One really difficult thing about living in Syracuse, NY is that we live far away from all of our family. And by far away, I mean two plane rides away. What we wouldn’t give to be a 3 hour flight away from family. Heck, I probably would have had more kids if I knew there would be a grandma or a grandpa around to keep me sane.
HOWEVER, it is great to have fun places to visit with the kids when we get to see family. Some family is in St. Louis, and some are in Omaha, NE (much cooler towns than you might image if you haven’t been before).
And–the favorite place to visit when you haven’t seen the sun in months—Arizona! This time, I set up some sessions while I was in town—an adorable baby session with my sister-in-law, and some horse sessions (a first for me).
Here are some of the actual sessions–sprinkled in with some pics of my kids thoroughly enjoying the sunshine.
I rarely get a non-smile photo of my youngest Sadie. I told her to be serious here.
One year old sweetness.
Dogs and baby–an obvious combination for cuteness.
A beautiful family.
My oldest Echo at an Arizona horse ranch–with the resident visiting small dog.
She turns 13 next week and my emotions are worse than when she started kindergarten.
I too struggle to get the “perfect” sibling shot. That is why I like to call these shots perfect.
This is what a horse does right after it gets groomed.
One of my fabulous mother-in-law’s (yup I’ve got two) with one of her horses.
I can’t wait for my next Arizona visit.