It’s a wrap… hopefully I can piece together a cute Christmas card from my mini-shoot with Cam yesterday. The only way to keep this squirmy toddler sitting still was to put a different camera in his hands… anything with buttons! I may or may not have taken a blow dryer to his damp post-bath hair before we began shooting… who does that? Ha ha!
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I’m heading into New York city tonight to see the holiday city lights and see a Broadway show… Then I’m off to Arizona next week to attend engage13! in Scottsdale at the Montelucia. To follow all of my updates from the desert follow me on instagram next week.
Happy Birthday babe! To the most supportive husband… the best guy I know… and, hands down… the world’s greatest Dad! Cam and I are lucky to have you… Hope you have an amazing birthday… I love you!
I didn’t know a poinsettia could return to life! We bought two of these holiday staples right before leaving for Thanksgiving and returned to a sad, droopy, lifeless plant. One night after drenching the poinsettia in water… the leaves have perked up and returned to life. Who knew?!? It’s a Christmas miracle… ha ha. Our fall pumpkins and gourds are finally off the front porch and we swapped our fall front door wreath for an ornament filled holiday one. We’re planning to decorate our tree tonight. My Department 56 Christmas in the City collection is ready to go…
It’s crazy how quickly the end of the year arrives. As we’re preparing for the holidays… listening to christmas tunes (I just bought the new Kelly Clarkson ‘Wrapped in Red’ holiday album this morning… I love it!) and winding down the year… I’m overwhelmed at all the projects I saved for the end of the year. It seems that until the calendar crosses into December territory, it feels like there’s plenty of time to get all of those lingering to-do’s accomplished. Then all of a sudden Thanksgiving passes, the holiday rush is here, the dates fill with parties and events… and all that time I counted on… vanishes into thin air!
It happens every year and here we are again… too much to do in too little time… but I’m excited to enjoy this season even if it’s not as productive as I initially planned… that’s what January is for I guess…
Tis the season!
Why do holiday weekends seem to fly by so quickly? We made it home late last night from Thanksgiving in Maryland. I love Thanksgiving so much… we ate the traditional meal with relatives on the Eastern Shore Thursday night and then cooked another mini-thanksgiving meal for ourselves on Friday… a double dose of turkey-stuffing-potato goodness! I could eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal for every holiday… it’s my favorite!
Am I the only one who didn’t do any shopping this weekend? I know the deals are out there but running out to shop the day after Thanksgiving just doesn’t interest me at all. I feel like I need to get my act together and strategize my holiday purchases quickly because Cyber Monday will be over before I know it!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here’s to a happy December….
Since our first hour in Rye we were greeted in the driveway with a hot meal and a warm welcome by our neighbors, I knew fitting in here wouldn’t be a problem. We’ve met so many great families since moving out of the city… it’s hard to believe it’s only been three short months since we arrived. This month I’ve participated in the Rye Resurrection School family photo sessions with these cute families. Here are a few of my favorites from each!
The Curry boys were so much fun to shoot… these three couldn’t contain their energy so the only thing left to do was get them running and playing together… the youngest, Ronan, ate up the camera!
I met the Mecane family on a windy Sunday morning at Westchester Country Club. I can tell Samantha keeps her brothers on their toes! What a cute trio…
The Gally boys LOVE playing football with their dad… capturing them in action was half the fun! I love the all-american sweaters they chose for the shoot.
The Woodtli’s braved frigid temperatures and whipping winds to snap a few family shots. These guys were good sports since the temperature on Sunday plunged below freezing.
Eva and Paige played gleefully in front of my camera.. unfortunately little Gavin came down with a fever so we’re going to shoot the whole family when he’s in better shape. Despite the change in plans, we still managed to capture some great shots of the two girls.