Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To all our friends and family, near and far...

Twenty twelve wasn't the best year for us.  Mainly because we spent the first half of the year anticipating a new addition to the family, only to spend the second half of the year grieving the unexpected loss of a little boy that we didn't get a chance to know.  It was a rough year.  Which made it easy to procrastinate putting together our annual slide show.  But the girls (and Jacob, for that matter) were persistent.  I also found the perfect music.  So 2012 found it's way into our archives.

DahleFamily2012 853x480 24fps 8Mbps from Heather Dahle on Vimeo.


It was surprisingly therapeutic to go through all the photos for the year.  I still feel sad, and a little heartbroken.  But it reminded me again what incredible friends and family we have.  We will never be able to thank you enough for your support and friendship.   

Credits: 
 Kathleen of North Photography, who volunteers with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep for the photos with Levi in the hospital.
Justin Brunson, for photos at Levi's burial service. 
Songs:  "Crazy Glue," " Honcho Graham from Burmingham," and "Water in the Creek" by Josh Woodward.
"Remember Me" by Bella Ruse.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First Day of School Photos and the County Fair

School started last week.  My girls were SO excited.  Sophie's wished (loudly) every morning for 2 weeks that school would start NOW!

After last year's first day of school photo shoot,  they weren't too ecstatic when I got out the camera this year.  I managed to snag a few before the bus came. 

 
After school we headed to the Champlain Valley Fair with friends.
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair 
Champlain Valley Fair 
Champlain Valley Fair
We were introduced to pig racing for the first time.  Sophie was chosen to cheer on one of the pigs, and her pig won!  
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair
Champlain Valley Fair
All-in-all it was a pretty good day.