Saturday we finally got to meet with our oplove photographer, Melodee Tonti. We had to reschedule several times due to weather, but it FINALLY worked out that we had sun, AND hubby home, at the same time.
For those unfamiliar with the program, Operation Love Reunited provides volunteer professional photographers to families with a deployed or deploying servicemember. They will photograph your farewell, homecoming, etc. www.oplove.org for more info
We spent about an hour at a nearby park, walking around the lake and taking pictures. I laughed the whole time (almost) and can't WAIT to see the final results - Melodee sent me a sneak peek of a few of them, so I am attaching them here to share.
We haven't had family pictures done in about 5 years, so this was a HUGE deal to me, and now that I see these, it gives me one more thing to look forward to when hubby returns (I totally want Melodee there for our homecoming pictures, if she is available!) We'll be able to capture daddy's first time meeting the new baby, and everything!
I am a mother of 4 and wife to an AMAZING man. He is a Reserve Marine, which has defined me first and foremost as a MARINE WIFE, even though this is his second job. I'm still learning to live the military lifetsyle, and doubt I can ever learn to LOVE the lifestyle, but it is OURS.
I'm also a child development professional, currently looking for a new job. I love teaching children (especially three-year-olds) and have also enjoyed being an administrator, but it turns out the job I most enjoy is teaching other TEACHERS (go figure!)
I teach workshops to other early childhood types whenever I can - regional and state conferences for various associations, etc. and am considering becoming a college professor for ECE classes.