Schiavonn Mariehttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/Most recent blog posts from schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.comen-usSun, 24 Apr 2016 13:54:45 +0000Debi & Bill | Netherlandshttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/24/debi-bill-netherlands/<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #181818; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; text-align: left;"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I&#8217;ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #181818; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; text-align: left;">―&nbsp;</span>Shel Silverstein<a class="authorOrTitle" href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/435477.Shel_Silverstein"></a><br /><br /><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/24/large_ae79702babc12273cb2d.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/24/large_78d039f2a7403cf4ce68.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/24/large_75091fab42fc956d40d2.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;&#8220;Have you ever noticed that parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to the most embarrassing in three seconds?&#8221; - Rick&nbsp;Riordan</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/24/large_d9f000023a84dcf11a7c.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:54:45 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/24/debi-bill-netherlands/Keukenhof | Hollandhttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/22/keukenhof-holland/<p style="text-align: center;">This trip had been on my bucket since we arrived in Europe. <a href="http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/#discover-the-park" target="_blank" title="Keukenhof|Holland">Keukenhof Gardens</a> is spectacular. Amazing. Breath-taking. If you have the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands and see this wonderful place, I highly recommend and suggest you go.<br />There were thousands upon thousands of flowers. Tulips in every color shade, size and style you could ever imagine. The entire area smelled of sweet flowery perfume and fresh grass.<br />The garden is an all day event for sure. There are so many sections to see with sculptures, art, and indoor flowering events as well.<br />I would <span class="caps">LOVE</span> to do this trip again.<br />xoxoxo<br />&nbsp;Happy Earth Day!<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_e096376e477c936decc9.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_f602dca817839f8b8683.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_6f1a45dd7b9f0804e37c.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_ffef08fbe492ce90a50b.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_32dad63bf19e71f7772f.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_74328eb11e6d00ab1c14.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/22/large_58773a0ea37da37351f8.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:20:51 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/22/keukenhof-holland/Leiden | Netherlandshttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/19/leiden-netherlands/<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The Netherlands have captured a bit of my heart and I am not even sorry to have left part of it behind.<br />We stayed in an amazing home using Air BnB, right up against a canal in <a href="http://leidenholland.com" target="_blank" title="Leiden | Netherlands">Leiden</a>&nbsp;Holland.<br />It was everything and <span class="caps">MORE</span> than I could have expected.<br />Bicycles everywhere, boats in the canals, the food was exquisite.<br />My kids loved the atmsophere and seeing all of the old windmills.<br />Thank you, Leiden, for being wonderful.<br />xOx&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_a3c4a04c7d06d21399b7.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_2795c97865a9fe1a1cbc.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_812661903d36ff3d10fc.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_df642dca37c158357288.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_87d5f39cedec6b9c9148.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_b5c5673ede613c3e572d.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_656e0b06dd7c44bafd92.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_6b7118c6be85e90e3906.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_70f122b39590a91b8425.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/04/19/large_e70e2c7a90f934e56c71.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:07:57 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/apr/19/leiden-netherlands/all the eggshttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/27/all-eggs/<p style="text-align: center;">&#8230; in one basket.<br /><br />Hoppy Easter.<br />&lt;3&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/03/27/large_0ed972b279dff7bf1b7c.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:24:24 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/27/all-eggs/a smilehttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/25/smile/<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/03/25/large_597fb3333a3ad91f7fd3.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/03/25/large_fc354cda5affa9e39fb4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/03/25/large_1ab378368aec9ca35c98.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2016/03/25/large_65fe317587ace8dfe9e4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:57:11 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/25/smile/new adventures | sistershttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/dec/10/new-adventures-sisters/<p style="text-align: center;">These girls are so special to me. Their family opened their arms and their hearts when we were the new family in town and really made us feel welcomed and a little less lonely in a new country.<br />They are about to embark on a new journey and they will be missed so much. We&#8217;ve done this dance so many times now, you&#8217;d think it would just get easier to say goodbye, but it honestly doesn&#8217;t. I know that my kids have made friends for life and we will stay in touch no matter the distance.<br />Good luck my friends on your new adventure! We will meet again in the future and between now and then there will be many FaceTime calls and Facebook posts.<br />Love you&nbsp;all,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Chevy&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_407201af9f9172173693.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 1.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_6ce529c12096806d7c69.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 4.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_21477f5a94675562d3e7.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 5.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 5.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_6b80cf24a623776625b8.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 2.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 2.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_a2f268f9880229d5bd12.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 6.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 6.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_fe72ee5b96994c82f091.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 3.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 3.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/12/10/large_4f3eb28d52b0434b9d31.jpg" alt="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 7.jpg" title="Schiavonn Marie Christmas Girls 7.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:12:00 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/dec/10/new-adventures-sisters/Happy Birthday | Robhttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/nov/02/happy-birthday-rob/<p style="text-align: center;">We have been friends for 20 years, husband and wife for almost 16 and parents for 13. We&#8217;ve lived all over the place, seen and experienced so much more than I ever imagined I possibly could in our time together. We&#8217;ve come a long way in two decades, baby.<br />Happy Birthday to my best friend. Thank you for everything that you do for me, for us, and for our boys. We all love you so much.<br />xoxo<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/11/02/large_2bf247714748277efcca.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:57:05 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/nov/02/happy-birthday-rob/Happy Halloween | 2015http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/nov/01/happy-halloween-2015/<p style="text-align: center;">We hope you had a very spooky&nbsp;Halloween!</p> <p style="text-align: center;">xoxox<br />Chevy&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/11/01/large_d1776ae0f66c5261dde9.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/11/01/large_3870259d7582044d0269.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/11/01/large_3565b0022a1bcc69697d.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:44:17 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/nov/01/happy-halloween-2015/Fall Mayhem with Maham'shttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/oct/31/fall-mayhem-mahams/<p style="text-align: center;">These kiddos are full of happiness and the most contagious giggles.&nbsp;<br />Meg and Blake, you are really doing something right by these two. They are such sweet and kind little people always ready to give hugs and lend a laugh when you need one.<br />Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of spending time with your amazing family.<br />xoxox<br />Chevy<br /><br /><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/31/large_1eb3e26a006b84976ce7.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/31/large_0aade0ce69b5f4a36dd4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/31/large_cd1019cd2ae91317d129.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/31/large_8525d88c3ea5b36aa395.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/31/large_aa2013b9a57b94058f8d.jpg" /></p> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:36:31 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/oct/31/fall-mayhem-mahams/Shaun of the Dead | Halloweenhttp://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/oct/30/shaun-dead-halloween/<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">Nothing quite like waiting until the last minute to get moving on a costume. ;0 )&nbsp;<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">This year he&#8217;s going as Shaun from the movie Shaun of the Dead. It&#8217;s one of the only zombie movies I can tolerate and it actually makes me laugh&#8230; a lot, between all the cringing.<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">Can&#8217;t wait to see him in full costume tomorrow.<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">Happy (early) Halloween!<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">Have a great one, guys!<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">xoxoxo<br /></span><span style="color: #535353; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13pt; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;">Chevy&nbsp;</span></p> <!--EndFragment--> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/30/large_2e33c4c06719e46556cb.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/30/large_6f914e66e4f6c5f51f2c.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/30/large_491d6b81cba99bcc421f.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/schiavonnmarie/photos/2015/10/30/large_434c3b81f81f151b22cf.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:18:58 +0000http://schiavonnmarie.myfotojournal.com/2015/oct/30/shaun-dead-halloween/