Thursday, June 27, 2013

China Sisters

We made it home from Nashville late Sunday night. 
Lucy and I had SO much fun!
These girls lived together in the orphanage in China.
It's hard to believe they knew each before they knew their parents.
They share a special bond and truly had a great time together. 
I fell in LOVE with Nashville! 
The people, the food, the beauty.
I've told Jeff to look for a job there.  HA!
I took a ton of photos, but here's just a few.
We are moving this weekend into our townhouse, but I'm hoping to get caught up soon.

 Sweet, little Kayley... she has the cutest southern accent you've ever heard.  :)

 Beautiful, sweet Zoe.  This girl is so creative, her art is amazing!

Hoping for another reunion with the rest of group 669 in the future!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Zoom Zoom

I'm trying to catch my breath and catch up on blogging and my photo editing. 
Lucy and I are headed out of town tomorrow to visit a very special friend.
I feel like I just unpacked from the San Juans, now I'm off again.
To top it off... we are moving again.  
We have a found a cute brand new town home to rent for the next year and we need to be out of here by the end of the month. 
I'm starting to feel like a professional mover... :) 
I did have a chance last night and tonight to go out and shoot some photos.
I've been working on this month's photo assignment and I'm working on teaching a basic photo composition for a few friends.  

Rarely is Jack in front of my camera, but last night he was a willing participant. 
Just look at that smile!  
What is it about boys and their mamas?  He still melts my heart. 

This month's photo assignment is motion.
It took me a while to figure this out... 
I think it's funny... Jack says, "it's the ultimate photo bomb.  HA!
I'm going to try to get all my San Juan photos posted when we return.
Lookout Nashville... here we come!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

San Juan Islands

We took a mini vacation to the San Juan Islands again this year.
We fell in love with the islands last year and have decided to make this our annual vacation spot. 
The kids love to ride the ferry and look for sea creatures.
We enjoyed whale watching, hiking, eating lots and lots of fresh seafood (oysters, clams and crab), making smore's by the campfire each night and viewing beautiful sunsets. 
We packed a ton of fun into 4 days!
We can't wait to do it again.
These are just some of the photos I took with my Iphone. 
I plan on posting more photos of this beautiful place later this week. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Birthday catch up...

I realized the other day that I hadn't posted any birthday photos.  
I've feel like I've lost my "mojo" with our move, my moms move and the end of the school year activities. 

The first birthday was Capucines. 
She left days before her 16th birthday and we had a birthday party for her instead of a goodbye party.

 A few days later we celebrated Jack's 12th birthday...

 he requested only one gift, Beats, the headphones, not the vegetable.  :)

Then we celebrated Olivia's 15 birthday with a Marion Berry Pie.
This girl LOVES Marion Berry Pie!