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Feb 1, 2008 | Life in Progress

this was hilarious fun…squeezing into a tiny photobooth with my parents. i absolutely love my mom’s inability to contain any of her happy laughter here, esp in the third photo. we had just finished seeing juno (their first time, my second). earlier in the day, my mom bought a fake nose ring (magnet) at Claire’s (to play a joke on greggie and john) and i almost peed my pants as she put it in her nose. it was the funniest moment of the week. i haven’t laughed that hard in months.

it’s been raining just about their entire visit. wouldn’t you know it. oh well. we’ve been indoors, crafting and reading and watching tv (lost premiers tonite!) in between quick trips here and there (including a rather fascinating boat trip to alcatraz).

when we picked them up a few days ago at the airport, i spotted this little suitcase on the conveyor belt at baggage claim and said, “oh look at that cute piece of luggage” to which my mom smiled wide as she said “oh yeah, that’s mine!” – so funny. she decopauged her initials and everything. she is going to l.o.v.e. artfest in a few weeks.
in our craftiness, my mom got a hold of my small bottle collection and made them all winged. how adorable – i feel so lucky to keep these all for myself! i keep telling her she should start and etsy shop. wouldn’t that be fun?and last but not least, we had a few hours of sunshine yesterday and my mom totally found this tin foil heart in the middle of a berkeley road. as i snapped it with my camera, an irritated driver honked at me. my parents are definitely getting a taste of where we live, for sure.
more soon!

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (13 comments)
  1. pERiWinKle

    you sounds ‘delighted’ and happy! Happy you are having so much fun with your parents! This is what life is about? family…memories…love…life! xx

  2. Marel Lecone

    Your mom should so have an etsy shop. How doing more of the suitcases?!? I like it alot. And, I receive my special Believe print . . . I just love it so much! Thank you . . . thank you. Have a wonderful weekend. Mary Ellen


    Sounds like you are having an absolutely wonderful time …. good for you !!!

  4. Tammigirl

    Hi Kelly…
    Check my blog…got the package!

    So so so happy.

    Many thanks!

  5. Schmoops

    what a fun post! your mom is so creative and joyful and makes me want to make a suitcase. creativity definitely runs in your family… xoxo

    p.s. yes, she should open an etsy store immediately.

  6. Violet

    The wings are the best! She should open an Etsy. All the photos clearly show how much fun ya’ll are having together!

  7. Lelainia N. Lloyd

    Your mum is coming to AF??!? IF so, I want meet her-she looks like she has a heart full of joie de vive and exuberance and that’s my kind of spirit!

    And YES she should seriously get herself an Etsy!! Tell your mum I said she ROCKS!

  8. Alex aka Gypsy Girl

    The photo strip is too adorable! What a great idea 🙂 We need to get together. C’mon! We’re so close! Perhaps a hot coco on a rainy afternoon? ;)xo

  9. Deirdre

    I’m so glad you’re having a good time with your Mom. Too bad the weather has been crummy, although yesterday was a nice break.

    I know exactly the spot with the GG bridge in the background! Isn’t it perfect there? We watched a coyote cross the road just a few hundred yards from there one morning. He was gorgeous.

  10. liz elayne

    i love the joy in those photos and in this post!
    it sounds like you are having a delightful time together!!!

    (can’t wait to catch up with you soon…miss you!)

  11. daisies

    love love love the photo strip and now i know where you get your talent and your amazing eye, you mom’s creations are fantastic!! glad you are having so much fun!! xox

  12. Kirsten Michelle

    oh my goodness…that photo strip is priceless!!!
    you should totally added it to the Photobooth Friday Flickr Pool!!!
    i love seeing how happy you all look together 😉
    and your beautiful mama’s creations are gorgeous…like mother, like daughter.
    enjoy the rest of your time together.


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