A lot of people think my birthday is in March because of my middle name, but it’s actually in August. In fact, I’m not even named after the month! March was my great grandmother’s maiden name, and I’m told all the time by my parents how similar I am to her. I always wish I could’ve met her since she apparently wore big sunglasses and bright colors, so I think we would’ve gotten along very well :)
Anywho! Hope you appreciated that little personal history tangent. For being the shortest month of the year, February always amazes me with how many great things it can fit in. I launched a new site this month (ain’t it purtyy??), pretty much finished our taxes, ran a LOT and photographed several happy engaged couples. A good month indeed, and March is shaping up to be pretty incredible too- and big time busy! Here’s what I hope to do with the month whose name I share!
No. 1 Photograph my first 2 weddings of 2014! Technically I already did one this past weekend, but I’m really looking forward to another sweet pair’s big day later this month.
No. 2 Head to the Dominican Republic! I haven’t talked about this much publicly simply because it’s still up in the air, but since we were dating, Brendan and I have always felt the urge to go and serve abroad. It’s something the Lord has really put on our hearts and we’re exploring the idea of Brendan taking a gap year in 2015 and moving to the DR to work with an incredible team of Dominicans who are loving their community beautifully. We’re spending a few days down there later this week and really hope to come back with a clearer idea of what the Lord has in mind for us. It’s definitely a big decision, and we certainly need a LOT of prayer as we consider how this affects my business and Brendan’s medical career long-term.
No. 3 Run my half-marathon! I ran 10.25 miles this past weekend and it felt GREAT. I won’t lie, though. I’m sitting on my couch right now and my legs are pretty much hating me. I’m so excited to head up to DC, see my amazing friend, Carie, and have a blast running my race with some truly awesome girls.
No. 4 Journal more. This has definitely stemmed from No.2, but I’ve really gotten bad about journaling regularly. Brendan and I were talking this weekend and kind of realized that it’s something we’ve both gotten a little lax in, mostly because we’re each other’s sounding boards now. I love taking my thoughts, fears, dreams and joys to him. It’s one of my favorite parts of marriage. But, it’s so important to take those big things to the Lord first, and I think I’ve kind of put that second since getting married.
No. 5 Actually submit our taxes. Eww :(
No. 6 Continue booking senior mini sessions! These have been selling like hotcakes, if you will, which makes me so excited! I loved doing them last year and talking about how UNC is really just the most amazing place to be a student. One girl is bringing her puppy, and I can’t even put into words how overly excited I am about her session!
Per usual, I filled my phone’s memory with pictures again this month! I mean, it snowed like a million times so what else can you expect? February brought Girl Scout Thin Mints, Snowmageddon 2014, UNC destroying our rival, Duke, and the loveliest bridal session with my dear friend, Hilary.