weekend
for one, stella has an undying obsession with the light - any light
oh the light

socializing with the old folks.

we talked about it, and stella agreed to hand over the leopard pants for when i have a girl (or boy - whaa?)

me and katya
liza and katya


brisk and short walk.  it got cold fast :)

katya took us to this lovely vintage shop one of the days. so much eye candy!

one of the shop owners
shop owner

after coffee and macaroons at pistachia vera 

macaroons at pistachio cafe in germantown

anyway - there's much much more here if you care to see.  we spent so much time sitting at the table transitioning from breakfast into lunch it's not even funny.  stella just kept is on our toes with her cycle of eat, play, sleep. 

i guess you had to be there :)


on another note, i found a treasure which i have posted on my shop.  i also included a favorite sweater.  winter ain't goin' nowhere just yet from what i gather.  or maybe i'm just always cold!

the pants will go up there too.  soon.  

thanks for reading!!!!


  1. i still am having stella and caffeine withdrawals.

  2. you guys look like you had so much fun!