Family Parties


Howdy, folks!

My family has had two parties in the last few weeks. Somehow, there’s a lot of birthdays in our family – probably because there are 8 kids down at my aunt’s house. *shakes finger* You go broke buying presents for that family. Anyhoo, between my aunt coming down from Canada (who has a birthday in December) and the six in my other aunt’s family who have birthdays in December/January, we had our dose of parties.

(Not to mention, my dad and granddad have birthdays in January as well – if we celebrated them with my uncle and the kids, that’d be nine…*shakes head*)



First, my mom and I planned (okay, it was much more my mom who planned it, but I took pictures, kay?) a surprise party for my aunt! That made the fourth (and last, thank goodness) surprise party of the year. Aunt C loves dachshunds (and has three) so my mom themed it a blue dachshund party.

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the card I watercolored for her… :)

And my pretty aunt, before we went to dinner one night… 😉 (I gave her that necklace – isn’t it so pretty? I need to get one for myself one of these days.)


Lastly, here’s the party my (other) aunt did! She and my uncle did a great job decorating the house. :)

I showed my aunt this picture and she was like, “You should really do [professional] food photography”. It would be fun. AHHH THE BLUR AND BOKEH, Y’ALL.




the unwrapping of gifts…


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Aaannnddddd….that’s it! I hope you enjoyed getting a little glimpse of our family parties. :)

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  • Reply Allison

    OH MY WORD THAT’S A LOT OF BIRTHDAYS. O.o Sounds like the way September is in our family. XD You are an excellent party photographer, dear. *nods* My favorite pictures were the one of your aunt with the GORGEOUS necklace (I want one!), and Meadow hugging her doll. <3 <3 (She's getting so big!)

    January 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    • Reply Aria

      HA HA I KNOW. Yeah. Thanks! Yeah, I know! I KNOOWWWWW. :)

      January 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Cat

    Wow, your family sure does love to party! Every time you post about your celebrations I am in awe. HOW do you have such beautiful, well planned days?!?!?!?!?!?!

    January 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah! Ha ha. By planning weeks ahead, of course!

      January 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply isabel

    These were all great photos! Wow that’s a lot of birthdays 0-0 I love the card you made for your aunt. The bright deco for the kids’ party is so fun!

    January 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Isabel! Yeah, I know. Thanks so much, dear! :)

      January 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Christina Snyder

    How cute! I loved the last party :)

    January 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks for commenting, Christiana! :)

      January 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Amie

    You’re cousins! *heart melts* Please, let me hug them! They’re SOOOOO cute! And wow. Wow. I thought we had a lot of January birthday with four January birthdays, but I guess I was wrong. 😉

    January 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, yeah. 😉 We have SO MANY BIRTHDAYS AHHH!

      January 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Sara

    Hi Aria! I’m Sara. :) I love your blog!! It’s wonderful. You are so incredibly talented at photography. I love how your photos are flooded with natural light. 😀

    January 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hi Sara! Awww, thank you!

      January 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    The natural light in all of these is so lovely! :) Your mother and aunt are gorgeous. ❤

    January 14, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Hannah! I know, they are :)

      January 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Starling

    The decorations are on point! Great photography, Aria :)

    January 17, 2019 at 12:59 am
  • Reply Jo A

    These are just lovely! <3 And the food- and the kids! *dies*

    January 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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