Monday, November 19, 2012

When You Say Nothing At All

"When You Say Nothing At All" - Alison Krauss

Sometimes, it's nice to get so swept away in a moment that you have no need for words.
We've been having a lot of those moments lately - silent ones that touch us so deeply.
Emotions - spoken loud and clear with just a smile...a look...a touch.

I lay here tonight.  Already in bed.  With Steve asleep next to me.
I look through my photos and let them tug at my heart.

Sometimes, pictures don't tell the whole story.
Sometimes, they demand an explanation.

Sometimes, they do the talking for you.

many memories and few words.

I found Miss Muffin lounging on the rocking chair the morning after
I wrote my last post(Thank you for all your loving words.) 

I'm pretty sure she thinks this is gonna be her new room.  If we had the space, I'd surely dedicate a room all to Muffin.

Sweet mornings from the past week...

A visit from Kerry and smiley Veronica 

She clung onto her mango chips all morning.  Chased the kitties up and down the stairs, under the table and behind the couch.  And squealed with delight whenever they'd hang by her side. 

Breakfast at Kim's

and at Station B with Kelly and happy man, Daxon

and at home with the Mr.

Celebrating my brother, Nicholas', 26th birthday with friends and family

Presents, pumpkin roll, hot chocolate and late night entertainment through telling old stories
 at my mom's afterwards.


 Last month, my friend, Kim, and I made plans to take her fall family photos.  So yesterday, we woke up early and headed to the park.  The weather was beautiful, the air was crisp and I was happy to see the sun not shining too bright - just the perfect amount of light for photos. I had so much fun snapping picture after picture of her, Adam, their adorable son, Noah, and their lively pups, Sketchy and Rory. 

We walked through the crunchy leaves, disregarded the "AREA CLOSED" sign whenever a pretty photo op called our name and said "cheese" for a couple hours.
Adam told me he expected a whole post dedicated to our day - here's a bunch of memories from yesterday.
*Sorry, it's almost a full post, Adam!  :)

The gorgeous family...

LOL!  Steve took this one.

Kim was so sweet to take some photos of Steve, baby girl and I.

22 week bump shots

And after...a date for wings. 
Kim and I watched these guys go through almost 50 between the two of them.  I'm gonna guess with how many times they asked "Can we have more blue cheese, please?" that a whole giant tub of that stuff said goodbye.

Steve and I ended our weekend with a trip to Babies R' Us. 
I tested some strollers and perfected my mama walk.


I will say good night now.

It's crazy to think it's Thanksgiving in a couple days.  It's gonna be a special one.  We found our bird over the weekend - at a whole 59 cents a pound - Oh yea!  

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, relaxation and lots and lots of food.

Be thankful. <3

"It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Old Mr. Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all"

Swept Away Lovin',


Olivia {i am still learning} said...

omg Steve cracks me up, lol

Love the photos!! You did an awesome job, and I love the maternity photos :)

Jenny said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I have to wonder...were you as overwelmed with Babies R Us as we were on our first trip this weekend as well?! Haha, it's amazing how many options of every single baby item there are!

Rebecca said...

Cute bump!

~Rian said...

Love the fall pictures!!! You did a wonderful job!!! And you look absolutely stunning! I love your baby bump! :)


Judy Haughton-James said...

Very beautiful pictures Maria. As the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words." All those goodies on plates make me feel so hungry and it is just over an hour since I had breakfast! LOL It is great that everything continues to go well with your pregnancy. This Thanksgiving is going to be so special for you and Steve! Take very good care of yourself and I wish you, Steve, Beano and all your relatives and friends A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anonymous said...

There is something so peaceful, safe & comforting in the picture of the parents walking AWAY holding onto 24 with the dogs... It's breath taking. The last photo... do this in black & white in say 20x24, fram it and put above baby's crib!! Gorgeous. Huggers to you and HAPPY THANSGIVING to you and yours! Tammy

JP said...

Thank you for your sweet words to me lately.
You did a terrific job on those pictures! The location is beautiful and so is that family. I LOVE the one of Adam squatting on the tree branch with Kim standing behind. LOVE.
Also, the one of STEVE in between them instead of Noah is hilarious.
Finally, Kim did a great job on the pictures of you and Steve and baby girl too. Great great great!!

Courtney B said...

This is such a SWEET post! Loved reading it :)
And the pictures... you look STUNNING, mama :) So amazing!

Whitney said...

Love the pictures of you and Steve! Y'all are precious! And your kitty is too cute, cat's are the best! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Maria!

Kiara Buechler said...

Happy Almost Thanksgiving! Would you please tell Daxon to stop growing so fast? what happened to that little newborn you kept showing us, jeez! That photo shoot looked like a lot of fun!

Jess @ said...

Wonderful photos! {I love that song}

Angela said...

So sweet <3
I wish you could come take my family photos! You've got mad skills girlie! Such great photos, of your friends and you cute bump :) I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving and Steve's last one as a family of two!

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures and some funny ones too! I love silly family photos thrown in with the serious. Great job!! So, those wings look seriously amazing. I am pretty much obsessed with buffalo wings and blue cheese! Yummy!
Your bump is getting big! You look so good and so glowy. Is glowy even a word? ha! Wishing you a fantastic Thanksgiving!!

Maria Lipkin said...

Love the photos!
I'm a new follower from the thirsty thursday blog hop. :)

Rachel Marie said...

lol. I about died when I saw the picture of Steve in the window. so funny. looks like you had an amazing time taking pictures, and did an amazing job :) And the pictures of you, steve, and baby were beautiful!! Hope you guys have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for your kind words, as always.

Maria Northcutt said...

Beautiful!!! Just found your blog and I´m really looking forward to follow you. Seems like we have a lot more in common than just our name :)

Happy Thanksgiving!


LOVE MELISSA:) said...

What a sweet post Maria! I love all the pictures! You and Steve are so cute. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Life in the simple lane said...

Hi there!
Loving your blog! your newest follower on GFC. If you would like to follow back you can find me at
Katie from the simple lane

Brooke said...

I also love those little moments where you can sit and be with who you love and just be grateful. What a perfect post for this Thanksgiving week.

I'm visiting from the blog hop, and I'm excited to be your newest follower!


The Cantrell's said...

It looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I am following from the GFC hop. :)


Brittney D said...

Great photos, lovely blog! Found you on blog hop! New follower:)

Bunny Girl said...

Aww the photos look so cute.


Kerry said...

Hi guys! I love that bump shot with both your hands in the shape of a heart, it is too sweet for words and needs to be put into a frame asap!
So glad life is so peachy for you both, you guys deserve this so much! You look wonderful Maria, and Steve, you do too :)
Have an awesome week my friends!! Sending lots of love always xo

Amy said...

Nice photos of you and family,friends...Interesting post.
New follower via blog hop.Would love if you visit me..
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hey just found your blog from another blog...The name of it lured me in; it's a cool idea for a name:P

Beautiful family by the way. Look forward to seeing more posts!

- Cindy

Miki said...

Wow, you've taken some awesome photos! And the landscape there looks so great and peaceful!

And may I add that I think Veronica has a great sense of style ;p.

Cari @Reach For The Star Berries said...

The note from Grandma to baby made my heart melt. It's just too darn sweet and definitely something to include in the bay book. I found your blog through Thirsty Thursday.

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