Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends who are celebrating today! And Happy Thursday to everyone else out there. 🙂
It’s cliché but I have a lot to be thankful for this year, starting with my wonderful little family, whom I love and live for every single day. Zach and Alex are the absolute best and it’s just incredible getting to watch them grow up. I hit the partner jackpot with Jay, who somehow still loves and supports me despite all of my many flaws and struggles. I am a lot to live with and barely get by some days, yet he puts up with my Shit-Show Energy and embraces it in ways that I cannot. Thank you. <3
I’ve been wanting to take family pictures for ages and this year, we finally made it happen. The woman who took our pictures, Alyssa, was Zachary’s daycare teacher when he was a year old. She is absolutely wonderful and did such a great job. If you are in the Raleigh, NC area, I will happily give you her contact info if you’d like it. She was a badass when Zach was in her class back in 2015 and she’s still a badass now.
I love how they came out so much. I had picked out my dress thinking we were doing a fall colors shoot and found out two days ahead of time that there were sunflowers! It was an added bonus because I have long wanted to do sunflower pictures but thought that “sunflower season” in NC ended in August. Here are my favorite ones out of the 160 she sent us. I can’t post all of them on social media, so I figured I’d put them here for my own reference in the future.
Happy Thanksgiving, all. I’ll leave you with this mindfuck of a fact that I saw in a meme today: “2023 is just 41 days away and you’re still processing 2019, which is about to be four years ago.” Ahhhhh, so true! Have a great weekend!