Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sarah and Ben's Wedding

What a perfect night last night was. Congratulations Sarah and Ben. Incredible first full day of summer wedding, beautiful bride, perfect weather, extraordinary location thanks to Sarah's folks' fabulous home and gardens. Once again the amazing floral arrangements by Peter and Chris of Elegant Effects (the best there is), fabulous food by Festivities and the tremendous band The Rhythm Dogs. All in all an extra special wedding day. Thanks again, Sarah and Ben, for including me.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Molly

Today Molly turned nineteen. Another major event in our lives. Happy Birthday, Mol.
We love you very much. Dad

Thursday, June 12, 2008


What a week. And this one's really hard for me to believe. Today Liz turned the big 5-0! Unbelievable. When we met she was twenty. Thirty incredible years later. And still totally a kid at heart (as well as an art lover). Happy Birthday. I love you very much. bp

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hannah's Graduation

As promised, a few snaps from this incredible past weekend. On Sunday, under the intense 90 degree plus heat of an early New Hampshire summer, our daughter Hannah graduated from Dartmouth College. In case you can't tell, I'm one very proud dad. It was an event-filled and non-stop weekend of fun, food and graduation-related activities. All leading up to the big event on the Dartmouth Green Sunday morning. Congratulations to Hannah and all her fellow grads.

The big moment with President Wright

Dad's solution to the heat

Honoree and speaker Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Kappa Kappa Gamma girls

       The Graduate

  Hannah and Molly

The four of us

My mom and dad

The roommates

Monday, June 2, 2008

Let the Party Begin

Well, on May 1st our little girl Hannah turned 22 and I can hardly believe it. Here she was just a few years ago at my first studio at 3 West 18th Street. And this weekend she'll be graduating from college. The excitement level on our end, and I'm sure hers, is building by the day. On Friday we'll all head up to NH for dinners and celebrations, all leading up to Sunday's big event. Photos and the complete story to follow. Stay tuned.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Not a lot of sleep last night after driving home from NJ (ok, Jim and I did make one wrong turn along the way-so much for GPS and mapquest if you're not even paying attention to them).
But it was all worth it to be part of the amazing celebration of Courtney and Mike's wedding. 
For the past week the forecast had been for major storms on Saturday (with perfect weather on Friday and Sunday) but once again the weather man had it mostly wrong. The sun was out for our portraits, the rain came down for a brief period close to ceremony time and then the most perfect weather followed, including rainbow and amazing sunset. So how wonderful was that!  Only topped by the exciting and non-stop celebration that followed. All the stars were clearly aligned for Courtney and Mike and congratulations to both of you on your very special day. Bon voyage and safe travel on your African excursion.