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Now Family of Three- a Very Happy Anniversary

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Laura and James. 

Family of Three

Baby Charlie and his parents photographed Sunday November 8, 2015.


I had fun shooting “wedding photos” six months after the wedding- June 2012

Short NorthShort North – Columbus OH

You may have seen the wedding photos after the wedding on November 12, 2011 but Mother of the Bride can’t be the photographer, too.

Helping Grandma Load the Car

Had to get that cell phone to my eye as quickly as I could to capture this composition.  My son had called the kids to help me load up the car as I prepared to leave Columbus for Pittsburgh. Henry is tagging along.




They were all (including Henry) going on their own trip, a couple of hours away, to select the Airedale puppy they’ll pick up Labor Day Weekend.

Stay tuned!

Anna as photographed by her mom, Erika, holding their choice- Josie.

Anna and the Airedale

Lots of shade in both photos

Cousins Watch the Cheerleading Performance

Maura attended a 3 day Cheerleading  camp at Olentangy High School.  She loved it!  She lead two of the cheers for the entire group.

Baby Charles and Aunt Laura came to see the performance.

Jack brought a book to read.  And he shared it with his new baby cousin!

baby reading


Jack would just have soon missed the performance but entertained himself with a book.

jack reading a book on bleachers



Aunt Erika and Cousin Michael  take care of Cousin Charles.







Maura led two cheers for the entire group.





Believe it or not, Charles seemed to like all the cheering and music.




In the parking lot.







Another Swim Meet in the Rain

No lightning.  It was a go.

It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.

spectators in the rain

Fellow Dive Team Member Helps Prepare Jack for Superhero Theme Swim Meet




New Family Handshake

You know those photo greeting cards with the tiny hand in the big hand?

The touching closeups?

I was going for a similar feel with the new parents and grandson Charlie who was a week and a day.

New Family handshake



Oops. Add one eager Golden Doodle.  Penny’s paw added to the photo.

New Family handshake plus pennyThe new family handshake!

Grateful for MedFlight Air Ambulances

A fellow blogger writes about things she’s grateful for and has inspired me to post this Med Flight helicopter.

Here is her latest gratitude post about a gift of flowers to the teacher- thank you Colline.

Friday when I left the hospital after visiting my new grandson,  there was a helicopter outside on the pad ready for take off. They’d brought a patient in need of care to Riverside Hospital in Columbus OH.

MedFlight does amazing work, “critical care transport”– getting people to advanced medical treatment in a timely manner with the latest technology.

As I was exiting the parking lot, I saw my son Mark photographing the helicopter.  He has always loved them since he was little.

I pulled over to the curb and photographed the rising bird and Mark, fascinated as if he were still seven, photographing the ascending helicopter. He had told me on the way to our cars, “they’re not supposed to be able to fly, you know.”

But fly they do-

Med FLight Helicopter


Med FLight Helicopter Mark

Med FLight Helicopter flying



Med FLight Helicopter flying photographed

Illuminated but Not By The Dawn’s Early Light






A few years ago I got a nice shot of the family looking up at the fireworks. Thought I would try again to improve on it. Some of the shots are strangers Some family.

The canisters sure get launched quickly.  I tried to work fast.

Fireworks Illumination 7








Fireworks Illumination 6

Fireworks Illumination 5


Fireworks Illumination 2


erika and maura




fireworkswatching the fireworks

Funnel Cake Stand with Fireworks

Arrived back in Columbus and went straight to the hospital to see new grandson Charlie. Mark and his family (with all four kids) came to visit too and filled up the hospital room fast.

Then on to the Fourth of July celebration at The Lakes.  The ground so wet the blankets felt pretty soggy. We’ve had a LOT of rain.Funnel Cake Stand Frenzy
Stacee Ray Funnel Cake




Ms. Stacee Ray keeps the hot funnel cakes cooking.  (Yes, that is two e’s in Stacee)

Son Cedric told me he’s the muscles of the operation. I’m sorry I didn’t photograph him for the blog.


Fireworks and Funnel Cake 2






Earlier I asked if I might photograph Mr. Ron Ray of Fun’l Frenzy as he cut the strawberries. Knew he would make a great portrait for the people at work series! Thank you Mr. Ray.

Ron Ray Funnel Cake



Fireworks and Funnel Cake


Funnel Cake Sign




Funnel Cake Stand


Experimenting with camera settings.


Fireworks and Funnel CakeRead more about the origin of Funnel Cake here


First Cousins Meet for the First Time

Not even 24 hours old. My daughter Laura and her husband James have a new member of the family.

Charles Joseph.  7 pounds 15 ounces.  19 1/2 inches long.

He arrived Thursday night but Anna and Michael were home in bed resting up for the Peppe Meet at Ohio State Swim Club Friday afternoon.

Friday morning, we went to Riverside hospital on the way to the swim meet. It was on the way to OSU.

Anna and Charles

Anna meets baby Charles-


Michael and Charles

Michael gets a turn with Charles on the Boppy


Anna Michael hold and Charles

Anna waits for another turn to hold her new first cousin.


Anna Michael and Charles

Michael, Charles and Anna pose for Grandma


Their Dad Mark ( my son) is now an uncle

Uncle Mark and Charles


and we talked to Uncle Matty and Natalya in Croatia via SKYPE

talking to Croatia



Here are the two Grandmas

Anna took the photo, thanks Anna.two grandmas with Charles

and here is the new little family

new family 1I need a LOVE button to click .


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