Autumn in Seattle

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I really miss Autumn weather in WA state. It’s overcast, cool and “misty” (not to be misinterpreted as “rainy”), the way it should be. Now, I love Colorado Springs, but oh my gosh, is it sunny. ALL the time. I was warned about this before we moved here, so I knew what awaited us, but there are pros and cons to all the sunshine we get. I’m going to try and stay positive, though, because nobody likes a complainer. 😉
Last weekend, I flew out to Seattle with Marlowe so I could shoot a family session. I’d been looking forward to this trip for ages, and it definitely lived up to all my expectations! As busy as it was, I feel like I still had time here and there to relax, which is important to Marlowe’s (and my) sanity. Haha.
It started off with a bang: my best friend, and old prayer partner, Jamie, picked me up from the airport. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to spend my first glimpse of  “home” than with Jamie. We drove from the airport to my first  [photo shoot] – which was so much fun! I got to meet my old friend, Rachel, and her family. Catching up with them was really amazing, and I really cherished every moment I got to spend with them.
The following day, I got to make a dream come true by meeting my long-time internet friend, and photog inspo, [Jacki Moore] in person. IN PERSON!!! It was… Gosh, it is so hard to describe the utter happiness I had when meeting her for the first time. More on that, later, though. I’m going to write a whole blog post about our time together and I will include the pictures we took of each other! (Below is Marlowe, hanging out with us during our time together!)

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Most of my time in WA was spent with Jamie and [her family]. I missed them so much, and it had been three years since I’d seen them! I got to go to both kids’ soccer games (I could definitely get into being a soccer mom!!!), spend some time hot-tubbing, and go to a pumpkin patch!!

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One of the many highlights of my visit to our old stomping grounds was that I got to go back to the church I love so dearly. I got to hug a lot of old friends and get into such an amazing worship time. I really, really, REALLY miss that place. So much.

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I’m so grateful that God blessed my visit. Marlowe is too young to remember, but when she’s older, I will show her these pictures and relive our time together in WA. I will look back on it with fond memories and a joyful heart.

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