After one of the recent snow storms we took the boys out to play in the snow. They had a good time playing on the swings and slides and playing with their shovels!
For those of you that may have been wondering why we stopped posting anything personal on our blog…it’s because we were in the process of adopting Kole and Reid and due to legalities, we couldn’t post about them until they were legally ours. Everything was finalized last Friday so Reid and Kole are officially Mukherjee’s.
Here’s a photo of The Brothers Muk
From left to right is Reid (3), Kole (4), and Mayz (3)
We’ve had these guys from sometime around May 2010 and it didn’t take long for them to fully integrate into our house. Mayz now has buddies to play with everyday. Each day is like a play-date. Having three little boys that are practically all the same age definitely leads to some frustrating days especially for Cheridy who spends all day with them. However, Reid has a smile that can light up a room, Kole is really affectionate and loves hugs, and Mayz never ceases to amaze us with how smart he his. We are incredibly blessed and grateful that these guys are officially part of our family.
Here’s a short fusion video that shows our trip to South Haven this past summer. My favorite is the video clip of them running down the beach together:
Fundraiser: Get Photos – Give Water – Give Life
Over the last few weeks, my heart has been heavy thinking about the over 1 BILLION people in the world that have unclean water and sanitation. It’s easy to think about them being so far away and forget them as we have our own problems to deal with here. But when we forget them, their suffering continues. Try to live just one day without water to drink, cook, wash, etc. with.
We decided to partner with an amazing organization called Charity: Water (www.charitywater.org) to do our part to help bring water to those that have none.
To do this, we will be having a fundraiser photo shoot promotion (details below) and 100% of the profits/donations will go towards digging wells to bring water to hundreds of people.
To hear more about this amazing organization, here is a link to a short video about how/why they started. When you watch this video, imagine that the people in the photos and videos are you and your kids:
If you are unable to take advantage of this photo shoot fundraiser, please consider donating at:
and help us to reach our goal of providing water for 250 people.
The promotion that we will be running is something very different than we’ve ever done before. We will be doing fun winter photos of kids playing in the snow…except it’s actually a scene that we created indoors. We’re not big on sets and props so to do this, I wanted it to look real. We’ve worked hard to create a realistic snow scene and will work even harder to get amazing photos of your children while donating 100% of the profits to bring water to those that need it.
We’ve taken a lot of fun photos of our kids and even made some amazing pieces to hang on our walls which we can show you when you come for your shoot.
For now, here’s just a few pics of our son Mayz having a great time.
On Saturday November 20, we will be booking shoots from 9:30-3:00..
We are not going to be charging for this photo session, however, we will be asking for a minimum $50 donation check made out to “charity: water”. Donations of any additional amount will be accepted. If you have more than 2 children, we will be asking for an additional minimum donation of $25 per child.
Please either bring a check or donate online (http://mycharitywater.org/arisingimages) and bring your donation receipt that is emailed to you within a few hours from making your donation.
The shoots will be for 20 minutes with a additional time when there are lots of kids and we will provide you with an order form that you can use that shows you creative things that you can do with your photos from prints and Christmas cards to framed or canvas wall hangings. All of the profits from this will also be donated to Charity: Water.
Shoots can be done on different days and times for an additional donation.
This set works best when photographing one child at a time, however, if you have small children, up to 3 can be photographed together. This promotion was designed for kids 10 and under but if they have an older sibling, they can be in the photos as well.
Please bring winter clothes for your kids. Hats, mittens, scarves, snow pants, etc. Feet will be hidden so shoes or boots don’t matter.
Contact the studio to book now (586-944-7736 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
All products from this shoot will be 30-60% off and you will receive an order form and be presented with all the options after your shoot.
100% of all profits will be donated to Charity: Water.
Last week, my good friend Adam Czap and his wife came over to hang out with our family.
While at our house, Adam took some super fun pics of us and the kids.
The last couple of days, Cheridy and I took the boys out to South Haven for a short getaway. We rented a house from some friends of our that live two blocks from the water. We had two days of spectacular weather to play in the sand, do a little wrestling, and Cheridy and I even got to toss a football around.
There are lots more pics (and videos) of the family on facebook.