Riverfront Park Engagement

I spent my entire Saturday morning last weekend looking out the window every five minutes.  Why?  Because Steven and Sarah had scheduled their engagement photos for that afternoon and the weather was TERRIBLE all morning.  Dark, stormy and insanely windy.  I drove to Riverfront Park and right before the lovebirds arrived, the skies cleared and the sun came out.  It turned into a stereotypically beautiful fall day in Denver.  It was amazing!

This pair is made up of a Denver Native (which is very rare) and a North Dakota transplant (Sarah) whose family hails from my hometown of Ada, MN.  Her Aunt Kathy is perhaps my FAVORITE blog follower (besides my mom of course) and it is thanks to her that I got to spend the day with her lovely niece and soon to be husband.  I’ve posted some of my favorites and am nervous to hear if aunt Kathy approves or not.   : )
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Family Photos in Boulder

Mallon-Nuefeld-99Tis the season for family photos!

I got to take a day trip to the ALWAYS beautiful Boulder Colorado to meet up with this favorite family of mine.  We have had an insanely beautiful fall in Colorado this year and this Saturday morning was no different.  Warm sunshine and happy kids make for an easy day for this photographer.

These were some of my favorites from the day.  Mallon-Nuefeld-2Mallon-Nuefeld-4Mallon-Nuefeld-6Mallon-Nuefeld-93Mallon-Nuefeld-94Mallon-Nuefeld-7Mallon-Nuefeld-11Mallon-Nuefeld-105Mallon-Nuefeld-108Mallon-Nuefeld-109Mallon-Nuefeld-125Mallon-Nuefeld-55Mallon-Nuefeld-53Mallon-Nuefeld-135Mallon-Nuefeld-138Mallon-Nuefeld-144Mallon-Nuefeld-146Mallon-Nuefeld-31Mallon-Nuefeld-25Mallon-Nuefeld-27Mallon-Nuefeld-132Mallon-Nuefeld-19Mallon-Nuefeld-20Mallon-Nuefeld-21Mallon-Nuefeld-129Mallon-Nuefeld-91Mallon-Nuefeld-89Mallon-Nuefeld-87Mallon-Nuefeld-83Mallon-Nuefeld-96

Baby Turano

BabyTurano-8 Its funny…getting older.  We all used to look forward to getting together late night at a bar, or a party, and would end up hanging out until the wee hours being mischievous.

Well, times have changed.  NOW we look forward to getting together to celebrate kids 1st birthdays, new homes, and baby showers.  Some of the elements are the same, but many look a little different.  Regardless, it’s always so nice to get the group together to celebrate one of our own on whatever their new adventure might be.  This time, it was the gorgeous Miss Amy who is expecting a baby boy this November.  We can’t WAIT to meet him.  : )

 

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Playing Tourist

Some of my favorite women in the world came to visit a few weeks back.  Two of them have been to Colorado many times before, but for one it was a first.  I put on my tour guide cap and we covered some major ground and popular sights in the four days they were here.

On one of the days (and the only day I got out my camera) we headed to Garden of the Gods for an evening stroll.  It had been nearly 8 years since I’d been, and it was nice to have a reason to go again.

Here are some snapshots of this beautiful, beautiful state I’m lucky to call home.

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Puppy Brother

Mashup7Anyone that frequents this blog recognizes this face.

It’s the face that Miss Finley Hart has been absurdly lucky to be blessed with.

That mug of hers has been seen here, herehere and many times in-between.

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Dead.

Well hang on to your ovaries ladies because if you think THAT is adorable…you have no idea what you’re in for.  For that face was just given a brand new puppy brother and the combination of the two should be ILLEGAL!

PuppyBrother-44Meet Shamus Hart.

I warned you.

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Just stop.

I can’t take it.

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Good.

Grief.

I don’t know what else to say.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the new puppies you all go out and immediately buy after viewing this.  PuppyBrother-43

Cañon City, Colorado.

GrandpaPete-4This post is mostly just for my mom.  : )

Her dad, my grandpa, came to Colorado recently for a funeral.  He stayed with us the few days he was here, and while in town we took him to Cañon City to visit his big brother Virgil.  These are just some snapshots from the lovely spring day we spent with the pair of geezers.  : )
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