Photo Blogging Challenge – Friends and Family

The April photo blogging challenge theme was “Friends & Family“.

I had a little trouble with the theme this month. Lots of photo ideas, but also friends & family that aren’t fans of being in photos (or are against having photos of them shared on the internet).

Does anyone else feel like this month flew by? I started a new job the 1st week in April but when I went to draft this post I wanted to type “the challenge for March was”…

Anyway, here we go for April!

November Project Butterfly

A lot of my friends are people that share a love of fitness & work out with me.

Above is a photo from yesterday’s November Project Boston workout, to represent all my friends from November Project, Social Boston Sports, She Runs Boston, BollyX, and any other fun fitness activities I’m forgetting.


Above is a photo of me & my friend from college, Marina – to represent my friends from school. 

Marina & I were both bridesmaids in each other’s weddings.

She & her husband Mike welcomed a healthy baby boy into their lives in Feb. My husband & I are wicked happy for them!


Celebrating my Great Aunt Phyllis’s 80th birthday

My Mom’s side of the family.

(Table pictures are hard. You can’t really see my cousin Steve & his wife Sarah, but they were there.)


Program from Emmanuel College’s production of Xanadu

The photo above is intended to represent my husband’s side of the family.

My sister-in-law Jackie made puppets for this play (amazing looking!) so Dave, Doug, Jen, & I saw the musical on Friday night.

Dave has 3 siblings & a big extended family. There’s a party for someone’s birthday nearly every weekend. 🙂


Homemade meatballs

My final photo representing family was taken at my parent’s house on Sunday.

My Mom invited us over for a pasta dinner with homemade sauce.

Honestly, of all the Italian-American stereotypes there are, I’m OK with the “food is love” one.

My husband & I are very lucky and we see our families nearly every weekend.

We live 2 miles from our in-laws (which has come in very handy when our old cars broke down & I needed a ride home from the mechanic shop near their house). We head over on Sunday nights to watch Game of Thrones with them. This Saturday, we’ll probably see if anyone’s interested in joining us to visit comic shops for Free Comic Book Day.

We’re about a 45 minute drive from my parents house, but we make an effort to see them each weekend too. If we go on a Sunday, we often stop by my Grandmother’s house on the way, to bring her along.

As you may have guessed by my blog posts, I keep my schedule pretty busy, but I do make sure to schedule in time to see friends too. I have a monthly “girls night out” with 2 friends I’ve known since middle school. (Sadly, scheduling didn’t work out for this month with my new job & a friend’s trip to FL, but we’re working on getting a date for May set.)

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!


15 thoughts on “Photo Blogging Challenge – Friends and Family

    • Thanks Lisa!

      Yes, I do view being so close to family as a blessing. I’m also lucky that my husband & I both care about making time to see our family a priority.

  1. My favorite is actually the table one!!!! It sent me back to all the family photos we have of meals. I love looking back at the people, the dress etc. so keep that for future generations!

    • Thanks! Glad you like the table photo.

      I had a funny moment with it because my Mom took it from my blog & uploaded it to Facebook. Funny way to find out she read my post.

  2. Terrific job working around preferences to stay out of pictures, especially photos being posted to the internet. Now you’ve got me thinking about how food seems to be the only life essential that is consistently central to family and friends’ get together. Why is that, I wonder?

  3. Wow, looks like you had a ton of fun this month! Great job with your photo set. I have the same struggle as you with my family, for the most part, not really enjoying being the subject of my photos. I guess it makes it more satisfying when I’m able to sneak a good photo in every now and then 😉

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