i've been a very delinquent blogger. it's been crazy around here. a few weeks ago marked my husband's last day at his job. which was one day after he found out it was going to be his last day. not a surprise to our papa, but it definitely rearranged our plans... for home, for family, for Christmas, and for our business. our long, long term dream was to take the photography business i started full-time, and it became our very short-term goal. there will probably be some part-time stuff for my hubby, and he's been doing homeschool, and housework, and all kinds of other formerly-primarily-mommy-jobs. i'm learning what it's like to carry the pressure of intense business stress (we didn't take off in December as we'd planned!) and still be nice to your family. it's been a great exercise in communication and in empathy with each other's daily lives! God isn't surprised, though, and he's been gracious to continue to affirm what we're doing. it's been super-fun to spend more time shooting together and to have my man amaze me with his commitment to learning and growing and partnering together in this venture. i've been a slacker at writing, though, here and over at mentoring moments... it's kind of been survival-mode. here's praying that we'll soon get much better at balancing all the aspects of this season of family life, and business, and ministry. and to that end, i just have to share a photo of my awesomely attractive husband doing what we now do together!