Last week we visited both my parents and got to see my Aunt Mary who was visiting from Florida.
It was a pretty busy visit. Chris drove to his brother's house in lower NY Thursday night, while I went further west to my parents' house. Chris was partially returning his brother's car – which had ended up with us in a roundabout way – but more importantly meeting our new niece! We spent Friday at our respective destinations, and my dad and I celebrated my mom's birthday, and then Saturday morning I drove down to join Chris and spend the day with baby CJ. She is very sweet (not even a month old!) and was sleepy most of the day, even as we walked around town. She perked up about an hour or so before we hit the road. It was very fun to meet a new member of the family. We also spent some quality time with their dog Banksy, who is quite the character. He and CJ share a birthday, exactly one year apart!
On Sunday, we were back upstate and went to Ithaca to walk along Taughannock Falls, which I hadn't visited in probably 15 years. It was definitely the first time I'd been with a digital SLR camera so there was the usual procedure where everyone walked along at their usual pace while I hung back eagerly getting the lighting right on various rocks and water features.
On Monday we capped off the trip with a DIY engagement photoshoot, but I'll share that in another post.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Mansfield, MA.