Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The DeCarlo Family

With 6 kids, it's always a full house!


Holidays in Full Swing!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm back!

After many a day with my non-functioning, Trojan infested PC-I'm back!
I'm pretty upset though, that I wasn't able to make a post a day for NaBloPoMo. Boo.
Oh well, I shall pick up where I left off. Dust off and move forward...tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nolan's blob

Does anyone remember the pumpkin from 2008? If you don't you can see it here to refresh your memory.
Now...everyone knows that Nolan is one smart cookie, and he's been doing great with reading, and learning to write all on his own. He's excellent at sounding out words, and figuring out how to spell them. He's even quite the artist.
So, all that being said.
Everyday he brings home something from school, a project, a book, math, maybe something he's drawn. Today, it was this... Now, I can't begin to tell you what I thought his blob looked like.
But my real questions are:
1. What do you think it looks like?
2. What does Nolan think it looks like?
I can't wait to see your answers!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jared goes to school

Oh my sweet boy. He was so excited about school!
He let me take 100 pictures, Nolan on the other hand, was completely annoyed by my camera. He's so big so fast, my babies are all grown up.
I know it's a pretty small blog post, but after kickboxing tonight-I'm so tired! The fact that I remembered to post is an accomplishment!
I'll do better, I promise!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Not So Long Ago

Came across this photo today from the day Jared came home from the hospitol. It seems like forever ago. It's amazing how time flies!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

good night

I've got a feelin'...

My husband is asleep on the couch with Jared, and Nolan and I are watching "A bugs life."
Chris, Karen, Ben, Ryan & Emily were here for dinner and dress up. Pizza, wine & beer. What a great end to a fantastic day. We didn't really get anything done today, but we had fun. Together. And that's what the kids will remember. Us...together.

...tonight's gonna be a good night.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Love my boys

I bet there are people that don't like hearing about my kids, but today was a great day...

1. Mark went to give me a hug and bent me backwards, I yelled "ouch." Jared's response "Daddy, stop killing mommy!" Obviously he wasn't trying to kill me(that was last night at spinning class) So Mark gave me a huge hug, and Jared says "that's better daddy, love her like that." And hugging ended, when you're 3 year old sounds pornographic, it's over.
2. We played 8 rounds of UNO tonight. Everyone had a chance to win, it was so much fun. We've been waiting for so long to play cards with our boys. Nolan gets really mad when he loses, I wonder where he gets that from?
3. As I'm sitting here blogging, my boys are dancing in the living room to salt-n-peppa "Ah, ooh, push it" LOL They have no idea!

Love them all!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I took my first spinning class tonight with Mark. It's part of our attempt to do something together. And with all of his training for the Ironman, it seems only natural that spinning is it.
I survived. And up until about 20 minutes ago I felt great. Now I feel like my legs are going to fall off, my abs are shaking, and my back is killing me.
Can't wait until next week!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Santa Photos

We've started our schedule for Santa photos at the studio. He'll be in town on Saturday November 21.
Call the studio to schedule your session, we're booking up fast! Only a few spaces left!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Can't wait!

I know I'm supposed to come up with something witty, and thoughtful. But right now I'm focused on getting my work done, and getting my house ready fo Kevin, Crystal and little Keira. 2 more weeks! Yeah!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Things that go bump in the night

There was a "bump" in the night last night.
I heard Nolan go downstairs to go to the bathroom. And I heard him come back upstairs and head back to bed. I never opened my eyes to look at the clock.
I should have.
When I awoke this morning there were 4 neatly stacked piles of clothes in the middle of the living room floor. An empty cereal bowl on the kitchen floor. A mostly empty cup or orange juice, with a straw on the small Little Tykes in the living room, and cereal crumbs.
What strange creature could have gotten themselves up, folded laundry, eaten a bowl of cereal, and indulged in a cool glass of OJ?
I love my crazy kids :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


It's national blog posting month! This is my chance to get caught up on ALL of my backed up blogging that needs to be done. So much has happened in the last two months. We went to the Ironman, and Mark signed up for next year's race! We went to the 1000 islands & Maine. My sister got married, my best friend got married, and Jessie had her baby. Nolan started Kindergarten, and Jared started preschool.
Now you can see why I haven't posted anything? It's not for a lack of things to post, it's a lack of time to actually get it done.
So NaBloPoMo, bring it! I'm ready!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mini vacation

