fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Napa...need I say more?

It has been a LONG time since we had a get-a-way as a couple.  (I know we just went to Ethiopia together 7 months ago, but that doesn't count as a vacation. It was all about bringing our sweet girl home, and while beautiful was a very emotional and difficult trip- that said...)   A trip lone as a couple!  I was resistant to the idea at first.  Crazy, maybe.  But was nervous about leaving Tessa.  Turns out she was absolutely, totally secure and fine in everyway.  Good to know for future get-a-ways!

Andy's conference was a great excuse to plan a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley.
I had to share these shots from Napa.  How I love Napa.  Let me count the ways.....  o.k.  I am too tired to actually count all the ways.  But let me just say it was so relaxing, our tummy's were full of amazing food, and there is something about the way the roads just lead you to the next great taste of wine or great thing.  Love, love, loved it!
Us...all relaxed and feeling good by the vines

I just liked the way I could see the wine stains on these barrels... I wonder what it is all about....were they excited, messy...hmmm.
And then there is this view.
Napa valley has the same trees you see all over Italy.  I love those tall pine trees
- I need to paint this photo....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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This photo is dedicated to our beloved Omie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and all things "pink".  Omie is all things wonderful, including a breast cancer survivor.  She exudes a quiet strength and is a woman I admire and love.  Omie raised 4 boys (including my wonderful husband) who are her greatest testament to her love, patience and kindness.  We are blessed to have her in all of our lives...and are especially grateful she is here to know and love this little bundle of pink!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family. photo.

I love this family photo.  
It looks all perfect in the moment of a beautiful fall morning.....but I would be lying if I told you there wasn't any frustration right before it.   Sunday morning....morning rush, went to church and came home with the Frehners to take each other's family photos while we were all decently dressed and groomed! What does it take to get a family photo like this?  Sometimes a little bribery and a strong Mommy voice, a.k.a. a little yelling....well, Drew was half naked having took off his shirt right before this shot when he thought we were done.  I had to squeeze Jack a little extra tight to look in the direction of the camera.  Convince Juddy to relax his smile as to not look too posed.  Tessa had just gotten sad a minute before...I think it was too close to nap time.  Andy and I desperately wanting to get that nice family picture for ourselves and our Holiday card! But here don't we all look happy?  I think we really are, but sometimes it is an effort for all of us to show it at once!  
I love this photo.

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