The Bluebells Are Blooming!!

April 20, 2009

Saturday I got to spend some quality time with each of the kids individually. Nick in the morning and Sarah in the afternoon. Nick and I volunteered at our local Autism walk....he begged me not to take pictures of him, but of course I snapped a few....My job was to walk around with my camera and snap photos of kids and their families as well as teams of people that raised money for the cause....so you know I was loving every minute of that. When we got home, there were over 200 pictures to be processed, so I am still working on them and hope that in the next day or two, I will be able to post a few of my favs and finally get some pictures of Nick up on the blog!!

That afternoon, Nick went to a friends house to play, so Sarah and I went to the park. When I pulled in I was so excited to see that the Bluebells were finally starting to bloom.....there is a gigantic field and they are sprouting up everywhere!! Sarah took off as soon as she saw them and began picking flowers.

This set of pics might be my all time favorite. Sorry there are so many...I couldn't choose, so I am posting them all.....she was full of expression Saturday afternoon!!

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Mmmmmm....finger lickin good!!

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Ooooo La La!!!

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He loves me, He loves me not.....

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I have a secret....

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Angel eyes!

I missed my family while I was gone and am so happy to be back home. We had such a nice, simple weekend hanging out together.....It was just what I needed after a long week away!! We spent a majority of our weekend outdoors and even fired up the grill for the first time this season.
It is safe to say that Spring has finally arrived....everything is in bloom and the temperature is climbing....Summer is just around the corner and I CANNOT wait!!

Hope you all had a Happy Monday!


66 comments:

Missy said...

These are probably my fav. pics of Sarah, too. The lighting is perfect! What an angel she is. Great job on these images. PRINT THEM OFF : ) Ha ha!

Kate said...

Sounds like your weekend was just what the doctor ordered!!! You must have had a great time snapping away to your heart's content! How nice you volunteered your time...Autism is such a worthwhile cause...well done!!!

Wanda said...

Oh, these photas are beyond gorgeous. (I'm a painter and I actually felt an ache with the close-up, the last one, and the third.) They are truly exceptional pictures. Congratulations.

Cheers,
Wanda
www.atlastmilanascominhome.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Lisa, these are really lovely!!
Thank you for your sweet comment about that kind of risky post i wrote. I really appreciated it more than you know!! It is great to be 'understood' haha
You are always such a caring person!!

Casey said...

PERFECT!! Sarah is such a cutie!!! I just love those photos!! And I love her hair flower ribbon!!

Can't wait to see some of the Autism Walk too!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the photos..
Sarah's little dress is soooo cute.
I am glad summer is here too..but wish I didn't have to work..
Being in the water everyday and playing is my kind of life.. just dont' have that every day when you work.
Hugs..
Have a great week..

Kam said...

Wow! These are beautiful! I love her sweet eyes and and her little lips look so full in one of these in particular...precious. And that flower in her hair, oh my. She is a doll!

Happy Monday~

Felicia said...

These are my fav too. These are awesome. What a beautiful setting and adorable little model. Glad you had a great weekend. Firing up the grill is the best..yes, summer is in the air!!

Sharie said...

ADORABLE! My goodness Sarah seems to have the perfect outfit for every occasion:) She looks like a little Southern Belle sitting amidst the Bluebells.

Jodee Leader said...

I am with everyone else -- these might be my favorite pictures of Sarah yet. Everything is picture perfect -- her dress, the flowers and the hairband! She is beyond adorable!

Hope you have a great week!

Sherri said...

I love all the pics and I think the 4th one is my fav. She is so cute! Isn't it nice to finally be able to go outside without coats!

It looks like you had a lot of fun meeting up with other bloggers and finally getting to meet Missy!

Colleen said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors and that third photo is just breathtaking.
That is so wonderful you were able to meet up with everyone!

Sandy Toes said...

Okay....those are truly those most BEAUTIFUL pictures...I would enlarge that one of her sitting in the flowers!!!!
sandy toe

Christy said...

Oh my goodness!! How do you take those amazing pictures!!! They are pehenominal and I think my favorites also!! How do you make it look all classic and blurry like you do. I am soooooooo impressesd and wow do you have such a beauty on your hands. She is a beautiful girl-- really - just beautiful!!

