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We’re on the road!

posted by Kelly

The Portnoy’s are currently camped out in Princeton, NJ on our way up to NYC!! It sounds so much more exciting than it has actually been so far as we are traveling with our 1 year old son and 2.5 year old daughter. Let’s put it more bluntly…22 hours in a car (roundtrip) with a baby and toddler!!! CRAZYTOWN! It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be but it also hasn’t been sunshine and roses.

The worst of it is over for us, on our leg up, as my parents are taking the kids the rest of the way to Albany for a few days while we have sessions the next three days including one of my dearest friends, Chrissy’s, wedding on Saturday and day after session in NYC on Sunday….SCORE!!! We will have oodles and oodles of photos to burn up the internet when we get home (Don’t worry Cindy and Molly…your weddings come first!).

We will then go up to Albany on Sunday for a family reunion and to spend a few days visiting my side of family. Then we go down to the beach to Toms River, NJ to visit one of my bestest college friends for a few days to let the kids blow off some steam playing in the ocean. Then the back through DC to visit Ryan’s side of the family and home again. That would be ten days of travel, five different pillows we are laying our heads on, putting our kids schedules to the test, all in the name of LOVE!!! Love for family and for a special girlfriend who found the man of her dreams and asked us to capture her big day.

So for every cry (me included), lost hour of sleep, tantrums, and packing and repacking of 12 bags, 2 pack n plays and bags of toys….I am reminded of all the amazing faces we will be seeing and hugs we will be receiving over the next ten days and I can confidently say…It’s worth it!

Chrissy and Jay come to visit-sessy sessy couple

We will not be answering calls or emails over the next week and a half for obvious reasons. Please be patient with us upon our return as we get the kids settled back in and Ryan jumps right back into work. We will get back to everyone as soon as humanly possible!!!

New York City tomorrow baby!!! Boohiss to the 100% chance of rain threatening our shoot tomorrow, you can’t get us down. Lunch with the ever adorable and AMAZINGLY talented Punam Bean….double fist pump. Tomorrow is a car ride without Barney playing in our ears. Does it get any sweater than that?

2 Responses

Elizabeth says:

June 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Travel safely, guys!!

Julie Nickerson says:

June 5, 2009 at 4:45 am

WOW! I didn’t realize you had THAT much traveling to do. I REALLY FEEL bad for you with the two kids. I know how HARD it is to drive to Boston with one toddler….I’m dreading when we take two!

SOOOO EXCITED to see you guys!!! And I CAN’t wait to see the day after photos in NYC. How FUN IS THAT!!!

We’ll be praying for you guys and see you tomorrow!

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