Wednesday, February 29, 2012
All Images © 2012 Ash Adams
Brian and I are people who like to be on the move, so much of our free time is spent enjoying long walks through the woods and late afternoon drives to Potters Marsh, Beluga Point, and beyond. Just because. Sometimes we grab cups of tea along the way, and sometimes, we just hold hands and enjoy one another and the beauty that surrounds us. With so much ahead of us (and inside one of us), these moments, we know, are so precious. We mean it when we say that we do not need much in the way of material things, and I suppose it's because we feel that we already have everything and more. Alaska winters and good love will do that to you: they'll make you appreciate every bit of light.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Somedays, it's hard to believe that we're really in the home stretch of this pregnancy and that soon, we'll be holding our son for the very first time. On other days, of course, it feels like pregnancy lasts forever and that my son and I are destined to fall through our future as though strapped in the same parachute for the rest of our lives. Happily, I know that now that we are officially at the 36-week mark and will be considered full-term next week, we will, indeed be in our own skins very soon, looking at each other at last.
I will save my overall reflections on pregnancy until after my son is here and I've had a week or so to get used to having a lonely body again, but for now, I thought I'd share some of the items (and one person) that have been invaluable to me throughout these long--however blessed!--months:
Oh, and he is an amazing photographer, and perhaps the only one that will ever photograph me naked (especially while pregnant).
By the end of this week, our friend Marian Call will be hitting the road for a month-long tour, but before she departs, Ash and I wanted to snag her for a quick one-hour photo shoot. We kept it simple and had her come over to our place, where we got ready and then broke out onto the Chester Creek Trail behind our home. (Ash and I walk the trail everyday, and I have been eying some locations for portraits.) Marian, being the trooper she is, didn't mind wearing a dress in the 20-something degree weather. In the end, I think the quickie shoot was worth it! Wish Marian luck on her trip!