Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

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Hello, friends. I feel like I have fallen off the face of blog world for a little while. I'm just busy--too much so, honestly. I have a few pictures to share with you from Easter holiday at my parents' house. I meant to take more of the rest of the family, but filled up my memory card chasing around Aidan. He looked so adorable in this little green hat, but would not let me take his picture. As it was, I think I had one foot in the pool trying to get a decent angle in the picture above. Here are a few more from our family gathering.

My dad and "the girls," Mia and Ella Bella. Two of the three grandchildren. This was the best picture, as Mia was picking her nose in all the other ones. *snicker*
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Mia and I in the sunshine.
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My brother Myles with Mia. There are 4 children in my family; I am the oldest. We are all abour 5 years apart. I am 30, Ryan is 25, Myles is 20, and Johnny is 15. Myles is a sophomore in college and a brilliant artist and mathematician. He discovered a formula while he was assisting his professor. I think it has something to do with differential equations, and that they are getting it published. Math is so not my thing, I don't even know how to describe what he's doing. But we are proud of him!
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Mia, always beautiful with her big brown eyes.
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Mia and I... we actually matched. I found this great vintage-looking cream dress at Anthropologie for $48, perfect with my shoes from Ruche. I had all these aspirations of making a dress and shoes for Mia, but instead she wore an old dress {size 3-6 months} and little leather sandals I got at a thrift store that barely fit. Like I said, at least we matched. :)
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Some random pictures, Myles teaching Mia how to drink water from my parents' fountain in the front yard. {Aren't brother's the best??} My dad teaching Aidan how to use an enormous squirt gun. That picture is the epitome of my dad. {When we were little we used to go to this restaraunt called the Squire that always served a bowl of popcorn. My dad taught us to shoot it out our noses. My mom loved that.} Robert by the pool trying not to act like he hates when I take his picture. Aidan eating his 3rd cupcake.

I hope you had a lovely holiday with family.

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"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." Anne Lamott

Happy Easter. He is risen indeed!

7 comments:

Hana said...

Looks like you all had a great Easter! We didn't get to be w/ family this year b/c my entire family is off on vacay together and Todd was at work. We visited the firehouse for a bit and then it was just me and the kids hangin out at home eating pb&j's. I'm sooo jealous of my family at the beach eating homecooked meals and playing together. I had my own pity party yesterday, lol!

I didn't know you were the oldest of 4! Me too...funny!

Jewllori by Lori said...

How fun, I just love that you and Mia matched, something I would do, only try to match my sons! hee hee!

Your pictures are lovely, it just goes to show that you don't need a fancy pants camera to take amazing pictures right!?!

We are leaving today for a visit with family, I'll get some pics too! Welcome back :)

Jenny Plumb said...

He is risen indeed! I missed hearing that this year. They don't have us repeat that at our new church.

You look lovely and so does Mia. I don't know how you got pictures of yourself. My hubby never takes them of me. I am the photo person in our family. We were all in yellow and blue for Easter. It would have been a great photo...if there had been someone to take it.

Jessica Haley said...

Jenny,

Robert's not a fan of picture taking either. He does it, but hims and haws when I make him adjust the f-stops, angles, shutter speed, etc. I think he could be good at it, but it doens't seem to interest him. Myles took the pictures--composition comes pretty naturally to him.

Hana, so sorry to hear about your pity party. I remember the longing for the sun and sea around this time of year when we lived up north. Hang in there, it will be summer before long. :)


Lori, thanks for the welcome *big smile* As for the fancy pants camera... mmm... I actually do have a pretty fancy camera... a Canon 40D SLR, it's about $900 new but I bought mine used. Still, I do believe it's possible to get great pics with a point and shoot. :)

ariana said...

Happy Easter. What a beautiful family you have!

Rachel www.jackandcoledesigns.com said...

I love the picture of you and Mia..so elegant.

shopruche.com said...

Adorable pictures! Happy belated Easter!

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