T + A are about a decade in the making, I think. T and V (me)’s story began about 13 years ago. We were freshman in college. I remember the day I met this girl! It was SuperBowl Sunday in 1999. We met because our boyfriends at the time were friends with each other. It was the typical, “Hi, my name is…”. I don’t think we spoke the rest of that day. You see, T always credits me with having a good memory — I don’t — I just remember important memories to me. It just so happens, the day I would meet my best friend and matron of honor was that day. I don’t think we spoke much in 1999. In 2000, our boyfriends had become roommates. That summer, they left – one to fight fires with the Fire Crew and the other to go surfing with friends down south. So, we girls took over the home. It was at this time we bonded, got to know each other, and became close friends. T is great — no — AMAZING!!!! We would make sure that we each woke up early in the morning to go running. She would smoke me everytime! We would cook dinners together — she taught me how to barbeque. She even got me a job working at Starbucks. We ended up working together and were even supervisors together. We had a blast – she taught me all she knew about being a good Barista. A couple years later, I hit a rough patch in my life — a REALLY rough patch. She was there for me. Day or night — I could count on her. She put a roof over my head and food in my belly for many nights — not once complaining or asking for anything in return. Til this day, I get teary eyed thinking about all she’s done for me. She literally picked me up every day and helped me get through the darkness over to bright sunny skies. I am lucky — no blessed — to call this girl one of my best friends! I don’t know if I’ve actually said this to you, T, but THANK YOU. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you for everything!
So, enter A. She met A through a family member at their annual family party. It’s fun and people travel from all over to come to this thing. It’s an entire weekend of fun! I have to say that A could not be a better match for T. A is so kind, super smart, and hilarious! He treats me like part of the clan and I am so grateful for that. When I visit, it’s usually an entire day. T and I will girl talk all day long laughing and talking about anything and everything. So, I’m glad A doesn’t mind me stealing his wife for the day!!! So, A is sweet – we can all agree on that, but when I say he’s a genuinely good person, I don’t mean, he just helps elderly women cross the street. This guy does that AND he donates his time to many charities and I think it’s so awesome! He and T together have done work for many organizations including the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. They’ve inspired me to be a lot more philanthropic (well, and my mom).
So, T is also super creative! She basically thought of everything for her maternity shoot, so I can’t take full credit for her images. She came up with a lot of these ideas and they are just brilliant!
These two together are creating good juju big time! Now, they’re gearing up for a little one to come as we speak. They decided not to find out the sex of their little peanut, so I’m sure the anticipation is just unbareable right now!
They’re such wonderful people I have no doubt that they’ll be even better parents. I got a sneak peek at the baby’s room and it is absolutely gorgeous. They did such a wonderful job decorating. They have such great colors and a mural painted on their wall by a local artist. This artist did an AMAZING job — really phenomenal.
I thought this was such a cute idea of T’s. We tooled around at Bidwell Park in Chico and got some fun shots! They are such an easy couple to photograph. They played along with me and my crazy ideas! Hahahah — if I could have had them do the Toyota jump (please tell me I’m not the only one old enough to know what this is), they totally would have!
So, T has been keeping track of her belly throughout pregnancy. I thought we definitely had to add one more belly shot into the mix.
Okay, just one more…
Congratulations T+A!!! Your little one is so lucky to have such beautiful and kind parents. This world is definitely better for having you two in it and we’re getting a bonus today! I love you guys and can’t wait to hear from you!