Hey, y’all!! Every once in a while, I like to do a little reintroduction over here on my little piece of the internet! So, if you are new here…Hi! I am so glad you stopped by! If you’ve been here a while, then welcome back! Here’s a little about me!
My name is Narci, and I am a native Texan…born and raised. Mostly, this means that I have an unnatural love for queso and the word “y’all”. 😉 I love guacomole, my Ole Miss Rebels, monograms, and cozy nights at home with my little crew!
Here’s my family from this summer! If you are my friend in real life, then this is also your preview of our Christmas Card. haha! By the time I send out this card, this photo will be 5 months old. However, I just happened to have a good hair day on this particular picture day, and I’m not one to ignore a gift like that. So, this is me NOT fixing what isn’t broken. Merry Early Christmas, y’all! 😉
Robert and I were married in Vegas many years ago, and we went on to have these three cuties!
Jackson (14), Luke (9), and Presley (7)
So, we’ve made it past the diapers and sippy cups and have traded it for full sports schedules and a high schooler. 🙂 For all my mamas of babies, I know it doesn’t seem possible…but they really do grow up in a heartbeat. Being a mama is my greatest joy after knowing and following the Lord.
When I was pregnant with our oldest, one of my friends’ moms wrote the sweetest note to me where she encouraged me to be present and aware of the fleeting nature of every phase as I travelled through motherhood…and it’s just stuck with me ever since. So, we live very much in the daily…and hang on to these moments and tuck them away as memories. I couldn’t ask for more in this world, and I am just so very thankful.
My number one role is mama, but for the past 12 years, I have owned and operated a little boutique photography company! Back in those early days, I did my sessions for free (or almost free) and my living room morphed into my studio when necessary. We’d move the couches out and set up a portable background system and everything! Now, I am so thankful to have the most amazing group of clients and a little studio in my home for my newborns and babies. I get asked for my tips on starting a photography business quite often, and my answer is always a lot of hours, a heavy dose of humility, a ton of hard work, and God’s hand in it all along the way. 🙂
My hobbies include reading, eating tacos with my girlfriends, and sitting on my back porch while my kids play. 🙂
I thought it might be fun to include a few silly facts here as well! So, here are 5 Things that You Might Not Know about Me
1. I love Gangsta Rap, and I think I can rap like a Gangsta’ too.
95 % of the time, my radio is turned to Christian music…but, y’all, I have a secret love for Gangsta Rap. I can’t even tell you why! What’s more? Rob and I can tag team all of our favorite old school rap songs like a boss. It’s not uncommon to see us in the kitchen on a quiet weekday…cooking dinner and busting out Rapper’s Delight like we are the Sugarhill Gang.
2. I love my people hard. 🙂
I tend to be loyal, protective, and I love being in big group of people that I love! This includes my family
and all of my amazing girlfriends! These girls (and some who are not pictured) mean the world to me! I am so thankful to do this life with them!
3. I don’t worry about much, but I’ve got a WebMD PhD and I’m not afraid to use it.
Yes, this is me! I tend to be really laid back in general…but give me a few simple symptoms, and I will find the worst case scenario on the internet…
Years ago, Rob joked with me about how he was certain that I held a Webmd PHD, and it’s just stuck and is a family joke now. I admit it though…Someone hook me up with a support group, because I just can’t help myself! 😉
4. My favorite moments are the simple, in between moments.
You know, the squeeze-y hugs before the kids go off to school….the snuggles on the couch on a cold night…the talking in the kitchen after dinner is done. I love it all. 🙂
5. Robert and I went out on our first date, because I lost a bet.
So, I thought I’d leave you with how Robert and I met….it’s one of our favorite stories to tell. Robert and I met at a mutual friend’s house. He came up to me, and we started chatting about football. At that time, I was a huge Cowboys fan and Robert (being a Michigan native) was a HUGE Lions fan. That particular year, the Cowboys were having a winning season, and the Lions had won 1 game. So, in a very charming move, Robert offered that our teams were playing soon and we should make a bet on the outcome. His idea was that the loser would have to take winner out for a steak dinner. The implication was that since the Lions were bound to lose after such a tough season, he was, essentially, asking to take me out to dinner. 😉 I agreed, and so the teams played. In a weird twist of fate, the Lions actually pulled out their second (and last ;)) win of the season! So, on our first date, I bought Robert a steak dinner because I am nothing if not a girl of my word.
After we finished, he thanked me and said that he’d never actually let a lady pay for a first date, so he was going to need a do over and take me out a second time. And, that, my friends, is how Rob charmed his way into two dates without me even realizing it. He’s a tricky little thing, like that! 🙂
So, there you go! I hope you liked hearing a little bit more about me! Happy Wednesday, friends!! XOXO Narci