Christmas Time in Hermann Park…
Hermann Park is the place to run your race, play your games, enjoy your music, watch your theater, enjoy your nature, and relax in your peace…to dream your dreams! This poem is carved out on a rock in the park.
These two know how to dream the dreams!! They are a prime example of living your dreams and letting nothing stop you. But you know what we love the best…is their attitude. They don’t let life beat them up and they move on to something positive when life throws them a curve ball. They asked me to capture some serious attitude for the season. All their pictures are of them smiling from ear to ear and they wanted something different in their photo collection. Luke…this one is for YOU♥
To my baby girl and son-in-law, “Luke the Duke” thanks for driving 18 hours to see your parents, it was a perfect day and weekend!
Treasure it always…Mom.
For the rest of you…allow thankfulness to flow fully from your heart today♥
I love Hermann Park! I went there as a child and took my children and grandson there. Beautiful photos!
How unique! I love that first photo a TON!!!
A wonderful set of shots. Wishing you and yours a joyful Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family Maxima…it has been a pleasure getting to read your work all year long.
Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂
Lovely pictures, Laurie.
Merry Christmas to you and your family
All the best,
Laurie, you take awesome portraits. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.
Christmas Blessings ~ Wendy
That’s a beautiful park and even better that you got to share it with those you love. That red train is so festive, it’d make a fab card. Merry Christmas Laurie and hope your holidays are awesome. xK
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You really captured a beautiful sense of place here! : )))
Beautiful shots and that is quite some drive… in the UK that would get you over the channel and fair way into Europe
Dear Laurie, you photograph with love. And that is the gift that touches everyone who looks at your photos. You must be the coolest grandmother in town and the most loved mother-in-law too!! Hugs to you and your beautiful family and a very Merry Christmas! Sharon
Sharon…what a very sweet comment to leave!!I hope Little Man does say one day…I am the coolest grandmother in town…but for now I see it in his eyes…and I will take it♥ Merry Christmas.
I love these Laurie. Especially the first one which belongs in a frame.
lovely – I like how you blended some of the pictures together.
Great shots and post, I have a pic of me and my dad on that train….. back in 1966 :-))
Ed, that is too cool! Thanks for sharing this with me.
Wonderful images. Being with family is the best part of this time of year.
Stunning shots as usual Laurie. The top one is my most favourite of all. Beautiful! 😀
I am glad you had such a lovely visit. Happy holidays to you and yours hon. *big hugs*
Love the first one. All really nice. Have a great Christmas, Laurie! 🙂
LOVE the first picture! Very nice processing. Beautiful park and surroundings!
Very inspiring and beautiful photos, you are blessed~
You are getting fancy in your Photoshop skills! Nice set of images Laurie!
Such gorgeous pictures and I love what you did in the first one!!
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
THESE TWO…ARE IN A “ROCKING” PLACE…AND VISITING MOM, TOO!!!!
Hold on …wait a minute….where is he??? I love these photos and I love their love but somebody is missing!!!! p.s. these are gorgeous photographs!!!
Gorgeous doesn’t cover it. A wonderful Life. 🙂 Happy season to you, Laurie, and your awesome blonde passel!! 🙂
Oh, you know how special a Luke can be!? 🙂 Love these, Laurie…and I pray that you and your beautiful family have magical Christmas. XO!
I adore that beautiful red train! Wonderful photos and GORGEOUS couple. Your daughter is a knock-out.
Thank you Angelia…her nickname in our family is Miss Hollywood…lol.
A beautiful setting for a beautiful couple and a wonderful photographer 😉
Beautiful images of a beautiful place. I love the first photo and they way you imaged it. Your kids are sweet to visit.
This looks like such a beautiful day and such a wonderful memory! Merry Christmas!
Beautiful photos! I love the first one a lot!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
A beautiful park! I can feel you,your daughter, and her hubby had a gourgous time.
Boy you have some beautiful daughters! How fortunate they take the time to visit!
What perfect looking weather for Christmas time and wonderful photos. Great looking couple. 🙂 Happy Tuesday…and Merry Christmas.
Fun, and fabulous too, Laurie 🙂 Hope your Christmas is beautiful.
OMG; Laurie, you write and photograph yourself right into my heart. Such a wonderful post again, a true tribute to life, family, love and happiness. The first photo is outstanding, you did a great job on this one. I’m sure Luke was thrilled!
Happy Holidays to You and Yours, Laurie! A big kiss to the handsome Little Man. x
Lordy, Dina…you about have me in tears saying this kind statement. Merry Christmas to YOU!
Then we’re quit, my dear. 🙂 I had moist eyes reading your post – that’s why, you see! 🙂
Love the first shot! They are both beautiful and you have done them full justice Laurie 🙂
I do love these photos
Looks like a wonderful place – amazing collection of one more beautiful than the another photos – excellent captured, Laurie… 🙂
Merry Christmas, Laurie!
That composite is amazing Laurie! Just love it!
I love what you’ve done with that first image Laurie.
Wonderful photos, Laurie. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. 🙂
Enjoy your visit to Houston!
You have capture the moments! Beautiful shots, gorgeous couple! These are memorable photos for life. Thank you so much for sharing, Laurie!
So very lovely!
It’s wonderful to express your gratitude, and you’ve made a memorable set of images for a shared experience.
Great set of beautiful photos- all so enjoyable.
What a gorgeous place! Looks like a great visit!
Great edited:) Like the transparency of the couple!
All of your posts are going from your heart. The first pictures are the winner!
Wonderful collection of photos. I like the first one best.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I love that first photo! How did you do that? I also like the one of them leaning against the tree. Beautiful couple and lovely park. Happy Holidays, Laurie!! 🙂
Beautiful collection and what a great gift of a visit – doesn’t get much better. My favorite is the one where they are leaning on the tree. If only the bench had allowed her boots to be seen. Happy holidays to all of your beautiful and handsome family members. 🙂