As with everything else in this world, there is a downfall to having a Momtourage. Sadly, I have already discovered what it is…and while it may not come as a shock to everyone else, it was to me: Eventually, moms on maternity leave go back to work.
Since Ash’s return to work, momma Sharon has also left us (albeit for a short time – she will be welcoming Baby #2 in August!!! She’s a brave woman!) Soon, Jen and Mandy will be leaving the Momtourage…such a sad time for me 🙁 I truly am going to miss these girls so much. I never thought I would become so close in such a short time, but they have all become close friends of mine. Although we came together over our babies, we have all found that we have mutual interests outside of our children, and not seeing them every week will be difficult for me.
We decided to have a little good-bye party for Ash on her last day with us. We had a potluck lunch, and decided to have a photoshoot with the moms and kids…a little way for us to commemorate an amazing few months together.
Luckily, my friend Shannon is an awesome photographer, so we had her come to Ash’s house and do a photoshoot. If you decide to do this with your entourage, make sure your photographer has tons of patience, and have lots of toys on hands to trick smiles out of all those tots for the camera!
Below are a few photos from our shoot:
|My little man and I|
|Jen and sweet Charlotte|
|The entire Momtourage!|
The photoshoot and lunch was a fun and informal way to spend Ash’s last day with us, as well as a sweet keepsake to remember the awesome year we spent together 🙂
If anyone is interested in Shannon’s work, check her out here: https://www.facebook.com/ShannonNicolePhotography?fref=ts