Katherine, Senior Contributor
Hi friends! I’m Katherine, a mom of 3 year old twins and a fur baby named Peter (the sweetest beagle in the world). My husband Jay and I have been married for almost 12 years and we had no idea what we were in for when we became parents. Any time I tell people that we have twins I hear a few things right off the bat: 1. You must have your hands full! 2. Do twins run in your family? It’s true that we always have our hands full but, more importantly, we always have our hearts full too. No amount of books or advice could’ve prepared me for what life is like with twins but it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. The moments these two share and the bond they are forever creating is why I get up every morning and hug them so tightly. And no, twins did not run in either of our families – we used fertility drugs. And it was a painful long road to meeting the kids we had always dreamed about but boy was it worth it!
My husband and I met in college and were married months after graduating. We went to Berry College – a small liberal arts school in GA. After graduation we lived in Atlanta for a few years, I got my Master of Arts in Professional Writing, and then I was ready to return home. I grew up in Clinton, TN and while the small town charm made me ache to leave as a high schooler, it also beckoned me home as someone who had learned that being close to my family was way more important then almost anything else in this world. I just missed them too much! But Clinton seemed a little too small for my Atlanta raised husband so Knoxville was the perfect compromise. We are so happy to call this place home. And don’t worry, he’s a Vol fan too!
When I’m not chasing my 3 year olds who are undoubtedly chasing my dog, I am working as a photographer. To say it is my dream job is an understatement. I love to capture the emotion of weddings and families and create images that burst with love. And I’ve been doing it for almost 10 years now, which almost feels impossible. But yes, juggling some little ones and a small business has a lot of challenges too.
I love me some real hot yoga, broadway musicals, road trips with my girlfriends, anything chocolate, snuggles by a campfire, and days warm enough for bare feet. I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my journeys with you!