Sticky, sweet, juice from the popsicle ran down his chin. Leaving a smile big enough to make the red stains on his white shirt the least of my concerns. We had just had the most peaceful photo session we’ve ever had. It was only fitting to end it with popsicles on the tree swing.
Tennessee had just opened for business after coronavirus swept through the nation. Lindsay from Lindsay Reed Photography donned her floral mask, took out her camera, and captured some of the most heartfelt images I’ll ever display in my home.
The light at the end of the tunnel was peeking through. From an icy winter to a global pandemic and a challenging pregnancy. Hopeful seems like such a simple word to communicate how we were feeling.
Joie de vi·vre
A French phrase meaning the exuberant enjoyment of life is more like it. To have my four sons together in my arms. To feel relaxed and free in our own home, confident that I will have a photo of these four children together. A display of one of my greatest sources of pride. Break out the accordion wallet because I’m not waiting until I’m 70 to show off these babies.