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Stephen was made to be a father. While so many things seem hard and unnatural in this world being a caretaker to children comes so naturally to him. I still remember right after having Sarah it was like a switch flipped in him. It took me months to feel natural with the parent-thing. While having Addison over one night she got sick. The poor girl was vomiting off and on for a few hours. Every time our girls get sick Stephen is endlessly compassionate and sympathetic. He is so patient with them. I was able to be on cleanup crew and tend to our girls and make my sister some dinner so she didn’t have to do anything but love and hold her little girl. There is something different about sick cuddles, and Addison is not one to sit still and hug on you, there is too much playing to do, so when she does it’s a moment to treasure.
I love this man and I love that this photo captures just one reason why.
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I mentioned a bit back that we made a recent big change and sold our first home and moved to a new one. This is our new homestead.
While it was a confusing and weird change for the first few weeks, we are finally feeling like this is home and making it our own.
This is a photo from 2 days because I wanted to make sure we got a photo of the entire house, hence the different clothing in each ;)
(sidenote-if you click on the photo it will open up larger in a new tab, just in case you didn’t know)
We have had a beautiful addition to local family. Stephen’s grandparents were relocated from Arizona to Florida last fall and my in-laws have been caring for them in their home. My mother in law is rather amazing. You know how you hope beyond all hopes that when you meet the man you want to marry that you will like his family? Well I won the in-law jackpot with my husband. His family is amazing.
My mother-in-law not only works from home, but she also watches our twin nephews a few days a week and cares for her mother and father in law as their caretaker. My father-in-law knows he won the mother load with a woman that has a heart bigger than this world, and I know I won as well with a woman that loves me like I am her own. This is G-Ma, as our little ones call her. I’ve never seen her smile as much as she did while watching all our kiddos running around being chased by her youngest child, their grandpa.I hope watching her son play and laugh with her great grandchildren brought her as much joy as it did me.
Stephen has been out of town during the past 2 work weeks, traveling to Pittsburgh and Orlando for business. This Tuesday morning he and the girls cuddled on the couch and watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman. I set them up with bowls of popcorn, fresh drinks and a fruit snack (in case they got antsy). During which time I washed my hair for the first time since last Friday. It’s all the reality of real life and our stories here. I could hashtag this #lifeofabirthphotographer but I only had 2 births in the past 5 days, so “technically” there was time. Of course that’s if you consider showers more important than sleep, and in a house with a hubby gone and kids that have decided my bed is their bed, sleep wins.
While looking through photos I found that I missed Day1 of my 365Project! Stephen had the day off so he and the girls went with me to a family maternity photo session. The shoot was at Fort Pickens and it was C-O-L-D! The kiddos all played while I did my thing and afterwards Amanda offered to take a photo for us. I’m SO glad she did. This is probably my current favorite (and definitely is my computer desktop photo).
For your viewing pleasure…
The 2014 Wells Family Christmas photo
and just to show we can be serious when we need to (which is hardly ever)
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season!
You guys! I got a new camera and I’m so excited. It’s a whole new realm of fun and I’ve already gotten a chance to practice in-action with a maternity/family photo shoot, and 3 births! It’s been a busy month in the birth world ;)
While playing around with it Stephen was sweet enough to grab a few photos of us girls.
Happy weekend, all. While I’m sitting outside on the front porch watching the girls play I figured I’d make a little update while my hands are somewhat free.
The other week my sister came up with a fun plan for all of us to go visit one of the local pumpkin patch farms.
When I saw that it was $8 a person I was kinda not looking forward to it, but when we arrived I understood and was totally on board.
These people make bank, and they deserve every penny because this place is a kid haven.
Here are some pictures my sister took while we were there (thank you for snapping these, Ri!)
The girls had a blast. Literally played until they were about to drop.
A bonus on top of it all, I had a prospective client going with her family so we were able to meet there. I got a new home birth mom on the schedule and that truly made my morning complete!