Friday, January 30, 2009

Family expansion!

Oh, no, ya don't. It's not that kind of expansion. But it is great news that I am really, really excited about.

This is Amber. Amber was my only employee at Ever After. She was my organizer, my second shooter, my receptionist, my friend, and my sounding board.I have known her, through her parents, since she was about 12. She is creative, funny, sensitive, and oh so helpful. After I closed the studio, Amber moved around a bit, looking for something she could fall in love with, like she had photography. On Thursday I remembered that I had not talked to her in awhile, so I gave her a little text. She was in town, and within an hour was at my house, catching me up. Turns out her current situation had led her back home to her parents house. I suggested she stay the night with us, and within a few hours, I knew we would ask her to stay. She's amazing with children. It's part of what made her so special to photograph them with. She's also a cleaning fool. Adam and I discussed it this morning, and decided that we would invite Amber to live with us, as a guest/part-time nanny/light housekeeper/friend/family member. Adam is finishing the basement right now, and will be putting her a nice bedroom there. One of the stipulations...We are going to make sure she gets enrolled at college this fall.She is young, and has so much potential. I never, ever thought I would feel comfortable with someone living with us, but it's so much fun, and such a huge help. I also told her that this is not a Cinderella arrangement, and we will of course, still take care of our children. But yes folks, she will be on laundry detail, and NO, I don't feel bad about it. We are ALL totally stoked! Welcome to our home, Ambrosia. <3

9 comments:

Deirdre said...

Does she have any sisters? Sisters who like the snow??

Congrats on your new addition! She sounds delightful.

Christina said...

Oooohhhh, does she get to do guest blog posts? Now we will have access to all the deep, dark secrets of the Beauchamp house. So fun!

Welcome to "A Day at the Beauchamps", Amber!

April and Doug said...

Wow! How blessed are you! Congrats I know that will be a huge, huge help! I'm slightly envious. . . but I'll just kidnap the girl one day and hold her for ransom! ;)

cathy said...

That is wonderful!!!! Another adult in the house to help--why do you think we're moving in with my mom??? And those 10 pounds? YOU TOTALLY ROCK!

Chatter said...

Oh so jealous right now. I was awake at 5 a.m. with the wee one (after the middle child cried for over an hour earlier) and all I could think was 'I wish I had a nanny just so I could sleep all by myself'. That's awesome!! Welcome to the fam Amber! You are joining an awesome family.

Lindsey said...

I just love her! Y'all will have so much fun! I'm super jealous :)

Stacy said...

I am jealous too ... but it sounds like a good deal on both sides, how fun for all of you!

nosmallfeat said...

Wow, how cool for you.

Kari said...

How cool for you guys! I am SO jealous!!! Maybe she should start a blog too?? I want to hear all about life with Beauchamps!