Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas with many Blessings...

I can call myself really fortunate having as best friends people named Blessing and Love. On Christmas day together with my little family I embarked on a 800 miles trip from Missouri to North Virginia to spend the holidays with Bill and and his family. Bill was my best man and he is like a second father for both me and my wife. This summer he came to Bucharest for Vivienne's baptism!
Here you can see photos of the Blessing clan, from the oldest to the youngest below. This was Elijah's first Christmas and he seemed to enjoy it together with his older brother Isaac aka IP which got loads of presents from Santa.
As usual, my daughter Vivienne melted some hearts and posed full of energy for daddy's camera.



 Isaac & John

 Isaac and uncle Joe
 John, Vicky, Vivienne (in arms), Isaac, David and Joe
 Bill - proud and happy grandpa
 Bill, Elijah, Vivienne & Leslie

 Wren & John

 Vivienne's first steps (sort of...)

 Happy, happy smart boy!
 The Blessings and Bailey (Joe's blue eyed puppy)
 Wren and Grandpa who will be 90 in February

 The Blessings, Vivienne, Vicky and me (right there in the middle with short curly hair)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Eve with the Loves

Here is the annual Christmas Eve Party that our good friends Jim and  Betty Love are giving each year for their beautiful family and couple of lucky close friends. The new generation is adorable and it's a treat to see them grow from one Christmas to the other. If you scroll back a year ago you'll see photos from the same event. Vivienne, (the little girl with the red christmasy dress) made her first steps that night and that was the best Christmas present for me and her mommy.
It's amazing to see the kids expressions while receiving and opening Christmas presents. So much excitement, joy and playfulness.
Another highlight is Natalie's pregnancy. She's expecting in a month or so and has no idea what gender baby Singletary will be.
All was shot with the Nikon D90 in manual mode, ISO1250, f/2.2 and 1/100 sec. with the 50 mm f/1.8 lens which once again proves to be the best bang for the buck.
Stay tuned. More to come from the Christmas Day party we've attended the following day.