One of the features I’ll be running on the blog while I’m on maternity leave is called “Why I Love This Photo.” Guest writers submit their favorite photos and the stories behind them. Anyone can submit a photo and story – it’s a fun way to appreciate photography and what makes it so important. So feel free to send your story to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to hear it.
Today, we get to hear from Bethany Gummow – co-founder of Your Family Nest. Bethany is part two of our Your Family Nest-Fest! (I giggle every time I write that). Check out her co-founder Lindsay’s story from last week here, and check back for their third co-founder Susan’s story next week!
Here is a shot of all three co-founders and their families:
Photo credit: Hike Photography. Used with permission.
Bethany is the lovely lady in the middle and that’s her gorgeous family with her. Let’s get to know her, shall we?
Full name: Bethany Gummow
Ages of children: Lucy, 7 Charlotte, 6 Brody, 5 Minnie, 4
My age: 34
Town I live in: North Falmouth, MA
Fun facts about myself:
1) I love crafting, live for Pinterest & actually do most of the crafts I have pinned! The recipes I’ve pinned, well that’s another story! Those are on my long “to do” list, along with organizing my walk-in closet by color & refinishing the collection of dressers in my basement!
2) I live for my family! I know that’s a total cliche, but I really & truly do! There isn’t anything I won’t do for them & when my children are older, I hope that most of their childhood memories include me in them! Being a stay at home mom since my first, Lucy, was born almost 8 years ago, my husband & I have sacrificed a lot, from vacations to new tvs & the latest gadgets. But we always have fun & love going on mini-vacations with our kids!
3) Which leads me to my last fun fact…I love staying in hotels with my family! I have a strange love for hotel rooms & indoor pools & continental breakfasts! We recently went to Niagara Falls, NY & when we checked in, they upgraded us from a regular 2 bed room to a 3 room suite, complete with kitchen, bunk beds, living room & master suite! Well talk about a dream come true! And for Thanksgiving we escaped to Boston & stayed at a hotel with an amazing indoor pool with a climbing wall, basketball court, & “dive in movies”! Oh, & a free continental breakfast! Yes, total heaven for me! Can’t explain why, but I love hotels & it has rubbed off on my children, who are hotel enthusiasts as well!
Our Facebook page is another great way to get to know ‘the family”: http://facebook.com/
Bethany shared a photo I really and truly love. Check it out:
Here’s what she has to say about it:
Come back next week for another guest blogger and why they love their photo! And if you’re interested in submitting, I’d love to have you! Email me at Kerryrailey@gmail.com or message me via the Irish Eyes Photography Facebook Page.