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From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers

March is Women’s History Month and the women of News4 paid tribute to some of the most important ladies in their lives. In a News4 Special “From Our Mothers, To Our Mothers” we share some of the best memories and life lessons we got from mom. The response so far has been overwhelming. Thanks to all who watched, cried and laughed with all of us. Please enjoy the show below with hilarious and heart warming moments from me, Doreen, Wendy, Veronica, Barbara, Eun and Pat.


Home for the holidays

We saluted the US military this year with the Reston Town Center Holiday Parade! It was a grand celebration and Doug and I were so happy to be a part of it. The tree lighting was magical as always!

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WATCH RESTON HOLIDAY PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC4

 

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All in the picture

It’s rare that my entire family gets together. My sister lives in Texas which makes visits tough. This holiday we had one of those rare chances.. a few very cherished days. My younger sister mandated we get a “Family Photo”. With freezing temps and 5 hyper active grandchildren I was bracing for a high-stress gathering. It was cold and there was some chaos as you can tell– but in the end we were all laughing and so happy that we found the time to capture this time together. Photos by Kai.

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Ren and Chin

Mom and the Girls

SistersSuch a joker!

Daddy the thinker

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Caelyn Adora

Guys

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Throwing a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Birthday Party

My daughter turned 3 and now that she’s in school and has girlfriends we decided to do an all girls party! A couple of my friends had done a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and thought it was so cute. With the help of event planning mom Katie Wells with Petite Social we came up with a fun and fabulous party just for the little ladies! Activities included digging for diamonds, balloon art, face painting and even a visit from Santa Claus! Party notes are at the end of the post.
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Event Styling – Katie Wells from Petite Social, http://www.petitesocial.com/
Event Photography – MoxieSox Photography, http://www.moxiesox.com/
Event Photography – Scen2bSeen, http://www.scene2bseen.com/Home
Party Printables – Pepper Avenue, https://www.etsy.com/shop/xxPepperAvenuexx
Face Painting, Balloon Art- Dee Vincey, http://www.deevinchey.com/
Cake, Cake Pops, Cookies – Fresh Bakes, http://www.fresh-bakes.com/
Catering- St Germaine Catering, http://www.saintgermaincatering.com/
If you have specific questions about props, decor, etc just leave a comment or message me on Facebook

Toasting Bob IV

We recently toasted our little prince.. Bob IV. Special thanks to my sisters Jenny, Tricia and my girlfriends Shannon and Alex for hosting this royally fun Sip and See. Bob had a blast! Happy to share some great photos by Janette Kim!

Robert Haber Ellis IV at 8 weeks old

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2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-9Tea sandwiches of course!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-8My sis Tricia made the gold lined banner

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NBC4 friends Danella, Charlitta and mom-to-be Anne!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-96Alexa introduces Austin to Danella2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-98The Papa2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-102Aunt Jenny and cousin Knox2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-124My favorites2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-118

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Great Fathers

Just a moment to give a shout out to some great men– my husband, dad, father in law and grandfather aka Great Papa! I love you and all that you do to keep our family grounded and strong. No love can compare. Happy Father’s Day.

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We gave my father framed pictures of sweet moments between him and the grandkids. IMG_4677Time with Nana too

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But he kept these!

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Adora wondering why she didn’t get a number after her name?IMG_4656A grandmother’s love!

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and still SO many more pictures to upload. Happy Father’s Day everyone. xo

 

Easter 2013: Bunny Patch Photos

I think this is going to become a family tradition! Lucia Alami of Heartsight Photography does these fun real live bunny and chick photos every year. She got the idea after her kiddos were too scared to visit the Easter Bunny. I mean really.. would you trust this guy??

Adora was great.. but was a little timid when it came to holding the animals. She was fine as long as they were sitting by her. It was so cute to watch her interact and try to feed them twigs!

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Here are some of the Behind the Scenes action!!

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Bring on the Southern Style

No one can argue it was spectacular weather this weekend. It was perfect for our Shrimp and Grits Kids party with girlfriends. Mimosas, pink lemonade, cucumber sandwiches had us ready for Spring! My sister Jenny went all out and made some specialized dessert– Pulitzer’s Pink Fluff, Sour Patch Grapes and tea cookies galore. It was awesome to have so many of my mama friends stop by on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We chatted and ooooed and ahhhed over the adorable smock, monogrammed and seer sucker clothing! Our girl Kere also brought the bling.. debuting Stella & Dot’s latest styles! Shout out to my friend Shannon who hosted at her gorgeous house!

There was great stuff from Bella Bliss too! I got this for Adora for 4th of July!

Sister Jenny and little Knox

Serena and Adora greet the guests

With my sis

Spring cupcakes by the Cupcake Delivers

Pulitzer pink fluff!

Charlitta at work

 

 

2012 Christmas Card Photos

I am thrilled with how our Christmas photos turned out this year. My friend Joey Darley met us out in historic Leesburg to play in the leaves. We were hoping to capture just one great moment we could use for a card.. instead he made my life difficult because he got so many amazing shots of Adora. We even invited cousin Knox to come play. If you’re interested in having Joey shoot your family photos visit his website! Oh and before you ask ladies… Adora’s head wreath is by Sparkle & Posy.

This one made the cut!

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Jenny’s Winter Wedding

Everything was picture perfect down in historic Winchester. The day finally came to see my baby sister tie the knot. She was gorgeous in a custom made dress that floated down the aisle. Her best friends in a deep winter green all by her side. The groom glowing and so handsome. Minus a little disruption during the ceremony by a 2 year old who shall remain nameless (but had to be kindly removed) everything went smoothly. Of course it’ll be a while before we get the amazing photos from photographer Katharine but thanks to social media we get to quickly reflect on one of our family’s happiest days yet.

One of Katharine’s preliminary photos!

Our buddy James Cornwell and crew did an amazing job with hair and make-up!

There was an awesome photo booth

As a bridesmaids gift.. Jenny gave us all fur stoles!

The groom’s cake rocked! Chris is a big motorcycle buff.. their little Knox is riding on the back!

Happy Family!

Pretty bridesmaids Kristin and Molley

During the father-daughter dance my dad broke out Gangnam Style! It brought the place down!

Our old pal Flounder kept the party going!

Baby sister is Goff the Market!

Tiny dancer was a big hit all night!

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