my sweet friend chrystal had been anticipating me coming to document that belly of hers for months and months. and then last week the little baby boy in her belly decided he was ready to come out but it suuuuure wasn’t time yet… so chrystal ended up in the hospital and then was sent home with strict orders to be on bedrest. chrystal had dreamed up all sorts of fantastic locations for us to frolick in when i flew out to texas, but with her being on bedrest we had to get a bit…. creative. :) so what is the best way to put a smile on a very pregnant girlie’s face?…. ice cream!!! chrystal told me that her and her boys (and hubby) were equal opportunity ice cream lovers, no particular special flavor, so i decided a SERIOUS ice cream party was in order. we went crazy and her hubby was so incredibly sweet to assist me in dishing out (no joke) 20 different ice creams, candies, bananas, sprinkles and chocolate. he even brought me a verrrry tall ladder so that i could perch up and document the party in all it’s messy glory. nick – you officially win the prize as husband of the year. i know chrystal wishes we could have been running all around town taking photos of that pretty belly, but i have to say that i haven’t had this much fun on a shoot in a long, long time. nick, chrystal, blake and brayden have grown to become one of my favorite families ever. they embrace life. they hug tightly. and they give of themselves generously and selflessly. i can’t wait to meet little ryder and see the wonderful completion to this already amazingly joyful clan.
chrystal… i really hope these bring a smile to your face as you are laying in your bed anxiously awaiting them. :)