Our Next Adventure: Flagstaff, AZ

I’m sitting here on the couch in our living room where I’ve spent the majority of the past four months since having a baby. Up on the wall is a whiteboard with a countdown: 43 days left!

It wasn’t long ago that the number read 99 days. Before that, we counted down in months. Now that we’re less than two months out, it’s starting to set in. Brandon is almost done with residency. We’re going home.

Everyone always asks, “Are you so excited [to be going home]?” And our answer is always yes, of course. We finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the more we talk about it out loud, I find myself starting to get a little sad. I am going to miss so many people. We’ve made a lot of memories here. But I find comfort in knowing that the friendships that we’ve built are lifelong, and we’ll see them all when they come to visit. You know who you are and I’m holding you to it.

So, in about 40-some days, we’ll be on the road back west. Another big piece of news to share is that we closed on our home at the end of April – yay! So now my late night and early morning nursing sessions are spent browsing Pinterest for home decor ideas and asking Brandon which shade of white he prefers. It doesn’t really matter what he says, though, because he painted our last house every color of the rainbow and that won’t be happening again! :)

I’m looking forward to continuing to do lifestyle photography in Flagstaff. I never fully appreciated the beauty of the desert until we moved away, but the landscapes are incredibly beautiful, and will provide amazing backdrops for photo sessions.

I’ve also always dreamed of working in a creative environment, doing a combination of photography & web stuff – creating content, internet marketing, collaborations, etc. I haven’t found the right opportunity for me yet, but I’m keeping my eyes open and my fingers crossed. If you know of anything, please let me know! In the meantime, one of my goals is to create/join a photog/creative community in Flagstaff. It has been an honor to meet and work with the photography talent and people here in Buffalo and Western New York.

Speaking of, if you’re local to Buffalo, we’re going to be selling/getting rid of a bunch of our stuff before we leave. Things like a TV stand, shabby chic tables, bar stools, dressers, armoire (hutch), and a bunch of other things. I’ve started to post some stuff on this Instagram account and will continue to update it. Shoot me an email if you want anything!