October 18th was a big day -- my mother's 80th birthday, AND my son's wedding anniversary. Philippe and Rachel have been married for three years now. They have recently moved to Portland, Oregon where Philippe is teaching contemporary French literature at Lewis and Clark. Rachel left a busy architectural practice in Denver and has just opened an online shop featuring architecture inspired hand painted silk scarves. Here she is below, modeling some of her creations. You can check out her artistry here.