Mia at camp. I can see the excitement oozing out of her. It was as great as she dreamed it would be.
What is it called when the tops split like this?
Somewhere near Reading
Brother's Truck. No wonder Nate want's cowboy boots.
One part vinegar 3 parts oil = amazing furniture restoration
The scary librarian hosted a party for the children that finished the reading program.
I went home thinking, "I guess she actually does like kids."
Ellie playing dress up at the piano teacher's house. I so badly wanted to instagram this and say,
"Ellie does not like her back to school dress 2014."
Never enough peach pie.
How I love this child.
Not so patiently waiting at the eye doctor.
Ellie broke her glasses this summer.
She's worried I will get these for her. I'd love to. I would laugh every time I looked at her.
Thanks to Amazon.com, the same cake book my Mom had us paging through as children.
I'm a sucker for nostalgia.
Ok, this was in my instagram feed and I could not stop laughing. I love it.
Poor kid never knew it was his Dad eating bread in the garage.
Picking Mia up at camp.
Wondering around in Lancaster waiting for the ball game. Free tickets from the library's Summer reading program.
Candy Dropped from a helicopter!? Mom's worst nightmare.
After it was over you heard, "Mom?" from every direction. I could not see where the girls got too, Nate was down there with Stuart. We all found each other again.
Nothing major just a little thread where it does not belong.
The shed has been insulated and it has walls that are almost finished. We will be happy to put things in place. I imagine a taped off parking space for the lawnmower. No bikes allowed. I might be dreaming.
Look this shirt still fits! Nate's Mom is not impressed with Stuart's hair cut.
Nate never had a Teddy as a child. I was freaking out while cutting his hair off and I was hoping Stuart would not cry when he looked in the mirror but he just gave a happy sigh and said, "It feels good!"
Softball is now over so we could go to Green Dragon on a Friday night. Nate's sister Sonya planned it.
We met at her house and hung out there afterwards.
It did not take long for Mom to get in line for her Oyster sandwich. She made happy gasping sounds while she ate it. Nate got breaded mushrooms that were excellent. Dad told the people at the sausage stand, "Don't spare the onions." It was loaded. Stuffed soft pretzels, fry pies, monkey bread, crab cake, fresh produce, smoothies, fresh squeezed lemon-aid, orange aid, and Lapp Valley Ice Cream. It is like the best food in Lancaster Co all in one spot. Ridiculous. Nate and Darren were trying on cowboy boots and hats. Olive was a dear and very well behaved.
Janie working so hard at the sausage stand.
I don't know too many people named Lydia in my generation but that girl on the top right, she is one that I know.
My name is Lydia Jo, Lydia is after my Grandma. But everyone calls me Jo.
My husband is Nate and we are best friends. Love him! Also the mother to four children whom you will see many pictures of here. Mia, Elizabeth, and Stuart. The newest member to our family is baby Olive.
My love for photography was born out of a love to paint (oil paintings). I was always longing for that perfect photograph to use as a reference for a painting. Being outside during that golden hour when the sun is going down and everything is glowing? It used to just overwhelm me, I love it that much… that glow! Words can not describe that kind of beauty. Anyhow... photography turned out to be a dream come true in this case... I can take the picture and maybe paint it someday down the road. But really, photography is art to me. I love to see what I can do with the camera.