Bowman Family Session {Winter Edition}

Jenessa…Oh Jenessa!

I love this girl. She ran the zombie run with me. Super funny. Super sweet husband and kids. 

They’re simply lovely. 

She wanted to do an outdoor winter session before the snow melted (unbeknownst to us was it going to snow storm AGAIN), so that’s exactly what we did. It was raining. We were all miserable. The kids were miserable and breaking down. My fingers were red and frozen solid. 

But you know what? We survived. And we got some super cute pictures!





Happy March!


So, today has been interesting.

Got up, met my family for breakfast at a little diner down the road. Ate, enjoyed hanging out with them, then I took my brothers home so they didn’t have to roam the home and garden show with my parents. 

Then I went to go pick up my long time friend Kari. 

I brought her back to the apartment and we started getting dolled up to go downtown for a photo shoot. We’re talking dresses, tights, light jackets. Yeah, in the cold. It was at least 30 degrees. Not too bad right? Especially for March and being in Fort Wayne. But it was cloudy. So it felt at least 8 degrees colder. 

No big deal. The sun would play peekaboo every so often, so it wasn’t as bad. At least, I wasn’t too bothered. Having a little fat on the body is a good thing for winter…but poor Kari was shivering all day. Can we say trooper? 

Anyway, the shoot was fun. We took pictures of her, pictures of me, pictures of the areas around us. Really cool right? At some point, we found an ivy covered wall and were taking pictures. This rugged guy walks down the alley to stop and watch us. He was at least in his fifties, back pack, baggy clothes, raggedy pants, and an open beer bottle in his hand. My biggest concern was he was going to approach us and try to make off with our bags that we had a little ways behind us. So I addressed him, and he ended up walking on. Kari is one of those girls that I’ve always felt the need to protect. We go to the mall, I’m keeping an eye out to fend off anyone who might have ill-intentions towards her. She’s a sweetheart, kind hearted, and a little oblivious to the grody guys that tend to watch her whenever we go out. Yay for not having to bust out the tough side and having to beat someone off!

Things got a little rocky after we were done taking pictures though. 

Kari and I went to get bubble tea from Bahn Mi Barista, ordered the teas and I got an order of egg rolls to share. Sat down, and then I started to feel really off. The girl came over with our teas. I took a sip thinking maybe I was just thirsty. It had been since 930 this morning since I last ate, so I thought maybe that’s why I was feeling funky. 

The eggrolls came out. I ate one. Aaaaaaaaaaaand I felt even worse. Like, I thought I possibly was going to get sick at some point if this nausea didn’t go away. So, Kari and I left. She packed her stuff up, and we got in the car to take her home. On the way back to the apartment {and going around a winding road}, I started to dry heave. Then my hearing was muffled. Then my eyesight started to tunnel. One deep breath and white knuckles later, I was back to normal. Feeling sicker than ever, but at least I could see and hear again. The first thing I did when I got home was make a b-line to an area of the apartment whose services I needed badly. 

Point being, I DO feel better from earlier. Not 100%. I’m convinced it’s food poisoning. Whatever it is is working its way through my system, but man it sucks. What’s worse is AJ is out of town and won’t be home until tomorrow. No cuddles for me tonight :[

Despite the crazy evening, I wanted to share with you what Kari and I managed to get done before my body decided to go haywire. Enjoy ❤

Ps. I’ve been watching episode after episode of LA Ink these past few days. Obsessed.