Amy Ross Jacob drove in all the way from BOSTON to heckle me!
Georgie burning her marshmallows, just like Mommy likes it!
Steve Steve Steve
My girls, Jean, Dodie and Susannah
Paul McNerney, all cute like
Nikki Nicole putting her hot air to good use! SNAP!
Come on. Seriously?
Steve is getting all competitive with Jack! He's FIVE dude.
If I ever ask you to shoot my family portrait charge me double!
LOVE this shot of me and my boy Jack Bibs
Robin Dini is SO shy!
My girl Krystal, looking super sweet
Susannah Susannah Susannah
Me & G.... LOVE it
Dave and Georgie, grillin it up!
My girl Gigi loves her some Jean!
Amanda Harris & her beau, the smarty pants Mr. Jeff Herzberger- he wore pink just for me!
Nikki Nicole waxing poetic by the fire
Steve DePino playing trains with Jack- they LOVE Steve DePino! He's aiight
My 35th birthday rolled in while Steve and I were in Vienna so my husband decided to host a cookout when I got back last week so I could celebrate with the kids and some friends- it was the best birthday gift ever!
Right before I left for Vienna Dave and I had a really great date night just chillin' & grillin' in our backyard, which has been totally transformed from last spring! It used to be overrun with poison ivy and all kinds of random trees so we landscaped it, installed a killer patio and put a fire pit in the back by the fence overlooking the river. Yes, that's right this gal has a river in her back yard in Hartford! The Park River aka the Hog River that used to run by Mark Twain's house and underneath the Soldier's & Sailor's Memorial Arch in downtown Hartford, which is now shamefully buried underground, is alive and babbling away in my back yard! I feel like Paul spouting off random information like this but I am pumped about my little old Hartford river!!
So...we were hanging out having a glass of vino and some shrimp on the barbie and then retired to the fire pit to listen to our little old babbling river and enjoy the fire when I thought- THIS is what I want for my birthday, to chill like this with some of my favorite peeps!! Come to find out is is also my girl Amanda Harris' birthday AND her dog Strider's birthday!
Anyway- here are some images that were taken by a variety of people throughout the night- me, Mike, Jean and Krystal were shooting away all night and caught some cool shots of me and my family and friends...
Honestly some of the images I have now are some of my favorites that I have of me and my kids!