Belgium 2018

On a whim, our family decided to go to Belgium for a vacation this year. We had a nice mix of doing things and seeing things, and getting in some downtime. We stayed in Brussels, but visited Bruges and traveled to Amsterdam for a day. All said, it was a really gorgeous part of the world and I’d go back in a heartbeat. Here are some of my favorite photos, but the entire high-res set is here.

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Mile-High Adventure

So, way back when, I booked an awesome hotel and flights in the hopes that a girl’s weekend would work out to go see Denver, CO. Unfortunately, things fell through. Fortunately, I have a husband who would never turn down the opportunity for a long weekend, child-free, out of state. We planned to make no plans; so much so, in fact, that the only thing I scheduled was a 90-minute couple’s massage. Once we got there, we ended up deciding to rent a car for the day and drive into the Rockies. We spent the entire day there, and the next morning we hit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and then Red Rocks. Per the norm, here are all of the high-res shots. And, if you’re wondering – yes, I’m wearing a Ren and Stimpy shirt because that’s the kind of classy lady I happen to be.

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EnterTRAINment Junction!

So if you travel a bit south of us, there’s a really cool place called EnterTrainment Junction. There’s a model train museum, which is just awesome. But there’s a ton more, too! There are train rides, a funhouse, places to eat and cool little shops. There’s also an awesome kid’s play area for those of us who just need a break…

If you ever have the chance to stop by West Union, OH, it’s well worth a visit! I took Emma there earlier this year so that she could blow off some steam and see something new.

If you’re interested in the full res photos, here’s the whole set!

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Thanksgiving 2016

I love my family. Deeply, wholly, and forever. So when my brother and SIL initiated a conversation about using Thanksgiving as an opportunity to get out of town for a weekend, everyone included, we jumped at the chance. We all bundled into our cars and met up at Murphin Ridge Inn in West Union, OH. We spent time together, drank and ate all our meals together, and let the kids run wild in the countryside getaway. It was awesome and perfect.  These are my people and I love them greatly. These are some of my best shots, but you can see every one here.

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2015 Mishmash

Prepare yourself – this post will be chock-full of a total mishmash of 2015 photos. Frankly, I don’t have the patience to go back and post things in order and a little at a time anymore. I wanna get to recent stuff, darn it! So, here are enough events and photos to blow your face off – in no particular order.

Liberty Tower (all found here)

Once in a great while, photographers get the unique opportunity to shoot somewhere that cameras normally are not allowed. This is one of those times: Liberty Tower, located in downtown Dayton, has been around since the 30’s and is a very architecturally unique building in the Art Deco style.

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Full Eclipse (all here)

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Mackinac Island (all found here)

Keith and I managed to escape, child-free, for a trip to Mackinac Island. It was glorious. We relaxed, we biked, we walked, and we generally enjoyed time away from being responsible.

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A family affair (here, here, here, here, and here)

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The End of 2015. Thanks, and come again. 🙂

Halloween and L’ville Mega Cavern!

I’m not feeling particularly pithy or creative this evening, so I have little to relay in the way of funny stories or anecdotes – simply put, these are some photos from Halloween of 2014 and then a visit down to Louisville, to visit a winery and then the Louisville Mega Cavern. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed being part of them!

A few from Halloween below – the rest here :

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Louisville – a few here and the rest here:

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Newport and Vegas

Ok, well, I fail at blogging. Also, photography. I have had numerous opportunities to go out and shoot, but I haven’t done it. I’m going to TRY to do better – in the meantime, we took a family trip down to the Newport Aquarium, and then I took a girls trip to Las Vegas. I intended to take a ton of photos, but ended up too busy laughing and going out to really do much of any photography.  Anyway. Here are a few I like, here are the rest of the Vegas pictures, and here are the rest of the Newport pictures.

Las Vegas Venetian:

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Newport Aquarium:

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