Monday, April 12, 2010

A Trip in Portraits

We just arrived home from a week of bliss in Arizona with my husband's grandparents (he's lucky to have all four alive and lucid), and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The weather was divine, the company was even better, and we ate like kings and queens the entire time. Plus, the Easter bunny made two (!) stops this year, and Maddy (above) probably ate her weight in jelly beans.
She is who I want to be when I grow up--beautiful and classy and natural all at once.  Rich's family is one of the best parts about being married, and I don't take it for granted. I've fallen in love with every single member, but his Grandmother holds a very special place in my heart. She is exquisitely strong and gracious, and her home reflects her life so beautifully--fresh and welcoming, peaceful and interesting.
Here is her counterpart. He is probably the most brilliant person I will ever meet. He knows everything about everything from horses to real estate to engineering and everything in between. He also has a wonderful wit that he shows off very frequently.
And this is my beautiful sister in law who I caught on film unsuspectingly during one of our daily cocktail hours (that's the life!). When I met Rich she was 4 and now she's this lovely grown up with a fittingly lovely personality.
I spotted this little urchin on our hike. She was a little mountain goat!
but she knew when to take advantage of a free ride too :)
And this one is no different. I don't think either of them was without someone around to hold them the entire week.

OK, now back to real life!


  1. How sweet, what a wonderful trip it looked like, glad you're all back safe and sound. It is SO nice to love your in-laws, I love mine and it makes life so much richer! *Amy

  2. What a lovely post - thank you for sharing this with us!
    Your extended family looks wonderful and your time together so special.


  3. Beautiful - the photos and the words and sentiments behind them. So happy you had a wonderful trip, filled with family and surrounded by love, dear.



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