But I can offer you another batch of fireworks photos to make up for my three-year absence. We took a trip out East and managed to party with some awesome fireworks in Delaware, right on the river. It was SUCH a good day.
That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Deal wit it. In the meantime, feel free to click through the gallery!
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.
Yeah, these are pretty old photos. Back in 2017, we took a family trip to Hocking Hills for a weekend away. We rented this cool little cabin, surrounded by woods, and spent the weekend hiking and playing and generally hiding from other people. We talked, we laughed, we napped, and we caught up with each other’s lives. It was lovely. Here are the photos from the weekend. As always, the full, high-res set is on here.
Well, once again I am WOEFULLY behind on posting photos. However, I have a couple sets edited and ready to post, and one of them is the 2017 Dayton Airshow. This is one of my favorite events of the year, because it’s always amazing to see not only the machines, but also the tricks that the pilots are capable of doing.
Because ‘MURICA! Anyone who knows me understands that I am not super excited about the current state of our country or our leadership – but let’s be honest. If there is fire and explosions and bright colors, I’m all about it. On July 3rd, Dayton puts on a pretty awesome show down at Riverscape. And – this year – it wasn’t raining! So here’s what I got and I’m gonna blow you up (har har) with all of the shots rather than just a few.
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.
In the attempt to wear our daughter out, we have signed her up for multiple sports this year. She played soccer for the second year in a row, and started t-ball. Now, stick with me here, because when I say “played” or “sports”, I’m going to try to give you an accurate mental picture: in your mind, try to see… like… a dozen spastic kittens all chasing an invisible ball of yarn being blown around by a strong and unpredictable breeze. Sometimes these kittens chase the yarn, sometimes they trip over their own paws, sometimes they just wrestle each other or swat at equally invisible butterflies.
It’s hilarious. And adorable. I got a ton of shots of her practices, with the high res set here.
The cutest ones are usually the cheekiest ones, and Blake is no exception. But we got to celebrate his birthday in March with our ridiculous little family, and there was no shortage of fun or noise. Here is the whole set, full res.
The title says it all. We had our family Christmas in Dayton in the early part of 2017 because that’s how cool and chill we are and not at all because we’re all so ridiculously busy that it’s the only time we could all manage to be in the same room. <ahem>
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.