Lantern Festival

Towards the very end up 2016, Keith drove us up to Columbus, OH, to the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival. There’s not a ton I can say about it besides that it was amazing. And freezing. But mostly amazing. Here‘s the whole set of photos.

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Dayton Airshow, Supermoon 2013, and Fireworks

The airshow this year was gorgeous, but SO HOT. Emma got to watch the planes, play in a bouncy house, and meet a police puppy.

The supermoon was amazing. I am fascinated by stars and the moon, but since I live in a city it’s hard to catch things most of the time because of the ambient light.

The fireworks – well. I’m sure they would have been even more incredible had we not had a downpour that ruined most of my chances to get any shots, so I worked with what I had. I got a few shots I really liked.

Per the usual, all of the shots are here – but my favorites are below.

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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.

Dinner:

Rally:

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

Halloween Preview:

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: