I’m up in Vermont for a few days for my first wedding dress appointment and also some fun visits. I met with a bride tonight who is getting married a month after me and is way ahead of me in the planning….time to get cracking!!
I found this cartoon on Laura Novak’s blog a few weeks ago and thought it was hilarious…and too true for some of my friends and family 🙂 I still haven’t gotten used to meeting friends for lunch and having them mention some detail I’ve featured on my blog! I guess as long as you’re keeping in touch somehow it’s a good thing!!
Before Jeff and I headed south for Turkey I went over to the Morsman’s house for a photo play date. Mimi was my boss at my old job and the thing I miss most is her – we used to have a ball talking about everything under the sun and I think we both went into withdrawal when I left to pursue photography full time 🙂 Mimi is in her element surrounded by her family and it was so fun to have so many adorable little ones to capture.
Her youngest Grandaughter
We started the visit inside with snow playtime promised if everyone was good. I looked at them and said – why delay gratification? We headed outside and the pictures I got were some of my favorite of the day. The light was great and everyone was so psyched to be playing.
The California crew brave the cold temperatures!
A little Patagonia cherub 🙂
The Vermont (wahoo!!!!!) crowd. I asked their son if he would go stand by his family so I could “grab a picture.” He said “I don’t want to be grabbed” – that is one smart little man!!
Trying to catch the photographer is pretty fun 🙂
When it got too chilly outside we headed inside for dancing, singing, and…..wrestling!
Everyone gathered on the couch with “JJ & Moo Moo” for a photo
And then we added everyone for an all together now photo 🙂
A poor cardinal kept flying into the window – he obviously smelled the Vichyssoise Mimi had made for lunch. Needless to say the kids were fascinated.
Dad cracked some good jokes to get him laughing 🙂
Aunt Ginnie and her namesake sing Itsy Bitsy Spider
Don’t be fooled by the innocent expression ;). Actually – this guy was so fun to shoot throughout the day – I don’t think he can take a bad picture!
After lunch Moo Moo suggested we build a fort. The youngest had gone off for her nap but everyone else got right into it*.
*No children were injured in the making of this photograph 😉
I had such a blast seeing everyone – hope to do it again next year!
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I guess it’s officially holiday time…or at least that’s what all the merchants would like us to think. We’ve been down in south eastern Pennsylvania since Wednesday night visiting my Dad. Thankfully we hit almost no traffic coming down so we’re going to employ a similar strategy and leave after dinner tonight. The first day we were here it was a balmy 72 degrees but the last two days have felt a bit more like fall. We’ve had a great time taking long walks, watching football, and helping my Dad (Mr. Green Thumb himself) out in the garden.
We’ve done a little bit of wedding planning but not as much as we thought we would. Jeff’s been reading the guidebook and starting to plan out an itinerary for our honeymoon and I did a little addressing of our save the dates – fun fun fun.
A friend forwarded this to me and it just cracked me up. Thankfully our invitation will not read like this but nevertheless I thought it was hilarious.
Have a great weekend!
For some reason I tend to photograph a lot more boys so when it was fun to enter the land of Disney Princesses and make believe with these two girls!
They had a phone in their treehouse so E just had to take a quick call during our visit – it was her friend calling but E said she was SIMPLY too busy to talk right now!!!
Sometimes “hug your sister” results in a great image of both kids smiling. More often it results in a loving headlock that isn’t reciprocated 🙂
Their dog Fillmore wanted to be in a picture – she is a two year old Labradoodle who LOVES to retrieve!
We finished our visit at the piano doing a little singing
Tiny hands creating music
I had such a fun visit – hope you had a good skating lesson! Happy Turkey Day!