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Feeling Out of Sorts…


I have been feeling so out of sorts lately and I couldn’t put my finger on it…..then Nick came home today!

He has spent the last two weekends with his Dad….we got out of sync with our schedule and it seems like he has been away more than he has been home… is just not the same when he is gone.

I know we have to share him, but it is so difficult. I feel like he misses out when he isn’t with us and I feel extreme guilt everytime we do something fun in his absence.


Today was such a beautiful day that we went outside to play after school and with a little begging and pleading, Nick agreed to let me photograph him….(although I couldn’t get him to change out of his school uniform…oh well)


This is a first for me…..I have decided not to edit any of these photos. I have been playing around with my camera trying to figure out all the settings……THESE talented ladies have inspired me to make a better attempt….I am bound and determined to get this!!


I love the tree behind him in this shot.


I am so happy that Nick is back home and we are all looking forward to a great week together. I have always made it a point to plan some special things for just the two of us… on Friday we are heading to NYC!!! He has a school fieldtrip, but once we get to the city, we will have the day to ourselves….we are both excited and looking forward to our special day together in the big apple!

Look out Lady Liberty….here we come!!

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  • Carol VR - Is NYC far from “home” for you??? I went on a church day trip there when I was young and since then I’ve only been back to the states once (don’t laugh) for dinner.

    I hope you have a great time!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jodee Leader - Lisa — These are fabulous pictures of Nick! I can only imagine how hard it is to share him on the weekends. I am so glad he is home and you have a fun weekend to look forward to! I can’t wait to see pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - What a handsome young man. He looks like he’s gotten so much older looking since your Cape Cod Vaca. Have fun on Friday. Can’t wait to see more pictures.


  • sandra - LOVE those shots of Nick. They are truly fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Pixel Fairy Princess - That was so from the heart! I have been lurking round here for a while – I think I found you through Kate and Lia’s blog. Your images are wonderful and I hope that you have fun in the big Apple 😀
    Ladybug hugs,

  • Isabella's Mommy and Daddy - Great pictures..
    I know to well how it is when one of your babies is not at home..
    Have a Great Week.

  • Aspiemom - I just found your blog tonight after seeing your little icon on someone else’s blog. (Can’t remember who!)

    You have such a beautiful blog and take such wonderful pictures! I’m putting you in my favorites and look forward to coming back.ReplyCancel

  • sara - Something wonderful to look forward to!! You got some great shots!ReplyCancel

  • missy - Nick is such a handsome young man! I know you must miss him terribly when he’s away. I think that will make your times with him even that more special. I can tell you love him so dearly. He certainly is a little doll.

    NYC…take me, take me!!! I love New York. I can’t wait to follow your journey!ReplyCancel

  • Buzzings of a Queen Bee! - Lisa, Nick is so adorable and has such a kind face. I don’t know what it is, it just seems like he would be one of the “nice” kids in class who would stick up for the other kids who were being teased. Anyway, I am sure you will have so much fun in NYC! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • CC - What a gorgeous son you have!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Lisa,
    That was so sweet! You are really a wonderful Mom :) I love the pictures of Nick, they are great! I can’t wait to see the pictures from NYC…. :)ReplyCancel

  • Tisha - My, my what a handsome young man! Those young girls in NYC had better watch out. 😉 Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see all of the pics. I’m sure the city will give you lots of opportunities to work on your photography. Come to think of it, maybe that’s where I need to go to work on mine. I’ll just go run that by my hubby. 😉ReplyCancel

  • EllieNat - uniform or no uniform–Nick looks great. What gorgeous eyes! Have a wonderful day in NYC.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - What a handsome boy! I actually like the school uniform. Reminds me of my childhood.


  • Robin - No editing necessary the pictures were great.

    I hope you all have a wonderful week together and an exciting weekend!!!


  • Jboo - Great photos — Nick is such a good-looking boy (young man — not really a boy anymore, is he). I’m sure it does seem strange when he is gone. Sounds like you and he have a fun trip planned!


  • Sandy Toes - What a handsome “guy”!!! Have fun in NYC…I love that city!!!!

    Great pictures!
    -Sandy ToesReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Nick is so handsome! Those are great pictures!

    Have fun in NYC! I love going there! My mom and sister were just there on Sunday. They went to Madam Truisso’s (spelled wrong I’m sure) and then they went to see Wicked. They had a blast and I was so envious, I wished so bad that I was with them!

    Lucky you! Have a great time my friend! It will be so nice to have some special time with him.ReplyCancel

  • Briana's Mom - What gorgeous pictures. Really beautiful. Nick is a such a handsome lad. So glad he is home!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Nick is such a handsome boy!!!!!!!!!!!! It must be hard when he’s gone for the weekends. The pictures certainly don’t need to be edited they are beautiful just the way they are!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • 3D - What a handsome young man!! Love the pics. You are very talented!

