Friday, June 18, 2010

Thank you, Mary Kate

We met Mary Kate McKenna last year when she did a photo shoot of Seamus for "The Littlest Heroes Project". Seamus and MK hit it off right away and although we only spent a few hours with her, we've kept in close touch.

She is getting married this weekend and this what she posted yesterday on her Facebook account:

Many of you have asked what you can do for our wedding- I have a simple request- please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of one of my very favorite people on this earth, little Seamus, who stole my heart when I photographed him and his family last year. (here's some photos: Seamu...s (child of James Coleman and Julie Scheib Coleman) is an incredible kid- so let's use this time of celebration to help find a cure for this painful disease. Thank you all so much!

She is the one who should be recieving gifts yet she gave us the best gift of all. I can never repay her. She truly is amazing.

Not only is she a great person, but she's also a fabulous photographer. Here's a video I made of her photos. I've posted it before but I can watch it over and over.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Last night we were expecting a thunderstorm after a stifling, humid day. Just around dusk, I went out on the back deck for a minute and noticed something so I called to Seamus to join me.

There were hundreds of fire flies twinkling in our yard and in all the surrounding neighbors' yards. I've never seen anything like, even out in the country where I grew up. Seamus and I stood out there watching in silence, except for a few oohs and aahs, for a very long time before the rain finally started. It was still too beautiful to go inside so we sat under the picnic umbrella and enjoyed the rain and cool breeze.

Later, when James came home, Seamus told him all about the "lightning bug show". That's one I'm going to treasure.