October 31st/Week 43

Once again, we met up with Emma’s birth family for dinner last weekend. As always, it was a pleasant evening.  They’re really cool people.  But the kind of BIG thing that happened last week was that on Tuesday, President Obama and VP Biden both came to Dayton to speak at a rally together.  The crowds were HUGE, the tickets were gone very quickly, and it was incredibly inspiring to see such a large group of people getting along together so well.  The speech itself wasn’t all that long, but it meant the world to those of us who had been waiting in line for hours to get in.  If you make it through to the end of this blog, there MIGHT be a special sneak peek of our Halloween.  Per usual, here are a few of my favorites – but the rest can be viewed here.



Taken by Keith – he was much braver in his attempt to get to the front of the crowd.

Halloween Preview:


October 22nd/Week 42

Thanks to Groupon, this past weekend we took a trip down to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, OH.  It was INCREDIBLE.  The park was amazing, the weather was perfect, and we had an absolute ball wandering around and letting Emma roll around in the leaves and grass.  I took a LOT of photos, and couldn’t narrow it down below my favorite 40.  So, here are the ones that set my heart aflutter, but here is the rest of the group.  And if you ever have a chance to visit this park – GO. It’s just incredible.

October 15th/Week 41

This past week saw Emma’s 11-month birthday (::gasp::::sob::), and a trip out to the EcoFarm for a Farm Fest.  The weather was beautiful, the food was excellent, the freshly-pressed cider was amazing, and the pumpkins were plentiful.  As always, here are a few and here are the rest.


Emma’s 11-Month Shoot (there were a few good ones to choose from):

But the winner, and an ode to Spinal Tap: