Because product work is a season (or two) ahead I’ve spent this week in my home studio, wearing thick socks and sweats photographing fun summer bath bombs like this one 🍉 With spring coming up we’ve been eating lots of fruit and this week we 1) Finally got on the PB Fit train after @anita979 tried to get us to try it forever ago but we thought powdered peanut butter sounded weird. We were wrong. It’s amazing. And it’s a great way to get the Texan to eat more fresh fruit. 2) We have an on going issue in our house of when to eat bananas. Texan eats them just barely not green. I like them just before they are fit for banana bread, so lots of speckles 😋 but according to some family this is “weird,” and “gross.” Are there any other super ripe banana eaters out there?!? I can’t be alone.
This morning the news on my phone had a trending topic of Stephen Hawking, I didn’t have to click the headlines to know what they would say and my heart hurt for his loved ones. For me ALS was never a part of my family and it never defined my dad. It was just an unwelcome guest that really knew how to bring you down. My most looked back on memories of him are still riding in his truck listening to Clark Howard and struggling to keep up with his long gait walking into stores. I got upset the other day because I thought I had forgotten his phone number and worried about what else I was forgetting. But even that took me back to elementary school when he made me memorize every important phone number and my social security number (which turned out to be genius and I will totally make my children do!). I am so hopeful that they will find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s sooner rather than later and on mornings like this I’m grateful for the memories.
When planning a wedding day I’m all about planning “moments,” it may feel contrived to you but the effect is similar to the benefit of planning your itinerary for a vacation. You actually end up with more relaxed and intentional time rather than running around stressed about “what’s next?” Your wedding day is obviously about you and your fiancé but if you know you want to honor your relationship with you parents or anyone else you may have to get intentional and even have a few set minutes of your timeline for it but it will be so worth it! 😭😍
I couldn’t figure out why in my New Orleans photos there are zero shots of beignets even though we ate sixteen in about 72 hours 🤔 then I realized that the glory of 24 hour beignet cafes is collapsing into their tiny chairs after daylight has been gone for hours and ordering a powdered fried dough and not caring that it turns the Texans beard gray. Perfect experience. Terrible photo 🤷🏼♀️😅
Finishing up a senior gallery this morning which means it’s time for me to start switching gears for a few weeks to chip in with the bathroom! I didn’t really have the “slow season,” that I typically would have the past few months, which I now see is because God knew we would have no idea what we were getting into with this project 😂 I’ll try to remember to update in stories today because guys, it’s like a real closed in room now and it’s so exciting!
Poor Texan gets a text just about weekly of some dessert shop or natural wonder that I HAVE to taste, see, experience in person. But this week I resent this gallery to @lindseymarieconrad for an audition and now I’m like “Never mind, I just wanna go back to New York.” 🛫🌃 Lindsey you’re still the coolest and good luck!