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The Way I View “Sweetness and Love”

I had some grand ideas for this month, but I couldn’t quite get schedules to mesh like I’d planned. I REALLY wanted a shot of my husband and I, because what’s a post about love without showing the man you adore? But that’s the one that just never worked out. Ah well… This month was entirely “Emily to the rescue,” because not only did she provide me with all the sweetness in the world, but she even rescued me on the Love part by writing a poem (in French, nonetheless) about what love means to her. Oh how I cherish my girl!

L’amour est ê couter a musique avec ma copine.
L’amour est inoubliable.
L’amour est le cadeau de être avec toi.
L’amour est charmant.
L’amour est être avec mon copain.
L’amour est incontrôlable.
L’amour est flirtir avec tu petit amie.
L’amour est poétique.
L’amour est la promesse soin être sur le point de toi.
L’amour est inattendu.

Of course it sounds so much prettier when she reads it to me in French, but for those of you (like me) who don’t speak French, here’s her translation:

Love is listening to music with my friend.
Love is unforgettable.
Love is the gift of being with you.
Love is charming.
Love is to be with a friend.
Love is uncontrollable.
Love is to flirt with a boyfriend.
Love is poetic.
Love is the promise to care about you.
Love is unexpected.

And for sweetness more literally, here are the cupcakes that Emily made me for Superbowl Sunday!

And finally, I can’t forget my sweetness from Valentine’s Day, so here are the flowers Tom brought me. He said they reminded him of our wedding. Not bad for a guy ;-P!

Please continue our little circle to see Sarah Combio’s gorgeous take on “Sweetness and Love”!

(Also you might have noticed I’ve begun watermarking my images. I really hate to do it, and I resisted for a very long time, but after having my images stolen time and again, I have finally given in…)

  • Krista Campbell - March 2, 2012 - 4:13 am

    These are gorgeous, Jessica! You are so talented, my friend!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Durham - March 2, 2012 - 6:54 am

    So lovely!! And that cupcake looks divine!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel - March 2, 2012 - 7:02 am

    That picture of your daughter is just amazing! So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - March 2, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Beautiful, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Cook - March 2, 2012 - 8:50 am

    adore that one of your daughter, Jessica!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - March 2, 2012 - 9:01 am

    I love the colors this month, Jessica! What a talent your Emily has…poems in French?!?! Beautiful words and images.ReplyCancel

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  • Anne - March 2, 2012 - 9:26 am

    So beautiful Jessica ! And a poem in French, no less ! Gorgeous images, as always.ReplyCancel

  • gigi - March 2, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Emily is not only beautiful but she can bake too – wow! Gorgeous, Jessica!ReplyCancel

  • Beira - March 2, 2012 - 10:07 am

    Beautiful shots!ReplyCancel

  • Micha - March 2, 2012 - 2:44 pm

    Wonderful images, Jessica! I love that Emily wrote you a poem in French – totally awesome!ReplyCancel

  • April Nienhuis - March 2, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    I know I’ve told you a million times but Emily is just the sweetest and you are doing a fantastic job raising her. Love your images Jessica!ReplyCancel

  • christina - March 2, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    ooh, really wishing I had one of those cupcakes for dessert right now 🙂 Love the portrait of Em –the bright pink against the soft blue is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - March 3, 2012 - 8:01 am

    Seriously, Jessica, you have one talented girl here! I love the poem AND the cupcakes! She is amazing & your images illustrate that perfectly for us!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - March 4, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. i can always tell from your posts and photos that you and emily have a great relationship–it’s something i aspire to and hope i have with e as she grows up!ReplyCancel

  • jodi arego - March 6, 2012 - 7:19 am

    ah, i love how these are different and yet all work together! emily looks so sweet in her fancy hat! i cannot believe she WROTE that poem… just amazing!!! you must be a proud mama to see her talents shining through!ReplyCancel