Back at blogging…
Lets do a brief recap of the going ons here at CCP before I flood you with all the sessions I have been doing! First off, and the main reason this blog has been so quiet, we are expecting our 3rd baby in January!
Morning sickness kicked my butt! But I will be 20 weeks along this week (so be on the lookout for a gender announcement soon as we find out on Wednesday!) and am getting back to my normal self! We are all so excited for this next adventure, especially Lila who spent a whole year asking for a new baby! I have been savoring every moment of this pregnancy from the horribly sickness and heartburn to the sweet little kicks. ❤
As if a new baby wasn’t enough, about a month ago Rollie aka Roland joined us after we sadly lost another one of pets. He is a Newfy (50%), Saint B(25%) and Great Pyr(25%) mix that is 3 months old and already huge! He earned his nickname, Rollie, after we quickly learned there is very little this puppy loves more than food! He is the 101 Dalmatians character reborn into a much bigger and much fluffier puppy! For more photos of this cutie and his big brother, Louie, follow me on instagram! It is mostly filled with their snuggles.
We seem to thrive in chaos in this household. Lol. But we absolutely love it.
The goal is that starting next month I am taking more time off from photography to focus more on doing more lifestyle images for my own family. These past 4 months have been so jammed packed with sessions, I have barely picked up my camera for my own family. Being busy is of course such a blessing but I also feel that with my body telling me to slow down (I have rough pregnancies guys. My body does not like growing babies.) so it is the perfect time to take a step back and refocus on my crazy gang of babes at home. You can expect to see a lot more personal posts like this one mixed into to the session recap blogs. Full of our journey as a transitioning familiy going from 4 to 5 with 4 pets, homeschooling 2 young kids, and exploring Washington. All while balancing military life. Sounds easy, right? Haha.
Here are a few recent photos of my gang. Its a tiny amount since I have been so swamped! I am hoping by next week I will have many more photos to share with you!
Last weekends exploration of our local little area of Washington!
Last month, the girls spent 2 weeks in Texas with family after a series of impromptu road trips landed me in Texas. During my kid free time I got into the habit of exploring the Washington trails, parks and nature reserves close by us every morning. I loved it so much. It was something that I knew we would continue once our family was whole again! Not every morning since lets because lets face it, we just don’t have the free time for that kind of devotion these days. But every free rainless weekend has a date with us and nature!
Here is a peak at last weekends exploration. The rain might have canceled all my sessions but it didn’t stop us from running out during a mid day break in showers!
We hung out with some ducks, played in the fields, picked flowers at every turn and even saw a little snake!
I cant saw enough how much I love being in this state. I love it so much. I always thought that I was happy in NNY. I really did. But after getting here, settled and learning my way around, I know that I was only has happy as I could be living somewhere I hated. I am a city girl. I feel at home in traffic. I’m used to being surrounded by every kind of store you could imagine and all types of people. Except this area is different than Dallas, it is better suited for us. It seems to be handcrafted for people just like us. It is the perfect balance of city and nature. Not only can you go to Seattle and enjoy Pikes Place fresh food (which by way farm fresh goods is the key to my foody heart) but you can also go to beaches, mountains, trails through the forest, waterfalls, fields, anything your heart desires. As a bonus, I love the sound of rain and these temperatures aren’t to bad either. Oh and the chick fil a we are getting within the month and the whole foods coming in May pretty much sealed my heart away to the Seattle – Tacoma area for good. 😉
I’ve been here almost 5 months and already I could buy a house and live here forever. ❤