Spending Time

Fall is always such a busy time of year for us as a family, with the four of us running in up to six directions at once.  It had been several weeks since we’d all been home together long enough to even eat dinner, so when my boys were out of school for a day, I took a day off work.  We started with our favorite sushi restaurant, followed that with a bit of shopping, had some gelato and then headed to a local state park, where I snapped a few photos of my youngest walking through the colorful foliage.

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Fall Families: David and Cat

Recently, the lovely Cat Poland, blogger at Mom on the Range asked me about family portraits and I was honored to join her wonderful family at her parents’ farm on a beautiful fall afternoon.

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While it was the first time to meet her in person, I’ve loved reading Cat’s blog for some time.  Her honest and heartfelt posts hit close to home on so many levels, and I’d love it if you bounced over to her blog for a read.

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Families are so much fun to photograph.  I smiled the entire time I was editing these photos – it’s clear that the love this family shares includes a heavy dose of fun 🙂

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Seven Little Pumpkins

An impromptu family gathering last weekend prompted a certain auntie to load a cart with seven pumpkins for a carving party, resulting in this adorableness.

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It was quickly determined that the pumpkins were much to large to carry, so we rolled them out into the yard where we set up the carving area. IMG_1060

We scooped, and scraped and took out seeds by the handful – which we tossed in a a sunny, out-of-the way spot, hoping for a future pumpkin patch to sprout!

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Some of the littles were just too small to play… but they still went home with a pumpkin of their own 🙂

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My favorite thing about family portraits is watching the kids grow and change from one session to the next!  I couldn’t believe how tall these girls had gotten since I saw them last – and even more lovely. We met at a local state park and had some fun in the just-chilly air, with the fall colors just starting to emerge.

 

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