November::iphone:2015

girls night at school…hula-hooper…my girls

best friends…he’s fierce…wish lists

docking his boat…buddies…the fam

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sunshine…family selfie…good morning

crazy kids…funny boy…playing in the leaves

her creation…piano performance…how we roll (in a minivan)

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baby raybans!!…papa’s birthday…singers concert

ice cream after…too cool for school…hard worker

best part of the day…spa day…nana’s birthday treatnoviphone-3

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so relaxing…birthday party…grace!

make a wish…western day…thanksgiving tablenoviphone-4

feast for families…thanksgiving dinner…such good helpers

finally printed anna and will’s baby pics…budding artist…my girl

my man…night out…thanksgiving lunchnoviphone-5

turkey’s ready…thanksgiving kitchen…our first house

cate’s birthday tour stop 1…skyline…cate’s first breath was here

my baby…10 years together…ucnoviphone-6

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proud papa…family uc selfie…future bearcat

droppin some knowledge…rissa!! and her babies!!!…more wishes

dance party…the boys…the girlsnoviphone-7

aquarium…birthday girl…touch tank

silly dude…pretty girl…whoa

lots to see…funny family…sharksnoviphone-8

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walking over the shark tank…CATE is 10!!!…cate and mama

hotel surprise…swim…best buddies

jump…birthday dinner…donuts in bednoviphone-9

novblog15-5elevator races…views from our room

c and c!!!…more wishes from special friends…the girls

new buddies…abby! and me! and our kids! together!…sicky-poonoviphone-10What a great November we had. It was full of fun, family and friends. Thanksgiving was peaceful and full of love. And! Our baby Cate turned 10! We had SO many people help us with celebrating her birthday this year and we truly can’t thank you ALL enough. Cate’s birthday pictures coming soon,

October::iphone:2015

baking sisters…the real reason i went back to teaching…sicky-poo

game under the umbrella…last one…baker

the scene…233 s. college…missed this lady

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trip to BGSU…always a falcon…kids loved the campus

campus…meant a lot to have my family at BG…the COLLEGE FRESHMAN!

pollyeyes trip…the haul home…fall colorsoct_iphone15-11

playoff game…fire time…our very own jack j

exploring…gorge…kids in the rocks

they loved it…family selfie…the falls

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girls shopping day…lunch sillies…practice

conferences, corey eating will’s snacks…pillow fight…we ♥ fridaysoct_iphone15-13oct_iphone15-2friday night…he loves to color (now)…corey’s new toy

friend halloween…lenhart kid photo-shoot…the scene

oops…date night…beer flightoct_iphone15-14love these kids…oct_iphone15-3kingsway pumpkin farm

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more pumpkin farm funoct_iphone15-16oct_iphone15-4oct_iphone15-5corn maze and pumpkin carvingoct_iphone15-17oct_iphone15-6

spooky house…spooky pumpkins…spooky new hardware

pretty picture…silly boy…she’s still my baby

cate and cam…little pumpkin…halloween partyoct_iphone15-18serenade from miss nichole (picking christmas music)oct_iphone15-7class party…trick or treat…we love to dress up

the fam…the crew…they love their chelle

cousins…sword fight…nana and papaoct_iphone15-19oct_iphone15-8

{John+Savanna}::Engaged

My baby cousin is engaged. How is this possible when, just yesterday (it seems) I was shooting her senior portraits?!  She’s finished college, has a “real job” and has met the love of her life.  I could not be more thrilled for this sweet girl and her great guy.J_S_Engaged-5

This is John and Savanna.  And even though our family has LOTS of “John’s”, we’re more than happy to welcome another.  😉 J_S_Engaged-6The words they use to describe themselves as a couple are; goofy, loving and stubborn.  It was beautiful to see how well they compliment each other and make each other laugh.

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These two crazy kids met at their Krav Maga gym. They love going to the gym together, watching movies and hanging out with friends and family. J_S_Engaged-4In LOVE with this image. It’s so peaceful, full of strength and protection. J_S_Engaged-3J_S_Engaged-7J_S_Engaged-19J_S_Engaged-8Oh sweet cousin, you are so so soooooo gorgeous…J_S_Engaged-9

John proposed to Savanna in her classroom, dressed as Batman. He had come into her class as the “Mystery Reader” and then popped the question in front of her class.  This image was one of Savanna’s fitting requests, I love how it turned out!

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Most sincere congratulations…can’t WAIT for the wedding! ♥J_S_Engaged-14

 

 

 

Halloween{2015}

Halloween is really not that different from every day in the Lenhart house…it seems someone is always dressing up in some crazy costume on any given day and they all love to beg for candy.  Here are our official Halloween pics…

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Harriet’s Surprise 90th Birthday Party

In September, my mom, my grandma and I road-tripped it to Seneca Falls, New York for one of the most amazing birthday parties I’ve ever been to.  My Great Aunt Harriet (my Gram’s sister) turned 90 and we were all so grateful to be there to help her celebrate.  It was a day of hugs, smiles and lots of stories.

Here is Harriet in the car as they approached the street lined with family and close friends…harriet90-1harriet90-2

 

It poured the entire day, but it didn’t matter a bit.  As a matter of fact, it kept us all in one spot and the memories and stories were flowing.  Here is Harriet when she first saw my sweet Gram. harriet90-3

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This woman is truly amazing.  For as long as I can remember, Aunt Harriet has always been full of such joy.  She is a one-of-a-kind, no doubt. harriet90-7

My gram and her 4 (of 8) siblings. harriet90-8

Genetics are amazing.  These are Aunt Harriet’s 3 children. harriet90-9

The sweet woman standing to the left was the host of this amazing party. She, her husband and their beautiful family were the nicest, most welcoming folks I’ve ever met.

Great Aunt Nancy saying a few words…and Harriet’s daughters with that same spark as their Mama.

harriet90-10Cheers, indeed. harriet90-11harriet90-12harriet90-13Harriet, Sue, Betsy, Barrie and Nancy. harriet90-14Sisters…harriet90-15

This was a weekend that I’ll never forget.  The stories that I heard, the family history that I learned, the love that was shared…I was so grateful to have been witness to it all.

Happy 90th Birthday, Aunt Harriet! x

 

October 11, 2015 - 11:58 am

Debra Stratton - Thanks Jaime, for making us all feel famous and fabulous!
You captured such moments of joy, I am forever grateful.

To all the Gwin and Ruffo Clan members, thank you so much for
coming and embracing my mom and one another.

Hey Sandy and Sam- Can we do this again for her 100th?

Big hug,
Debra

October 14, 2015 - 7:27 pm

Leanne (Gwinn) Jenkins - What an amazing day! I was so glad to be a part of it! I got to see many family members I haven’t seen in years and met a few for the first time!