I have officially lost my voice. Somewhere between fighting off “wicked” spring allergies and a crazy non-stop weekend it just disappeared on me. I can’t believe it. There’s been so many times in my life I prayed for laryngitis (before a big presentation at school that I wasn’t prepared for or uncomfortable meetings at work that I had to lead) and it has NEVER gone away before. Now here I am with so much to do including kids I need to yell at, I mean, redirect, important phone calls to make and a wedding show tomorrow night and it just up and disappeared. Strange how life happens. So I need all the remedies. Tea? Shots of vinegar? I will do annnnnything.
I am so thrilled to introduce you to this super adorable family. There’s a few things that strike me while writing this about my time with them: 1. They lived in a condo that Alex and I loved when we were house hunting so it was so fun to go back and see how Kathryn and Doug really made it their own. And I’m so happy that a family as cool as this one got to live in such a fun space. 2. My life seems to somehow revolve around Alabama, Kathryn’s home state, these days. So totally random, right? I won’t bore you with details of all the connections but it makes me giggle every time I come across another ‘bama connection. It also adds to the internal argument I have with myself where I try to prove that I should have been born in the South…but not the preppy popped collar south, the muddy, backwood part of the south. (Disclaimer: this is not where Kathryn, or any of my Alabama connections are, just where I believe I should be.)
So Kathryn and Doug…adorable new parents that love their adorable baby John so much. Their laidback vibe is helping them survive the most challenging parts of being a new parent and it was so fun to watch them so easily with their new little man. What I love about these two? They appreciate the new and the old. John’s name had family meaning and we were sure to photograph important details of their family’s history including a blanket that Kathryn’s grandmother knitted for John before she passed. I feel so lucky to be connected to this fam and I can’t wait to see what life has in store. THANK YOU for buying that killer condo and moving to Charlestown. Our hood is lucky to have you!
This is the part where Doug and Kathryn entertained me by letting me ask lots of stupid questions about football…or was it basketball? Maybe hockey…
Miss you guys already!! I’ll probably stalk you soon so I can snuggle that baby boy even more!