My Sister’s Wedding – Photos at the Park

My sister was officially married! They had exchanged rings, lit the unity candle, been declared man and wife, and kissed. We had taken photos in the church but my sister wanted to get some portraits done by the Hudson River. The kids were wound up, so we sent them off with their designated care givers…

My Sister’s Wedding – The Ceremony

After the chaos of the wedding prep session, it was time to head to the church. My sister was getting married in her husband’s family church, Poughkeepsie United Methodist. An beautiful building, with a large open parish, it served as a majestic backdrop for this auspicious occasion. In the back room, as we gathered and…

My Sister’s Wedding – Wedding Day Prep

I started the year saying that 2015 was the year of the wedding. We had my dad’s wedding in January, travel to Costa Rica for my 10th wedding anniversary in April, and a wedding for a cousin in June. It all cumulated in my sister’s fall wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Since this was my…

9/11 Memorial

Today is September 11th, and like most Americans,  I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that terrible day back in 2001.  I remember the days after and I remember the first time I saw Ground Zero.  In 2005 I moved away from New Jersey and the constant visual reminders but…

Travel in a 100 Posts

As I was putting together posts from my most recent trip, I realized that I was about to hit my 100th post. I started this blog as a way to record a month long trip to India for my children when they get older. But now, 2+ years later, it’s turned into a therapeutic way…