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Mother’s Day, 2011!!

At the last minute we ALMOST got to spend Mother’s Day with my mom (Grammie, to Emily!) and sister, but our plans changed in the end when my poor sister ended up sick for her Mother’s Day… So we went back to our original plan of spending the day at Tom’s and my alma mater (and where we met), UC Davis, where every year on Mother’s Day weekend they host the Whole Earth Festival (think Art & Wine, but along with the art there are hippies and pot ;-P). We’ve only had to miss it a couple of times since college, and we have such fun every time we go! This year we also had dinner at our current favorite Davis restaurant, Seasons. Minus my sister being sick, the day was perfect–we had lovely spring (and uncharacteristically wind-free) weather, and we found several gifts to stash, had a DELICIOUS dinner (where my newfound love of creme brulee was happily (if only temporarily) satisfied), and went for a beautiful sunset walk along the Putah Creek Arboretum path that brought back tons of happy memories both of our college days and also of bringing Emily back each year since her babyhood. All in all, it was a pretty fantastic family day–JUST what Mother’s Day should be!

Emily got her annual face painting (I love that she still doesn’t feel too old for this!):

Our sunset walk after dinner:

And the requisite Mother’s Day photos, since I am trying REALLY hard to be IN more photos for Emily to have one day, even though I pretty much detest it…:

  • Stacey H - May 16, 2011 - 11:26 pm

    What a beautiful location. Its fun to see that your daughter isn’t too grown up yet. Its so hard to our children get older! She is beautiful. I love the images of her getting her face painted. Yay, for getting out from behind the camera. I’m sure your daughter, as well as you, will cherish these images as she gets older!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey - May 16, 2011 - 11:39 pm

    Davis looks really pretty (I’ve never been). I’d like to say you’re never too old for face painting, but I guess you do grow out of it, huh? Glad your Mother’s Day was wonderful, after all!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Koehler - May 17, 2011 - 12:12 am

    SO beautiful! I love her face painting and the photos you took! Looks like a nice Mother’s Day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - May 17, 2011 - 12:37 am

    Beautiful photos as ever Jessica. Now did you choose Emily’s face paint to match her beautiful eyes! Glad you had a perfect Mother’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - May 17, 2011 - 5:35 am

    Emily is such a beautiful young woman! I love that she still likes getting her face painted, it matches her spirit. All of the photos are wonderful and it’s so nice seeing you in a couple of them too. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Wells - May 17, 2011 - 4:39 pm

    Love the face painting, but my favorite is that you got in the pics for that extra special memory:) I must remember to do this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - May 18, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Beautiful as always! The last two are my favorites 🙂 You will always cherish these!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Rachelle - May 18, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Gorgeous Jessica!!!!!!!! Such fun memories!ReplyCancel

  • heidi - May 18, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Yay for getting in the frame!!! Cute one! I love the face paint pic!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - May 18, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    She’s beautiful and the face painting is gorgeous 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christy - May 19, 2011 - 6:45 am

    All your captures are beautiful. I wish we had the CA. Weather. Our spring has been cold and wet.ReplyCancel

  • Satakieli - May 19, 2011 - 7:02 am

    Love these photos, the face painting looks great! Sounds like you had a wonderful mother’s day!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Rubeis - May 19, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    Your Mother’s Day photos are beautiful! That park is amazing too! What a great place to photograph.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - May 19, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    what a beautiful Mother’s day! I love the hummingbird face painting, so cute! Beautiful photos as always 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie - May 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Hi from Clickin Moms! These are allgGreat shots! I love the second one of your daughter. She’s got such pretty eyes!ReplyCancel

  • hope - May 19, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    wow so pretty.

    i love that em doesn’t feel too old for the face painting too!! yay for a wonderful mothers dayReplyCancel

  • Melissa M. - May 20, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Love the last image with the laugh!ReplyCancel

  • Alli - May 20, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Wow, those landscape shots look like they should be postcards! Love the ones of you & Em…you both look SO happy!ReplyCancel

  • Texan Mama - May 21, 2011 - 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous. Just simply gorgeous. Love it.

    Gretchen (from CM)ReplyCancel