December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
All fall long, I’ve been looking forward to taking a break from the camera. Reading a real book on a comfy chair in the top of a cigar lounge for as long as I want to stay. No computers.
And then, a friend advised me to keep it handy for my trip home to Charleston for the holidays. I told myself I was going to take my time and stop where I wanted to stop and it was going to be great. So, today, photos grace the personal blog instead of the work one because I decided to take pictures that I wanted to take. No contracts and no fiscal obligations.
Enter: The Murphy’s.
This family came to North Carolina and I cannot tell you how thankful a lot of us are. These beautiful folks are gracious & hilarious troopers. I mean, troopers. Kristen gave birth to baby #3 at home with no drugs. Did I mention they have planted a church in Fayetteville, NC?
Y’all, these. folks. are. great.
And beautiful baby girl arrived on Sunday morning and, just like that, the Murphy’s are a family of five. I decided to see if they would let me come for a visit (fully expecting a no, I mean, hello, new baby!) and they almost immediately said yes!
They also let me capture a few moments of little girl’s second day on the big wide earth.
For the first time ever, through a variety of happy coincidences, I got to be the first guest of a family’s newest addition. (Am I beaming? Maybe.)
Murphy’s, thank you for letting me spend some time with you. I’m so glad I got to come.
The rest of you, say hi to Audra Kate Murphy. 🙂