Anyways, J is leaving work at the beginning of august so he will be able to spend time with us before he leaves which is totally great. We have a list of things we want to do, and we definitely are going to have a lot of beach days. I am planning J a Birthday/Going Away party for the end of august, and then my little brother has his marine bootcamp graduation the weekend before J leaves. We will be pretty busy up until he leaves but it will definitely be quality family time.
I really wanted to take new family pictures before Justin left so I posted something on my local community Facebook page looking for a affordable photographer and I was extremely lucky enough to have a very sweet woman reach out to me and offer to take our photos. Her name is Kea and her photography Facebook page can be found here. We met her for our picture session this past sunday at the extremely beautiful Paramount Ranch, where they filmed the show Dr.Quinn Medicine woman, in Agoura Hills, California. She was totally amazing, Kea definitely made us feel comfortable and it didn't even feel like it was our first meeting her. Since she has a toddler of her own, she was completely understanding of Juelz's mixed emotions and was very patient of us. Not only did we meet a great photographer, but I was happy to meet a new mommy friend as well.
We received our pictures monday night and I literally teared up going through them. They were all absolutely beautiful, J and I were so happy with all of them... We still are. In between wrangling Juelz to take the pictures, and bribing him with lollipops and future popsicles (lol), it wasn't until I was going through each picture that I realized I get so caught up in the whirlwind of things that I never just stop and enjoy the beauty of the moment. I think it's safe to say that happens with a lot of people, and most of the time its moms. Seeing the joy that was captured in these pictures, I'm able to relive it over and over again and I am so thankful for that.
I wanted to share some more pictures with you guys below that I haven't put on facebook or ig, hope you guys enjoy!
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