Of all the different times of the year, the fall is by FAR the craziest. It’s the time when being a Mom + running a business is the most challenging; the time when work-life balance does not look pretty. The four other people in this photo have given me so much grace over the last several years, and I am both grateful and blessed by it. Even though it’s been a wild few weeks and we did NOT feel like getting dressed up, driving up to Annapolis and spending an hour in front of the camera, we did it anyway. And you know what? Had we not said YES to this, we would have gone another year without some family pictures. Me, a photographer! No family pictures?! It’s often easier to decline and just hand someone my pre-set camera (should out to my amazing sister in law who is often tasked with that job!). But taking the time to just “be” together, while an outsider observes those authentic minutes with a camera is something that is so very precious. This is also why I’m drawn to shoot lifestyle photography: it’s genuine, sometimes raw, and unique to each family. While the “posed” family picture is important, so are the little moments in between that are true to your family. Life can change in an instant. Each breath in our lungs is a gift. Even though our husbands complain, our children don’t fully cooperate, and our hair isn’t perfectly in place or even if you aren’t at the weight you want to be, say YES to the photos. You’ll never be sorry you did. #barrickpartyof5#melissabarrickphotography
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Even when I’m at the top I will never drop you 🌟
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Last week our crew unearthed this beautifully decorated piece of Townsend series Native American pottery. These are the moments we live for.
This is the Pre Halloween Weekend Events! There is a lot to cover for the weekend and the week.
Saturday 10/19 👻
- 9am - 10 am 5K Run & Trail @ History of St.Marys - 10 am - 1 pm Open House @ 45871 Meadowlark Dr, Great Mills MD
- 10 am - 6 pm The 53rd Annual U.S National Oyster Festival in St.Marys County Fair Ground
- 5:30 pm Hike with your daughter @ Wheaton National Park
- 7:30 - 10:30 Zip & Salsa @ Port of Leonardtown Winery - 8 pm - 2 pm Country Night & Bucket @ Buckets SportBar
Sunday 10/20 🤡
- 12 pm - 2 pm Party in Pink Zumbathon
@ Chesapeake Beach, MD Northeast Community Center
This cold weather is requiring some motivation to get me up and out for my daily 3 miles! Today’s included this cute travel cup with Halloween puppers that’s filled with my favorite @lonolifeinc chicken broth and a nail polish color (Thanks @emmabeautyla) that reminds me that exercising makes sure I’m always “Feeling Good”!
Kitties and more kitties! We met this cutie at Pet Valu awhile back, a foster kitten waiting for her forever home. Be sure to stop in, you just might leave w/ a new friend from a local rescue group! #LeonardtownMD#savethekitties
Do you have a sweet tooth or two? We love 💕 Heritage Chocolates 💕for their handcrafted treats, delicious gelato, steamy hot chocolates and friendly service! Be sure to say hello to Felicia when you stop by! #LeonardtownMD@heritagechocolates
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ONE WEEK LEFT: To purchase your $30 Early Bird tickets for the Southern Maryland Ag Marketing Conference on November 15th! What are you waiting for? TAG a friend and ride together 😍
Topics include: Farm Photography, Social Media, New Industries, Pricing, Branding, Budgeting, and MUCH more! Link in bio.
This evening we will be hosting a farm to table style dinner for the judges of the annual US Oyster Festival happening this Saturday! They're in for a treat! This meal will feature some exceptional wine from our friends at @portofleonardtownwinery
We're getting ready for Halloween! Check out this costume choreo clip from our awesome 'Sweat Your Sass Off: Choreo' instructor Richard!!! No experience necessary to join his class tonight at 7:30pm!!! Other classes tonight:
Intro to aerial arts-5:30pm
Mixed level hoop-6:30pm
Ghosts: The Curse of Greenbeard & the Pirates of the Patient starts at 7PM! I get excited and nostalgic every year when this @historicsotterley event comes back around.
By far, one of my favorite times I volunteered as a Girl Scout was to participate in this event over 15 years ago! So much fun.
Check out @historicsotterley for times and tickets. It's such a cool, fall attraction in our area. Don't miss out!
Come swimming with Santa and get your pictures with the big man in the pool this year! For details, visit the "Special Events" link in our profile. #charlescounty#somd#southernmaryland
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#ICYMI : VX-23 took to the skies for its change of command
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 welcomed its newest commanding officer during a change of command ceremony Oct. 11 at NAS Patuxent River
#Repost@adam_danforth - As seen in this week’s This Week In Food, the weekly update we send to Members featuring must-read sustainable food news and sharing posts like this from our Members who tag us. #changemenuschangelives #meatmatters ・・・
Southern Maryland is rich with beautiful farmers, animals, land, and ocean. It was an inspiring journey teaching for two days at this off-grid Amish slaughterhouse to farmers and butchers from the region. @goodmeatproject
SMADC and Southern Maryland Meats were extremely pleased to have two nationally renowned authors and butchers, Camas Davis (@camasdavis) and Adam Danforth (@adam_danforth), teach the revived art of whole animal butchery skills in the new Amish-owned and operated meat processing facility in St Mary's County.
Camas and Adam demonstrated a deep respect for animals with their exemplary butchery skills and knowledge of the growing industry of niche meat processing.
It was an excellent kick-off event for SMADC's multi-year investment in Southern Maryland's livestock industry. An investment with the goal of creating a brand known nationally for excellence, sustainability and creativity.
Step 4: Drywall! This is an exciting stage, when you begin to really see the size of the rooms come together. And we just had to add the cute puppies for fun. 🐾 Look back in our previous posts to view each stage in the custom home building process, from conception to move-in.