….from the beautiful wedding of these two lovebirds.
I can’t wait to share the full post next week!
Xavier Yuriah Zwolinski- quickly shortened to “Riah” by big bro Adin…pronounced RYE-UH….not REE-UH, or RAH. (I know Dad, he should have just been Billy Ray to make it easier on folks.)
Six years ago today our little Riah boy came into this world, and without a doubt, it was completely brightened!!
Of my four births stories, Riah’s is the funniest. From me vacuuming our entire house while having major contractions (I would pause and breathe, and then resume), to waiting too long to head to the hospital and having a policeman ask me if I wanted to get out of the car in stopped traffic to “squat”….I kid you not…..to arriving at the hospital and having him within 10 minutes. He had a black mohawk of hair, and he won me over from the first second.
We went bowling to celebrate his birthday, which he has done since he turned three.
I am working on allowing my kids the freedom of dressing themselves (this a a HUGE step for me). Therefore, I take NO credit for this awesome ensemble he is sporting. He was killing me with the buttoned down white shirt…Oh well.
Silly band mania!!!!
Gabe tried bowling for the first time.
Then we came back home for some cookie cake.
Last week Brett was testing his lighting and Riah and I sat in. I loved these. I love my boy.
Your smile and energy are contagious, and we are so blessed to have you.
Happy birthday sweetheart!!
This precious family is very near and dear to our hearts. Eric and Jill have been friends of ours since back when they were single. We have many wonderful memories with them, and we have been blessed to see them marry, have baby one, two, three and four!
We were THRILLED to go out to their new home and do a fun family session of them. They have dreamed of having a home with a piece of land to raise their kids on, and recently they got just that! It really is a lovely home and property, and I’m sure they will make many happy memories as a family together there.
This is Sarah She’s my buddy.
I love how loving and carefree the kids seem here.
Sweetie pie Sophia She had just turned *1* a couple weeks before we took these.
Caution: A little too much of this…..
…..may lead to THIS. (Trust us on this)
OK, so we were a little OBSESSED with smiley little sweetie pie….Can you blame us???!
Noah, doing the boy thing.
I remember we had to say some gross and mildly inappropriate things….but look at their faces.
and this is their plot of land they are walking…
Sarah got tired of photos and took a 10 minute swinging break.
Pretty, big sister Naomi.
Noah, or mini-Eric as some call him!
Jill, Eric…..I love these two photos SOOO much!! They are just completely you two.
Ahhh, such a fun night with such wonderful friends. Love you guys!
P.S. Happy early birthday to my birthday buddy Naomi!!
Gail and Rich were married earlier this year in Boston, but came home to Cincinnati and held a fabulous celebration at Via Vite, on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square. Before their dinner celebration, we met them at their AMAZING Mt. Adam’s home to take some fun portraits of the newlyweds.
The food at their reception was divine!!
They had many friends and family join them to celebrate their love and marriage….
These are their adorable niece and nephews.
It was a steamy, but gorgeous, Cincinnati night.
Thanks Gail and Rich! Seeing so many come out to celebrate, it is evident you both are very loved. We wish you both all the best.