“This is my friend Sarah. And this is my daddy.”

“Mommy, this is Sarah. Sarah, meet my mommy.”

Little man introduced us quite a few times (and good thing, too – I kept forgetting their names).
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This home photography session went the way all my favorites do – laid back, letting life flow.

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You could tell they were happy to be at their home where everyone could be themselves and do their thing.

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This is the season of life that some call “in the trenches.” It’s not easy to be the parents of littles this age.

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It’s that mix of joy and boredom, enthusiastic energy and deep exhaustion, immense beauty and the intense desire to lock yourself in a room far away sometimes. It can be tough.

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But it can be really, REALLY awesome, too.

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I remember vividly when my girls were younger, and there were spatterings of parenting advice EVERYWHERE. It was overwhelming. And then Steve Wiens wrote this and Glennon Doyle Melton wrote this, and I felt like everything was alright in the world after all. There were others struggling with the overwhelm. I wasn’t alone, and I wasn’t doing it wrong.

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Both of those articles talk about how, at this time, everyone tells you to “Soak it all up! The time just flies by! Love every minute!” Which is -you know- COMPLETELY impossible.

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But they surely did soak up some moments this one morning.

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There were snuggles,

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bubbles…

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and big belly laughs.

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There was one-on-one time with each parent and each kid.

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It was all pretty wonderful!  And I loved documenting it.
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Cindy and Evan are really rocking this parenting thing. I witnessed some incredible patience and understanding while I was there.  And all the evidence is right there in these two awesome little souls they are raising.

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I LOVED every second of my time here!  Thank you so much for allowing me to come share some time with you all at your home.  You are such a great little family that I feel lucky to know!

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