Life

I keep thinking about how different I am now compared to 10 years ago.  The things that I find important now I never even considered 10 years ago.  It's just so funny how a person evolves and molds to their circumstances.  As a child, I was destined to become a drug addict or an alcoholic with no college future and the possibility of being completely worthless to the world.  I am so far from that and I owe it all to my parents.  Their final fate gave my sisters and I the opportunity to do something with our lives.  For that, I am forever grateful.

One thing that has changed about me is my deep feelings for how precious life is.  And being able to be apart of someone else's life is even more special. Last weekend I completely skipped out on writing a post because I got to spend my time with one of the cutest human beings to grace this world.  Cayden Joseph Lignelli was born on February 14, 2015, the same day my son was born (4 years earlier).  The Universe gave this beautiful little boy to my best friend when it was determined that he may never happen.  It's one of those stories that will be told again and again with happy tears in the corners of eyes.  I have never been so happy for my bestie.  She is, and will be, a wonderful mother and I am so excited to be apart of this journey with her.  

 Baby Lignelli - This is my first attempt at Newborn Photography.  And, this is the only shot worth sharing.  I may try it again, but it's doubtful I'll take to it like other photographers.

Baby Lignelli - This is my first attempt at Newborn Photography.  And, this is the only shot worth sharing.  I may try it again, but it's doubtful I'll take to it like other photographers.

Never Thought I'd Own a Home:  Yesterday, we looked at yet another historic home.  This one was built in 1893 and is 1464 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and is completely remodeled.  It is small, but the hubby and I instantly fell in love with it.  We started looking for a home pretty early (we moved to MA less than 6 months ago), but the instant we walked into this house we felt like we were HOME.  Our little ducklings made themselves comfortable in their "new rooms" while playing with dog toys that were left out by the current owner.  Even though we have plenty of time to find a home, we really feel this one is IT.  Hopefully everything is in our favor and it can be ours.  I will keep you all posted.  **I should note here that we would have NEVER found this house if it weren't for our realtor, Christiana Santiago.  If anyone is looking for a realtor in central MA area, contact her.  We've worked with three over the course of our home owning, and she far surpasses all the others.**

I'd Call Myself a Photographer:  I received my Canon 6D the other day.  The 5D Mark III is a beautiful piece of equipment, but the price is, well... pricey.  The 6D is said to be well worth every penny you spend on it, and so far, I would have to agree.  Now I'm just waiting on my 17-40mm lens (ordered used via eBay).  I'd like a wider angle so that I can capture more of the scenery, whatever it may be.  I'm really interested in capturing a moment, mess and all.

 Cutting Ice (Like they do on Frozen)

Cutting Ice (Like they do on Frozen)

Finally: The snow is melting.  Hearing water rush though gutters has never sounded so beautiful - not like I've ever heard that before, being from AZ and all.  But, it fills me with the hope that I will see grass again and the sun will shine down and actually warm me.  I miss your sun Arizona.

Until next week, namaste.