As much as I love my job as a photographer, I have to say my favorite job of all is being Mom. I love pulling into my driveway after a day at the studio, knowing my kiddos are waiting for me. Everytime I open that door, I hear squeals (usually from the kitchen) of “Mommy’s home!!!” and they come running. There’s nothing like having those little arms wrapped around me at the end of the day and being smothered in kisses. Damian and I both have hectic schedules so it’s wonderful when we have the chance to just sit and enjoy our family.
The evenings we’ve had together lately have been so nice. Chris just cuddling with me on the couch and telling me about his trip to the park and the trails he went on and how he liked his hair long and about the HUGE goose feather that he found and his Indiana Jones birthday party that he wants. And Bella…at bedtime I climbed into her bed with her for a bit and she just patted my face with her soft little baby girl hands and said…”I love you, Momma”. Lighting sparklers with Garrett and watching how thrilled he was that he got do something so special. Playing hide and seek in the backyard with my kids and hearing them giggle when I walk by their “most awesomest hiding place”. Catching fireflies in a pickle jar with holes poked in the lid (just like I did when I was little). Running out with them almost every day to check on the blackberry bush-“cause they might be ripe today”! Even though the blackberries around here almost never have a chance to ripen before they’re eaten. Sitting on the front porch watching Garrett’s incredible feats on his bike or scooter while the sun sets and enjoying a quiet evening with Damian and the kids. I just love these quiet summer evenings when we are able to spend time together. We’re so blessed that God gave us these precious children. These are the moments, the images in my mind and on my camera, that I want to remember forever.