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Madelyn and Porter at Independence Grove

Two years ago, when we moved from the city to the burbs, I was still finding my footing in our new neighborhood. I hadn’t found “my people” yet, and was discovering how hard it was to make new friends as an adult. Enter Stephanie. She struck up a conversation with me one random morning when we were both hanging out at the mall play space with our kiddos. Madelyn is Mae’s age, but she became fast friends with both Eloise and Mae. Steph invited me to a meeting with the mommy group she was a part of the following week, and the rest is history. I’ve met so many amazing women through that group. I have loved getting to know Stephanie and her adorable family, and was so honored when she asked me to take some updated family photos to commemorate Maddie and Porter’s recent milestone birthdays. How Madelyn is already three and baby Porter just turned one is beyond me! But I am so glad I get to watch them grow up. Eloise and Mae were not pleased when they found out I had my very own playdate with Miss Stephanie, Mr. Grady, Maddie, and Porter last week at Independence Grove without them. Sorry, kiddos…we will make sure to get you all together again, soon.  Thanks for braving the chilly morning with me, Stephanie and Grady! Your children are complete stars. I can’t get enough of their smiles!