Once Upon a Time, in Cali…

I was lucky enough, this year, to take a trip for work to California. We spent a lot of time walking around and enjoying the weather and the beaches. Here are my favorite shots, but all the rest are 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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Cruisin’

In the summer of 2014, our little family boarded a plane, a bus, and then a boat in order to travel the high seas; we hit Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. We hung out on the boat, we went to a turtle sanctuary, the Tortuga Rum outlet, a placed called Hell, and had lots of family time. We sailed Carnival Freedom and had an amazing experience while getting away from the real world for awhile. I took an unimaginable amount of photos, but I can only post so many – so the rest are on my SmugMug page.

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Meeting Blake

On March 11, 2014, Mister Blake came into this world and made my brother a 4th time Dad; now that there was another little Griesser man to contend with, we were all feeling both excited and terrified. Hopefully, he will take after his mother. 🙂 Because I couldn’t justify using my flash, I had to embrace the noise. Here are a few that I love, and the rest can all be seen here.

First visit:

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After this most awesome of visits, it was a little while before we got to come hang out again. But when we did, little Mister Blake had done quite a lot of changing (as babies are wont to do). I’m including a few of the ones I love the most, but as always, I uploaded the entire batch on my SmugMug.

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Winter Parks and Spring Eggs

Again, from a long while ago; this one takes me back to 2014 in late winter and mid-Spring.

We had a lovely family day at the park one day when Emma needed to stretch her legs (and her lungs). Here are a few from the day, and the rest are here.

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Then in Spring, we took Emma to the annual University of Dayton Alumni Easter Egg Hunt. I’m attaching my favorites, and here are the remainder.dsc_9581dsc_9596dsc_9604dsc_9651dsc_9680dsc_9710dsc_9726

Until next time…

XMas 2013

So, here’s the thing. I’m ONLY 3 years behind on photos. It’s been a busy few years here for us… but slowly, I’m going to work on getting this ol’ blog back up to speed.

Here’s Christmas of 2013 – from what I recall, I was fresh off a hysterectomy, Emma was two, Peyton was one, Paige was 3, Blakey was still in utero, and everyone came to our house to celebrate together. Here are some of my favorites, but here are the rest.

Christmas Morning:

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Family Visit:

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And obviously, nothing says Christmas like Netflix’s finest offering.

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Hocking Hills

I have a friend. I’ve had this friend in my life for quite some time. I was there the day she got married, she was part of my wedding, and she has been a very strong support to me over the years. So when her husband asked for my help in planning a little surprise for her, I was more than happy to oblige. So we planned a surprise weekend in Hocking Hills, where Keith and I just showed up and surprised her on Friday evening. We had a fantastic time, the scenery was gorgeous, and I kind of wish we could do it again every weekend. Here are some of my favorite shots, and as always, the rest can be seen here.

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