So much has been going on here. My husband and I are starting a Maryville based mediation business which has been very exciting. We are doing the last part of our training this week and couldn’t be more excited to start serving our community. Hopefully we hear about final approval in late January. In the meantime, he has been busy with his law firm Point Counsel and doing work for Clayton Bradley’s STEM Academy, and I have been plugging along with my photography work. So if you are counting, that is THREE home based businesses we are working on. Between training classes and keeping up with the businesses we are plenty busy, although the flexibility in our schedules is wonderful. While it’s scary and nerve wracking, the best part is being your own boss. This is something Josh and I have wanted for a long time.
I recently took a trip to Connecticut (my home base) and got to spend some special time with childhood friends. I can’t tell you how good this was for my soul. After all the change in our lives, it was just nice to be in a familiar place with old friends. While I dislike winter, I actually really enjoyed my entire trip, even the cold. Here is one of my favorite spots to visit with Amy. It’s just right down the road from her house, and just the perfect spot to relax. Harvey Beach, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
I also finally got to spend the afternoon with my girlfriend Amy and her two precious girls whom I refer to as my nieces, Ella and Lilly. (Don’t worry Katie, I am not moving in on your auntie territory!)- but boy are they sweet girls.
Here are some shots from my trip. Thanks to all my friends for making it such a special trip with no pressure. It was wonderful.
Here’s a few shots of Amy and Ben’s cuties, Ella and Lily. Ella is also Kathryn’s age. (Yes, Sloane, Amy and I were all pregnant and due around the same time.) Baby Lilly is 6 months. Ella will be three in April.
Sloane and Vinny are having their second baby in the next few weeks and I had so much fun watching Rocco prepare to become a big brother. Sloane and I have been friends since 4th grade. And her son Rocco, and Kathryn are just 4 days apart. I didn’t get to bring Kathryn or Owen with me to visit, but I will when we make a summer debut. I ended up liking the snap shots I took so much I am using them as part of my portfolio of “lifestyle photography”. There is still a few more I need to add, but I am loving these so far. Rocco is going to be a big brother in about 2-3 weeks. This auntie couldn’t be more excited.