We are off to Lake Placid tomorrow morning to start our 4 day mini vacation. The boys are super excited to sleep in the mountains. I'm pretty sure we've over packed, and won't use half of the clothes we brought for the kids. Mark, Jess, and Joe are volunteering to help at the Iron Man competition. Mark will be racing in it next year, so volunteering is a great way to see what it's like before you jump in.
There won't be any lap top, which I'm a bit nervous about. But 4 days away will be good for me, right?
I've always got my cell phone, so call if there's an emergency, don't e-mail. I'm pretty certain I'll have about 500 e-mails to go through when I get back. And let's be honest, I'm not looking forward to that.
So wish us lots of fun, and sunshine!
See you on Tuesday!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stephanie and Johns video

Stephanie and John, Day 2

Stephanie, John, Mark and I all got up at the butt crack of dawn hoping for an amazing, mystical sunrise at Belhurst Castle. Unfortunately the clouds kept the sun to themselves this morning. So, on to plan B. We headed over to White Springs Manor, a part of Belhurst Castle for some different scenery. Then we were off to the warm water inlet in Dresden to get our feet wet! Thanks for being so fantastic and willing to jump in, feet first!

Stephanie and John

Stephanie and John have been dating FOREVER! And her dream was to get married at Belhurst Castle. We started the day with thunderstorms, golf ball sized hail, and pouring rain. And thank to Carmen's rosary beads in the bushes, in true Belhurst style, the rain cleared moments before the ceremony. Stephanie was gorgeous! And John looked pretty great too.

Erin and Ryan

We started the day thinking it was going to be great outside, then the rain came. Fortunately for us there was a break in the weather just in time for some outdoor photos in the grapes at Ventosa. Erin was such a beautiful, elegant bride. She had planned such wonderful colors and details into their wedding day. Congrats you two!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adrianna and Dustin

When it rains it pours, right? This wedding definitely didn't go off without a hitch, but at the end of the day-they were hitched!
There were wedding guests stranded in airports, and bridesmaid coming from NYC whose flight was cancelled and she drove all the way. Missing luggage, missing dresses.
The bridal shop calling to say that her dress had been accidentally torn-two days before the wedding.
The salon calling on Friday to tell her that two of the stylists were out sick, but no worries-they could have everyone ready to go by noon. That was great, except the wedding was scheduled for 11:30.
All of this, and they were happy, smiling, and most importantly, in love.
The planned outside ceremony site overlooking the city skyline was a wet, mud slick, and with the rain continuing still...completely out of the question.
So we were inside the whole time. But man, beautiful photos just flow from those in love like these two!

Emily and Bill say "I do"

Emily and Bill said "I do" in classic black and white style. The ceremony was at a fantastically bright church in Hall, NY. And the reception was at the majestic Esperanza Mansion in Penn Yan.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Congratulations Ginny!

Mark's mother got word today that her very first attempt at writing a book has been accepted, and will be published! We are all so excited for her!
And I can't wait to read it! (I'm waiting for the final pulished book)
Congratulations Ginny!

Kerri and Everett

Kerri could barely contain her excitement for this session. She'd been counting down the days, I swear!
We had totally lucked out with the weather, it looked like it was going to pour earlier in the day. But the rain stayed south of us, and it was warm, slightly windy and wonderful!
Here's a few of my favorites, enjoy!

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Jillian-Day 2

Jill came in for part 2 or her senior session, this time with Julie, not Jess. I still haven't met Jenna (did I get that right?)
Anywho-we had another day of some great weather, so here's a few from this weekends session. Enjoy!
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This was the first image from the photo session. Look at those big beautiful eyes!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


My first senior for the class of 2010. Jillian came in with her sister Jenna (and there's also a Jess, and a Julie-and through the giggles a dog named Jimmy, and lots more J names too :)
We had planned on doing her indoor session today, but the weather was just so perfect-we couldn't resist going outside. Here's a few shots from today, and we'll be getting some more this Sunday-along with nephew Cason. Can't wait!