Category Archives: People

One Moment Can Change So Many Lives

This is a post that’s very difficult to write and I would very much appreciate your help.

Just over twenty-five years ago, one moment changed four people’s lives. In turn, it also changed eight others – our parents. “On the first day of kindergarten” (as we like to say) four little ladies met and are still incredibly close. Throughout our twenty-five year friendship, our families have all become conjoined. The door is always open to each other in any of our homes. One big ole family. I think it’s safe to say that we always felt like each others parents took us all under their wings in this tiny Vermont town. We are all pretty lucky.

Berkshire, Longway Fundraiser

As we all know, life isn’t always bells and whistles. There’s up’s and down’s that help us to really put life in perspective.

In 2011, one of our mom’s was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then, she has undergone three chemotherapy treatments and is now on her fourth. Her first two treatments were successful and she did go into remission for some time. Most recently, the cancer has returned and spread.

During this same time, my same friend’s dad began having problems with his legs and is barely able to walk. It was questionable as to if he would be able to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding two months ago. He has had one stint put into one leg and is awaiting to have a bypass done in the other.

These two people have always opened their door to me (and numerous others) and have treated me as a member of their family. They are generous, hold endless fun and have a great sense of humor. Never asking for anything in return.

Berkshire, Longway Fundraiser

Now more than ever help is needed and you too have the opportunity in making a difference. Their daughter has set up a fundraiser to help raise funds to assist in their care and treatment.

It just takes that little glimmer of light to make the biggest difference in someone’s life.

Please consider making a donation in assisting with their care. Sometimes a small donation is the best way to say we care and provide that ounce of hope on a dark day.

In Addition:
For any donation $90+, I will provide an hour photo session free for you and your family (including a disk with the high-resolution, edited photographs). Just mention the donation in the request.

During this upcoming holiday season, please cherish the moments with you and your loved ones and help this incredible family have a few more moments of their own.

Berkshire, Longway Fundraiser

Thank you and please consider donating today!

We’re On A Boat!

Lake Austin 2013 I’ve recapped my recent trip to Lake Austin a couple times in the last month of Bill’s impromptu trip to Austin. Here are some of my favorite pictures to wrap it all up! We had such a good time out on the lake! These guys are some of the best and most fun to hang out with, bringing together Vermont and New Jersey in Texas! Can’t wait until our next reunion!

Lake Austin 2013 “Reunited and it feels so good!”Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Then we saw this fella trying to fly… I’m pretty sure if I even attempted this I would find my face going straight for the water. Yikes!

Lake Austin 2013 Don’t hate me Bill… the funny faces made it online! We’ll look ridiculous together! Lake Austin 2013 Awww – there, that’s better! Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Lake Austin 2013 Maybe I should’ve titled this post “Bill” – you’re pretty popular with the camera my friend! Until our next adventures!

The Homes of Lake Austin

Matthew McConaughey, Andy Rodderick and Brooklyn Decker are among an elite list of those who live on Lake Austin. If you haven’t had a chance, taking the boat out on the lake itself is amazing for a day of fishing, boating, relaxing, wake boarding but checking out the homes along the shore just spice things up even more.

Lake Austin Homes, TX (9)This post seemed appropriate for Wordless Wednesday as some of these homes made my jaw drop, left me speechless and made me question what all these people did for a profession. I’ve never seen so many infinity pools all lined up in a row. Maybe it’s growing up in the country but I’m still flabbergasted when I see homes this big.

Lake Austin October 2013Lake Austin Homes, TX (1)Lake Austin Homes, TX (7) 0Lake Austin Homes, TX (6) Lake Austin Homes, TX (3)Lake Austin Homes, TX (8)If waterfront isn’t your cup of tea, cliffside is another option. Some even come with these lifts to carry down your belongings.

Lake Austin Homes, TX (4)This, just looks like a whole lot of fun!

Lake Austin Homes, TX (2)

My favorite boat dock / garage:

Lake Austin Homes, TX (8)Any favorites? Do you have an area like this near you?

Lake Austin Oct. 2013

Select photo to enlarge panorama view.

Today I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus, Photography Essentials and Live and Love Outloud for{Wordless Wednesday}.