photo challenges

One with the trees

Christmas day 2011 was not the usual as far as weather is concerned for West Virginia.

The sky was blue without a cloud in sight, the air was crisp and not freezing, it was perfect for a walk.

After opening all the presents and a big brunch, that is just what we did.

While some napped, we took a long walk to the the meadow.

We walked and walked and once we reached the meadow, Lily just sat down on a fallen tree.

She just sat there with her hands on her lap, quietly. As if she was one with the trees.

Joining Chelsey in this week’s challenge: winter.

december 25 2011

Family, a photo challenge

Family. About one of the best things in life wouldn’t you say?

I wasn’t always about family. As a teenager I wanted nothing to do with family.

I just didn’t know any better and was being a rebelling teen.

Then in my 20’s I got my senses back and well, family is where it’s at!

On our trip to Portugal this year, I got to spend a lot of time with my family. All of my cousins at that.

We only get to see each other once a year so when we are all together, is always special.

With the exception of my cousin Eugenio, Ana and her daughter Teresinha, all the cousins were present for this picture.

Linking up to Chelsey for this week’s photo challenge: Family.

P.S.- I have come back to edit this post because after I hit “publish” I realized that I did not in fact take this picture. It felt like I did since I got everyone together, forced them to have their picture taken, fixed all the settings on the camera but, Anabela was the one in charge of clicking the button on the camera.

me with Lily, Pedro with Kiko, Luis, my brother Ricky with baby Dicky, Sebastiao, Lena and Vitor with Sofia

Fall… a photo challenge

Joining Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: Fall.

We live in Miami so we don’t really get to experience Fall.

Sure the weather cools off a bit at night, the humidity is not as high but there is no changing of the leaves.

This year when we went to Portugal in October, I was so looking forward to Fall only to have record highs and the longest summer yet.

So, the only bit of Fall that we have had this year was when we were in West Virginia in September.

That’s when this picture was taken.

P.S.- For those of you who are surrounded by beautiful trees changing colors, I’m a bit envious.

Friends… a photo challenge

Lily and cousin Adelaide in Carova, NC wearing matching dresses that were hand knitted by a family friend.

These little ones are 2 years apart but I’m pretty sure that this summer they became besties and created a bond they will hopefully have forever.

Joining Chelsey at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: friends.

Parenthood, a photo challenge

Joining Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge, Parenthood.

Tomorrow being father’s day, I am entering a very recent picture of Will giving Lily a swimming lesson.

Will is one of the most hands-on fathers I have met and has embraced this role of parenthood better than me at times. (i’m ashamed to say but it’s true)

Despite the word “mommy” being the most popular word in the house these days, Lily loves her pai!

“you’re doing it!”