Jen | Maternity Session

So, this is how I remember us…We’re sixteen and seventeen year old girls. Our biggest worry this night was our boyfriends, prom, and cheerleading. The following year we’d be faced with picking a college. Our summer would be full of us trying to fit in as much as possible. We were all going to separate.. luckily we would separate in clusters. Each of us had a group member that was going to the same college. I remember just feeling like we had all the time in the world to figure out our futures.
Here I sit at 24. Unfortunately, I’m an extreme thinker when it comes to my age. I either still feel like I’m seventeen (most of the time) or I feel like I’m old. Like, I’m really old, and time is running out for me so I better go travel now, actually YESTERDAY. And I better figure out my future, PRONTO. A lot of times what makes me feel these things is when I find out one of my friends is getting married or HAVING A BABY! When I found out Jen was pregnant, my first reaction was, “Are we old enough to have babies?” Ridiculous I know, but that’s how I really felt. Then I realize, “Yes, you’re obviously old enough to have babies.”¬†We’ve all graduated, found jobs, and live in various locations. Bottom line, we’re adults. It just seems weird for me to think about.
So, I keep these pictures to remind me that the past is never too far. We’re older, but our friendship is still there and we’re still having fun… Just a different kind of fun. I also like knowing that at that point in time our futures weren’t very clear. They still aren’t, but we’re definitely better off then we were then. In my opinion.
So, here Jen goes. The second of our friends to take on this adventure. The first to have a girl. (We need a girl!) I couldn’t be more excited for Maddy…
Last one…
I love you, Jen! I’m so proud of you! I’m anxious for Maddy’s arrival!


  1. Jen, you look gorgeous!
    Lauren, this is an adorable, sweet, beautiful post!! :)

  2. I love this post! Reading your story was so sweet. And that last photo is my favorite! I love her hair blowing.

  3. Jackie Symington says:

    Brought tears to my eyes, absolutely beautiful!

Leave me some love!