Friday, January 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: Prayer

Love this picture taken by our wonderful wedding photographer, Peter Bang.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snapshot Memories

Andrew hanging around.
Ben is to the left and Mikey is on the right.

Mama with Joey

Papa and me :)

James, not looking too happy. Cheer up kid. Your bib is awesome!

Papa mowing the "back 40".
Nice shot of Snyder's Hill. It was the best sledding place in town and in our backyard!

Joey, Ben, James, and Tommy

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Picture

Paul and I had homemade sweet potato fries for mid afternoon snack. Delicious.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Picture of the Day: Meat

Here is some of the meat we were blessed with from the calf. We gave two other families part of the meat and we still have so much. Thank you Lord for providing.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Winter Evening

He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the place of its setting.
You appoint darkness and it becomes night.

Psalms 104: 19 & 20

Life in the country, for me, is all about the sunsets. Its probably my most favorite time of the day. The light transforms everything into this brilliant golden hue and it is all this perfect color. I wish I could capture the exact way the sun streams over the fields as it sinks on the horizon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snapshot Memories

Here is another addition to the ever growing collection of Snapshot Memories.

Papa, as the graduate.


A Christmas morning....
Joey, Tommy, James, and Ben. Nice kicks everyone!

James playing with Mama's braids.

Tommy holding a younger brother. Not sure who.

Mikey and James

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kansas City Wedding

Last month Paul filmed a highlight video for Kansas City photographer, Heather Brulez. Long story short I ended up second shooting the same wedding. It was fun working with an experienced photographer and capturing a couple's special day. The location was the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

Here are a handful of the pictures I got:

Getting ready....

The bride and groom wrote a letter to each other to read before the wedding.

Few shots of the reception hall. Their theme was Winter Wonderland.

Then off to the chapel!!

I had to include one shot of Paul doing what he does.

Look out for the highlight reel on Paul's website or Heather's.

Monday, January 16, 2012

My 24th Birthday

Birthdays around our house were special. Mama would prepare a festive meal, I usually requested Eggplant Parmesan, and she would bake a cake. All your siblings would head to the store with Papa and pick out an assortments of gifts ranging from honey roasted peanuts to a new calender (those were popular because it was always close to the new year).

I was born four days before Christmas. To this day my presents still are always wrapped in Christmas paper. Its just a fact of life. And on the odd occasion I do get Christmas/Birthday presents from people. I always felt ripped off when that happened. Oh, how envious I am of the person with a birthday in June! They get gifts twice a year!

Last month I turned twenty-four. Paul and I celebrated by going to get NY style pizza and watching movie. The Rogers family had a wonderful little party for me when we got back.

And yes, the gifts were Christmas wrapped. :)

Here are just a couple pictures from the day.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: Abigail

A cute picture of Abigail with Jesse's glasses....

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tommy's Birthday (and my 300th Blog post)

#1. Happy Birthday to my brother Thomas John!

As far as older brothers go, he is one of my favorites (along with the three others). Tommy is one of those types of people we are all jealous of and only wish we could be: a natural at everything. He navigates his way around numerous musical instruments including the piano, guitar, violin and mandolin. I am pretty sure anything that he puts his mind to, gets done. He is an avid sports player, mostly soccer, but he has been know to run, bike, snowboard and play volleyball.

There are a couple memories of Tommy and me that I like to remember:

-The time he taught me piano. Or tried. I guess I am really thick headed because the lessons only lasted a month or so. But it was really fun. He is a good patient teacher.

-The time I flew out to Colorado to meet him and we drove across the country to Virginia. His car was standard and I "thought" I could drive it but distinctly remember him yelling "CLUTCH! CLUTCH!" as we are practically stalling at a stop sign.

-And then the time he took me to actually learn to drive stick. Nothing disastrous happened. I just drove around some empty parking lots with Tommy giving me instructions. It was a good time, and although I didn't get the hang of it till a couple years later, I will
always credit the first steps to him.

So here is to a wonderful brother, who I have always admired over the years.


#2. Today is my 300th blog post!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snapshot Memories

At a museum somewhere...doesn't Joey look like a cross between his sons Joey and Matthew?!

A good shot of Mama and Papa

On one of our many family camping trips.
Mikey, James, and me


The Minne-Ha-Ha....

One for all and all for one!
(L-R) Joey, Tommy, James, me, Ben

James, what is going on with your hat? :) hahaha

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Segreti Christmas 2011 (Part 3)

The third and final part of our Christmas. It includes the rest of the gifts and duck pin bowling the Monday after. Hope you have enjoyed looking at holiday through pictures!

James showing Jesse the game "Bop It".

The "Blue Room Boys" gift...

We gave James and Micah CD's of their wedding. It wasn't very heavy so we added an extra touch: the civil war cannonball found on the property. It added the desired weight to fool them! :)

The gift basket Tim gave the family!

Wine for the mother of twelve!

Papa's gift from Grandma and Grandpa K.

Mark's gift

James loved Micah's gift to him...

Papa enjoying his neck pillow from Mama

Great picture of the morning..

The helicopter that scratched the new TV

A nice wooden toy for kids

Mikey's new hat


Our Christmas Dinner