Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Project Linus

Yesterday afternoon, Project Linus and a group of 'blanketeers' took over the use room at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough. Surrounded by piles of fabric, blanket kits and every stitching tool imaginable, they set to work assembling and sewing blankets for children in need. Each blanket is handmade and given to a child who is seriously ill, experiencing trauma or otherwise in need of a bit of warmth and comfort. The Project Linus volunteers host 'Blanket Days' throughout the year all over the country. Check out their website if you're interested in getting involved in this very special project to benefit a child in your community.

Project Linus will also be hosting a Quilt and Blanket Show at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough on Saturday, March 27th from 10AM - 3PM to showcase some of the beautiful blankets they've created.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

fun in the sun!

Up until a couple weeks ago, it had been a few years since we'd taken a family vacation. After wrapping up a very busy wedding and portrait season last year, we decided it was time to spend some quality family time together. We left the cold for hopes of warm Florida sun and perhaps catch a glimpse of that not-so-elusive mouse who holds residence in Orlando. We had such a great time as our son hit all the roller coasters for which he passed the height requirement and our daughter basked in the pampering of her own little princess boutique appointment. Some of our favorite memories... lunch with Shamu, luau at the Polynesian resort and just seeing our kids light up every day with the excitement of what the day would bring!

What made this vacation extra special was being able to share this time with my Mom and Dad. My father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2001. We're grateful that he spent over 3 years in full remission before his symptoms began recurring last year. It was truly remarkable to see his energy and enthusiasm each day despite his fatigue from treatment and how hard his body is working to fight the cancer. You were a real trooper, Dad!! I'm so thankful for our time together.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Walsh Family

The Walsh family traveled from New Jersey for some time at the beach this past summer. It's the second time we've had the opportunity to photograph this family - and, this year they had a special surprise for us... a new addition to the family!! It was so great to see everyone and see how much the kids have grown in just a few short years. Here's just a handful of the pictures we captured that day...