Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Family Snaps

I haven't been quiet about how flippin' busy I am this fall.  Like doubled booked SO MANY DAYS with shoots!  Yesterday was no exception: I had 2 shoots booked for twilight minis in the late afternoon.

However, one of them called me in the morning and asked to reschedule because her hubby had a late work meeting.  Okay, double booked her for another day.  And then in the early afternoon I got a message that my other one needed to cancel because two of her three kiddos were sick with fevers.  So all of a sudden my super busy night was now not so much!

Mike was off and decided to make his famous chili for dinner and invite his parents over, and then I decided we should attempt to take some family snaps because this may be our only opportunity any time soon and I needed at least one semi-decent family pic for our Christmas card.

So I rounded up the troops, threw together fairly decent last minute outfits, set up my tripod + remote on my iPhone, and off we went!

And, shockingly, we actually got a decent family snap!  I mean, cute, right?!  Minus the fact that Patrick looks like he's about to deck Mike...but yeah, just fine for a Christmas card because EVERYONE IS LOOKING, even Scoots!  WOOT WOOOOOOOOOT!!! So if you see this again on our Christmas card act surprised, okay?!

We got a few other pics too of Mike and I each with the kiddos, which I think these turned out pretty darn cute too!

Although this gem ^^^ might be my most favorite and accurate picture EVER.  Gahhhh, real life my friends!  It makes me giggle every time I see it because it is SO DARN TRUE.  AND ACCURATE.  Nice capture Mike!  haha!

Got a few kiddo snaps too.  Annie wasn't really having pictures last night and I think the other two were mostly over it.  It's SO HARD to do pics after they've been at school all day and are pooped and exhausted...yet that late afternoon light is just the best for pics so I hate not doing them at that time, but that's when most kids (or at least mine!) aren't very cooperative because they're so tired and just done with the day. Gah!  The struggle!

Mike snapped a few pics of me with Annie and I kinda sorta am in love with them.  That second shooter of mine is a keeper, isn't he?!!

Anddddd then a few individual snaps of my relatively cooperative kids and dog before we called it a day.  I feel good about these pics that we got some great snaps AND should be perfect for a Christmas card :)  Oh, and how red does Annie's hair look in that light?! CRAZY!  Kinda the same color as Scoots!  Haha!

Okay, that's all I've got for today.  Have a great one friends...hope you enjoyed our fall family snaps!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Girls' Weekend 2017

Ahhh, another amazingly awesome and wonderful and oh-so-relaxing Girls' Weekend has come and gone.

I mean, I can't spill TOO MUCH, cause, after all, what happens at Girls' Weekend stays at Girls' Weekend...but I'll share a few pics and such with you for documentation sake's purposes :)

We had 9 of my best girlfriends go with us this past weekend.  My amazing Aunt Kate vacated her house for the weekend (and she and my mom actually took Patrick on a state park adventure...so it kinda worked out perfectly!!!) and we all brought more stuff than an individual gone for 36 hours should.  Seriously, I had like 6 bags of stuff!! CRAZY!

We decided to do paper products and obviously brought all of our own food to cook so that took up a large part of our stuff we brought...and so did the vino.  My oh my, so much vino was consumed!  Ha!

Ann is super crafty and had these awesome monogrammed stemless wine glasses made for us and they were the perfect accessory for our beverages all weekend long!  Seriously, I love mine so much it'll probably be my permanent wine consuming glass!

We seriously could not have asked for better weather!  We joked all day on Saturday, as we sat outside in the gorgeous air next to the lake, that we were at a winery.  And truly, it was probably better than a real winery because it was free and we had a nice bathroom accessible and no one judged us for being in our sweats!  Haha!  But for real, how pretty is Kate's view?!  Just gorgeous!!

We had to do some group shots, naturally...and the sunset made for the most perfect backdrop!  Seriously, SO FUN.

Remember last years' pic?! ^^

Welp, I recreated it this year ^^ because I am most definitely not pregnant and much enjoyed my vino consumption this past weekend.  Haha!!

It truly was a blast.  We chatted about everything and nothing all at the same time, ate, ate, and ate some more, drank, crafted, played games, and just relaxed. GAHHHH!  Simply the best.  I look forward to this adventure every single year and I'm already looking forward to next year's!!

And that's what I brought home after 36 hours away...a lot of milk!  Haha!  I thought it'd all fit in my giant water bottle but no dice.  Guess I made more than I thought I would!  And would you believe me if I said I'm trying to slow down and eventually start weaning myself off of the pump.  I am.  Truly!

Anyways, a wonderful weekend indeed...complete witha . new wood door sign for our entry way!  I love craft time!

So, that's about as PG and detailed as I'm gonna get with my Girls' Weekend recap :)  Some things are best left to stay in my head and out of a blog...so I'm gonna keep it like that for the majority of my weekend shenanigans!  HAHA!

Have a good one friends!!
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