My mother is in Washington, DC, right now for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend (I am so jealous…I really wish I could go!), so she won’t see this at least until Monday, but I wanted to take a minute to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY before the day is over.
I hope this photo doesn’t embarrass her. I took it a couple of weeks ago at her house, and I really love how unguarded it is. Her smile (mouth and eyes!) is just so wonderful. I also love seeing my awesome stepfather, Bernie, in the background…trying to pretend like he doesn’t know I’m taking a picture. (Hi, Bernie!)
Happy birthday, Mommy. I love you!
What a lovely Photo!
That really is a nice photo! Hi Anna’s mom !! Happy birthday <3
this photo is fantastic and from this shot, it looks like they too have a great house!
Anna you’re mom is so pretty. She looks very young! how is it she looks much younger then my mom, 🙂 ! (who i thought looked pretty hippie and young for a mom already!) Belated birthday wishes to you too.
This picture is just wonderful! And it’s so funny that you can really see that your step dad is PRETENTING like he doesn’t know that you’re taking the picture!
Your mom will have to restore sanity for me too; I spent my wad going to the innauguration.
At least I’ll have my sign: http://www.saneornot.com/sane
beautiful mama…Happy Birthday.
she’s lovely. Happy Birthday, Anna mom!
Awww, Happy Birthday to your Mum – it’s my mum’s bithday on the 28th as well!
What a great shot!
It’s a gorgeous photo. Your Mama is glowing!
Anna, this is such a beautiful portrait of both of them; it is full of warmth, joy and mischief. (It reminded me that some cultures think photos steel a person’s soul. Here I think you’ve shared some of their spirit and your love.)
Thanks for sharing this and belated happy birthday to your mum.
Anna, your Mom and step-dad are perfectly charming! And I LOVE that she went to DC to the rally! Anna’s Mommy, you ROCK! (just like your daughter)
Your mom is so cute!
Wonderful photo! I love that from the glimpse of your mom and the room beyond, it’s easy to tell where you got your good looks and great taste! Your stepdad looks like a sweetie too. Happy Birthday Anna’s Mom!
absolutely wonderful photo! happy, happy birthday to your mom!
Let me know if she needs food/restaurant recs! I’m a food blogger down here in DC so I can shoot out a list pretty fast!
Happy Birthday to your Mommy! That’s a pretty photo – you look just like her!
I can see exactly where your great taste comes from… next you’ll say she made all of those amazing pots on the shelves…
No, she didn’t make the pots. 🙂 They are the work of Nancee Meeker, whose pottery my mother has been collecting since the early ’80s.
She did make that big painting (and bit hard to see here, but it’s beautiful, trust me) on the wall behind her, though!
I agree, the painting is beautiful. I love how minimal but warm this house is – you should do a house tour on here one day. 🙂
I’m trying to get her to agree to that! Their basement in particular is really nice.
what a lovely foto of your mom! this almost looks like a diptych 🙂
i adore this photo. happy birthday to your mom!
Your Mommy is soooo pretty. Yay! 🙂
Awww… Love the picture. She looks like she would always have coffee, cookies and time to chat if one stopped by. Happy Birthday!
That describes most of what we do together pretty well. 🙂
lovely photo, I eyed in on that picture in the background right away, you should show us a close up
happy birthday Anna’s mom!
Love this photo – gorgeous Mama.
happy birthday mama! thanks for restoring sanity and while you’re at it, may we tour your basement and see more of your paintings?
Here at work, I’m following the rally live online. There’s also tons of reporting from HuffPost. At the beginning Stewart estimated the crowd size at 150,000 but I’ve since seen 1,000,000. Your mom and Bernie must be having a blast.
Photos and videos here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
wow. you folks really lucked out in the amazing, glowing skin department.
I now have a picture of two complete strangers on my hard drive! 🙂 Seeing it this morning, it exuded such warmth. Also, your mom’s glasses rock, and that denim coloured blouse suits her really well. AND she’s going to the rally? How cool is that! Happy birthday form Germany!
They’re very nice photos! My mum would kill me if I was putting pictures of her on my blog 🙂
Love the light in that picture. How did she react now that she saw it?
I haven’t talked to her yet, but I think she’ll probably comment here when she sees the post 🙂
Anna, I’m so surprised to see this! How sneaky of you to post a picture like this! Well, with so many nice comments, I’ll have to admit I’m also a little bit flattered. And so is Bernie.
As for the much talked about rally … It was perhaps not as seriously political as we would have liked, but it was great fun being there and it felt encouraging just to be surrounded by thousands and thousands of real live people with similar concerns as ours.
Wow – that’s your mom’s house?? I see where you get your awesome style. She looks like a great lady!!
What a beautiful lady!
Hope she enjoyed the rally. I went…and wow, the crowds were as bad as inauguration. Human traffic jams are. . . an experience! But I was still happy to experience it. 🙂
Grattis Annas mamma! I have read this blog for a short while. I love the style, and haven’t really thought about the fact that there is a lot of Nordic inspiration. Then I saw this photo, and I immediately thought Mommy looked Swedish! It’s so wierd, I can’t say what it is, but the looks, the hairstyle, the glasses, the tunic- for me they add up in some strange way. So I looked through older posts until I found the one about the Moomintrolls, where my hunch was confirmed. I guess I have “Swedar”- probably something everyone has when it comes to recognising their fellow countrymen and women?
Hee hee! Yes, she is from Sweden. And if you look verrrrry closely over her shoulder, you can see the top of Moomintroll’s head. 🙂
I’m really enjoying trawling back through your blog posts and hope to read properly at my leisure (not sure when that will be!). I had to comment on these snaps though – all your photos are gorgeous but these are so lovely – one just knows they’re lovely folk, it oozes out of the snaps.