Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from the middle east!

The cutest little elf in the world wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!
Matt and i are having an amazing time visiting friends here in the middle east. Roman has definitely been the highlight of my mornings, as i have been helping Blair so she can get a little sleep. We had an amazing time in Lebanon and an unbelievable experience in the Chicago airport for 24hrs. I will definitely blog about that later. For now, we want to wish everyone a very merry christmas! we miss all of our family & friends in america but are so thankful to be able to celebrate with such special friends:) i'll try to update the blog as much a possible.

Love to all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

thanksgiving shoot with amy and brian

since i have gotten more and more involved in the photography world, everywhere i go i am looking for places with photo-shoot potential. i love my grandmothers house for all the memories we have there but i have just now taken an interest in all the rustic scenery in the back yard. i only had a few minutes get some shots of amy and brian back there so expect more eventually... but until then, here are a few of my favorites. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Middle East in a week!

one WEEK from today Matt and I leave for the Middle East!! We are going so see J&B and some of my closest friends in Lebanon. i am beyond excited! i am not really ready in that i have not packed one bit or even finished my christmas shopping for the trip, but i can't wait to be there. Our first stop will be in Beirut- my former home- oh, to be surrounded the fashion and people. the busy city streets. i might even be excited about the traffic. i get the joy of staying with my oh so hilarious friend & former roommate.... all i really want to do is spend time with these friends that i have missed SO much since i left. and they get the meet matt! i hope they approve since the wedding is just over 3 months away.... yay!

then we are headed to the home of some of our closest friends in the world. thinking about seeing them when we get off the plane makes my eyes tear up a little. that might have something to do with the fact that since i last saw them, their family has increased by a precious one:) Roman to be exact. Cannot wait to meet that sweet baby. the last time i was there all we did was talk- i can imagine this trip will be much the same and i can't wait. love them so much:)

but until we leave i have LOTS to do. i have a long list of wedding tasks that i would love to get finished before we leave, Christmas shopping and wrapping, celebrating early Christmas with all our fam, packing our stuff, packing all the packages sent.... etc etc etc. whew. we can do it. Thus, the reason i have not been able to update the blog (i am literally making myself update now).

And b/c every post has to have a few pictures: here is a few from thanksgiving. turned out to be such a great day:) i did get a pretty nasty burn on my wrist but i call it my battle scar from making my first turkey. oh yeah.