Believe it or not, there really are other things going on around here besides baby prep. :)

I am a little past the halfway mark of my busiest wedding season ever. The months of May/June were a doozy with 6 weddings in a row and not a break to be found between them. But, thankfully, I had an awesome three week break in July and enjoyed spending extra time with Tommy on those weekends! I was happy to get back to work late July and kicked off my last half of the year with a few local weddings. So here we are now, 12 weddings down, 8 more to go for 2011 and loving every minute of them!

Tommy is at the beginning of an insane travel schedule. He's in a two week long training course right now, only to leave for a week long business trip two days after he gets home. After his return from the business trip we are taking a family vacation and will get home just in time for his 2 week annual training. Woohoo! And people wondered why I was "early in the game" regarding baby prep. ;) I knew our months of Aug/Sept/Oct were pretty much going to be a no-go with any sort of nursery/baby plans (or furniture building) so our only option was to take care of it during our July mini-vacation. And that we did!

Red moved back to my mom's house. We were sad to see him go, but my sanity was at stake (and truthfully, his was as well). Tommy has decided to comfort himself with thoughts of "we'll have him again someday when we move to a large, open plot of land." Whenever that happens...!

Tommy's paternal grandmother passed away very recently. While it is a heartbreaking thing to experience with anyone, we truly are blessed with incredible family who chose to spend the time of mourning to instead celebrate her life and praise her work here on earth. She was one amazing, strong, talented and giving woman and I look forward to sharing stories of her life with our children. She is missed dearly.

As always, we have a lot of things going on. Tommy and I are looking forward to settling into our home in early November and simply waiting to welcome this little baby into our lives. We have no plans to travel or work on any projects for a few months after the baby gets here... simply to settle into a routine and our new reality as parents. I am so excited!

In the meantime... as they say... time flies when you are having fun! So here's to the next few months flying by!

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.