i wanted to share some photos that my friend olivia took a few weeks ago while she was in town. i mentioned this briefly the other day in a post, but olivia lives in charleston, south carolina; and while she and i had exchanged emails and followed each others blogs for years and years (like way back in my DC days before my babies!), it was our first time meeting up!
she is just the sweetest thing and it reminded me of one of the biggest reasons i love the online blogging world… the community and good people you feel so connected with, even people half way around the world that you’ve never met in person. and then when you do, they are just as wonderful if not more so than online, and that online friendship becomes a real-life friendship! the whole thing is odd to think about sometimes, but i’m thankful for the opportunity i’ve had to do that with several wonderful people around the world now. it’s just incredible.
the day we met up was a little bit crazy for our family, including a very long doctor’s appointment all the way on the east side that really ate into our day, so the only hour we could meet up was that awesome witching hour of 5pm in the evening. haha! i don’t even know how anything happened during that hour with olivia, because that time of day with three kids is always unpredictable and crazy. major props to olivia for being so good with our kiddos and being up for whatever!
i didn’t bring my phone with me, so this is the only photo i got of olivia on josh’s phone, being amazing by carrying samson who just wanted to keep giving her hugs and kisses!
and some of the beautiful photos olivia took of our family…
thank you for these wonderful photos, olivia!
photos by olivia rae james.
and wearing: suede shirt from asos (still available in this color), jeans (madewell), hat (asos), and shoes (similar HERE.) josh’s sweater (jcrew). eleanor’s sweater (wunway kids) and watermelon purse (sold out but darling similar styles HERE and HERE.) samson’s shoes (mini boden) and sweater is eleanor’s old one (shop clementine.)