My Mother's Day weekend was fabulous! I have to say, it was the best weekend with my family in a long time (which translates into a long post- sorry!)
First, it was our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary this past weekend. Originally way back when, we planned on going to the Bahama's for our 5 year anniversary... but that fell by the wayside as things sometimes do. Maybe next year? So in turn, we really wanted to do something nice. We set up a babysitter for Friday night ... Brian found this place about 30 minutes from our house called Natirar, and made reservations. They are in a state park in Peapack, Somerset County (NJ)... on 90 acres. They grow all their own food and have custom menus depending on what's in bloom that week. It's owned by Richard Branson. It's a gorgeous place - and the food along with the bottle of Cabernet/Merlot mix (their own of course!) was amazing. What a special night we had & it was worth every penny!
Saturday, Brian and I went out to the Cheesecake Factory (OMG I love that place!) - and Julianna loved it too. She had yummy chicken with ranch "dippin sauce". (She is just getting into dipping her food into ketchup and ranch dressing - we call it dippin sauce haha!). She sat in a booster seat for the first time... since they were out of highchairs, and she did great. No complaints from her! We praised her over & over how she is sitting in a big girl seat now.
Oh - and uhhhh... I also treated myself to a new lens for my camera. We had some not-so-good news recently and I needed some serious retail therapy. I have really been wanting a better "Walk around" Lens than my kit lens that came with my Canon T2i. I originally thought I wanted a killer zoom lens, but then I realized in my 'real' world, I won't use that as often as I am dreaming I will. So I decided on an "All in one" type of walk around lens - It's a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens - THIS ONE. Love it so far. Much faster & crisper than my kit lens.
Sunday - Mother's Day - We went to the place that we got married for brunch - with my mother too. It was an incredible brunch and the food is still just as good there as when we got married. Afterwards, we walked around and took some pictures. It's so pretty there. Except it's on a golf course, and some guy yelled at us to get off the path so the golfers could hit the ball. Whatever buddy, like I was supposed to know?! Put up a sign then! My mother saw a turtle walking on the path and safely relocated him to the pond so he didn't get crunched by a golf cart. I love taking pictures by the gazebo where we got married 5 years ago - pretty cool to bring my daughter there and let her see it and have Brunch too! We finished off Mother's Day at an arboretum close to our house.... walked around, laid on the grass, took some pictures. Or uh, I should say, we attempted to take some pictures. Julianna was not cooperating - so we didn't get the greatest shots of us together - but hey, that's life... we'll get nice shots next time.
Here are some pictures from Mother's Day ... I am going to break the photos into a few posts so I don't really bore you and make you throw your computer! haha!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
What a perfect weekend you had. Great pictures!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kim - it really was a great weekend for sure!Delete
Great Pictures!! Happy Belated Mother's day!!!! sounds like you had a very nice one!! and the place you married is still beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks "anonymous" LOL - I could go there every year! :)Delete
Love the pictures of you and Julianna! Sounds like a weekend full of good food, those are the best. Mason loves to dip his food, although most of the time ends up eating the "dip" with his spoon.. or fingers, haha.ReplyDelete
Hey Melissa! It really was a fabulous weekend - thanks! And yeah Julianna dips her fork in and licks it too.... figured out it's great without the chicken LOL!Delete
Happy Mother's Day--it looks like you had a wonderful time!! And congratulations on your anniversary! Such an exciting time of year! Harry loves to dip things too--ketchup and Ranch seem to go with everything, lol!ReplyDelete
Hey Carla - Thanks we realy did have a great time! This is the best month ;) Seems like all of us tha have kids the same age are getting into dippin' sauces like ketchup & ranch - its a great way to get them to eat hahaha!Delete
Love the one of her running towards the camera, with you in the background!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alicia! She was being so uncooperative that day and not wanting to sit with me, so i guess in the end, we got some fun shots! :)Delete
AH! What a WONDERFUL Mama's Day you had Skye! How sweet that you guys went back to where ya'll got married! OMGGGGosh. SO jealous of your lens, wow.... these shots are just BEAUTIFUL! I really do like the 50mm baby I got though I am having to get used to zooming in & out w/ my feet) Lol)ReplyDelete
Thanks! It is a great day and I truly appreciate the meaning behind Mother's Day since having Julianna! New lenses are fun aren't they - and they sure give you excuses to go places and take tons of cool pictures! :)Delete
That profile shot of your little girl is just brilliant!ReplyDelete
LOVE those pics of you and your daughter!! and the flowers are beautiful! thanks for your comment on my blog today :)ReplyDelete
great shots! I love the flowers and the stone wall but I think the 5th to last shot is my favorite! I love the perspective and the depth of field and her adorable smile!ReplyDelete
Wha-??? Your sweet girl went and grew up on us!!! OH MY WORD... you have such a precious one!! WONDERFUL photos... and I love seeing you in them too! I am horrible in front of the camera, and I need to get over that little phobia. She looks sooo happy in these pics! Beautiful job! And CONGRATS on the new lens - YAY!! :-) xoReplyDelete
She is so cute! I love her curls!!ReplyDelete