New Love

by mssinglemama on January 3, 2010

On New Year’s Eve, John Bear’s little brother brought his girlfriend along from New York City.

The two are absolutely smitten with each other and I couldn’t help but take picture after picture of them.


Maybe because they’re so damn cute together

new love

or maybe because I could picture them just like this walking down a busy street in New York City.


Or maybe I wanted to capture, through a lens, what it feels like to be that young and that ready to dive head first into whatever comes.


because for them, the rest of the world doesn’t really exist right now.


And that is so incredibly awesome.


I’m definitely a fan of love now. It’s slightly obnoxious.

Or maybe it’s just these brothers.



They’re both trouble. And totally taken.

[And that’s Mr. Papa Bear himself to the right of John there. All of my pictures from our trip to Chicago and New Year’s are here.]

If you’re really looking for romantic inspiration check out the latest creation from my beautiful friend Morgan – Bluegrass Romance – she’s challenging herself to weekly missions of adventure and romance throughout 2010. As if moving across the country to marry your true love as a single mama wasn’t enough! Morgan rocks.


Your entries to my New Leaf, New Year contest have been out of this world. I’m announcing the winner very soon.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Bobbi Janay January 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I would wager to bet that Papa Bear was trouble in his day too, and probably still is.


Sheila January 4, 2010 at 3:28 am

Geez, how adorable is that family???


Calleah January 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

All 3 of them look like trouble 🙂 Never a bad thing!


Cissy January 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

New Love is wonderful. You captured it beautifully!


@MorganDayCecil January 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Ah, Shucks! Thanks for this, cutie. I’m writing about our first mini-mission right now. The post along with pics and video will be up tomorrow. It’s definitely going to be a year of adventure— and romance too 😉

And look at you with the camera, you have a nice eye! l love seeing your pictures. Can’t wait to catch up. Happy 2010!!!


Susan January 5, 2010 at 7:23 am

Alaina- I just wanted to thank you for the e-book you sent me (New Years Eve) contest..I am loving it, can’t put it down & fell asleep reading it. Thank you for all your guidance.


Jo January 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Wow! They really do look smitten – I am envious 🙂


Travis January 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Awww, damn. Makes me wish for a do-over… stupid regrets… lol


jen_k_ January 6, 2010 at 9:50 am


Adorable. ADORABLE.


Eve January 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

Super Handsome men! 🙂 Great to know you are all happy and in great company!


Hanna January 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

OMG I don’t think I could resist the happiness that seems to pour from that family. Obnoxiously cute couples are starting to seem less obnoixous to me 🙂 I hope thats a good sign.


La.leche January 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

The lovebirds really look adorable together, pretty much in love with each other 😀 I love seeing happy people!


Mia January 14, 2010 at 8:38 am

I love the Irish men in this family!!! So awesome– can’t wait to meet the brother and the papa bear. When are Syd and I invited to Cleveland??


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A fantastic book to win.


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