Some of my dearest friends came to visit us from Birmingham a few weeks ago. We spent the time laughing, exploring Memphis, and creating memories.
I met Maggie working at a church child care center in Birmingham, long before either of us had any kids or even thought of driving a minivan. I’m not a southerner, and I stick out like a sore thumb in the community of southern women. At the time I was in my mid-20’s and stuck somewhere between adulting and wanting to nap all day long. So when I met Maggie that summer and saw her sporting some chucks I practically ran to her and clung to her side like saran wrap all summer long. Lucky for me she was into the same music that I was and her boyfriend (at the time) was easily as care free as she was. When my husband took a job here in Memphis I was super bummed to move away from her, but I knew we’d still be in each other’s lives.
Walking in Memphis
Fast forward to this summer and Maggie has 3 littles to rival my one! Her super cool boyfriend is now her husband and we get to meet up about once a year for epic visits with laughter, gluten free food, and lots of wine. Maggie added another member to her tribe about 6 months ago and I got to meet the little man for the first time. The cute, chubby cheeked, squishiness of Lincoln had me in love at first sight! I think he felt the same way as the kisses were abundant!
Of course we had to sneak in a quick family session while they were visiting, so we stole away to a nearby field to have some fun. Her middle child, Ethan, was a bit tired and not having it. Luckily there were M&M’s nearby, and along with Mama snuggles and Daddy tickles he came around.
Check out some of my favorites from our session. One of them was featured on The Snap Society’s Daily Favorites on Instagram and featured on their weekly inspiration blog!