Seashells and Sand

We had our first family vacation in three years a week ago. We went to Ocean City, NJ. We'd never been there before and we enjoyed our time so much. Unfortunately, the kids all got Hand Foot and Mouth disease while we were there. But thankfully, we were still able to still make memories, relax, and get lots of reading done.

The beach was awesome. The sand was as soft as powder and shells were all over the sand waiting to be discovered by little eager hands. The boys loved going on our "night hikes" when we went out after supper to find the shells that had come up in high tide.

We had delicious donuts--made to order while you wait--at Browns on the boardwalk, which we enjoyed while watching the surfers.

The boys were excited to see a Baleen whale jaw at the Cape May Lighthouse.

And we climbed up to the top of the lighthouse, which happens to still be used today.

The Cape May Zoo was another fun adventure.

What is it with Episcopal churches? The architecture is always unique and grounds are often beautiful.
And this was our place for the week. We had an apartment over the main level. It was perfect for us and just a block from the beach!
Can't wait until next year!

An Enchanted Party

Hurricane Irene ruined our original party plans for Sophia's 1st birthday party. Thankfully, most of our friends and family were still able to join us the next weekend for a rescheduled party, which proved to be a gorgeous August evening. Our theme was "an enchanted evening" and I found the most adorable invitations that perfectly set the tone. And I relished having a girlie birthday party this time around, complete with Sophia in a frothy purple, white, and green tu-tu.We played "pin the wings on the fairy," opened presents, and ate coconut lime cupcakes.

Happy 1st birthday, sweetie pie!

Perfect Summer Evening | Family Session

It was an absolutely perfect August evening when I met Andy and Courtney for their family session. It was sunny and warm with no humidity; perfect conditions for pictures. And how adorable are these brothers? I have to say they were definitely the easiest couple of kids I've ever had the privilege to photograph! They were so obliging! Enjoy this sampling of my favorite images from their session . . .

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