Y’all this year I was so excited for our anniversary activity - the 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton and there was a cotton field nearby. The website said “mid October” would be the perfect time for pictures so I booked a session for our anniversary weekend on the 21st. We stop by the field the day before to check it out and it was all gone. Even though no harvest date was listed on the website a week earlier it had since been updated that the cotton was harvested that Friday – seriously, they couldn’t have given one more weekend for photos, grr!
All the other cotton fields were too far away so I cried how our anniversary was ruined. We wound up moving photos to the same spot where we took our wedding photos and brought along the dogs to get our family Christmas card photo. This session did not go as well as I would have liked – Because I didn’t plan to originally have the dogs sweetie was not freshly groomed. My brand new sweater got snagged by one of the dogs getting in and out of the car. Our photographer was sooo great with the dogs but they’re dogs so they really weren’t having it. Also we attended an afternoon workshop that went waaaay longer than expected so I had no time to do my hair and man it showed. Shaun got very flustered by the dogs, which made me snappy with him – not our best marriage moment y’all.
So when I got the photos back it was no surprise that we didn’t look like the perfect family. But of the 12 pictures our package included there it was – the one picture good enough for our Christmas card. So while I’m saving that one the great pic for the Christmas card and not posting it here I want to show the other outtake photos because they represent who we are - our real ,messy, not perfect life.