Thursday, January 26, 2012

This is what _______ looks like.

Over the weekend I headed to CT to visit my parents,  my best friend and college roomie Emily, her husband Paul and her little guy Paul, and my grandparents.  It was a whirlwind and busy but it was so much fun and so filled with love. Sadly, I lost my photos of my day with Emily and Paul. They were mysteriously erased from my memory card. If you want to see some cute pictures of our kids together you can check out her blog Emskyrooney and look at our adorable children. 

Saturday was a snow day and my mom and spent the entire day cooking all sorts of soups, breads, and sauces.  We both love to cook and had the perfect opportunity to spend the day in the kitchen. Did I take any pictures?  No.  I was too busy cooking.  I need to get better at documenting my cooking. My dad took excellent care of the kids which of course they loved.  Being with Poppy is huge on their list.

Sunday we took a trip to visit my grandparents Sitto and Giddo. They are too old to travel far so now we go up there for visits. The kids love going to their house. Emma loves the big stuffed bear they have in their living room.  She followed Sitto around the kitchen, sat next to her at lunch and generally just loved being with her. James and Giddo have a tradition of going into Giddo's workshop and creating something out of wood. Did I take pictures?  YES!  It was an absolutely perfect day.  I love my grandparents and am so blessed to know them very personally.  James and Emma will hopefully have wonderful memories of them.  

This leads me to the title of my post.  This is what BLESSED looks like.  I don't have pictures of my best friend and her son from this trip. I am very blessed to have her in my life. We have been through 16 years of ups and downs, lots of laughs and our share of crying :).  Weddings, babies, dogs, travel, and families.  I so look forward to watching her raise her beautiful family. She and Paul are doing such a great job with Little Paul.

I am blessed my mom is healthier and we can get back to doing what we love together.  Cooking, baking,  shopping, walking, playing with the kids and at the end of the day sitting down for a cup of tea and some really good conversation and a little tv.  I am blessed my dad is such a hands on and fun Pop Pop.  He is such a patient and loving man. I hope my James turns out to be as gentle and loving as my dad.

Finally, I am blessed with wonderful grandparents. There are four beautiful generations in these pictures. Anyway, these are pretty much SOOC (straight out of the camera) with some very minor edits. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Look who is getting married!

My sister in law is getting married!  We are so excited for her and her fiance Eric. They are a great match.   I know they will have a lifetime of love together. They asked me to take their engagement photos and I was honored. We headed out to a place over looking the Susquehanna River. It was beautiful! It was cold and there was just a little snow on the ground. They had some hot chocolate to keep them warm and we snapped away. Here are some of my favorites from our session!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge| Family Fun

So this is my first submission ever to I Heart Faces. This weeks theme is Family Fun.  As soon as I saw the challenge two photos came to mind.  I had such a difficult time choosing between them but one finally came out on top.  Three sisters who were so fun, so happy, so ready to play and be photographed. Hands down one of my favorite sessions ever!

Be sure to go to I Heart Faces and check out  the other submissions! 
Photo Challenge Submission