31/52 – Our traditional anniversary picture. Over the years the scrapbook has become quite full. It shows the transition of us from the early days of marriage and young and early professional years, from first apartments to first homes. From the “BC” (before childhood) years to the early days of parenthood, and not to weary middle agers with pre-teens almost as tall as me. While the location changes each year, no matter where we are I make everyone pause for as long as it takes to set up the tripod and timer and to smile. This one, today, is #18!
I was recently asked to capture the celebrations, along with some immediate family portraits, as this matriarch turned 8o. What a party! So much fun and love in the air with this tight knit group and also among all of the cousins and aunts and uncles that turned out to join the festivities. It was impossible not to leave without being touched and moved by it all. Happy birthday Rita. May you enjoy many, many more!
30/52 – Saturday, July 29. All of us are back together, after weeks of camp Wenonah and “camp Machulla”, and this mama couldn’t be happier. Looking forward to 9 days of fun filled summer days and peaceful summer nights.
In a few short weeks, this lovely couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary! Shortly after that, their “baby” heads off to university in NYC. Lots to celebrate, and what better way than to update family photos? Here are a few of my favourite from this chill and fun summer evening.
29/52 – Last night of our girls’ weekend. If you look closely, you can just make out the three of us. The girls chose to have all of us sleep on the daybed bunks in what we call our “bunkie” – an uninsulated side room with beautiful light – and many ways for mosquitos to come in! We all woke up with the sun (and quite a few bites), but it was a lovely end to a wonderful weekend.