Daily Photos: January Edition

New year. New plans. New season. A lot of new. January, generally a month of calm in my little corner of the world, was a month of whirlwind and change this year. I accepted a job as the medical photographer for Connecticut Children's Medical Center in November. We visited for a round of house hunting, and I worked a contract week. I start full-time in March. I'll share the full story in another post, but January 2017 marked a year of mapping a whole lot of change. I'll continue to shoot portraits to a lesser degree and the very occasional wedding. Ty will finish his PhD this year and is actively seeking work in New England. 

In the meantime, life, day in and day out. These photographs help me stay grounded when so much feels unsteady and shifting amidst major transition. 

January 1: 15 miles to kick off 2017, 9 with the cutest running buddy I know.

January 1: 15 miles to kick off 2017, 9 with the cutest running buddy I know.

January 2: Jillian and I attended high school together, and while we've lived dramatically different lives, we've circled back here and there through the years. This time around I did her family photos, a perfect start to photo shooting in 2017. Her eldest son is the same age as my youngest brother. So crazy! 

January 2: Jillian and I attended high school together, and while we've lived dramatically different lives, we've circled back here and there through the years. This time around I did her family photos, a perfect start to photo shooting in 2017. Her eldest son is the same age as my youngest brother. So crazy! 

January 3: The triplets came to visit Ty's lab. 

January 3: The triplets came to visit Ty's lab. 

January 4: 4 am, insomnia games.

January 4: 4 am, insomnia games.

January 5: I am obsessively reading through Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series. Ty is reading them as well. They're fun mysteries, but it's the humanness of the characters that keeps me coming back.

January 5: I am obsessively reading through Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series. Ty is reading them as well. They're fun mysteries, but it's the humanness of the characters that keeps me coming back.

January 6: Connecticut chilled to the bone hubs.

January 6: Connecticut chilled to the bone hubs.

January 7: Dusk after house hunting.

January 7: Dusk after house hunting.

January 8: The night before the first day.

January 8: The night before the first day.

January 9: Day one selfie.

January 9: Day one selfie.

January 10: Debriefing with friends over a glass of red.

January 10: Debriefing with friends over a glass of red.

January 11: 10 pm no-photo-taken-pj-pants checking of the block.

January 11: 10 pm no-photo-taken-pj-pants checking of the block.

January 12: Connecticut winter dusk.

January 12: Connecticut winter dusk.

January 13: Bradley International Airport on a Friday night.

January 13: Bradley International Airport on a Friday night.

January 14: On the eve of my fourth marathon, Nadine prepped for cheerleading. The marathon ended up being a bit of a bust. It was 60 degrees and a hundred percent humidity. The wheels didn't fall off, exactly, but I couldn't hold my Boston qualifying pace for the last few miles. Still, I get teary thinking about this run, as it was my first post-cancer marathon, and I ran hard and strong. Boston qualifier next go-round! Nadine and her Aunt Stefanie being there to cheer her mom and I on made a tough day pretty damn good.

January 14: On the eve of my fourth marathon, Nadine prepped for cheerleading. The marathon ended up being a bit of a bust. It was 60 degrees and a hundred percent humidity. The wheels didn't fall off, exactly, but I couldn't hold my Boston qualifying pace for the last few miles. Still, I get teary thinking about this run, as it was my first post-cancer marathon, and I ran hard and strong. Boston qualifier next go-round! Nadine and her Aunt Stefanie being there to cheer her mom and I on made a tough day pretty damn good.

January 15: Cat and mouse, er, cat.

January 15: Cat and mouse, er, cat.

January 16: Chores.

January 16: Chores.

January 17: The library wall.

January 17: The library wall.

January 18: A visit with Mom at the Kimball Art Museum.

January 18: A visit with Mom at the Kimball Art Museum.

January 19: Old records and new skills.

January 19: Old records and new skills.

January 20: Hamilton inspires the resistance.

January 20: Hamilton inspires the resistance.

January 21: The Women's March on Washington. 

January 21: The Women's March on Washington. 

January 22: After looking at photos of the march, Nadine was inspired to make her own sign.

January 22: After looking at photos of the march, Nadine was inspired to make her own sign.

January 23: Sun bathing.

January 23: Sun bathing.

January 24: Lunch date with Jenna and Woody. 

January 24: Lunch date with Jenna and Woody. 

January 25: That stare.

January 25: That stare.

January 26: Date night.

January 26: Date night.

January 27: This boy is pure joy.

January 27: This boy is pure joy.

January 28: Engagement session bliss.

January 28: Engagement session bliss.

January 29: A surprise niece visit for Ty's birthday ended with one last hug for Papa before my in-laws headed home. 

January 29: A surprise niece visit for Ty's birthday ended with one last hug for Papa before my in-laws headed home. 

January 30: Sunglasses. Thighs. Sunny January post-lunch blowout couldn't stop the adorableness.

January 30: Sunglasses. Thighs. Sunny January post-lunch blowout couldn't stop the adorableness.

January 31: An unexpected second January house-hunting trip.

January 31: An unexpected second January house-hunting trip.