{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.

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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!

September::iphone:2015

meet the team night…go bears…jackson silver

the girls…C and A cheer at the varsity game…on the field

goofballs…with mckenzie…love these three

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♥front row seats♥sept15-16

cousins selfie…girl cousins and a polar bear…smile mommy and daddy!

pre-luke…luke bryan(t) concert…so much fun

can i write on your face…still summer…sprinkler fun

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♥hanging on to summer♥

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full bloom…kindergarten makes him hungry…girls trip

my gram and me…gram and her sisters…the birthday girl

gwin family…classroom selfie…homework help in the car

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♥Love this pic of my Gram and I from my Aunt Harriet’s 90th birthday party♥sept15-17

gum chewer…homework doer…piano player

cute little polar bears…love my co-workers…best teachers ever

red shoes…please stay little…study buddiessept15-13

he’s writing! on his own!…spirit day selfie…best buddies

go eagles 🙂 …polar bear-eagle friends…these two

saturday morning…saturday afternoon…cheersept15-14

♥our littlest cheerleader ♥sept15-18

sisters…captain anna…captain ryan

golden sunset…sam likes the boat…beauty

fun kids…the dock at night…saying good-bye for the summersept15-15

♥last sunset on the lake, for this year♥sept15-19

August::iphone:2015

first cheer practice…for both girls…anna and sof practicing

our captain…daddy’s office…family day

kids summer homework spot…HOF parade…will and uncle j

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browns fans…loves the balloons…JHS marching band

big panda…getting ready for kinder…school hair cuts

they loved this part…will and his best buddy play…bike ride

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cheerleader…last day of summer break…yahoo

kinder…second…fourth

first day of school…so cute…my babies

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one more lemonade stand…race night…with the wilsons

fun times…open house…he’s excited

my view in the AM…they love that big guy…girls on a tubeaugust15-12august15-1

first day of kinder!!!…lunchroom…1st day success!

he goes by himself…on my birthday…spirit day

my new classroom…watching cate…another cheerleaderaugust15-14

jean jacket buddies…polar bear growl…friends

anna’s squad…they are too cute for words…go bears

corey’s birthday…sunset…nighttime at the lake

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some fun comparisons…

Anna-K and 2nd 🙂

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Cate-2nd and 4th

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