I realize I haven’t been around much lately. I have been busy doing something I don’t usually do outside of the post-holiday/winter season. It’s called “relaxing.” Or, well, kind of relaxing, since that’s not something I’m particularly good at doing. I’m a very fidgety person, you know. Keeps the dry rot from setting in. But I need to “relax” a little every year to recharge, to fill up my creativity well, to re-evaluate what I’m doing and where I’m going. Something I don’t get to do much of the other months of the year. I’ll continue this for a little while until the call of the next client comes, but know that I am here, soaking up the good life. A good life which unfortunately involves cleaning out my fridge and organizing the pantry.
Last spring (or summer…it’s been awhile and I’m old and can’t remember things), I did a session for some dear friends of ours. Mom is the Godmother to my oldest daughter and a friend of ours from my husband’s seminary days. Dad was there at the seminary, too (though back then they hadn’t made it to the alter yet – but we knew they would, of course). Over the years we’ve watched their little family grow, and this fall they “officially” grew by one more. A long hoped for and yet challenging adoption process lead them into parenthood a third time. And we couldn’t be happier for them. I posted a shot of their two boys when we first did the session, but could not post any others since they were in the process of adopting their daughter and it was against the rules to have any photos or information about her published anywhere. So we waited until we got the thumbs up, and now here they are, the three amigos, in their glory. And it couldn’t be more wonderful.
Yes, it’s true. It’s impossible to not want to touch her hair.