So many thoughts swirling through my head today and every day lately as we’ve had the most chaotic month (though another story for another day)..
.. but to give you a picture of what my life is like in this very moment…
I’m sitting in front of the computer gently bouncing myself on the exercise ball my mom got me to replace an old and incredibly uncomfortable office chair.. I have my headphones on listening to Coldplay in hopes of drowning out our kitty, Basil who is wailing upstairs in protest of the goofy cone around his neck (that and I am questioning how effective the pain meds are that he’s on). Our poor guy just survived a ridiculous emergency surgery last week and somehow beat the less than 10% chance the surgeon gave him for surviving so needless to say I think our tough month is not yet over (again, another story for another day – we’re not quite out of the woods just yet on this one).
And I find myself here as I’m about to get ready to head off to my parents’ house for a Father’s Day lunch and wanted to submerse my mind in photos for a little happy high fix before I leave (well that and I have TONS of work I’m in the midst of catching up on in lieu of Bentley’s passing and Basil’s unfortunate predicament).
These photos I’ve decided to share today are of a family who recently welcomed their first baby and let me come by to snap a few photos of their new life together. When I arrived there was baby Cy peacefully sleeping in his modern white crib and a plate of cheese, fruit and a fresh pot o’ coffee ready to welcome me (fastest way to my heart is through my stomach, contrary to what my bean-pole physique might lead you to believe). For the session we just literally hung out and went through their normal routine, snapping photos in between.. I’ve known mom now for a couple years as she works for an awesome non-profit called Health ConnectOne which champions for the health of mothers and babies (click HERE to see their site and read more, if you’re into breastfeeding support/advocacy and/or community health initiatives for low-income, at-risk communities you will really love checking out their work). And finally after 2 years of hearing all about her sweet hubby who is working hard to finish his current degree I finally got to meet him – and he did not disappoint. I particularly enjoyed connecting with him over our mutual fascination for getting to know people and understanding what ‘makes us tick’ (he’s a psychologist and a Gemini if that paints a more clear picture for you.. and I’m a Leo. Yeah, nuff’ said lol).
Anyway, without rambling too much more, here are some of my favorites from our morning together. Thanks and congrats again you guys. Cy is wonderful! xoxo
OH and most of all……. Happy Father’s day to Greg and all the other awesome, loving, hands-on dads out there who work hard every day to be there for their family and nurture their kiddos xoxoxo
above: thanks to Cy’s grandma for snapping this pic of me with everyone