Each year on our holiday cards, I try to do some version of our year in pictures. Since it’s a little 5×7 card there’s not a ton of room to cram all of photos I’d like to share, so I have to edit pretty heavily. Below sums up the prettier version of our 2014. We got to go on some fun trips, see old friends and new, added a cousin to the family, and celebrated the engagement of my brother to the love of his life. Now, before you think our year was filled with nothing but beautiful sunsets, lovely walks in the woods, homemade soup, and relaxing evenings by the fire, we also dealt with two broken bones (back-to-back), and survived a months-long home improvement project, during which our house looked like this: You know those HGTV episodes where the naive couple buys a house that needs some TLC, and they enter into the project with gusto and gumption and a “can do” attitude, only to run into absurd setbacks (rotten subflooring! bats living in the ceiling of the garage! support beams that aren’t actually supporting the weight of the house!). Yep, that was us. Times 100. Sitting on the other side of this project, I can now look back and laugh. And also say, I never ever want to move again. Ever.
The bright side to this project is definitely the help and support we got from friends and family and neighbors. From swinging a sledgehammer, to pulling up a bajillion nails in the old kitchen flooring, to spending literally days helping me paint all of the trim and doors in the house, we cannot believe how generous everyone was with their time and energy. We love living in Madison for so many reasons, not the least of which is the incredible group of people we’ve been lucky enough to call our friends in the short time we’ve been here.
Needless to say, 2015 is looking to be filled with much less dust and heavy lifting, leaving us the mental and emotional space once again to plan and dream. I have some exciting ideas brewing for warmer weather, and I hope that if you or someone you know is looking for photos this year, you’ll keep Liz Zorek Photography in mind.
Also, I have trips planned to Chicago and Austin in the spring and southern California in the summer, with sessions available in each place. If you are interested in a session in one of these locations, please reach out and I will send you the details. Thank you so much for visiting!