I'm inching my way back to the blog!
During summer, we are inundated with visitors, living in one of the most beautiful cities in America and we do our best to soak in every second of our 16 hours a day of daylight because we know too soon it will all go away.
So I cut out blogging and repeated my mantra of "no rush" to myself throughout the day. I spent my time on my porch watching the kids play tag and enjoying the flower beds and lingering at the fire pit and I tried tried tried to put the screens away. Did it work? I dunno. It's hard.
But all of a sudden this week the weather changed. It's COLD and there is rain and it's so dark we have the lights inside on all day. Now there is all winter to plot and search and type and read.
So I just popped in for a moment to tell you that I bought my husband Ziggy Marley tickets at the Woodlawn Zootunes Summer Sieres and it was magical. I wanted to tell you because it's so rare, even with all of our PLENTY and our privilege that we make each other perfectly PERFECTLY happy. And it was the best feeling. The outdoor venue and the summer evening magic made our large city feel like a small town. It was sunset and brie and crackers and dancing with children and making friends with strangers and laughing and and and... Well I wanted to show you. And if you want to tell me your summer sun-drenched memories, I want to hear them.
You'll notice I didn't take any pictures of the stage or anything elaborate. I mostly kept my camera in my bag and danced with my tiny human but every once in a while I grabbed it and took a couple of my husband because see, my gift had made him super incredibly happy and thats a thing to be savored and celebrated and remembered.
When client's call me to schedule a session for their family I tell them right up front that real true deep happiness can't be faked. This look on my husband's face? it's real and it's how he was feeling at the moment and THATS what I want to remember. Sure, I want to remember that he has a great smile but more than that I want to REMEMBER that I MAKE HIM SMILE. That we smile together. And its real good.