October 30, 2014

Time Flies

It is really, really incredible how quickly time flies.  I've been glancing at photos of just a couple of years ago and I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the enormous changes that have happened to my kids.  They are growing up so very quickly.  I am so glad I take as many photos as I do because those memories, those moments in time are frozen for the brief second and I can revisit it and love that moment all over again.  I hold those moments in my heart.  They are so precious perhaps because they are so fleeting.

I spend a good portion of documenting our bits and pieces of daily life on instagram.  But I'm hoping to do a better job of chronicling a bit more of the details here again.  I miss the greater depth blogging can add to a story.

Here's a bit of a look at October this year.  Halloween is tomorrow, so perhaps it will deserve it's own post.

Autumn in Connecticut

Celebrating Isabella's 8th birthday at Grandma & Grandpa's house.

Grandma came to celebrate Isabella's birthday and baptism

Celebrating at home
Brett, Alex, Kate & Annabell came to visit too

Isabella's Baptism Day

Bear Mountain

Wrestling on top of the mountain

Ramen at Ippudo

A different, but glorious day in the city.

May 17, 2014

Easter 2014

I'm so glad my mom was able to visit for Easter this year.  It has been 3 years since she has visited us and we soaked up all that precious grandma time.

April 4, 2014

Capturing the Everyday

It has been way too long since I posted.  I think of posting, but I feel like I should dedicate a post or two (or three) to thoughts on our travels.  But all that travel chaos is still pretty jumbled in my mind.  Someday it may come out, in a shareable manner, but for now I realize it is best to move on.  It is time to focus on the now and share what is wonderful, right now.

I've become lazy in my photo taking.  Not lazy, as in, not taking photos.  I still take way too many photos.  Lazy, as in, I just use my phone.  I switched from the iPhone 4s to the moto x a few months ago (and then I cracked--my unrepairable--screen.  Lovely, I know.)  But I miss the nice quality photos the iPhone took.  They were, for a phone, beautiful photos.  But I've be lazy and not been taking photos with my DSLR camera.

This past week spring weather has finally graced the northeast!!!  With spring weather I feel myself beginning to come out of my winter hibernation and stretching a bit.  I generally stray away from setting New Year's resolutions, because I know once spring comes I naturally feel this sense of renewal.  A desire to redirect some habits.  The ability to change and become better.  A bit of spring cleaning on my life--and habits--if you will.

This week I felt the desire to pull out my Nikon D40.  Despite it being an "old" camera (by today's rapidly changing technology standards) and the lens and sensors being dirty, it still takes lovely photos.  It feels good capturing the beauty around me.  And living in an apartment with an abundance of natural light sure helps a lot too.

morning stretches
At the Mystic Aquarium


homemade bread and honey butter 

typical morning
my beautiful Isabella
evening light
sunset walk

rolling out spinach pasta

August 31, 2013

Last Days Living in NYC

Even though we returned from our major road trip adventures in mid May we continued to rent our apartment in NYC frequently during the summer, while we traveled in the northeast.  But our apartment on W 76th St was still our home, until we made the move to Westchester in September.  And at the time of these photos we didn't know, for sure, when or where (if at all) we would be moving.  Now looking at these photos (and finally posting them) in January, I'm a bit nostalgic for it all.

One of our last walks to church.
Playground at P.S. 87--our closest playground and a favorite!

I tell her she can't wear high heels until she's 15...this is her solution.
I'm always amazed by her creativity.

I want to frame this one.

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