I didn't realize what a meaningful present this was to her family until we were on our way home at the end of the day. In the same way that I have sought to document, historically, my network of friends and communities across the globe, Jess decided it was important to do that for her own family. The birth of her niece, Sofia - and the light of sunshine Sofia brings to everyone brought her two parents to a meaningful post-divorce place and she knew it's importance.
She is absolutely a force to be reckoned with, she had everyone on schedule and dinner planned afterwards where everyone gathered for a group photograph. I have a feeling, like me, her family is still wondering what exactly happened on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
The first stop was her sister, Alicia's place. I met her husband Juan Pablo, and the ever charming Sofia. Alicia works for a company that lives streams music events and Juan Pablo works with international engineering and shipping (I think).
|gorgeous deco tiled hallway in the building|
|Sofia greeted me at the door and immediately showed me her fort|
|And her room|
|Gorgeous deco tiled bathroom|
|Wish we could of stayed for lunch!|
|I love this lamp|
|Sisters catching up|
|Alicia, Juan Pablo, Sofia|
|Every kid needs a truck from Columbia|
|And every dog needs their portrait done|
|Sofia and her puzzle|
Then to her mom Susan and husband Tony's place down the road. Susan is a school psychologist and Tony hires journalists to cover major sports events. It was a hockey championship so he was busy at work but was able to take a few minutes and join us for the amazing lunch Susan made.
|front of the house|
|Susan and Tony|
|Susan MADE me cheesecake!|
|I love the woodwork details|
|The beautiful and delicious lunch Susan prepared|
|Screened in porch|
Then to her dad, Rick's house - who like everyone else in the family has amazing collections of art and objects. Rick is a trial lawyer so if you ever find your self in need of a top notch defense attorney in Missouri, you know who to call.
|Rick in the kitchen|
|salt n pepper shaker collection|
|dining room table|
|ET sculpture in the backyard|
|hall way with wood inlaid shelves|
|living room with awesome shelves and art collection|
|The whole family at dinner|
|Sarah & Rick|
|Sofia eats mussels and loves them!|
|Ten shoots back to back two days in a row = feet up and bottle of wine.|