Monday, March 19, 2012

Boucherie 2012

This past weekend, during my spring break, my family had their annual Boucherie (Which, according to the Cajun Dictionary, means a gathering of several families who contribute meat to be slaughtered. Each family takes home their share of the slaughter for the coming months, yadda yadda). It was a giant get together at my grandparent's pond of my relatives and their relatives and lots of people I had never met before. There was food everywhere, dirty, muddy kids and lots of liquor. I have actually never been to one before, so Ryan and I piled into my car and drove the twelve hours to Louisiana for a few days. (And by drove, I mean Ryan drove a lot and I slept a lot)

So here's a little blog full of memories, Ryan and I passed the camera back and forth throughout the whole trip, so this post is a little bit of both of us.

p.s. this whole trip was shot with my 28 1.8, damn I have a huge crush on this lens



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Somewhere outside of Tallahassee

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My granny's front porch

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Kaden all filthy

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Ryan explaining his camera to my grandparents with Sophie at their feet

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Kylie

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Ryan and Kelsey looking through Paw's artwork

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From inside Paw's workshop

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Making jello shots the night before the Boucherie

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Kelsey tasting the jello mix

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Blair and Aunt Jamie

The day of the Boucherie

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My Brother, his friend Dalton and my dad

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This photo was a complete accident

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Kaden meeting Dalton in the Pond, we used to swim in it all the time as kids

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Houston, Kaden and Dalton

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Kaden among the weeds

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My little brother, Cody

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Houston chasing Aunt Jamie

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Boys Jumping

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Playing with the puppies

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Puppy :O

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Playing

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The Kids on Fourwheelers, Kylie looking back at me

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Kelsey

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Aunt Jamie trying to make Kaden pose for the photo

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My dad stirring the cracklin's

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Adults telling stories, my Paw on the right

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This is Abigail

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This is how I first met Abigail

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Making the Boudin

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Taunt

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My dad's girlfriend Terri and her daughter Alexis

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:)

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Alexis and the puppy

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Cody holding Abigail

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Muddy Girls

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Uncle Rusty didn't know how to take a photo on his cell phone

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Kylie out of focus

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Kelsey after jumping in the pond

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Puppy, we learned its name was Jojo

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Upon realizing we were sunburned

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Accepting that we were sunburned


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A girl, also named Lexi, jumping into the pond

and I shot with the Holga while there, so here's a little peek at that
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In conclusion, I want to spend my whole life traveling the world with Ryan, he is the best sidekick and lover that I could ever, ever ask for, and this trip to see my family with him meant the absolute world to me.

go have an adventure

xo

9 comments:

  1. i really really enjoy this post. it's so beautiful!
    now you've gotten me thinking about getting a 28mm....

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    1. Do it! I am so madly in love with it :)

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  2. The fact that there are multiple Alexis's is so weird to me.
    Also, how'd you get so adorable?

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  3. This is such a lovely collection of memories, very inspiring! Also seems like you had a lot of fun, I love it!

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  4. I found your blog a week or two ago and keep coming back to catch up on your archives, and see what new wonderful pictures you've been creating! I am a newbie photographer (less than a year). I bought a second-hand Nikon D60 and I was wondering if you can tell me if that lens would work with my camera? And then I will go find it. Enjoyed this post -- your talent adds such a magical quality to chronicling a family reunion/get-together.

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  5. Lexi,everything about this post was so beautiful, I can't even explain. You and Ryan are the best.

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