For the most part, November was very busy for my photography business! You can view photos from four of the seven sessions I shot here (two were boudoir, so for privacy I did not post those & one was volunteer work for my bible study group). If you are not a follower of my photog blog or Facebook please become one!
I was able to enjoy seeing my sister-in-law, Lauri and my niece, Emberlyn & nephew, Ethan the day before Thanksgiving! I haven't seen them in nearly 3 years; WAY too long considering they live here in SoCal! Well, actually, now that they've recently moved to Arizona, we find a chance to get together! I took the opportunity to snap this photo of the cousins since I have no idea how long it will be before we get the chance again.
Our Thanksgiving was bountiful and a major blessing to us. We were not planning to have a traditional meal due to finances being tight but we had been referred to our kids' school to receive one of the many "Thanksgiving Baskest" they hand out each year, full of traditional side dishes to be prepared as well as desserts to bake & complete with a TURKEY!
God has really been showing himself to me through the love of others in my life a lot lately! And it couldn't be happening at a more perfect time of the year either! Since my extended family all moved away from California, the Holidays have been very lonesome for me. God has chosen this year to not only bless me and my family so abundantly by showing me just how NOT alone I am but also by blessing me with a large family Christmas!
My sister, Lauren Gather, is the subject of a November Maternity Session I shot and is due December 18 - because of her pending motherhood, Mom & Jim, Bonnie & Ryder AND April, Lillian & Liberty are all coming to Cali for the birth and STAYING for Christmas & New Years! My heart is so very full over this that I can't see through the tears of joy that fill my eyes as I type. With just one week to go before the family starts trickling in I'm very emotional and excited to host a big family Christmas and welcome a new member this December. We began "decking our Halls" on Thanksgiving DAY!
-Oh! And you can bet your bottom dollar that there. will. be. pictures! so stay tuned (and bear with me if I'm MIA again for a while; now that I'm all caught up on my blogging!)-