Thursday, August 11, 2011

Photo Shoot

Some of you may, or may not, have noticed my absense of posts for the past few days. I had an out of town guest and we were just hanging out. She is from texas, and I met her online! I met her about 5 years ago on the antiquated Myspace. Back when there were groups and people interacted together there. We have been great friends and I have always loved the stories of her boys. She was coming my way and said that she would come a day early if I would like to meet in person. I went the extra step and said she could come stay with us and visit! crazy I know but I am so glad that I did!

We had a great time. She learned to cook a few of my recipes and we had some lovely meals together. I taught her how to make my beef stew, and my chili. She took some lovely photos of each step of the stew, I will be posting that recipe this week. I will also be posting my recipe for Chili but we only have a finished shot of the chili no step by steps there.

My friend also happens to be a wonderful professional photographer. I know she has her own studio and I will have to see if she has a web page for it so I can link it! While she was here she did a photo shoot with each of us and family portraits outside in the beautiful Virginia countryside. I am so happy to be able to share these pictures with you all.
The whole family

My husband and I
The Bookworm

Mr Fixit

The Spitfire

My cuddlebug

Dad & kids

 Mom & Kids

 I hope that you all enjoyed these pictures! I am so grateful for them.


  1. Your photos turned out great! I love that the kids all got a shot with Mom and Dad. I should do that! I'm glad you got to know your friend better. :)

  2. Wow, those are great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh what gorgeous photos. What a treasure! They really are wonderful family photos. I love that you took the whole family, but then have special one-to-one photos with mum or dad and each child too. Very precious :)

  4. Thanks ladies! I am so in love with these pictures.

    I can not take credit for the one on one shots, that was my friend! I am so glad that we did it they turned out great and I am sure the kids will cherish having a one on one photo with each of us.

  5. How cool that you got to meet in person. I almost met a couple of bloggy friends, but things just didn't come through.

    Your family, and the photos, are beautiful!!!

  6. Hi Crystal... how lucky that your bloggy friend is also a photographer! Lovely shots, of both you and the family. You are adorable!

  7. Shady Lady~ it was very cool indeed! I have a few friends that I have met online and met in real life and they always seem to touch my heart and bless my life more then I could have imagined.

    Cass~ Thank you so much! I appreciate the compliment more then you could know.

  8. Silly me! I totally spaced, focusing on the ones that didn't come through. I have met two bloggy friends, here at the LIFE is Good Unschooling Conference. In fact, I invited one of the bloggy friends to dinner last may. It was really great getting to spend that time with her. She is awesome!!!