You amaze me-- working, photograhing- cooking-- you do it all!!! AMAZING!!

Christy :)

Lea said...

beautiful. I almost felt that I was there with you. Awesome photos. Glad you are back.

Lea
xo

carolinagirl said...

I can see why these photos are some of your faves. They are gorgeous! The colors are so rich and magnificent!!! I love them! The weather this weekend was Heaven sent!!!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

Oh my gosh! These pics are GORGEOUS! The one of Sarah in the field is breathtaking!

Aspiemom said...

These are absolutely beautiful! A perfect setting for a pretty girl - you are fortunate to have a field of bluebells nearby!

That's great that you and Nick volunteered at the Autism clinic!

Julie said...

I love the pictures. The field of bluebells is quite a stunning background! So jelous, our grass is not even green yet!

Sue said...

Oh, I love these. So cute on so many levels!
Sarah looks like the perfect model.
I'm super jealous of the flowers and all the color you get.

Sue : )

Jo said...

Love all the wonderful bright colors ~ what a fun weekend of relaxing and enjoying your family.

Jo

Marla said...

What great pictures, I couldn't have picked either. She is so darn cute, I dont know how you ever pick!
I hope one day to be able to take pictures half as good as you.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous location for a photo shoot. Sarah looks adorable. She has the cutest little pout.

And what a great way to lend your talents to the Autism walk. I'm sure you got some great shots.

Rachel said...

Lisa,
Those are just beautiful pictures - the lighting is perfect and the flowers make a gorgeous backdrop. Sarah is such a great little model for you - she looks adorable.

As you know, my family has been affected by autism, so kudos to you for volunteering!

Have a great week!

Rachel

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa~ WOW! No other word can describe those pics to a tee.
They are truly 'Wow' photos!
I love, love, love them! Miss Sarah looks so princess-y in them. Good job on those hun!
So glad you're enjoying family time and that you're back home with the gang!
Happy Monday to you, too!
xo Les

Patricia/NYC said...

Nothing more beautiful than an angelic girl in a field of bluebells!!

Beautiful photos & so glad you had wonderful family times this weekend!

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures, no wonder you couldn't choose one or two!!

We are also enjoying th warm weather here!!

Blessings,
Robin

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos of your girl! She is such a sweetie! Glad to hear you had a fun weekend. You have been one busy mama lately! Take it easy this week!

Janet

Keisha said...

Love those lips!! She is such a little Model! ;)
Photo's are Great! I'm glad you had some much needed time with you family! I know they missed you!
hugs!
Keisha

Jennifer said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! Okay I LOVE, LOVE the pictures of sweet Sarah!! You are so good :)
Happy Monday to you too!


Jen

M3 said...

Beautiful!!! Wow, love those bluebells too.

Gail said...

These are my favorites of your sweet girl. You know from my pics that I love color and these are all about it. She's just so stinkin' cute too.

Have a great rest of your week Lisa! Yes, Spring has sprung finally!

Rhonda said...

Oh my, how can your photos get any more beautiful?! LOVE them! Still laughing about your neighbor's house...hahahahaha!

sara said...

Oh, Lisa - Sarah is SO pretty even without the bluebells!! I love her flower headband, perfect for photo shoots!!!

day by day said...

Beautiful pics, Lisa!!

We were thinking of doing the Autism walk, too...but were not able to. Maybe next year!

Marla said...

These are awesome girl! I love the warm soft light and her expressions are just too adorable.

Can't wait to see Nick's! :)

Ivy said...

Happy Monday to you too Lisa.

I just love these new photos, they are just so bright and pretty!

How's the week going so far? Well I hope!

Talk to you soon.

Ivy

Kayce said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day with Nick. Your pictures just make me feel like I'm sitting in a field of bluebells! Beautiful!

EllieNat said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love the colors. Sarah looks lovely!

The Byrd's Nest said...

These are just beautiful! These look like Texas bluebonnets.....she is just beautiful among them.

elliotts said...

LOVE the bluebell shots!! Sarah is just beautiful!

We went to an East Meets West Conference this weekend, it was fantastic! They are hopful that for us new folks getting logged in, our wait time will decrease....but we will see....

