Thursday, July 22, 2010

Because there's nothing worse than reliving other people's vacations, right?

Though we've been home from our trip to Boston for almost a month, I am finally getting around to editing the pictures I took there.

Why so long, you say?

Well, for one thing, I had eight corporate head shot sessions and a private family session that I did while we were there. Not to mention the 2-3 sessions per week I've had since we got home. Staying up until midnight every night editing does not necessarily entice one to want to work on pictures that no one is paying for.

But as I looked through them, it really brought the trip back and made me so happy that we went. Like this picture, for instance, taken on the top floor of Faneuil Hall.

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You know, the top floor where there is a museum.

Which I never knew existed during the six years we lived there.

Frankly, because there was no way I was hauling a stroller up three flights of stairs to have one of my children break something historic again. So in all that time, I never once ventured to the top. Which is quite sad. Because honestly, they don't make light this gorgeous just anywhere.

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I also discovered this photo hidden in the mix:

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Which tragically (or luckily, depending on your point of view) is one of three pictures taken of me this whole year. We were walking the Freedom Trail and paused to rest in the courtyard outside of the Old North Church. I set my camera down on the bench beside me, relieved to be free from the 900 pound weight that it is, and McKay picked it up and started snapping. Granted, there are a lot of very blurry pictures of his feet and Chase's face, but this one really stood out and made me happy.

And we have several token touristy photos in the bunch, as well. Which really are photos only a mother (or grandmother) could love.

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But I will end with this one, which might be one of my favorites taken on the trip. We had been walking for several hours in the heat and she appeared at my feet, begging to be carried. Not realizing, of course, that my days of carrying her ended as soon as she decided to sprout legs as long as the state of California.

But I like her heat-flushed cheeks, windblown hair, her baby freckles, and the tired sparkle in her green eyes. The imploring expression that is just seconds away from saying, "Mom..." followed by a plea of some sort. It's a face I've seen a thousand times.

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And a face I'm sure to see a thousand more.

14 comments:

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Love the photos. What a fun trip - at a time when your children can appreciate all of the history that once surrounded them.

Cathy said...

I love her freckles!

Julianna said...

LOVE that pic of you and your daughter. Old North Church is one of my favorite places in Boston. And for the record, I had no idea there was (is) a museum there either, and I've lived here my whole life. -J

Andy Johnson said...

All the photos look the same... a white box with a red x in it. Stupid photobucket.

When people try to hook me into vacay picture presentations, I go raid their fridge and fill the void in my soul with food. You need to put a fridge on your blog if you're going to do this again.

Gabi said...

Wow! Great shots. What happened to your babies? They are monsterbig now!!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Christie, you are amazingly good at photographs! I love these. Plus, the snap with Hannah and you looks so very cute!

Elizabeth said...

Wow the pic of you and your little girl is precious. You both look so calm and serene... what a great shot your son is!

danandcindy said...

How much did the repairs to your camera cost you after you were photographed?

Tristan said...

I LOVE that photo of you and Hannah! You look fantastic!! But the photo is also very sweet :)

Becky said...

So glad you are getting to do what you love- all your photo sessions- that is awesome! I love these pictures, esp. the one of you and the girl. :)

Lauren in GA said...

I have been out of town (again) so I am late to comment (again)...but I had to tell you that I LOVE that picture of you with Hannah. I know you aren't going to believe me but you are very, very beautiful, Stie. It is a really great picture of Hannah, too. She looks so sweet curled up there next to you. I also love the picture of Hannah looking up at you. She looks so cute.

Maria said...

Such cute pictures...of course, right?! I love the one of you and Hannah! So cute!

Musings of a Housewife said...

Gorgeous photos, as always. Hey, speaking of which, I'm due for a new headshot. I've got a new haircut and all. ;-) You planning on coming to PA this fall?