Are you Mom to a teenage daughter?
Are you looking for connection, encouragement, and tips on how to navigate these crazy teen girl years?
Then grab your camera and your coffee, and join us!
This Instagram Giveaway is for ALL TEENS! Not just seniors, and not just the ladies. All are welcome to enter!
I will be giving away ONE JLP BESTIES MINI SESSION. That means 30 minutes of fun with up to 3 besties, along with 20 digital files! All FREE!
But you have to enter on Instagram, so find me there!
The contest will be so fun, but it will be fast too. Just 3 days, starting today, so don't wait! Grab your besties, and come find me on Instagram!
I write you this morning exhausted but filled with gratitude. The last 3 days were a flurry of friends, new and old, coming in and out of our new home. As my "bestie" returned to FVS with her family, she seemed to bring with her friends from years past and from just around the block. And as sad as it was to see her head home yesterday, it filled me with the realization of how wonderful life can be with a house filled with friends. And it filled me with gratitude.
Again, we didn't get a lot of photos because we were too busy enjoying our time together. But we did manage to catch this one of all the ladies together.
Friendship is a gift, and it's especially so for us girls. I'm so thankful for friends, old and new. Thankful for friends who live 100 yards away, and for those who live 1,000 miles away. Thankful for friends who are here for a day, a season, or a lifetime.
How about you? Take a moment to think about the friends in your life. Who comes to mind first? Who makes you smile or laugh? Who holds you up when you cry?
On Monday, I'll be launching a giveaway for teens and their besties. Today, I say thank you to all the friends in my life.
I write you this morning a bit crazed, but oh so excited!
This afternoon, after seven years, I will be seeing my very best friend again! Susan will be coming down to visit us for a few days, along with her husband and kids. I anticipate lots of hugs, lots of laughing, some long morning walks (coffee in hand), and some new memories. I could not be more excited!
I wish I had some photos to share with you, but like I said, it's been seven years. I do plan to take some photos while they are here. For now I'll share a photo from the last day we were together. I was 7 months pregnant with Mike, who is now 6! The little boy in the photo is Scotty, who is now 12 and almost eye to eye with me!
I'm also pretty excited about my other bestie. My true best friend, my favorite person in the world. My hubby is celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow! I could sit here all day and try to come up with the right words to express what this man means to me, but I'll never be able to. There are no words. Truly, Scott, you are my favorite. You are my best friend. You are my hero. You are everything I ever hoped for, and then some. I love you, but oh my goodness, I like you so much, too. Happy birthday to you.
And now I'm off to go enjoy this glorious day!
I will be returning to this idea of celebrating our besties early next month, and I've got a special contest to share with you. Until then, take time today to celebrate your bestie. Send her a text, or give her a hug if you are lucky enough to be able to.
I can't wait to hug mine! BOTH OF MINE!