really. i kinda feel bad that i talked to you on the phone 3 times before i actually realized that i was forgetting
but i feel a little LESS bad, because you didn't say anything either.
which leads me to believe that you kinda forgot too.
and you can't blame being vastly outnumbered by children as an excuse.
it's funny ... i remember that eight years ago today this date seemed so unbelieveably important. more important than anything else. there was a dress. and food. and campsites. and a bonfire. and flowers. and friends. and family. and champagne. and cupcakes. and you and me.
march 28th and may 3rd and january 26th feel a heckofalotmore important.
and november 16th.
because that was the day that i met you.
that was the day that i met the man that i was going to marry.
the one that captured my attention at a party.
the one that mentioned that he wanted two kids someday - the same as me! (ha!)
the one whose side i never left from that date on.
the one that stood by my side in front of family and friends eight years ago.
geesh. eight years ago. a freaking blip of time when you think about it. it's truly amazing what has come out of those eight years.
thank you for loving me.
even though i'm messy (but creative!) ... weird (but fun!) ... and forgetful (but make up for it by exclaiming on the internets! how! much! i! love! you!!!)
I LOVE YOU.
(please note the capitalization which basically means it's a big deal on this blog.)
an official photo shoot. pinch me.
i'm actually doing this thing that i've dreamed of ... for so so long.
it feels all-sorts of crazy and wonderful and perfect.
and so i really want to share it with you ... eventually ... i'm going to get a site that is a bit more official and less my-family-ish ... and more just photo shoots. but still. i want to share ... so until then ...
here it is.
three of my favorites from their session ...
her parents warned me that she has entered that dreaded cheesy-smile stage
whenever she sees a camera aimed at her.
... i caught a few of those smiles ...
but then i also caught this natural, just-being-her smile that i loved.
and this boy.
he took a little while to warm up ... and we lost him a lot faster than we lost his sister ... but he is an absolute doll. and was so much fun to watch playing around on the beach.
he made me not scared of the whole boy thing!
... sister and brother ...
thank you c family for letting me capture this moment in your life.
my dad said there are rumors that i've retired from blogging.
babies, kids, new cameras, trips to the park, good friends, vacations, cancelled vacations, new porches and patios, gardening, new photo editing shtuff, pooltime, really really good friends, photo shoots (seriously.), family ...
the list goes on and on.
you'd think i could find something to write about ...
there's just sososoSO much.
i am the mommy of two little sunny girls and a delicious new baby boy. i am the wife to a fantastic husband. i am the head keeper to a zoo of pets.
i help kids to talk - as my oldest describes my job ... but (not so secretly) wish to stay at home with my girly-girls. i love to craft and be creative ... but often don't have the time (or energy). i love to cook and bake ... but we often sacrifice extravagent meals for easy ones. i love that i'm finally living the dream of being a professional photographer ... but i'm always learning and trying new things. i want my girly-girls to grow up and be amazing human beings ... but, for now, all i know is that they amaze ME daily.
oh yeah ... and i hate to type in capital letters. unless it is for emphasis. THEN i capitalize the ENTIRE word ... just thought you'd like to know. my shift key ISN'T broken.