Have a great week!

At Home In Georgia said...

Just beautiful. My favorite one is the 3rd one down...Sarah with a field of flowers. Man are you good!

You said you used photoshop and lightbox? What to you think of powerpoint(I have that)? Or which of the first two do you like best? They are expensive. You could go into business taking photos!

Lisa said...

Those photo's are GORGEOUS!! WOW! I'm so impressed! You are so lucky to have spring. Our snow is melting rapidly and it will be 80 on Thursday, so our Spring is on the way.

Rebecca said...

Lisa, I can honestly say these are YOUR BEST EVER!!!! They are AWESOME! Fabulous work. What a beautiful setting you had to photograph Sarah in! I love that big flower in her hair. She is such a cutie. :)

Did you use Lightroom for these, or PS?

wife.mom.nurse said...

Just lovely.

How could you possible choose a picture to frame. So many great shots!!!!

Rebecca said...

OK I just did some catch-up reading... the neighbors with the Christmas decorations... OH MY WORD. Cracking up. :) Did they take them down yet??

Kristin said...

I am swooning over every last one of these images!!!!!!

Hope all is well with you my far away friend and life is finding you smiling!

Lovin the bluebells.

xo-k

delucchi family said...

Hi Lisa, Shawn and I went to visit the Bluebells here in England too tody!! And they were magical!!
I LOVE your photos and envy your growing photoshop knowledge as your photos look stunning!!
Lots of Love
Jules
xxxx

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Sounds wonderful! A great weekend with your kids and firing up the grill...I love it! Those photos of Sarah are beautiful! You have a great week too Lisa!
Carrie

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures!!!!! I can't wait for the warmer weather! It's finally getting nice out and I love being outside.

Love the flower headband in Sarah's hair! I am going to definitely make some flowers headbands and clips especially since the MJ clothes have arrived. I need to dress Katie up after the philly workshop so I can practice my photo skills!

Jen

Colleen said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Love all the pictures.
I did get your email. We can catch up next week...have a fun time this weekend. Looking forward to talking to you.

Natalie said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful girl!

Debz said...

OH my Gosh! A field of bluebells! These pics of Mini are my favorite of all time....so far ;O)

The Things We Carried said...

LISA!!! Wow. No wonder you could not choose. this is why I love mom photography. You have an eye for your daughter's moods and beauty that a stranger may not catch and hold as well as you have.

Dita said...

Lisa...

These pictures are positively stunning...some of your best ever. Who am I kidding...ALL of your pictures are the best ever!

Sarah is just gorgeous!

Shawnstribe said...

How stunning!!!!
what peace you must have enjoyed together, just resting in the woods
xxx
s

paige said...

i'm sure your precious family is glad to have mommy home.
the bluebell images are incredible. i think they are my most fave too
you have such a great eye

xo

Laura said...

Lisa,

The pictures are beautiful. They keep getting better and better.

Laura

Kristy said...

Oh Lisa these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Love, Kristy

Alicia said...

So glad I ran across your blog today. I have a feeling your going to be one of my favorite reads. Your children and photography are so BEAUTIFUL.

simply t said...

GORGEOUS!

Jennifer said...

These are my favorite too! I immediately thought bluebonnets-I wonder if they are the same. It's the state flower of Texas. People will risk their lives pulling onto the side of the road to take pictures in the bluebonnets. I have my picture in them from every year when I was little, unfortunately we don't them here so no bluebonnet pictures for Landree. Sarah's expressions are perfect and I love her headband and outfit! SO CUTE!

CC said...

Holy canoli those pics are amazing! The funny thing is that I HATE the bluebells in my yard. As far as I am concerned they are awful weeds. But in a field, for pics... I'm all over that!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am loving all those blue bells... wish they had those here in Florida...
Sorry it has been a while since visiting... life has been super crazy...
Of course photography is taking over too... hahaha

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to come to a workshop. I live in Souderton, in Montgomery county. Is that close to you?

I love your pictures. They are always so magical and perfect.

jenbusymom said...

That little girl of yours is just edible! What nice background with the flowers. Glad you got to spend a nice quiet weekend after being away. I can't wait for summer either!