    Keep smilin!ReplyCancel

  • Becoming Me - He is such a handsome guy–and you have a beautiful, beautiful blog. I am so glad I found it.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Teagarden - Lisa,

    I can only imagine how much you miss him. Your comments about feeling guilty if you do anything fun without him really touched me. It must be terribly difficult to have him away from you.Your Nick is gorgeously handsome. He appears quite dapper and charming in his uniform!ReplyCancel

  • Kam - Lisa, your pics are great! How handsome he is! Have a blast in NYC…what a memory you will have. And it goes w/o saying…take a ton of pix!

  • Our Complete Family - Lisa, Nick is such a handsome boy. I know he makes your heart smile when you’re all together! Wish Bryce’s uniform looked that good at the end of a day. Why oh why does our principle have the younger grades wear WHITE for crying out loud?!? 😉 Men!!! Happy day wishes to you, xo, LesReplyCancel

  • Krista ~ Bits and pieces - Georgous photos ~ you are so talented!!!! And your son makes taking his picture easy ~ what a handsome young man he is.

    Have fun in the city that never sleeps!!!!

    I HAVE SO MISSED YOU!!!ReplyCancel

  • kerri - What a handsome boy, I hope you both enjoy your special time in NYC.
    Great photos!!ReplyCancel

  • jenbusymom - Hi Lisa,

    I’m still out here, just been so crazy busy! What a gorgeous son you have and how nice a trip to NYC for you guys, have a great time and do some shopping for me!


  • Kerry - Lisa- you must be so proud of your Nick. So handsome! And seems like such a thoughtful guy. Must be hard for you having him gone. I can see where you would feel out of sorts. And times with him must be much much brighter.

    Your photos are lovely and really depict what a sweet son you have!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Oh, Lisa, Nick is just so handsome!! You are going to have a serious heartbreaker on your hands. I just love that top photo!! And how wonderful you are going to have a special “just for two” outing to NYC. You’d better take tons of photos!! I can’t wait to see.

    BTW, I’ve been meaning to tell you… every time I see the photo of your home, it reminds me so much of my own – only in reverse. We have great taste! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - What a handsome boy he is.

    It must be so hard to have you children be away from you for an extended period of time. I can’t imagine.ReplyCancel

  • redmaryjanes - I so understand how difficult it is to share your son. I share my oldest two. My word, he is such a handsome boy. Hang in there.ReplyCancel

  • Fliss and Mike Adventures - What a handsome boy… love the pics too… just practice, practice with the camera… I am still learning too…ReplyCancel

  • Kimi - You did a GREAT job on your photo session. Nick is a handsome young man. I am glad he is back with you, I know you miss him BIG time when he is gone.


  • Shawnstribe - Lisa, i hear your heart!!!!
    never easy, one day at a time a very special friend told me : )
    and making the most of your time together.
    Hugs girly

  • Belinda - Lisa,

    Nick is so handsome. You took great pictures.. It is so funny that you said that you were not going to edit the photo’s because as soon as I saw his picture, before I read your comments.. I thought I am going to email her to find out what editing tool you use because the colors are oah so bright and look great.. Glad he is home and what a special time in NYC! I have never been and would love to go sometime.

  • Felicia - What a handsome young man. Have fun in New York.ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - Enjoy the day with your son in NYC! What are you planning on doing? I love NYC, especially around Christmas time, but haven’t been back since we moved 10 years ago (once “sighted” Donald Trump in the restaurant in the Trump tower and my cousin just about died-LOL!). Your pictures came out great!
    Hugs-have a great time and say ‘hi’ to Lady Liberty for me.

  • Kayce - I so get this post. Being a split family is so hard.

    Your pictures Lisa are beautiful! I can’t wait to see all your pictures from your weekend. Have fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I hope that you have the best time with your son in New York City…and take lots and lots of pictures! :)

    I pray that God will bless you both during your special time away!

    God Bless,

  • Kate - Lisa,

    Like Laura…this post seemed to warrent a more though out response…so here goes…

    I am so sorry that you must endure these separations from Nick. Now that I am a mom, I cannot imagine…even though I am sure his Dad loves him. It must be difficult to do things when Nick is not there…and this is probably more noticible now that you have sweet Sarah….

    I don’t have any advice…I am sorry that you are feeling out of sorts…I wish I could fix it for you…..

    And after a day of thinking…this is all I could come up with….pathetic….

    Have the best time in NYC…I am determined to take Lia to see the windows at Christmas…a real step out for this “chick from the hicks”!



  • Sharie - Lisa,
    I’m glad Nick didn’t change out of his uniform. These will be great photos to look back on someday and you’ll remember what he wore to school:) Besides they are better than ANY school photo you’ll EVER get.
    I can only imagine how hard it is to be away from Nick, sorry you had two weekends in a row.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - These are great pictures of Nick. He looks so handsome.

    Have fun in NYC!


  • Sherri - He is so handsome! I’m glad he let you take some pictures of just him.
    Have fun on Friday. I♥NY Mike surprised me with a trip there for our 10 yr anniversary. I can’t wait to see the pictures you take there.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi - Great pics of your handsome boy! What a special trip it will be for the two of you.

    Husband has been to NYC several times on business, but I have yet to make the trip.ReplyCancel

  • 3 Peanuts - You did a great job Lisa!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - What a handsome boy you have! I just love these pictures! glad he was home with you!ReplyCancel

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