Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Family Portrait

Before we left the island in September, we had a great friend of ours, and talented photographer, Mark Gardener, shoot our portrait. This is one of those things WH and I always meant to do with our sweet Chester, and never did. Amazing how time slips away so quickly. So this time around, no regrets...with baby Maddie being only 3 months old, we took the plunge.

I'm so glad we did. She's 7 months old the end of December, and looks completely different.
Boy does time fly quickly.

Have a wonderful holiday each and every one of you. I wish we could all be together to bring in the New year, now wouldn't that be a party?

Much love and hugs,

Riki

24 comments:

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Riki! What a wonderful portrait of you and sweeties!!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving your sweet comment.
xo,
Karen

farmlady said...

This is a wonderful photo of the three of you. Look at that little baby... how fast they grow.
We want to wish you and your family a very lovely holiday.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

diane cook said...

What a beautiful portrait Riki! You look so happy....yes, that would be a wonderful New Year's party for sure!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Miss R,

This picture is just way to adorable of you three kids!!

I'm slowly making the rounds after surgery (which went very well!) so in case I don't get back here before... Have a most wonderful Holiday you three!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Charlene said...

LOVE the family photo!!! I think we should have that party one day! You know we have to get Maddie & Elle Elf together too! I wanted to tell you Merry Christmas in case I don't talk to you before Saturday. HUGS!
CHarlene & ELLE

The Feathered Nest said...

Wouldn't it be the most wonderful party???? I would so love that ~ Your portrait is beautiful and I love that your little baby is in the pic with you!!!! Merry Christmas sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Renee Troy said...

Beautiful family portrait, Riki. Maddie is just too, too cute.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year.
xxoo

stregata said...

Great photo, all smiles!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday, all the best!

romantic decay said...

Wonderful photograph! Have a great holiday.

slommler said...

Wonderful portrait!! I love it...You all look gorgeous!!
And celebrating New Years' Eve all together would be amazing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Diana said...

Merry merry to three of my favorite peoples!!!!!
Hugs
Diana

Beatnheart said...

So Dang cute Riki...your guy is one handsome dude, your a doll, and lil baby pup...what can I say...all in all looks like life has handed you blessings beyond and I’m very happy for you and yours. All the best Riki and Co. during this beautiful blessed season. Cynthia

Kim Palmer said...

What a fabulous photo Riki! Love and hugs for a wonderful festive season. Kim xox

connie said...

beautiful photo! and that little maddie....

Maija said...

That is the most darling family photo Riki!!
Merry Christmas!!!!

Jen Crossley said...

What a beautiful photo Maddie is just so cute and you and your hubby too LOL.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and creative New Year .Hopefully our paths will cross one day
Love Jen

Narrative jewelry said...

The family portrait is really lovely, and Maddie too cute.
Merry Christmas to you dear Ricky, you are always in my thoughts.

Stephani Gorman said...

Merry Christmas Riki! Can't wait for another get-together! Cut photo too! Hugs Steff

Lisa Loria said...

Fabulous Pic Riki!
Merry Merry to you and your precious Family!
XO,
Lisa

In the Light of the Moon said...

Merry Christmas Sweet Riki and beautiful family!!Hugs Friend,Cat

Barbara Lewis said...

Only the best for you, Riki, and your new "family." The unconditional love of our four-legged family members cannot be underestimated ... we can't live without them! xo Barbara

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Riki! great photo, just darling! hope it was a lovely holiday and heres to a fantastic new year! a prosperous ART year for us all! xox

Mellisa said...

Lovely photo and what a cute squeezable little fluff pup you have!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Riki ~
You photo is so lovely and so is your new blog design! You new family member is adorable!

Thanks for having this fab give away ~ I would love to win these treasures ~ but the real treasure is having your blog to visit and receive inspiration 24/7. Thanks for giving us this gift!

May your 2011 be the best year ever for you!
I am keeping my resolutions short and simple,
clean out one drawer and one cabinet weekly to simplify my clutter. I am also living by these 3 G rules, to be more of a give, to be glad, and to have gratitude.
Blessings ~ Katie